Groundhog Day Celebration Staten Island Zoo (614 Broadway, Staten Island) 6:30am Presenting, once again, Staten Island’s Spring Prognosticator: Charles G. Hogg. Call him Chuck! With a Spring Prediction success rate of 80% — tops among Groundhogs . The Zoo’s gates will open at 6:30 am … and Chuck will do his thing at 7 am. [...]
Fun-A-Day is a month-long festival of daily delights. The concept is simple: Commit to doing one fun thing a day and do it. Then, at the end of the month, tell everyone what you did. February can be harsh in New York. This year, make sure you have something creative, frivolous, or adventurous to look [...]
For a limited time, you can get a free sundae when you purchase a sundae of greater or equal value at participating Baskin-Robbins locations. With temperatures finally warming up, it’s a great time to eat some ice cream! Click here to find the store nearest you. Click here for more New York City deals. Photo [...]
Free Writing Workshops New Dorp Library (309 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island) 2:30-5pm Free Anyone interested in any type of writing is invited to participate. Each student is required to bring only a pen and pad. We do ‘free writing’ exercises in class. These ‘warm-ups’ help to loosen all the debris we accumulate, sometimes for [...]
MulchFest 2013 Locations in all 5 boroughs (see map) 10am-2pm Free Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your [...]
Save up to 70% on clothing and accessory items at the Brooklyn Industries Mega Sale. Click here for the online Brooklyn Industries Mega Sale. Click here for more New York City deals.
IHOP’s infamous all-you-can-eat pancake deal is back for 2013! Click here for more information and a map of participating locations. Click here for more New York City deals. Photo credit: Urban Combing
Now through Sunday, purchase a Starbucks holiday drink from 2-5pm and get another holiday drink of equal or lesser value for free. Click here for more information. Click here for more New York City deals.
Still trying to figure out what you’re doing to do about holiday cards? Instead of heading to the store to purchase another generic batch, why don’t you get creative and create your own? It’s easier than you think. Join this class to learn how to make amazing DIY holiday cards that will be on the [...]
The Dollar Store Tour Meets at Au Bon Pain (1 State St. Plaza, Manhattan) 10am-9pm Taking 11am Staten Island Ferry – don’t miss the boat! Bring cutting & bending tools, adhesive, MetroCard Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Secret Sandy is a Secret Santa-style website for people who want to give presents to children in areas affected by Sandy. They’re in need of donations and volunteers.
Get 10% off any class at CourseHorse with code HOLIDAYCLASS. Click here for more New York City deals.
Juried Holiday Art & Craft Fair Alice Austen House (2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island) 11am-5pm Free Find unique hand-made gifts! Avoid the crowds at the mall and do your holiday shopping in a Victorian cottage while supporting local artists! Vendors will offer handcrafted jewelry, handmade greeting cards, Shibori Dyed Silk Scarves, ceramic and clay art, [...]
Buy a holiday beverage at Starbucks from 2-5pm through Sunday and get a second holiday beverage of equal or lesser value for free. Click here for more information & participating locations. Click here for more New York City freebies.
NYC’s polls are open from 6am-9pm today. Governor Cuomo signed an executive order yesterday that allows registered NYC voters (and registered voters in other counties affected by Sandy) to cast ballots at any polling place in the state. However, if you vote at a site outside of your district, only your presidential & US Senate [...]
Save 30% on online purchases from Brooklyn-based purveyor of cuteness Fred Flare with code SHINY. Discount not valid on sale merchandise & it can’t be combined with any other offer. Click here for more New York City deals.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York City Food Truck Association (NYCFTA) worked with Jetblue to deliver over 20,000 meals to our neighbors in NY and NJ without power. We would like your help to continue these efforts in the most severely affected areas on the coast of Staten Island, Queens, & Brooklyn. [...]
Explore the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, open 10am-6pm daily) for free. All exhibitions will be open to the public, including Activist New York, which examines the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have advocated and exercised their power to shape the city’s, and the nation’s, future. Other exhibition [...]
An Evening of Ghostly Intimations Alice Austen House (2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island) 6-8pm $10, RSVP: SARA@ALICEAUSTEN.ORG An Evening of Ghostly Intimations Zoe Beloff “Shadowland”, A 3D film based on the 1897 autobiography of Elizabeth D’Esperance, a materialization medium who could produce full body apparitions. Corinne Botz In correlation with her exhibition of photography at [...]
It’s My Park Day Various locations 8am-4pm Free On It’s My Park Day, give a little back to your favorite park. Throughout the city, New Yorkers will be chipping in to clean up and help maintain their parks and playgrounds. Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
See our full list of ongoing & upcoming New York City events or subscribe to our free e-newsletter. 10/6: Free Midtown Showdown Scavenger Hunt + Happy Hour (Reserve Free Tickets Now) 10/6: Oktoberfest Midnight Yacht Cruise (Buy Half Price Tickets Now) 10/6: Sleepless in Brooklyn: A Night of Storytelling with Parents, Writers and Performers (Register [...]
Fundamentals of Photography Alice Austen House (2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island) 1:30-3pm $5 suggested donation Learn digital photography and leave with some great photos. Presentation will cover shutter speed, aperture, ISO and the basic technical aspects of taking better photos. Individualized instruction will be given during an in-class shooting assignment following the presentation. Click here [...]
It’s CofFREE Day which means FREE LARGE COFFEE for everyone that stops by a participating 7-Eleven store from 6-10am on September 28. Click here for more New York City freebies.
Here at Nifty NYC, we get excited about tons of great things going on in the city. But there are few we look forward to quite as much as Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. OHNY Weekend is your key to unlocking hundreds of gems of the five boroughs for free and participating in experiences [...]