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Free in NYC this weekend

Commuters passing through Grand Central Terminal during the

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Just walking through Grand Central Station can be an event in itself; find a bench and the people-watching is entertainment enough. Making things even more exciting there this weekend is the 5th annual National Train Day. One word comes to mind: Yipee! It's among our picks for great freebies in the city this weekend.

Arts & crafts

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Free (or cheap!) in NYC this weekend

Holiday shopping got you feeling a little broke? That's OK; stick with me and you'll be able to go out on the town instead of settling in for a visit with your Uncle Funzalo.

Here are the best free and nearly free things to do in NYC this weekend and beyond.

Family entertainment

The kids would be thrilled to get a sneak peek of the new ABC Family television show, "Jane By...

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Free in NYC this weekend

Despite the cold weather, the ice skating rink

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With the holidays coming, you're going to want to save some money. But it's also the time of year when you probably want to go out on the town, see the tree, do something fun with friends. Stick with me, and you can have it both ways: I've found some free and nearly free fun for you to have in the city this weekend.

For instance, after ice skating for free in Bryant Park, you and a friend...

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Free (or cheap!) in NYC this weekend

Grab your own "Eyes Wide Shut" costume and

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Got a lot of ambition for a fun weekend but not a lot of cash in your pocket? No worries -- we found some free and almost-free things for you to do in the city.

Movie

The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film, TV & New Media will hold a free screening of Rise of the Planet of the Apes at tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Cantor Film Center (Theater 200), 36 East 8th St. 

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Free in NYC this weekend

Promoters of a Michael Jackson tribute concert announced

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There's a lot of free fun to be had in the city this weekend -- if you know where to look. So keep your money in your wallet and check out these events.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bad! A Michael Jackson B-Day Celebration

The Gallery at LPR is hosting Crooked Disco's annual birthday party tonight for the King of Pop, and best of all, it's absolutely free. DJs will be spinning Michael jams throughout...

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