Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon (Credit: Getty)

Fallon book signing
Is “Late Night” on a bit too late for you to catch it on a regular basis? Then here’s your chance to see Jimmy Fallon live as he discusses his new humor book, “Thank You Notes,” with journalist Katherine Lanpher. Fallon also will be joined by his house band, the Roots. (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com)

Go Healthy Step-a-Thon
Take the next steps toward improving your health — and supporting the American Cancer Society’s “Choose You” initiative — by helping NBC Universal’s “Go Healthy Step-a-Thon” get to 1 million steps. And while you’re there, bump elbows with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other famous folks. (Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE, Walgreens Times Square, Broadway btwn 42nd and 43rd sts., healthyatnbcu.com/step-a-thon)

3rd Annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series
BYO blankets, snacks and picnic baskets and lounge out on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for a free screening of “Top Gun.” Appropriate, isn’t it? Doors open at 7:30, but get there early if the weather’s nice, because the deck can only hold so many. (Friday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. at 12th Ave., 646-381-5163, intrepidmuseum.org/Summer-Movie-Series.aspx)

Hip-Hop Fine Art
Hip-hop and fine art collide in collages as part of this exhibit of Isis Kenney’s work. Enjoy live music, drink specials and special guests as you peruse what’s on display at the Sapphire Lounge this week. (Mon.-Wed., 7-10 p.m., FREE, Sapphire Lounge, 249 Eldridge St., 212-777-5153, hiphopfineart.com)

Poetry reading
Sure, music can be poetry to your ears, but poetry is music to ours. So come and enjoy a night of poetry and a discussion on the nature of writing and collaboration with renowned novelist A. S. Byatt, German poet Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Brooklyn-based poet Tracy K. Smith. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Poets House, 10 River Terrace, poetshouse.org, RSVP to 212-727-9573 or rolexrsvp@gmail.com)

Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasburg
NYC is one of the places to be for foodies. And now there’s another venue to add to your options: The Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s outdoor food market, which will house more than 100 food vendors and 15 to 20 GrowNYC/Greenmarket farmers. Enjoy creative projects, chef demos, food-education events and more. (Every Saturday to Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, waterfront, btwn N. Sixth and N. Seventh sts, Williamsburg, brooklynflea.com)

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