8coupons Haps – December 2013
December (ongoing) For a total cultural experience visit Arts Brookfield located along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. Check out their winter line up of free events in December.
December (ongoing) If you’re a major window shopper to boot then get twice the spectacle during the holidays when classic department stores unveil their holiday window displays. There’s plenty of free ogling, so visit Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf, Bloomies, Barney’s and more. The tricked out window displays along Fifth Avenue is the perfect way to kick off the season.
December 6 (Friday). Surrounded by the excitement of the Winter Village at Bryant Park’s Holiday Shops, magical holiday tree and ice skating rink, eight of America’s best gift wrappers will go bow-to-bow and wrap unusually shaped gifts at the 17th annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest. This year, the contestants will be challenged with wrapping a toy castle, a children’s go-kart and a seven-and-a-half foot wide paddleboat with a canopy. The winner will take home the coveted title of the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper for 2013 and receive a $10,000 cash prize! Come out and root for your favorite; 8am-10.30am. Free to attend.
December (Saturdays through Dec 14th) Visit the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn) for free Tango lessons. 10-11AM classes for beginners; 11AM-12PM advanced classes. Join instructor Walter Perez and learn to move with your partner, improvise and dance to tango music. In this class, the basics of body language are explained; basic sequences and a few special steps are taught. This touring workshop is part of IATI’s Triple Play Tour Program.
December (last Thursday of the month ongoing) Is anyone out there with gender identity on the brain? Well, if you pre-op or post-op or seriously questioning the switch from F to M or vice-versa, then look no further than Brooklyn Borough Hall. Brooklyn’s first transgender name-change clinic is there which helps city residents complete the paperwork necessary for a legal name change. Price to attend the clinic: free. Individuals will be responsible for filing and publication fees.
HEALTH TIP: FREE FLU SHOTS
December (ongoing) Urgent Care NY offers free flu shots while supplies last on their website. Nothing sucks more than the bug (especially if you can prevent or mitigate any chance of contracting it). If you’re a member of the NYC Theatrical Community then grab a free flu shot at Actors Equity on Dec 5 (10am-3pm) or The Actor’s Fund on Dec 9.