What we're about

The best things in life are FREE (or cheap or provide great value)! Our Group Mission is:

1. Bring together a group of people who love to explore NYC. Our group is dedicated especially to finding FREE events and/or very cheap value deals. We will be planning/hosting events with that spirit in mind.

***Please note we might post an occasional event that costs money

2. If we can't host/plan and event, we still want to be your source for great things to do in NYC. We will be sending out a daily email of the Top 10 Free Things To Do each day. The email will also be archived on our message board so people can comment and gather there. If we cant host the event ourselves, we still hope members can reach out and get together. ****Please not if you do not wish to receive our daily email, you can adjust your settings so you do not get the email ***

We are all about fun, social, and networking. Events will be in a melting pot of different things, kinda like our great city. Look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming events (5)

The Graves, Burials, and Skeletons of Northern Manhattan Interactive Webinar

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!): http://bit.ly/GravesBurialsSkeletonsNYC *** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! *** Description: It’s a fact: People have lived and died in northern Manhattan for thousands of years. And up until New York's street grid grading and paving reached the tip of Manhattan 100 years ago, burial sites — both known and forgotten — once dotted the hills of Inwood. From fallen Revolutionary War soldiers to Lenape, Dutch, and African slave burial sites, this is the story of our former New Yorkers and their ancient remains. Join New York Adventure Club on the eve of Halloween as we unearth the history of Northern Manhattan's dead, and explore the different degrees of respect New York City has given to these hundreds of skeletons over the past century. Led by Don Rice — author, local historian, and Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance Board President — our virtual journey to the Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood and its numerous burial sites will include: The discovery of a revolutionary war burial ground, and where the dead still rest today The disinterment of over 400 graves belonging to early Inwood residents and landowners — and what happened to all of the bodies A close look at various burial sites in the area, from graves containing Lenape tribesmen and their dogs, to a forgotten graveyard on Dyckman Street, to a former cemetery containing the neighborhood's enslaved population The different degrees of respect given to exhumed skeletal remains, including being respectfully reburied, sent to museums, buried beneath streets, and taken home as ghastly "souvenirs" Newspaper photos and scholarly journals surrounding the unearthed skeletons throughout the decades — and the reason why so many skeletons have been discovered Afterward, we'll have a Q&A session with Don — any and all questions about Inwood are welcomed and encouraged! Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week! See you there, virtually! Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!): http://bit.ly/GravesBurialsSkeletonsNYC *** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

Free Master Class: The Science of Cooking

Online event

Click link below for full info and to get FREE access to the workshop: https://bit.ly/ScienceOfCooking *Please note that this is FREE, you will need to create an account to participate online. Your support helps keep this group going during these tough times. Message me with any questions on this. Description: No better time than now than to work on those cooking skills! Cooking can sometimes seem like magic. You mix things, stir things, heat things, and viola! All things transform to different things! It’s not magic—it’s science. Looking at the components in a simple roux, Chef Ted Russin of The Culinary Institute of America explains how each ingredient combines with another—while heat changes the consistency and flavors—and demonstrates principals of chemistry at work while teaching you how to make the base foundation of many popular soups and stews. Also, as a follow up to this workshop, once we get back to 'normal' offline events, we will look to collaborate more on some pot luck events so we can show off our cooking skills. Click link below for full info and to get FREE access to the workshop: https://bit.ly/ScienceOfCooking *Please note that this is FREE, you will need to create an account to participate online. Your support helps keep this group going during these tough times. Message me with any questions on this.

Spooktacular Singles Mixer (First Drink Free!)

Proper West

*GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/upscale-singles-social/dates/ (For your safety, this venue will be operating at 25% capacity. As such, tickets will sell out fast. If you want to go, don't wait.) Looking to socialize with spooktacular singles in a safe and welcoming environment? Then we have the perfect event for you! Join our annual Halloween Eve Singles Party and find your "boo"! Mingle with singles in a safe environment while sipping scary-good cocktails and enjoying some great Halloween party music! This 5,000 square foot bi-level venue offers a spacious first floor and prestigious mezzanine with high end lighting, and crystal chandeliers with a high energy level that make this a perfect choice to enjoy your Hallow-weekend in style. What to expect: * FREE first drink before 8pm (with 1 food purchase) * 2 For 1 Vodka Drink Special for duration of party * Private bi-level midtown boo-tiful Halloween themed venue * Upscale, single professionals from the tri-state area * Event goes from 7-11pm arrive at your leisure * Full bar & food menu will be available * Prizes for Best Male & Female Costume Covid-19 Precautions: *We will take temperatures when you arrive *Event limited to 35 people so there is space for everyone to be safe *Face masks must be worn when not seated * Hand Sanitizer stations & Reminders to wash hands * If you are symptomatic, have been in high risk situations or have underlying health issues please do not attend FAQ: Can I come alone? Yes about 75% of those attending will be coming solo. But you can also invite friends to join you. Everyone must have a ticket to enter. What is the suggested age range? 20s, 30s, 40s Do I have to wear a costume? Costumes aren't mandatory but masks are! Cost? $20-$25 depending upon how early you purchase/space left

ONLINE Speed Dating Tristate ages 40s & 50s

Online event

$22.00

This particular event is for Singles Ages 40s & 50s who live or work in NYC Tri State area -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prepay required at https://www.weekenddating.com/event-details.aspx?id=8773 DISCOUNT CODE: VIRTUAL How else is it similar/different from Traditional Speed Dating One on One dates: We will break participants into pairs of two, just like we do with traditional speed dating. You will get to speak to each dates for a specified amount of time (typically 4-6 minutes). After the specified number of minutes, the guys will rotate to the next date and the process continues. Just like with traditional speed dating, at the end of the event you will be able to let us know who you were interested in. We will send you both mutual matches (you picked them and they picked you) as well as one way matches (they picked you but you did not pick them). You are given 20 minutes from the end of the event to let us know who you are interested in and will receive the results the same night (usually within one hour) or the next morning. You will not have to wait 24 hours or more to get your results. ------------------------------------- How many potential dates will be there? The minimum number of potential dates will be 5 and the maximum will be about 10. If for any reason there were less than 5 members of the opposite sex in attendance, you would get credit for a future Virtual event. -------------------------------- How do I find the Virtual Room? After you purchase your ticket, you will get a confirmation appear on your screen along with the zoom link for you to use to log in. RSVPS on here are NOT reflective of actual attendance as this is a multi group event. Prepay required at https://www.weekenddating.com/event-details.aspx?id=8773 DISCOUNT CODE: VIRTUAL

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