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The best things to do in NYC this weekend

Queens Night Market, Manhattan Vintage Show, the Brooklyn Yearbook launch party, DUMBO Open Studios, and Good France Week.

Stroll through thousands of beautiful tulips at this secret garden in Manhattan

Find this springtime oasis on the Upper West Side.

See a giant garbage sculpture on the High Line this month

While it's a bit menacing, it also strives to encourage change.

The best Earth Day events in NYC

Show some love for Mama Earth and attend these epic Earth Day events in NYC to support various environmental causes.

Here’s a sneak peek at the gorgeous new park along the Hudson River

Though it's not complete yet, parts of the park arefinally open for visitors.

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    Free and cheap things to do in New York

    Free things to do in NYC

    Finding free things to do in New York City is like striking gold!

    Cheap things to do in NYC

    It’s totally possible to visit some of the top New York attractions, devour cheap eats and have a kickass time.

    Free things to do in NYC

    Finding free things to do in New York City is like striking gold!

    Free things to do in NYC

    Finding free things to do in New York City is like striking gold!

    Cheap things to do in NYC

    It’s totally possible to visit some of the top New York attractions, devour cheap eats and have a kickass time.

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    Tour one of the most famous New York attractions, taste the local cuisine on a food tour or wander through one of the many fascinatingmuseums in NYC.

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    Comedy in NYC

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    Museums in New York

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    Must-see art

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    Flaco the owl-themed merch is popping up all over NYCFlaco the owl-themed merch is popping up all over NYC

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    Music in the Big Apple

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    Crossing Open Ground at Lincoln Center

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