10 Things to Do in New York this Weekend

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

This weekend is filled with exciting food, wine and beer festivals around New York City! If the chilly fall weather becomes unbearable, there are plenty of new and exciting concerts, exhibitions and musicals in store for you. Don’t miss out on this weekend’s activities!

The New York Pops

October 14, 8 p.m.

Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue

Don’t miss the orchestra’s opening concert of the season! With guest vocalists Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn the show is bound to be a hit. For tickets and more information visit here.

One-Eyed Jacks

October 14 – October 20

Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street

Marlon Brando’s unique 1961 western film will be playing this weekend at Film Forum. Critics previously dismissed this film when it was first released, but now it is seen as a spectacular Brando-eque twist on the genre. Tickets are $14 and can be found here.

Margaret Atwood

October 14, 7 p.m.

Celeste Bartos Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue

The talented author behind “Hag-Seed,” Margaret Atwood will be at the New York Public Library on Friday to discuss her career and work thus far. She will also be accompanied by Fiona Shaw, a London stage actress who starred in “As You Like It.” The two will be celebrating the Bard and his influence on their careers. For more information and ticket prices visit here.

Taste The Seaport

October 15, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Front Street between Fulton Street and Peck Slip

Taste from more than 40 Seaport and Financial District vendors at the annual Taste of the Seaport festival. Vendors include Insomnia Cookies, Bareburger, Barbalu and Tolache Taqueria. The day will also be filled with live music, family friendly activities and more. The event supports arts and enrichment programs at downtown elementary schools PS 397 Spruce Street School and PS 343 Peck Slip School. For more information visit here.

American Revolutionary War Victories Celebration

October 15, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Accompany the Lower Manhattan Historical Society in celebrating war heroes from the Revolutionary War. The event will take place just two days before the 239 anniversary of the American victory. Before the ceremony begins, feel free to join in on a free 90-minute walking tour to learn about the historical war-sites around Lower Manhattan. For more information visit here.

Open House New York 

October 15 – 16

Various locations

This year’s Open House day is filled with brand new additions! Folks can now visit the Metropolitan Opera House, Pier 17 and Westbeth. Take advantage of this exciting day to explore typically closed off venues in NYC, for free! For more information visit here.

W Hotel Downtown Presents What She Said Event

October 20 7 p.m.

W Downtown, 8 Albany Street

The What She Said panel will welcome Alexia Brue of Well + Good; Danielle Duboise of Sakara Life; and Laurie Cole of SoulCycle to share stories of success, answer questions and talk trends. A cocktail reception will follow the panel. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Young Survival Coalition, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here to purchase tickets.

New York City Wine and Food Festival

Through October 16

Various venues including Pier 92, 52nd Street and West Side Highway

Bone appetite! This year’s NYC Wine and Food Festival is filled with delicious dinners, tasting events and celebrity chefs. Stars from the Food Network and Cooking channel will include Anne Burrell, Dominque Ansel, Neil Patrick Harris, Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri. The festival will benefit No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City. For information on the different events visit here.

Tick, Tick…BOOM!

Through November 19

Acorn Theater, 410 West 42nd Street

Before Rent, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning Jonathan Larson put together this autobiographical musical. The story follows an aspiring composer questioning his future the night before his thirtieth birthday. The funny and exciting musical will only be at the Acorn Theater for about a month, so don’t miss it! Click here for more information.

Elmgreen & Dragset, “Changing Subjects”

Through December 17

FLAG Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street

Two Scandinavian artists present their mid-career survey show featuring extremely unique and enticing pieces. Among the works are key pieces featuring uncannily realistic figures and an incredible large glass vessel filled with pastel colors. For more information visit here.


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