Time Out New York's Jennifer Picht joined PIX11 Morning News to talk about some cheap or free fun things to do this weekend.
Movies with a View: A League of Their Own
Get cozy on the grass and watch Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell form an all-woman team and tear down the boys’ club of baseball in this WWII-set classic. Before the Rockford Peaches go to bat, you can chill out to beats by No Wahala DJs and check out a short film presented by BAMcinématek. Show up early to reserve a good spot, and make sure to keep your tissues hidden: You know what they say about crying and baseball.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Old Fulton St at Water St (brooklynbridgepark.org).
Thursday 6 to 9 p.m.
Game of Thrones Trivia
Contrary to Cersei Lannister’s opinion, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to trivia of HBO’s addictive TV series. The obsessive folks from Trivia AD are throwing the gauntlet with five brutal rounds of Westerosi trivia, so ready a team of up to four fans, and make sure you’ve read up on dragon etymology, Valyrian steel swords and Wildling tribes if you want to walk out with your dignity (and all your limbs). Strategize like a Lannister, but try not to drink like one.
Gotham Bistro, 326 W 40th St (917-351-4912, triviaad.com). Register online.
Thursday at 8 p.m.
Why stay home with your window unit when you can make Manhattan your own personal playground? It’s your last chance of the summer to run wild on closed-down and souped-up avenues, compliments of the city, so pack the sunscreen and snacks and get ready for cycling, running, soccer and water-sliding in the middle of the street. If you don’t want to exert yourself too much, you can check out pop-up theater and interactive art along the way.
Between Lafayette St and Park Ave from the Brooklyn Bridge to E 72nd St (nyc.gov).
Saturday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Party Like It’s 1999: Bonus Summer Edition
If you missed this bumpin’ bash on the first Saturday of August, the Bell House is giving you another chance to rage to Aqua, Garbage, TLC and beyond. Brooklyn’s DJ Steve spins your favorite rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop and dance tunes from the decade, so lace up your Dr. Martens, put on a backward cap, and tie your dad’s oversize flannel around your waist to look the part while you shake your rump like it’s, well, 1999.
The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn (thebellhouseny.com,718-643-6510).
Saturday at 10 p.m.
India Day Parade
The largest Indian parade in the country hits Madison Avenue for its 35th annual celebration, featuring thousands of revelers, Technicolor floats and buckets of confetti. After the parade, witness high-energy performances from Bollywood stars and taste bites like biryani and naan from rows of delicious food vendors.
Parade runs down Madison Ave from 38th to 28th Sts; festival at Madison Ave and 23rd St (973-464-7177, fianynjct.org). Free.
Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.