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Free in NYC this week

The Korean Food Foundation runs a mobile kitchen

The Korean Food Foundation runs a mobile kitchen offering New Yorkers complimentary Korean cuisine now through May 20. (April 19, 2011) Credit: Korean Food Foundation

Check out all the things you can get for free in New York City this week.


Don't forget: Free Starbucks all day today (in your own travel mug or cup), as reported last week.

And head to Rev'd Up Pi, at 451 Third Ave., between 31st and 32nd streets, which bills itself as "the first healthy pizza joint in NYC" for a free 170-calorie slice, high-tech style. Just slap this coupon into your smart phone and flash it at the counter within 30 days. (Facebook account required.)

Who says there are no free lunches? Get yours today from the Korean Food Foundation's Taste of Korea mobile kitchen, which is giving away food at a different location every day until May 20. Today's free lunch will be served  from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Square West at the corner of 15th Street. Follow the truck on Facebook or Twitter to get a heads-up on each day's location and preview the menu, and be sure to arrive early because they sometimes run out of food.

Also in Union Square, check out the free organic wine tastings tomorrow  from 2 to 5 p.m.  at Union Square Wine & Spirits.


I love this one -- so much fun: Gray Line New York bus tours is hiding Easter eggs on select buses from now through Sunday, and within each egg will be hidden free tickets to sights such as Top of the Rock, Manhattan Cruise Lines, museums, Broadway Shows and more. See for tickets and details.

(Update: I just got an email from the Gray Line people: Many of the prized I reported have already been claimed, and now eggs are filled with freebies for Waterways cruises and vouchers for free walking tour audio guides.)


Get two free tickets to see "Zion I & the Grouch" Friday night at the Knitting Factory. The "high octane,  inspirational hip hop" show starts at 11:30 p.m.; opening act goes on at 9. Hurry, because freebies are in limited supply.


Baskin Robins is holding its fifth annual 31-cent scoop night from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at locations around the city and Long Island to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

And if you show your train ticket or Metrocard, you'll get 20 percent off a cone or cup of sorbet at Ciao Bella in Grand Central Station between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Grand Central also is hosting free EarthFair festivities, including an exhibition originally shown at the Cooper Union that looks at the "increasingly extreme industrial process used to extract fossil fuels and the negative impacts they are having on landscape, water and ecological health." Check it out at Vanderbilt Hall, West Side, Friday and Saturday.

Come back next Friday for more, and for other great freebies this week, check out,, and


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