FREE things to do today in NYC - Tuesday, June 30 2009

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Landmark

Books
Chandler Burr
at Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway (at 82nd St)
Upper West Side/Manhattan
(212) 362-8835
7PM

Burr reads from his new novel about a Hollywood book club, You or Somebody Like You.

Theatre
Rockabilly Burlesque
at Rodeo Bar
375 Third Ave (at 27th St)
Gramercy/Manhattan
(212) 683-6500
9PM

Burlesquers Coco LaPearl and Strawberry Cream Puff fling their horn-rimmed glasses to the wind as they stroll and jive to the rockabilly sounds of AM Preacher

Tours
Public Tours of the Plaza Hotel
768 Fifth Ave (at Central Park South)
Upper East Side/Manhattan
(212) 588-8012
3PM

You needn't shell out $600 for a room if you want to go behind the scenes at one of the city's most iconic landmark hotels. This new tour, led by architecture guru Francis Morrone, explores the ins and outs of the 102-year-old edifice, including famous spots like the Palm Court and the Oak Room, and special off-limits-to-tourists areas.

Comedy
Comedyland
at Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden
29-12 24th Ave (b/t 29th and 31st Sts)
Astoria/Queens
(718) 728-9776
9PM

Stacia Jensen, Colin Dempsey, Jen Grant, and Kristeen Von Hagen host stand-up comics in the famous beer garden. Come for the comedy, stay for the kielbasa.

Health & Wellness
Free Hearing Screenings
at the League For Hard Of Hearing
50 Broadway (b/t Exchange Pl and Morris St)
Tribeca/ManhattaN
(917) 305-7766
Noon-2PM

While most New Yorkers drown out the never-ending noise of the city, you can't ignore the possible harm the constant clamor might cause. Everything from blasting iPods to loud concerts can cause hearing loss. The Center for Hearing and Communication offers free screenings every Tuesday and Thursday at its state-of-the-art audiology center.

Workshops
Take Me To The River: MoonDance
at Pier 54/Hudson River Park
Eleventh Ave (at 14th St)
Meatpacking District/Manhattan
(212) 627-2121
Lesson 6:30PM / Dance 7PM

Tonight: Social dancing - Upcoming Lessons: • Sun 12: Swing with George Gee Big Band. •July 19: Tango with Hector Del Curto's Eternal Tango Orchestra. •July 26: Salsa with Los Hermanos Colón. •Aug 2: Salsa with Nu Guajiro •Aug 9: Swing with David Berger Jazz Orchestra.

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