Free Weekend: Barack, Bat for Lashes, MoMA, BBQ, Pride, Blanchard & More…


It’s Friday! Hopefully you haven’t passed out from your work week because this weekend looks to be yummy…even if it won’t stop raining (here in NYC it’s looking a lot like Seattle), hopefully the sun is shining where ever you are. We believe in all things gratis, so here are some choice picks that allow more money for drinks:

Friday, June 12, 2009


Barack Obama: The Freshman
Photographs by Lisa Jack
M+B Gallery
FREE, Info.

Lisa Jack snapped these images of a freshman Barack, the known as “Barry” back in 1980. Good for her she didn’t chuck them when she decided to switch from photography to psychology.

Target Free Friday Nights @ MoMA
11 West 53rd street
From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
FREE, Info.

Normally, entry into one of the cities best museums is about $20—thanks to our favorite place to but tank-tops, it’s Free on Fridays…date night anyone?


Movies In The Park – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Dunham Park
From 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
FREE, Info.

Pack a portable feast and a blanket and watch a classic under the stars. Just don’t sit next to the guy that “knows all the words”.


LGBT Pride Weekend(s)
Location: Oh just google it!
DC Info, LA Info

You know LA is gonna be extra fun since the Prop 8 madness a few weeks ago, and DC should be pretty snazzy as well. Grab your gay husband and go party! Don’t forget your rainbow boa…it will bring out your inner “owwww”.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Bat for Lashes @ Neighborhood Social
Lucky Brand Jeans
1215 Third Street Promenade
3:00-7:00pm, FREE

Natasha Khan will infect the Lucky Brand Store for an intimate performance.


World Naked Bike Ride
Begins at Hyde Park, W1
3pm, FREE

Do it! You only live once….and take pictures….and send them to us…PLEASE!


Terence Blanchard at the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival
Sylvan Ampitheatre
15th St & Independence Ave SW
6:30pm, FREE

If you have seen any Spike Lee Film, then you already know that Terence is the man.


Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
Madison Square Park
From 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
FREE, Info

Come hungry, sample some of the country’s best bbq, pass out on the grass.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Odunde Festival
23rd & South Streets
From 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
FREE, Info

Gran some great food, shop great vendors and immerse yourself in the beauty of the African Diaspora. People watching is a must.

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