Cheap$kate: FREE events in NYC this week
Meet the Actors
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones
Oscar-winning actors Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones will stop by the Apple SoHo store Sunday at 4 p.m. to chat about their latest flick, "Hope Springs," a film about a devoted couple looking to rekindle their romance by going to marriage counseling sessions with a renowned couple's specialist played by Steve Carrell. (Sunday, 4 p.m., FREE, Apple SoHo store, 103 Prince St., 212-226-3126, apple.com/ retail/soho)
Cookie Monster and chef Rocco DiSpirito
Me want a cookie! Join "Sesame Street's" Cookie Monster and celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito for a FREE 45-minute cooking demo at the New York Public Library this Friday morning as part of the KidsLIVE series. Rocco will show Cookie Monster, and all in attendance, how to make healthy cookies and will teach everyone that healthy foods can be delicious. (Friday, 10 a.m., FREE, New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 42nd St. at Fifth Ave., nypl.org)
'Rebel Without A Cause'
It's probably too hot to sport your favorite leather jacket, but stop by the lawn at Bryant Park Monday night to catch James Dean in his most celebrated role, playing a "Rebel Without A Cause" in the 1950s drama, screening for FREE as part of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. (Monday, lawn opens at 5 p.m., film at sunset, Bryant Park lawn, Sixth Ave. btwn 40th and 42nd Sts., bryant park.org)
'The Princess Bride'
Inconceivable! A FREE screening of "The Princess Bride?" As you wish! Enter the fairy-tale world of "The Princess Bride" this Wednesday at this FREE SummerScreen screening at McCarren Park. (Wednesday, 6 p.m., film at sunset, McCarren Park, Lorimer St., Williamsburg, 718-965-6580, summerscreen .org/schedule)
'Wet Hot American Summer'
This wet hot comedy about everything summer camp is the perfect way to pay homage to Summer 2012. With a cast including Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Meloni and many more, this FREE screening of "Wet Hot American Summer" is a great way to spend your Thursday night. (Thursday, 6 p.m., FREE, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn, brooklynbridgepark
NYPL's Citizen Cartography Workshop
Help the New York Public Library map out the past, present and future with its Citizen Cartography Workshop, which will allow you to add valuable geographic context to old maps using a set of tools the library developed, available at maps.nypl.org. The workshop will focus on georectification, or "warping" maps. Stop by this Wednesday evening. (Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., FREE, New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A, 42nd St. at Fifth Ave., nypl.org)
Check out the Drilling Company's rendition of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," which brings the bard's work into the 21st century by re-envisioning the play as a modern-day "election fable." This "Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot" adaptation of the play changes the gender, age and race of many critical roles to reflect the diversity of modern politics. (Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., FREE, Municipal Parking Lot, corner of Ludlow and Broome Sts., 212-873-9050, shakes peareintheparkinglot.com)