Free In NYC

There are so many free things to do in New York City, but I hardly take advantage of them. NYC is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and it’s easy to spend a ton of money without even realizing it. I want to make an effort to attend more free events in NYC, not just because I’ll save money, but because it will encourage me to get out more and experience what the city has to offer.

Last weekend, I went to the Houdini exhibit at the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side, and to my surprise, it was FREE! The exhibit is full of little-known-facts about the American icon.  Magic props from Houdini’s famous escape tricks, including the water torture chamber, straightjacket and handcuffs are on display.

Most impressively, Houdini (born Ehrich Weiss) came from a humble immigrant background and became one of the most renowned performers in the world. He was a champion of self-publicity, often filming his daring escapes and performing right in front of major newspaper headquarters. Smart guy!

I would recommend checking it out. The exhibit closes at the end of March.

http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/houdini

Hopefully more “free in NYC” to follow…

Houdini in the water torture chamber

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