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New Season Begins Wednesday, July 17 on NYC life

Host Dave Evans returns for a brand new season of $9.99 as he scours New York City to bring viewers the most outrageous, creative and amusing outings in the five boroughs that won’t hurt the wallet. In this new season, premiering Wednesday, July 17 at 8:30pm on NYC life (Channel 25), $9.99 focuses on a different theme in each episode – from dancing to dating to doing good deeds – and for those times when viewers want to spend a few extra dollars on something special, Dave gets some help from concierge Michael Fazio with a few splurge suggestions. Kela Walker also lends a hand this season, sharing her tips on what’s hip and trendy.

The new season of $9.99 premieres on Wednesday, July 17 at 8:30pm on NYC life (Channel 25). Episodes will encore throughout the week: Mondays at 3:30pm, Thursdays at 11:30am, Saturdays at 11am and 10pm, and Sundays at 4:30am. NYC life is available in the New York tri-state area on broadcast, cable and satellite channels. Visit for local cable and satellite listings. $9.99 will also be available to watch online on the NYC Media Video on Demand player – – and through the NYC Media app, available to download for free from iTunes.

In “Let’s Dance,” Dave learns how to lindy hop in Harlem and tango in the Garment District. He joins a male knitting group and avoids paper cuts at the only dedicated origami studio in New York City in “It’s Crafty.” In the volunteer-themed episode “How May I Help You,” Dave explores different ways to spend time without spending any money while helping others in the process as he visits organizations like God’s Love We Deliver, which brings meals to the terminally ill and their children and caregivers.

Dave gets romantic in “It’s a Date” where he discovers it’s okay sometimes to be a cheap date with visits to a chocolate shop in Jamaica, Queens and a bowling alley in Staten Island before taking a flower stroll through the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. In an effort to “Keep Your Kids Busy,” Dave makes a pilgrimage to the Hall of Science, bringing back memories from long-ago field trips, and joins Rocking the Boat in Hunts Point in the Bronx, where young people build boats that the public can ride for free on the weekends.

With history and “Antique NYC” in mind, Dave takes a ride on a landmark and plays one as well – that is, goes for a spin on the Forest Park Carousel in Queens and plays the historic pipe organ at St. Ann’s in Brooklyn Heights. He also makes some new “Animal” friends as he feeds the pigs at the Queens County Farm Museum, learns how worms help with composting in Staten Island and, for a splurge, goes for a horse ride on the beach with the Jamaica Bay Riding Academy.

In “Games,” Dave shows off his adventurous side at the Alley Pond Adventure Course in Queens, where he jumps off a phone poll before joining in a game of bingo hosted by a drag king and queen in the Lower East Side.

Born and raised in South Brooklyn, Dave Evans’ connection to the outer-boroughs runs deep. Often called a jack-of-all-trades for his background as a musician, photographer, painter, cook and general inquisitiveness, Dave hosts $9.99 on NYC life and is featured in the City of New York’s Inform NYC series.