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SUMMER FRIDAYS: 'The Shining,' The World Cup, and Back to the '80s

This week's Summer Friday (the 13th, but don't worry about it) - our list of free and cheap NYC events this weekend - includes: free music at Rockaway Beach, World Cup festivities, and CHVRCHES performing in Williamsburg!

Kick off this weekend with affordable and fun events that are happening around the city!

Friday, June 13

Decade of Shack
Madison Square Park
Tickets: Free

The 13th is the last day you can grab a gourmet burger from Shake Shack in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Renown chefs Daniel Boulud and David Chang will be just a few of the people flipping patties for customers, and will be serving their own unique take on this traditional sandwich. 

The Shining at IFC 
323 6th Ave at W 3rd Street
Tickets: $14

Friday the 13th is approaching and IFC wants you to do it up right by screening Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. This deliciously infamous film follows the Torrance family as they take over an abandoned hotel for the winter. Danny Torrence, the father, starts to experience cabin fever and turns to insanity as a result. The only thing that can save his wife and son from him is "The Shining". 

Today Show  Summer Concert Series: Train
Rockefeller Center
Tickets: Free

As counterintuitive as this may sound, New York is actually the perfect place to be broke—at least during the summer. Now that the weather is bearable, that means that the city opens itself up to outdoor screenings, concerts, festivals- most of which are free! The Today Show  will have holding its famous outdoor concert series, and this weekend Train will be playing. Come check out the San Francisco-based band, and relive your middle school moments by rocking out to "Drops of Jupiter". 

Saturday, June 14

Back to the 80s with Tribute Band 'Jessie's Girl'
Le Poisson Rouge
Tickets: $17 Advance/$20 Day Of

Get your neon spandex and leg warmers out for Le Poisson Rouge's 80s night! 'Jessie's Girl', an 80s tribute band will be playing throwbacks for a night of boogieing and drinking

DAYLIFE: Beach Opener
Rockaway Beach Surf Club
Tickets: Free

Escape to the beach this weekend and head on over to Rockaway Beach for dancing, drinks, music, and sun. It's hard to remember that we live on an island over here in NYC-- but with that comes the luxury of how close we are to water and sand. Take full advantage of this summer and RSVP for free entry!

Tickets: Free 

Come and see the freshest NYC comics in town at Comedyology in Williamsburg. The night will consist of shorts, stand-up, and $4 Apollo beers! The featured comedians will be: Rob Cantrell (Comedy Central), Mike Recine (Conan), Nate Fridson (Comedy at Beauty Bar), Erik Bergstrom (The New Yorker), and Mary Houlihan (Billy on the Street). 

Sunday, June 15

World Cup on the Rooftop Deck at Terminal 5
Tickets: Free

If you wanna see the World Cup on the big screen, head over to the Terminal 5 Rooftop Deck and enjoy the games with other soccer enthusiasts! The games will start at 12 pm rain or shine. 

Northside Music Festival 2014: CHVRCHES 
McCarren Park Stage
Tickets: Free

Expand your musical horizons and come see CHVURCHES, a Scottish synth-pop band perform at the Northside Music Festival. The concert is free and a perfect way to spend your day at the park with music. 

Union Square Wine Tasting
Union Square Wines
Tickets: Free

Union Square Wines is hosting a free wine tasting this Father's Day! If your parents are in the city, this is a great and cheap way to treat your dad to some much deserved wine. 


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