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Cheapskate: The best free events in New York this week

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas Credit: You can meet Gabby Douglas this week. (Getty)

Gabby Douglas
If you’ve been in Olympics withdrawal, here’s your chance to re-experience the golden days of this past summer. Gold medal-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas will be signing copies of her personal autobiography, “Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith,” tomorrow afternoon. (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Fifth Ave., 555 Fifth Ave., 212-697-3048,

Rachael Ray
Cooking maven Rachael Ray gives you an inside look at a year in her kitchen with her latest cookbook, “My Year In Meals.” Stop by Barnes & Noble Union Square tomorrow evening to hear about some of Ray’s homemade favorites and get a behind-the-scenes glance at her recipes.
(Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,
Z100 and Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge
Jingle Ball, Jingle Ball, jingle all the way. Yes we know the words! We meant it just how we wrote it. Z100’s Jingle Ball is taking over the weekend. On Friday, Z100 and Coca Cola will host an All Access Lounge to kick off this year’s event. The All Access Lounge is all FREE, and will include performances by Ed Sheeran, Cher Lloyd and Bridgit Mendler. (Friday, noon-6 p.m., FREE, Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W. 34th St.,

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