10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend at the many outdoor festivals taking place around New York City! Check out everything in store for this weekend below. 

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair

May 20, 11 a.m. – 6  p.m.

East River State Park, 90 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg

Calling all record enthusiasts! There will be rows of tents filled with vinyls from dozens of vendors including Academy Records and Razor-N-Tape. Entry is free. For more information visit here.

Dance Parade and Festival

May 20, 1 p.m.

From East 21st Street to Broadway to Tompkins Square Park

This year’s theme Dance for Peace features over 150 dance groups performing tango, waltz, disco, hula and more. For more information visit here.

Vulture Festival

May 20 – 21

Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street

New York Magazine and present a festival for television, film, comedy and music fans. There will be panels, screenings, live podcasts and performances including a panel with cast members from Jane the Virgin and a feminist reading hosted by Amber Tambyln. For more information visit here.

Harlem EatUp!

Through May 21

Various venues

Celebrate Harlem culture, food and spirit at the third annual uptown festival! There will be Dine in Harlem Dinners, the Harlem Stroll in Morningside Park and much more. Ticket prices vary. For more information visit here.

Edgar Allan Poe Festival 

Through May 27

The Sanctuary, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street

Edgar Allan Poe fan? Check out the annual festival featuring performances of Poe’s famous works including The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death and The Cask of Amontillado. Tickets are $24. For more information visit here.

The Caan Film Festival

May 19 – 28

Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue

Experience a 12-film program dedicated to the talented actor, James Caan. Feature films include Brian’s Song, The Killer Elite and Rollerball. Tickets are $15. For more information visit here.

Seated Ballerina

Through June 2

Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Jeff Koons has taken over Rockefeller Center with his newest installation, a massive inflatable ballerina. The 45-foot Seated Ballerina conveys “optimism and a sense of potential for the future.” The piece is intended to bring awareness during National Missing Children’s Month. For more information visit here.

The End of Longing

Through June 24

Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street

You may know him as Chandler from Friends, but Matthew Perry hits the stage this time in a new play directed by Lindsay Posner. The End of Longing is meant to prove that “broken people don’t need to stay broken.” Tickets are $30-$99. For more information visit here.

Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends

May 21 – September 17

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street

Explore a brand new retrospective of one of America’s greatest artists! The exhibit includes over 250 paintings, drawings, sound and video recordings, prints, photographs and sculptures created during Rauschenberg’s six-decade career. Tickets are $25. For more information visit here.


Through October 8

Hudson Theatre, 139-141 West 44th Street

Director’s Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan bring George Orwell’s novel back to life in this highly anticipated stage adaptation. Cast members include Olivia Wilde, Reed Birney and Tom Sturridge. Tickets are $35-$149. For more information visit here.


Modern Manners: Suspicious Minds

A critical cartoon from Anthony Haden-Guest


A Gay-la for Writers at Doubles

The Writing Center at Hunter College honored Gay Talese


Book ’em!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with bookstores of note

by Ben DiamondPhotographed by Billy Farrall