Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week

Snag a FREE pretzel at participating Auntie Anne’s

Snag a FREE pretzel at participating Auntie Anne’s Pretzels locations this Friday. (Credit: Snag a FREE pretzel at participating Auntie Anne’s Pretzels locations this Friday. )

Mario Batali book signing
Famed New York Italian “Iron” chef Mario Batali will sign copies of his book, “Molto Batali,” at the Crocs SoHo store this Friday. Stop by the store Friday evening to meet the Crocs-wearing, ponytail-wielding founder of Eataly and score a sneak peek of a recipe card from the book. (Friday, 4-6 p.m., FREE, Crocs SoHo store, 143 Spring St., 212-219-4046, mariobatali.com)

Sports

Wild Turkey American Honey Bar-sity Athletics Celebrity Kickball Game
Run the bases down to Times Square Tuesday, which will be transformed into a social sports stadium for a charity celebrity kickball game hosted by Donovan McNabb. Catch the former quarterback in action and take part in a kickball home run derby, as well as other sporty activities. (Tuesday, 1-6 p.m., FREE, 21+, Times Square Broadway Pedestrian Plaza btwn 46th and 47th sts., zogsports.com/nyc)

Food

FREE Pretzel Day
Like pretzels? Snag a FREE one at participating Auntie Anne’s Pretzels locations this Friday as part of “Free Pretzel Day,” the chain’s way of celebrating National Pretzel Day — yep, Pretzel Day. The chain will be doling out FREE honey whole grain pretzels at six locales throughout the city. (Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., FREE, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, 42nd St. & Eighth Ave., Rockefeller Center, Penn Station, Penn Station Amtrak, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Macy’s on 34th St., auntieannes.com)

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