Category Archives: frugality

A Leisure for Less Post: Walt Whitman in Brooklyn

Hi F&F, Brooklyn has a rich literary history. Many noteworthy authors have called Kings County home and even more have found the place inspiring.  Walt Whitman falls into both camps. The great American poet once lived in the borough and … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less: Art Museum Day is May 18th

Hi F&F, The Association of Art Museum Directors and it’s member museums will be hosting Art Museum Day. Saturday, May 18th, museums from Arizona to Wyoming will be offering free or reduced admission fees and special programs in “an international … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Hi F&F, Mixed messages about the economy and our money abound. Last week the United States Federal Reserve said it would continue with their quantitative easing policy. The view is that the strategy has been successfully supporting economic growth, yet … Continue reading

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A Leisure for Less & A Girl’s Got to Eat Post: May 8th Means Free Cone Day at a Haagan-Das Shop Near You

Hi F&F, Free ice cream; click the picture; enough said. Peace, ATreeGrowsinBklyn Related articles Day 79: Ice Cream (herphotographable.wordpress.com)

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A Leisure for Less Post: The Spring Programs at BLDG 92

Hi F&F, The Spring Programs @ BLDG 92 have sprung. I think The Brooklyn Navy Yard is an amazing place and the exhibit at BLDG 92 is special.  I may be biased in my appraisal, because I work there, but Keith from the … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: What Gift to Give to the Planet that has Everything?

Hi F&F, Yes; this is my second post of the day; and yes – two posts in one day is a first for me. You are either thinking  Yippee!; I’m so lucky; my cup “runneth over” – more juicy tasty … Continue reading

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A Leisure for Less Post: Me Time Means so Much More When you Volunteer

Hi F&F, The aim of my Leisure for Less (LfL) posts are to share discoveries of fun activities to fill your time; without emptying your pockets.  The posts are about having quality “me time” experiences.  This LfL post may seem … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less Post: Go Mano-a-Mano With Your Creativity During National Craft Month

Hi F&F, March is National Craft Month. There is still time to roll up your sleeves to try your hand at a new handicraft or recover one that you have shelved (and, quite frankly, is a little dusty).  This month retailers, craft … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less: Wellness Week March 19-25, 2012

Hi F&F, If you took full advantage of the Hockey Weekend Across America event I shared in my last Leisure for Less Post, you may be feeling aches and pains in muscles you didn’t know existed.  I feel your pain … Continue reading

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Leisure for Less: Hockey Weekend Across America is February 17-19, 2012

Hi F&F, The fifth annual Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by Reebok, kicks-off skates-off on Friday, February 17, 2012.  The 3 day event is a celebration for those currently involved in ice hockey and offers newbies a chance to strap … Continue reading

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