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Free & Cheap Online Events This Week

All events are listed in EDT (Eastern/New York) time zone

Friday, June 26

Daily | Change your life. Change the world. Get a free one-on-one life coaching session when you make a donation to or volunteer with organizations related to COVID relief or racial justice.

Daily | Support Nifty NYC & local indie bookstores by browsing our favorite books about NYC

Through June 28 | Space-themed Camp Yampire with watercoloring, art, yoga, workouts, live music and jam sessions, to virtual roller coasters, juggling, baking, coding, video games & self-care | Free, RSVP here & see schedule

Through June 28 | Summer Soulstice Black Music Month 3-day online festival | Stream here

2020 Pride NYC Rally
5-8pm | Free, RSVP here

Papi Juice BK Pride 2020 party
Starting at 7pm IG | Stream here

Through June 27 | 2020 LISTEN TO WOMXN virtual music festival | Stream free here

Virtual Renegade Craft Fair Black Art Futures Fund craft fair
6-8pm | Free, RSVP here

House of Yes: Rosa Perreo PRIDE Digital Dance Party
9pm on | RSVP here

SecretFormula: ’90s Summer Jams party
8-10pm EDT | Free here

Through June 27 | Learn how to stay inspired & well in the midst of challenging circumstances
| Stream the 2020 No Barriers Festival free here

Through June 28 | Screen Harry Potter-inspired Off-Broadway play Puffs
$3.99 through Nifty reader discount link

Center for Mind Body Medicine: Laughter Breaks Trauma’s Spell | Stream free here

Through July 31 | SVA: Pillars of Resilience virtual exhibition | View free here

America’s racial reckoning talk with Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood Foundation | Free here

Angelique Kidjo concert
Starting at 7pm | Stream live/replay free here

Museum of the Moving Image: “The Children’s Television Revolution in the ’70s: A Focus on ZOOM” | Stream free here

Thursdays-Sundays Through August 30 | How to host an epic wine tasting party | $20 through Nifty reader discount link (save $15)

Fridays-Sundays Through June 28 | Virtual wine education + food pairing
$17.99 through Nifty reader discount link

Through July 11 | NYC gay virtual speed dating | $10 through Nifty reader discount link (1/2 price)

Through June 26 | Brooklyn Institute for Social Research: “From Racial Capitalism to Prison Abolitionism” virtual teach-in | Free here

Through June 26 | Heart & Mind Festival Peace-IN ft. global indigenous leaders, musicians & spiritual practices for our chaotic times | Stream free here

Through June 28 | Virtual Brooklyn Art Book Fair 2020 + talks | Free here

Get a free month of MUBI through this Nifty reader link. Netflix, Prime and other services have an overwhelming amount of content these days, which somehow makes it harder to find something good to watch. I love MUBI’s highly curated selection of classics, docs & contemporary independent films from around the world. Membership includes access to a vault of films + a new handpicked selection dropped every day.

[IRL] Through June 27 | 2020 NYC Caribbean Restaurant Week with prix fixe delivery deals | Participating restaurants

Through June 28 | Virtual 2020 Hudson Valley Cider Week with tastings & orchard tours | Free here

Through June 28 | Participate in the 2020 Runstreet Virtual Pride 5K Art Run wherever you are in the world

Through June 29 | National Queer Theater & Dixon Place: Virtual Criminal Queerness Arts Festival 2020

Through June 29 | 2020 Virtual Lower East Side Film Festival
$10/screening or $30 all-access | See lineup

Through July 31 | 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Festival | $10 through Nifty reader discount link

Through July 31 | 2020 Radiotheatre LIVE Sci-Fi Festival | $10 through Nifty reader discount link

Through July 31 | 2020 Radiotheatre H.P. Lovecraft Festival | $10 through Nifty reader link

Daily | Volunteer in-person or virtually with local organizations through New York Cares

Daily | Henry Street Settlement: Volunteer at home making wellness calls to seniors or in-person at food pantries | Sign up

Daily | Films showcasing Black stories you can stream for free online

[IRL] Daily | Plan a self-guided, socially-distant walking tour of Lower Manhattan civil rights & social justice sites here

Daily | Research Black heritage with NYPL’s e-resources

Daily | CreativeMornings talks streaming from around the world

Daily | Metropolitan Opera streams favorites for free & new performances premiere every day at 7:30pm

Daily | Virtual interactive, Broadway-themed murder mystery party | $19 through Nifty reader discount link

Daily | NYC plans to keep nearly 100 miles of road car-free for socially distant walks & bike rides
8am-8pm | See map & list of streets here

Daily | Club Quarantine queer dance parties
4-7pm Saturdays, 9pm midnight all other days | Free, donations appreciated, RSVP here

Daily | Online one-on-one ballet classes with an American Ballet Theater alum | $10 classes through Nifty reader discount link

Daily | Fun beginner ukulele lessons | $9 for series through Nifty reader discount link

Daily | Free 7-day trial membership to inclusive HealHaus yoga & meditation classes

Daily | Stream a huge array of Lincoln Center performances free on demand

Daily (except Thursdays & Sundays) | The Jazz Gallery: Happy hour performances & dance parties | $15 in advance

Daily | Strike up conversations with strangers around the world through QuarantineChat

Fridays Through July 10 | Atlas Obscura: Adults-only dinosaur party
9-10pm | $7 in advance

Fridays | Maha Rose: Online community Reiki
3-5pm | Free, donations appreciated, RSVP here