10 Things to Do This Weekend

Thursday, September 29, 2016

This weekend is all about trying new things and making the most of the city around us. Venture to new exhibitions, festivals and even the top of the Empire State Building. As we officially say bye to Summer 2016, let’s ring in autumn the right way!

Chile Pepper Festival

October 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue

The annual celebration is back and spicier than ever. This year’s Chile Pepper Festival will feature hot sauces, condiments, chile-chocolate confections, candies, spices pickled snacks, spices and much more. Don’t forget to check out the fire breathing, sword swallowing and musical acts on stage while you snack! For more information visit here.

Art Fair

Through October 2

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

An affordable art fair is coming to Chelsea this weekend! For $18 entry fee, you can shop origial photographs, paintings, sculptures and more from 70 galleries. Prices range from $100 – $10,000 so you won’t have to break your budget. For more information visit here.

The Birds

Through October 2

59E59 Theaters, 59 E. 59th Street

Talented Irish playwright Connor McPherson of Shining City and The Weir takes on his adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s short story. With Antoinette LaVecchia and Tony Naumovski, this show will not disappoint. For tickets and more information visit here.

Desperate Hours: The Films of Michael Cimino

Through October 6

Bam Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

View a complete nine-film retrospective of the late and talented Michael Cimino. Feature films include Silent Running, The Sunchaser, Heaven’s Gate and The Deer Hunter.

Fall for Dance Festival

Through October 8

New York City Center 131 W. 55th Street

It’s that time of year again! The fall dance festival is back and with five programs this year. Each program features dance groups from all over the world from Ballet Theatre to Indian Kuchipudie dancer Shantala Shivalingappa and Brazil’s Grupo Corpo. Get your tickets here.


Through November 6

McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway

Star comedian, Lisa Lampanelli will be hosting her own show directed by Jackson Gay at the Women’s Project Theater. The show is about four women, body images, food and sharp wit. Don’t miss it! Tickets and more information can be found here.

Sunrise at Empire State

October 1 – November 20

350 Fifth Avenue, New York

Rise and shine! Watch the sunrise from the ESB’s 86th floor observatory for a once in a lifetime experience. Afterwards, enjoy a prix-fix breakfast at the STATE Grill and Bar in the lobby. Hurry, tickets are limited! For ticket prices and more information visit here.

The Battle of Brooklyn and the Fall of New York

Through January 8

The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

Learn about one of the most significant battles of the Revolutionary War, that took place soon after the Declaration of Independence. With portraits, maps, letters and other important documents, this exhibition is captivating and interesting to just about any American citizen.

The Encounter 

Through January 8

Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th Street

Prepare yourself for an eye-opening night at the theater. The Encounter tells the true story of Loren McIntyre, a National Geographic photographer who got lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969. The story explains McIntyre’s astonishing experience and makes viewers question today’s society. For tickets and more information visit here.

Jerusalem 1000-14000: Every People Under Heaven

Through January 8

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue

With more than 200 precious works of art, the Met’s new exhibit is a worthwhile journey back in time to Jerusalem in the early second millennium. The exhibition shows how the a city holy to many faiths inspired art today. For more information visit here.


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