10 Things To Do This Weekend

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summer may officially be over, but the fun doesn’t end there! New York City is bustling with activities this weekend ranging from concerts, festivals and exhibitions. Check out this weekend’s top 10 things to do:

Meghan Trainor

September 9, 7 p.m.

Radio City Music Hall, 1250 Avenue of the Americas

Chart-topping pop artists Meghan Trainor is known for her inspiring messages in each song. From top hits “All About That Bass,” “No” and “Me Too” each song presents a powerful message to listeners everywhere. Tickets range from $45-$64 and can be purchased here.

Kite Festival 

September 10, 11 – 3 p.m.

Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Bring a kite, buy a kite or just enjoy the views this weekend at the annual Kite Festival. Watch the transformation of the sky filled with color against the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge.

For more information visit here.

U.S. Open

Through September 11

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing

It’s that time of year again! The U.S. Open is back and the most popular names in tennis are ready to compete in the final grand slam tournament of the year.  Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams will all take on vigorous matches this weekend, so don’t miss out!

For tickets and more information visit here.

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

Through September 11

New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard

Before it’s too late! This weekend is the final weekend to experience the unique part art, part horticulture show. The gallery features works by William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. The outdoor grounds are designed to evoke the American gardens depicted by the artists. The gardens are filled with cornflowers, hollyhocks, peonies, columbines, morning glories and much more.

For more information visit here.

David Burnett: A Man Without Gravity

Wed. – Sun. through September 25

Anastasia Photo 143 Ludlow Street, New York

Just in time for the post-olympic season, David Burnett’s “Man Without Gravity” is an exhibition of pictures taken at various Olympic Games since 1984. Oddly enough, the photos focus little on the classic victorious sport poses and more on details, spectators and portraying the mindset of the athlete.

For more information visit here.

But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise

Every Friday through October 5

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue

But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise features 18 works of art by a variety of contemporary Middle Eastern and North African artists. The art ranges from painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video. The exhibition examines themes such as movement, migration, architecture and conceptual contraband.

For more information visit here.

Disney Nature Weekends 

Sat. and Sun., September 10 – October 23

Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street

For the next six weekends, widescreen nature documentaries released by Disneynature will be taking over the widescreen at Metrograph. Celebrity narrators Tina Fey and Samuel L. Jackson will be taking viewers through the utmost beauty of the wildlife around us.

For tickets and showtimes visit here.

Modern Matinees: B Is for Bogart

Through October 28, times vary

MoMA Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, 11 W. 53rd street

Follow Humphrey Bogart’s acting career in chronological order at the MoMA this weekend. Experience his rise to fame in classics Dead End, They Drive by Night, The Maltese Falcon and Oscar-winning turn in The African Queen.

For more information visit here.

Photographs by Larry Silver, 1949-1955

Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., through December 4

New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park

Bronx native Larry Silver began his career in photography when he was just a teenager by taking photographs around New York. This exhibition holds 45 pieces by Silver following World War II. The photographs depict the city’s daily comings and goings in the time of international suffering.

For more information visit here.

Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will 

September 9 – January 2

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue

Marking 200 years since Brontë’s birth, this exhibtion includes letters, Brontë’s earliest surviving miniature manuscript, her portable writing desk, paintbox, a portion of the original Jane Eyre manuscript and portraits of Charlotte and her family.

For more information visit here.


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