Things to do this weekend for (mostly) free
Did you maybe hear that the new Twilight movie is out?
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For those of you without teenagers who have managed to avoid the Twilight phenomenon, New Moon is the story of a winsome teenager, half in love with easeful death, who mourns the departure of her glittery bedheaded dead boyfriend with the mad impetuous passion of a chipmunk on methadone.
Meanwhile, the boy next door who loves her has bulked up into a shirtless piece of construction equipment who turns into a wolf when he gets pissed off, which he does a lot. She picks the suicidal dead guy.
You could go see that. On the other hand, not seeing it is completely free, and (if you don't have a teenager) will probably not involve teenagers.
If you prefer your foul creature of the darkness fix without visible hair product, the NYC Horror Film Festival is going on all weekend (various prices). Also, Frankenweenie is showing at the opening of the Tim Burton exhibit at MoMA on Sunday ($20, $16 seniors, kids up to 16 free). If you're going to be at MoMA anyway, check out the discreet horror of furry teacups at the Erotic Object surrealism exhibit.
The insanely elaborate toy train show opens at the Bronx Botanical Garden (Adults: $20, Seniors/Students $18, Children (2-12): $10, (under 2): Free)
Norwegian Christmas Fair, Norwegian Seamen's Church, Manhattan
Fall Cornucopia fair, Staten Island
Wild turkey (the animal) event in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Museum children's book fair
Stargazing in Inwood Park
Team America: World Police Sing- & Swear-Along
NY Hall of Science farmer's market
Scavenger hunt, Kissena Park
Super Sabado, El Museo del Barrio
Turkey tracking in the Bronx
African American Experience Walking Tour of lower Manhattan ($15)
Kid's creative play date, Dyckman House
Thanksgiving blessing of the animals at All Souls
Thanksgiving crafts, Fort Greene Park
Downtown cupcake crawl (benefits Food Bank NYC)
Mushroom hunting, Central Park
Chili cook-off, Brooklyn ($15)
Free Sundays at the Studio Museum in Harlem
Kid-friendly grossness at Ickyfest (w/admission)
Save Fashion sample sale