Cheap Theater Tickets In NYC and Berkshires

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Heading to the Big Apple? Find deals on New York City rush, preview and lottery theater tickets at Vacationing in the Berkshires? Get half-off, same-day tickets to a changing mix of cultural events at Half-Tix locations in Adams, Pittsfield, Lenox and Great Barrington, Mass. Cash only; $3 handling fee per ticket. Information: 413-743-1339 or

Sailfest In New London

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Looking for a fun, free, family daycation destination? Sailfest, which draws hundred of thousands of tourists to New London, is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event includes a tall ship and free ship tours, three concert stages, kids’ activities, vendors and a fireworks display. Information and schedules at

Annual White Elephant Sale In Old Lyme

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The 78th White Elephant sale at the First Congregational Church, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, is Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, and features thousands of items, including clothing, sports gear, antiques, art, toys, furniture and other treasures. (Arrive early. This event draws a crowd.) Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, when most of what’s left is half-price.

Special Deals For Nonprofits

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pricechopperPrice Chopper offers free ticket printing. The corporation will print a limited number of tickets for civic, charitable, religious and other service organizations. These can be requested at the courtesy desk of your local Price Chopper, and must be ordered at least six weeks before they are needed.

Price Chopper also offers free cups and napkins. Non-profit organizations may receive up to 250 free cups and napkins displaying the Price Chopper Logo for use at meetings or events, up to twice per year. These may be obtained at the courtesy desk at your local Price Chopper store. Bring your letter of request, on letterhead for your organization, to the Price Chopper closest to your organization, three weeks before you would need the contribution.

Nonprofits and charities will get a 25 percent discount at Pepperidge Farm Bakery Outlet by bringing their organization’s federal tax-exempt number on letterhead. The bakery outlet is at 1414 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield. Information: 860-286-6400.

Free Slurpees At 7-Eleven

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Courtesy 7- Eleven Facebook Page

Courtesy 7- Eleven Facebook Page

Brain freezes are on the house Friday at 7-Eleven stores, when the company will be celebrating its anniversary, (7-11, get it?), with free Slurpees. While supplies last, grab a watermelon punch, mango, apple berry blast or any of dozens of other frozen drink flavors. Information: or

Donate Clothes, Get A Discount

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mens wearhouseDonate your gently used men’s or women’s business attire (suits, jackets, shirts, dresses, slacks, dress shoes, accessories) to the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive and you’ll not only help someone in need, you’ll get a coupon for 50 percent off the regular price of most items in the store — and a donation receipt for your taxes. Drop current-style clothing only at any Men’s Wearhouse store by July 31. Information and locations:

Fourth Of July Weekend Sales

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Old Sturbridge Village116818 smFourth of July weekend brings plenty of firecracker deals and sales.

Kids 17 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, get free daytime admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Friday, July 4. (Daytime events end at 5 p.m. There is an additional charge for the evening fireworks program.) Information: 800-733-1830 or

The East Lyme Historical Society hosts its annual holiday weekend flea market Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Thomas Lee House Grounds, Route 156, just east of Rocky Neck State Park. The event also features a tag sale in the barn. Information:

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets (Exit 63 off Interstate 95) celebrates July Fourth with a giant summer sidewalk sale. Most of the center’s designer-apparel stores will slash outlet prices on a range of summer items. Details:

Tanger Outlet Center in Westbrook, at Exit 65 off Interstate 95, celebrates July Fourth with markdowns at most of its 60-plus stores. Information: 860-399-8656.

Playhouse on Park, a theater company at 224 Park Road in West Hartford, has a lunchtime ticket special. Visit the box office between noon and 1 p.m. on the day of a performance to purchase $10 tickets for that evening’s show. (Sales are cash only. Tickets are limited to Main Stage and Playhouse On the Edge performances and must be purchased in person at the box office.) For more information, call 860-523-5900 or

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Free Beach Pass

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beachAs part of the No Child Left Inside program,The Connecticut Library Consortium and CT DEEP have partnered to provide Connecticut State Park Day Passes to public libraries across the state. Borrow a pass and you’ll get free parking at state parks where fees are charged, (including all four state park beaches on Long Island Sound), and free admission to any museum located within a park.

Operation Wedding Gown

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brides across americaMilitary brides can say “I do” to a free designer wedding gown at the Brides Across America giveaway on Saturday, July 12 at The Wedding Embassy bridal shop, 1900 Watertown Avenue, in Oakville and on Sunday, July 13, at the offices of Engaged Connecticut, 920 Farmington Ave in West Hartford. Gowns are distributed on a first-come-first serve basis, so call The Wedding Embassy at 860-274-1988 as soon as possible for information and to schedule an appointment or visit