FREE admission to NYC’s funniest stand-up comedy

EastVille Comedy Club showcases celebrity comedians familiar from film, late night TV, HBO and Comedy Central. Janeane Garofalo (West Wing, The Truth About Cats and Dogs) headlines 9 pm shows throughout August. You’ll also find Ted Alexandro (Late Show, Comedy Central) and Mike Yard (Comedy Central, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam), among other familiar faces. Click “sign up here” to see the full lineup and get free tickets.

WHERE: EastVille Comedy Club, 85 E. 4th Street, New York City

WHEN: 9 pm & 11 pm shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

DEAL: Sign up here for FREE admission (normally $10 – 20)


New York Comedy Club presents “Sunday Night Live” shows hosted by Jamie Roberts and featuring comedians familiar from Comedy Central, Showtime, and late night talk shows.

WHERE: New York Comedy Club, 241 E. 24th Street, New York City

WHEN: 8 pm on Sundays

DEAL: Sign up here for FREE admission (normally $15)


International Gem & Jewelry Show in White Plains FREE

Jewelry fanatics and jewelry makers can get FREE admission to the popular Intergem shows below. Founded four decades ago, International Gem & Jewelry Shows were one of the first to sell commercial jewelry to the public, with the broad selection and prices (from $5 to $500k) of a trade show.

More than 100 of these shows are held coast to coast each year, with exhibitors from across the U.S. as well as China, India, Africa, Australia, and Russia. If you don’t have a wholesale ID but want to shop a wide selection of gems, beads, jewelry and accessories, there’s an upcoming show near you. You can buy tickets for $6 through Intergem but certain shows are available free (with a $3 service fee) via Goldstar, and the show at the Westchester County Center is one of them.

Get your passes here by clicking on FREE ADMISSION:

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near New York City (Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains) ) held November 30 – December 1, 2012

For the full listing of Intergem Shows offering free admission in the U.S.: International Gem & Jewelry Shows FREE

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Free admission to NYC museums for Bank of America cardholders

Did you know you can get in free to seven museums in New York City if you carry a credit or debit card issued by Bank of America or Merrill Lynch? But only on the first full weekend of the month. Next free weekends: December 1-2, 2012, January 5-6 and February 2-3, 2013.

Some 150 museums, zoos and aquariums across the U.S. will let you in free of charge if you show a photo ID along with a qualifying credit card, including these museums in New York City:

Metropolitan Museum of Art (save $25 on adult admission; $17 for age 65+)

Whitney Museum of American Art (save $18 on adult admission; $12 for ages 19-25 & 62+)

Brooklyn Children’s Museum (save $19 on adult admission; $15 for ages 2-17 & 62+)

New York Hall of Science (save $11 on adult admission; $8 for ages 2-17 & 62+)

New York Historical Society (save $15 on adult admission; $12 seniors)

Rubin Museum of Art (save $10 on adult admission; $5 for age 65+)

Staten Island Children’s Museum (save $6 on admission)

For a list of participating museums across the U.S. broken down by city, visit Save on Cities. For further details on the Museums on Us program or to set up an email or text alert when qualifying free weekends approach, visit Bank of America’s website.


Discount tickets to Mary Poppins: Broadway musical

Everyone’s favorite singing nanny, Mary Poppins is back – and live! – on Broadway, delighting audiences young and old. Don’t miss the production USA Today called “irresistible” and the New York Post called “a perfectly engineered piece of musical theater.” Produced by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, Mary Poppins merges the original stories of P.L. Travers with the movie they inspired, modern stagecraft and thrilling, new choreography with much-loved songs such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” and “Feed the Birds.”

WHERE: New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 West 42nd Street, New York City

WHEN: through January 5, 2013

DEAL: Sign up here to get $49 – $119 tickets (normally $62- 139)

Spider-man Turn Off the Dark – half price!

All new Broadway production has Spiderman flying over the audience to a soundtrack by U2’s Bono and The Edge – a thrill for all ages – and only in New York.

WHEN: 7 pm to 8 pm shows

WHERE: Foxwoods Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC

DEAL: Sign up here for $69 to $89 tickets (normally $111 to $169.50)

Half-price sunset cruises around Manhattan

Perfect way to end a day in New York City is on a boat, watching the city transform from golden sunset to glittering skyline. Sunset cruises come in every flavor – from floating happy hours with DJs to elegant dining on yachts with live bands. Click on “sign up here” to experience the cruise of your choice at half price this summer:


Take a 90-minute champagne cruise on a Deco-style yacht at nightfall past the dramatically-lit Statue of Liberty, South Street Seaport and under the Brooklyn Bridge.

