10 Things to Do for Less Than $10 in NYC This Week

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Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London
Candy wrapper specially designed by Oscar Murillo

Happy Earth Day! We've got plenty of ways to say thank you, planet by not taking so much from it. This afternoon, enjoy free yoga in Union Square (mats provided), with festivities happening all day. Later this week, artist Oscar Murillo transforms David Zwirner gallery into a chocolate factory. That means free chocolate for us! Life is so sweet.

Tuesday, April 22

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[Recreation] Veria Living and Earth Day NY present the first "yoga in the park" of the season to the North Plaza at Union Square. Veria Living provides the mats, a bag of goodies, and a chance to be on the Veria Living channel. (Look nice!) In addition to the classes, events take place throughout the day including an after-work concert, activities for kids, a green vehicle runway show, environmental exhibits, green product samples, and a used clothing and electronics drop-off. At 1 p.m., Union Square Park, free.

[Lit] Some astrologers said the month of April would turn out to be a real bitch. All the planets have gone haywire, not to mention last week's intense blood moon. What does this all mean, and how can we get through all of it? Perhaps celebrity astrologers the Astro Twins can offer some advice. Tonight, the duo sign their new book, Momstrology, at their premiere party. Guests can enjoy light refreshments and 20 percent off all full-priced purchases when they buy Momstrology (excluding cosmetics). At 6 p.m., Henry Bendel, free.

[Lit] Graduation season is approaching, that time of year when the air is thick with limitless possibility. And whether you're looking to celebrate the occasion or inoculate yourself against it, you'll find no better tonic than the book launch of George Saunders's Congratulations, By the Way, at PowerHouse Arena. The book is an illustrated transcript of his speech at the 2013 Syracuse commencement ceremony. Rather than a paean to the dynamism of youth, it's a refreshing tribute to growing older, growing kinder, and replacing ourselves with love. --Aaron Garretson. At 7 p.m., PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, free.

[Comedy] Wrestling Mania: The Best of the Worst of Pro Wrestling is a new monthly series that brings together a mix of amateur, semi-pro, and pro wrestlers to the stage alongside comedians and commentators to watch and lampoon the best of the worst of '80s and '90s pro wrestling. Tonight's guests include Bobby Phobia, Dan Barry, Logan Black, and Stephanie Sottile. At 7:30 p.m., Union Hall, $6.

Wednesday is on the next page.



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