NYC’s 10 Best Free Events & Attractions Weekend of August 28th to the 29th, 2010 (Saturday)
Saturday, August 28th
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM – Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Festival. 2nd Ave between 45th and 57th Street. Street fair of 400 vendors (food, crafts, and clothing) and live entertainment with over 80,000 in attendance.
12:00 PM – J&R Musicfest & Tech Expo. Across from City Hall Park at 23 Park Row, Downtown. Free concert series and expo. Thursday includes the tech expo with live performances Friday and Saturday. Saturday’s concert features Marcus Johnson, Eli Paperboy Reed, and Leela James.
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Marcus Garvey Park, east of Lenox Avenue between 120th & 124th Street. Top jazz musicians today in merge to honor jazz great Charlie Parker. This jazz concert location was chosen to reflect where Charlie Parker lived and worked.
8:00 PM – Summer HD Festival presents Tosca. Jose Robertson Plaza at the Lincoln Center, Upper West Side. A screening of the opera composed by Giacomo Puccini. 2,800 free seats available, no tickets required.
8:00 PM – Central Park Conservancy Film Festival presents Manhattan (1979). Movies shown nightly from August 24th to August 28th in Central Park’s landscape, just north of the Great Lawn behind Mineral Springs. Space opens 6:30 PM, bring a picnic. No alcohol allowed and bags subject to search. This night see Woody Allen’s famous Manhattan also staring Diane Keaton and Michael Murphy.
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