Frugal Fun: 11/23 – 11/29

A list of free or low-cost events happening around Brooklyn and NYC this week. As always, if you know of any other fun events that won’t break the bank, please feel free to contact me!

MONDAY 11/23


mobile mondays

Dance away a case of ‘the Mondays‘ with Mobile Mondays “New York City’s Premiere 45’s night for vinyl music lovers.” Each week is often themed (this week is FUNK), but according to the website, the genre doesn’t define the party. Listed as a Time Out New York critic’s pickMobile Mondays is sure to make the worst day of the week just a little bit better.

Located at The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery Street, New York NY), show starts at 10pm.


Dancing not your thing? Start the week off with some laughs at the BIG Pony Show. It’s a FREE weekly comedy show located at Leftfield Bar in the LES (87 Ludlow Street, New York NY). Show starts at 8p.



Every Tuesday is Trivia Night at Berg’n Beer Hall. Show off your knowledge of random trivia while drinking from a great selection of beer and munching on food from a rotating list of food vendors. There is no cover to get in and it’s a really spacious location with a chill vibe, so even if you don’t want to participate in the trivia, you can go have a drink and marvel at how much useless information a person’s brain can hold. Located at 899 Berg’n Street, Brooklyn NY.

FRIDAY 11/27 – 11/28



Every Friday and Saturday night, BAM has free live music and performances as part of their BAMcafe Live series. The performances are different every night and have been a mix of all different styles of music, including rock, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, world music, and more. It’s located in the bar and lounge area on the top floor of the Peter Jay Sharp Building. Performances start at 9p, but there is limited seating, so it might be worth it to get there early. As an added incentive to show up early, they occasionally have happy hour between 6p and 8p – and this Friday and Saturday happen to be two of those occasions.

Akim Funk Buddha will be performing on both nights this week. “A dancer, a beatboxer” and an “all around hip-hop visionary, Akim Funk Buddha has performed at Central Park Center Stage, and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.


  • THE RUB – $10 before Midnight ($15 after)

The Rub is a dance party held every last Saturday of the month at The Bell House in Brooklyn. It started in 2009 a party with “great dance music mixed well, affordable drinks, and real people; no dress code, no bottle service, and no celebrity DJs.” The Village Voice has called it the “best party in Brooklyn to dance sweatily to smart music.” Cover charge is $10 at the door before midnight and $15 dollars after. Located 149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY.

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