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Cheap$kate: This week's Best FREE events in NYC

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain pitches against the Red

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain pitches against the Red Sox. (May 15, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Mets, Yanks at Delta Dugout
The city’s always abuzz when interleague MLB play brings the Mets and Yankees together in our very own subway series. Celebrate this year’s event with the second annual Delta Dugout at Madison Square Park this weekend. Enjoy a silent auction of baseball memorabilia, dugout trivia, giveaways, batting cages, a custom photo booth, appearances from current and former players — including Joba Chamberlain, left, Josh Thole and Bernie Williams — and live viewings of the games. (Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, Madison Square Park, facebook.com/delta?sk=events)

Brooklyn Bowl’s Local X Local
Rock out to the tunes of Cheeseburger at this installment of Brooklyn Bowl’s Local X Local on Sunday night. The band will be celebrating the release of its latest album, “Another Night Down the Drain,” followed by a screening of a new episode of Adult Swim’s series “Superjail!” with cast and crew members and other special guests. (Sunday, 6 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, FREE, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, 718-963-3369, brooklynbowl.com/calendar)

2011 CUNY Asian American Film Festival
Check out the top-notch work of CUNY student filmmakers at this year’ CUNY Asian American Film Festival. After the screenings, stick around for an award ceremony and Q&A with the winners and runner-ups. (Friday, 6-8 p.m., FREE, CUNY Graduate Center’s Martin Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Ave., 212-869-0182, aaari.info/2011aaff.htm)

Staten Island Creative Community Art by the Ferry Festival
We know it’s far, but we promise this is a good reason to trek out to Staten Island. Hop the FREE Staten Island Ferry to the St. George waterfront for the Art by the Ferry Festival, complete with street performers, musicians, photographers, painters, sculptors and more. (Friday opening ceremony, 7:15 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon-8 p.m., 120 Stuyvesant Place, 718-720-8849, statenislandcreativecommunity.org)

Candace Bushnell
Candace Bushnell — who, if you’ve been living under a rock and don’t already know, penned “Sex and the City” — will be signing copies of her latest literary contribution, “Summer and the City (Carrie Diaries Series #2)” on Wednesday night. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, B&N Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com)

Taste of Korea NYC
You’re reading Cheap$kate, so obviously you like FREE stuff. We do, too — especially FREE food. The Taste of Korea food truck will continue handing out FREE samples of yummy — trust us, we tried it — Korean dishes this week. (Mon.-Fri. lunchtime, Taste of Korea food truck, check Facebook or Twitter for locations, facebook.com/tasteofkoreanyc, twitter.com/#!/tasteofkoreanyc)

PetsDating.com’s Doggie Date Night
Hey, pets need love too. But with so many single pets living in New York, how can your BFF go about finding the one just right for him or her? Head to Doggie Date Night to see if you can find Fido’s one true love. (Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., FREE, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk St., RSVP at doggiedatenight.eventbrite.com)

Chelsea Handler
Lies – it’s all lies! But that’s the point of Chelsea Handler’s latest book, “Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me,” which she’ll be signing on Saturday at Barnes & Noble. (Saturday, 3 p.m., FREE, B&N Fifth Avenue, 555 Fifth Ave., 212-697-3048, bn.com)

Celebrate Brooklyn’s Tropical Dance Party
Shake your booty to the beats of salsa, provided by La Excelencia and Que Bajo?!, at Celebrate Brooklyn’s Tropical Dance Party. Also learn some moves from the pros with a free lesson by Salsa Salsa Dance Studio at 7 p.m. (Thursday, 7 p.m., FREE, Brooklyn Bridge Park, bricartsmedia.org)
 

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