Young and Free in NYC

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#TaniaOnTheScene - It’s no secret that New York City is a great place for families. But all that exploring can cost you a pretty penny—unless you know where to look. You won’t have to wander far to find museums with free-admission days, gratis concerts and stage productions, complimentary story sessions with top children’s book authors and exciting events that let you leave your wallet tucked happily away. Forget staying at home to save money. 

It’s your one-stop-shop to get a list of the best free ways for young New Yorkers (and young visitors) to get out on the town.

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Free Friday for Kids at New York Hall of Science

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#TaniaOnTheScene - Free Fridays, 2–5pm, and Sundays, 10–11am, September–June.
Kids get hands-on with science and technology at this Queens institution featuring more than 450 exhibitions.

Should you choose to spend a little during your visit, the museum also lets kids play a round of Rocket Park Mini Golf, explore the 60,000-square-foot Science Playground and settle in for a screening inside the 3-D theater.

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Today is National Cheeseburger Day

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#TaniaOnTheScene - That’s right, a holiday just for ground meat, cheese and a bun! If you like cheeseburgers, this is the holiday for you. You might have to observe this holiday.

And here’s how!

1. You could visit your favorite local burger restaurant

You could visit your favorite local burger restaurant

Find this guy at Roy’s All Steak Hamburgers in Auburn, Maine

2. You could load up on sliders

You could load up on sliders

3. You could splurge for the different meat

18 Ways To Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

Bison perhaps?

18 Ways To Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

How about ostrich? Be adventurous, it’s National Cheeseburger Day!

4. You could eat these In-N-Out Cheeseburgers

You could eat these In-N-Out Cheeseburgers
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5. You could stop by Shake Shack

You could stop by Shake Shack

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Intrepid Turns 70 Today!

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#TaniaOnTheScene -  Seventy years ago on Aug. 16, 1943, USS Intrepid was commissioned and was sent forth into the global conflict that was World War II.

The ship hasn’t stopped serving our country since.

Intrepid – now the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum — has played a vital role in the history of our nation: as warship, historic landmark and educational classroom.

But for all the amazing milestones in Intrepid’s storied career, the ship almost never made it here.

In the Pacific theater of World War II, Intrepid’s crew was part of a US floating force that fought from island to island, from Leyte Gulf to Okinawa, scrapping with the Japanese navy every step of the way.

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Free “Stuff” This Weekend

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#TaniaOnTheScene - The weekend is here so you’ll probably be looking for something to do. Try these:

1) Open Bar

2) Free Day at the MoMA

3) Free Drawing Class

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Free “Stuff” This Weekend

#TaniaOnTheScene - The weekend is here so you’ll probably be looking for something to do. Try these:

1) Free Tastings at AGED Restaurant

2) Free Admission to the MoMA

3) Complimentary Pass to the Guggenheim

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