10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Looking for something to do this Mother’s Day Weekend? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Check out what’s in store for this weekend below.

Hudson River Park Games

May 13

Pier 26 in Hudson River Park

Get healthy while fundraising for Hudson River Park by participating in Healthy on the Hudson, a day of cycling, yoga and bootcamp classes. There will also be live music, a wine and beer garden and other activities. Entry is free and each healthy class requires a $20 donation. For more information visit hudsonriverparkgames.org.


May 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

Calling all coffee addicts! Learn all about caffeine, espresso making, how to grind, roast and brew a coffee in different ways and much more. Featured exhibitors include Birch, Illy, Oren’s Daily Roast, Blue Bottle and Brewista. Tickets are $14-$45. For more information visit coffee-con.com.

Food Book Fair

Through May 14

Ace Hotel New York, 20 West 29th Street

Are you a foodie? Don’t miss this annual event. With workshops, panels, signings, cocktails, tastings, screenings, readings and meals, attendees will get educated in all things food. Participants include April Bloomfield, Emma Straub, Samin Nostrat and Mario Batali. Tickets are $5-$150. For more information visit foodbookfair.com.

The Golden Apple

Through May 14

New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street

The final weekend of this season’s Encores! series of musical revivals is upon us. Don’t miss The Golden Apple, a 1954 show based on The Iliad and The Odyssey.  Tickets are $35-$125. For more information visit nycitycenter.org.

Japan Day

May 14, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bandshell Area, Central Park

Celebrate Japanese culture at Central Park. Start the day with a four-mile run, then stroll through tents of calligraphy, face-painting, origami and yo-yo fishing. There will be samples of Japanese cuisine and live performances all day long. For more information visit japandaynyc.

Mother’s Day Brunch 

May 14, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street

Kick off Mother’s Day at the Queens Botanical Garden. Enjoy a picnic-style brunch among the flowers, then enjoy a walk through the greenery. For more information visit queensbotanical.org.

Forbidden Colours: Ryuichi Sakamoto at the Movies

May 12 – 15

Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street

Electronic musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has been composing terrific, mood-heightening film scores for over thirty years. To celebrate Sakamoto’s new album async, Quad Cinema will present eight of his best. Featured films include The Sheltering Sky and The Last Emperor. Sakamoto and David Byrne will both be in attendance for the May 13 screening of The Last Emperor. Tickets are $15. For more information visit quadcinema.com.

Moustapha Alassane: Pioneer of the Golden Age of Nigerian Cinema

May 12 – 15

MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street

MoMA’s retrospective of the Nigerian filmmaker Moustapha Alassane features a unique mix of genre, style and national identity. For more information visit moma.org.

Building the Wall

May 12 – July 9

New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street

10 weeks only! Don’t miss Robert Schenkkan’s newest political thriller about who we are and where we might be going as a country. The film stars James Badge Dale (The Departed) and Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU). Tickets are $32-$97. For more information visit buildingthewallplay.com.

New York Historical Society


New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

There’s a lot going on at the New York Historical Society right now! The museum just opened its Center for Women’s History and reopened its gallery of Tiffany Lamps. They also just opened their brand-new Center for Women’s History. Currently, Saving Washington is also on display with additional donated objects from Billie Jean King’s archive. Tickets are $20. For more information visit nyhistory.org.


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