WHERE: Yacht Manhattan, Classic Harbor Lines, Pier 62, 62 Chelsea Piers , NYC

WHEN: 6 pm through November 30, 2012

DEAL: Sign up here to get $30 tickets (normally $50)


Holiday Party Cruises take place aboard the three-level, 500-passenger Queen of Hearts, as DJs play top 40 hits and holiday favorites. Hosted by Affairs Afloat, this two-and-a-hour cruise up the Hudson River features a cash bar and buffet and an enclosed, climate-controlled dance floor.

WHERE: Pier 40, West Side Hwy & Houston Street, NYC

WHEN: 7:30 pm on Thursdays & 9 pm on Fridays (boarding an hour before)

DEAL: Sign up here to get $12.50 tickets (normally $25)


Buffet cruise aboard the Spirit offers a buffet served by singing waitstaff, dancing to a DJ, and views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, and the Financial District.

WHERE: The Spirit of New York, Spirit Cruises New York Dock, Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, NYC

WHEN: 7 pm

DEAL: Sign up here to get $53 – $74 tickets (normally $106 – $124)

Best tours of NYC from Central Park to Brooklyn

New York City was designed for walking and a good guide can show you hidden treasures you’d never find on your own. Explore the quirky, funky, delicious side of the Big Apple’s many neighborhoods at half price (and sometimes no price):


Chinatown & Little Italy Food Fest – a three-hour walking tour of the city’s most famous ethnic eateries and sample everything from Chinese dumplings to traditional Thai, Italian cheeses, meats, pasta, gelato and cannoli. An insider guide explains the histories and culinary background of the neighborhoods along the way.

WHEN: 10:30 am, Thursday through Sunday

WHERE: Kam Man Grocery Store, 200 Canal Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $30 tickets (normally $49)


Central Park walking tour reveals all kinds of interesting tidbits of history, architecture and hidden treasure in this most famous of city parks. Three-hour tour stops at Poet’s Walk, Bethesda Terrace, Sheep Meadow, Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, and Cleopatra’s Needle.

WHEN: 10 am

WHERE: General Sherman Statue, Fifth Avenue & E. 60th Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $22 tickets (normally $39)


Central Park walking tour at sunset covers about two-and-a-half miles at a leisurely pace, stopping at Shakespeare Garden, Bethesda Fountain, the carousel, Tavern on the Green Restaurant, Bow Bridge, Heckscher Ballfield, and the Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial.

WHEN: 2 pm, Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays

WHERE: Meet at the Arsenal, 5th Avenue and East 64th Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get FREE to $25 tickets (normally $50)


Bridge into Brooklyn – a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge, world’s oldest suspension bridge, called the “8th wonder of the world” when it opened in 1883. Learn about the design feats and tragedies associated with this NY landmark, and some interesting background on Brooklyn itself, including the artsy D.U.M.B.O. neighborhood and Brooklyn Heights where you’ll end up.

WHEN: 10 am on Fridays

WHERE: Woolworth Building at Broadway & Park Place, 233 Broadway, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $19 tickets (normally $39)

Jazz at Birdland half price

A rare opportunity to see some of the world’s best jazz musicians perform live at this legendary jazz club – FREE. On Sundays, the Birdland Jazz Party starts at 8:30, followed by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

WHERE: Birdland, 315 W. 44th St., NYC

WHEN: evening shows

DEAL: Sign up here and for $12.50-15 tickets (admission normally $25-30)

Here’s a free pass to experience another American musical tradition: the Harlem Blues Project (with Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Sharon Crenshaw) at B.B. King’s Blues Club. Free admission is good for one night only.

WHERE: B.B. King Blues Club, 237 W. 42nd St., NYC

WHEN: Tuesday, March 1, 2012

DEAL: Sign up here to get in free

Medieval Times tournament discount

Gather at the New Jersey Castle for an 11th-century four-course feast and jousting tournament.

WHEN: 7 pm on Thursdays & 7:30 pm on Fridays

WHERE: Medieval Times, New Jersey Castle, 149 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ

DEAL: Sign up here for $25-45 tickets (normally $38-64)

Spiderman Turn Off the Dark – half price!

All new Broadway production has Spiderman flying over the audience to a soundtrack by U2’s Bono and The Edge – a thrill for all ages – and only in New York.

WHERE: Foxwoods Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St., NYC

Sign up here for $79 tickets (normally $149.50)