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Cheap$kate: This week's best FREE events in New York City

Florence and the Machine

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Florence & the Machine
The Welsh redhead taking our airwaves by storm is coming to Rumsey Playfield as part of the "Good Morning America" summer concert series this Friday. So run fast to Central Park to watch Florence & the Machine rock out Summerstage. (Friday, park opens at 6 a.m., Summerstage Rumsey Playfield, 72nd St. at Fifth Ave., abcnews.go.com/gma/summerconcert)

Showdown in Chinatown
Ever seen basketball greats hit the soccer field? Well, on Wednesday you'll get your chance. NBA MVP Steve Nash is gathering his pro-athlete friends for a "Showdown in Chinatown" soccer match to benefit the Steve Nash Foundation. Players will include Tony Parker, Grant Hill, Brandon Jennings, Jared Dudley and more. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., FREE, Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Chrystie and Stanton sts., stevenash.org/showdown)

GROUP
It's time to bust out your iPhones and make some beautiful music. Join in on Aaron Siegel and Larry Legend's "GROUP," part of the 10th annual River to River Festival. Just download the FREE iPhone app and take part in the large-scale sound explosion on Wall Street tomorrow. (Tuesday, 12:45 p.m., FREE, New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall St., rivertorivernyc.com/events/group)

Lucy Solstice in Times Square
Take a break from the chaos of NYC with a little piece and tranquility in the heart of Times Square. Drop in on a yoga session - there will be several throughout the day - to celebrate the longest day of the year. Yoga enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome. And Lucy Activewear will have FREE yoga mats for everyone who preregisters and checks in - while supplies last. (Tuesday, classes run 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m., 12:30-2 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., FREE, Times Square, Broadway at 47th St., timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice.html)

Tranquility: Sculpture in the Garden at Griffin Court
Break up your hectic work week by stepping into the serene private courtyard at Griffin Court Condominium for "Tranquility: Sculpture in the Garden at Griffin Court." An opening reception on Wednesday night will celebrate the exhibit, which features 12 works by members of the Sculptors Guild. Can't make it Wednesday? The exhibit is open to the public daily through Sept. 12, noon-4 p.m. (Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., FREE, Griffin Court Condominium, 454 W. 54th St., RSVP to corina@alchemy-properties.com or 212-683-0044, griffincourtcondo.com/exhibit)

Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Center
Break out your tennis shoes and dust off those rackets, because Wimbledon is coming to Rockefeller Center this week. HSBC Bank is bringing Manhattanís only grass court to the heart of NYC, along with live Wimbledon screenings, tips from Gotham Tennis Academy pros, Wii kiosks with EA Sportsí Grand Slam Tennis and the traditional Wimbledon treat strawberries and cream from California Giant Berry Farms. Check the website for the schedule of all activities. (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE, Rockefeller Center North Plaza, btwn 50th and 51st Sts. and Fifth and Sixth Aves., us.hsbc.com/tennis)


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