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

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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'Raiders of the Lost Ark' screening
Don your fedora and make sure you have a treasure map in tow - though you should probably leave the whip at home - before you head over to Bryant Park Monday evening for this final HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival FREE sunset screening of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." (Monday, lawn opens at 5 p.m., film begins at sunset, FREE, Bryant Park lawn, Sixth Ave. btwn 40th and 42nd sts., bryanpark.org)

Amar'e Stoudemire author event
Knicks star Stoudemire steps off the court and into the writer's seat with "Home Court," a children's book based on his life and start in basketball as a kid. He'll be at the Barnes & Noble at Citigroup Center in midtown this afternoon discussing the book. Stop by during your lunch break. (Monday, noon, FREE, Barnes & Noble Citigroup Center, 160 E. 54th St., 212-750-8033, bn.com)

Hudson River Park's 13th Annual Blues BBQ festival
Get your fill of Blues and get filled up on barbecue at Hudson River Park's 13th annual Blues BBQ Festival. The best part: It's all FREE! Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Brother Jimmy's BBQ will dish out the tasty grub Saturday afternoon while the likes of the Bo-Keys, Glen David Andrews, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Curtis Salgado and Demetria Taylor will provide music to your ears for the all-around southern BBQ experience. (Saturday, 2 p.m., FREE, Pier 84 at Hudson River Park, 12th Ave. at 44th St., hudsonriverpark.org)

Two Boots 25th Anniversary Concert
City pizza staple Two Boots is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. This Thursday, stop by the East River Park Amphitheater for an evening of music, poetry, art and, of course, pizza. The event will be hosted by comedian and actor Luis Guzman. (Thursday, 5-9 p.m., FREE, East River Park Amphitheater, East River Promenade around Jackson St., cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/two-boots)
 

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