Happy Mother’s Day weekend, shout out to all the mothers and maternal figures out there for your love and support!
For this weekend, we have gathered tons of events for you, your friends and families to share great memories and love.
NYC Indie Film Festival is finally here again, so we get to watch and explore all the inspirational movies that are out there world-wide.
How about rocking with one of our favorite 90s and 00s punk rock bands Sum 41, or hang out with your neighbors in Long Island City at its spring block festival?
On the Mother’s Day, you could run and feel healthier with your mom and family at NYCRUNS Mother’s Day marathon, or spend a beautiful brunch at the Queens Botanical Garden and smell the spring together with your family.
Let’s kick off our mother’s weekend strong, and make our mothers proud!
The 2018 New York City Independent Film Festival is here.
The Festival is focused on low budget and emerging films and bring their talent to culturally enrich the NYC community. Come embrace and discover fresh ideas from talented domestic and international indie filmmakers.
Friday, May 11th
Open Engagement After Party at the Bronx Museum (The Bronx Museum of the Arts @ 9 PM)
Open Engagement (OE) is an annual artist-led conference dedicated to engaging the dialogue around and creating a culture of care for the field of socially engaged art.
The conference spotlights the works of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, and organizations working within the complex social issues and problems of today’s society.
This Friday, OE is having after-party at the Bronx Museum, come out to party Bronx style with a music and drinks until midnight.
Midnights: Tank Girl Drinking Game (308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn @ 11:59 PM)
Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film, which is about a Tank Girl (Lori Petty) who fights against the tyranny of a mega-corporation that dominates the remaining potable water supply of the planet.
Come drink along to this awesome film, drink after comic book shots, someone enters or exits a vehicle and more.
Cirque Nouveau at House of Yes (House of Yes! Brooklyn @ 10 PM)
Enter the darker side of the cirque at House of Yes.
They invited performers from the darkest corners of the circus universe to come express their freaky selves to the fullest.
Experience a night of variety, mischief, and sensual splendor through Carnival Games of Fate and chance, Bearded Ladies, Creepy Clowns & Contortionists, misfortune tellers, and tons of live music.
Flashdance VS Dirty Dancing! (LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park Brooklyn, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn @ 7:30 PM)
Rock out to your favorite dance tunes of the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today on roller skates!
Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco at Lakeside in Prospect Park is a themed, costumed, immersive roller skating experience that will take you into a fabulous retro roller disco “dreamland.”
There will be contests and prizes for the best flash dancers and dirty dancers, the best reason to dress up, be wild, and let the good times roll.
Saturday, May 12th
BINGO for NYC Books Through Bars! (176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn @ 7 PM)
NYC Books Through Bars is a well known all-volunteer group that sends free donated books to incarcerated people across the county for over 20 years. This weekend, NYC Books through Bars is having a fun night to raise funds for postage to mail packages of books.
Beer from the Brooklyn Brewery and other refreshments will be available for donation throughout the night and Music will be played by DJ No Flag.
Plus, there will be having many great prizes from generous supporters such as IFC Center, Nighthawk Cinemas, Travel Bars, and other 20 companies.
Come support and play some bingos for good causes!
Insitu 2018 at LIC Springs (Vernon Boulevard Between 46th and 50th Ave, Long Island City @ 12 - 5 PM)
Long Island City (LIC) Partnership is hosting their 5th Annual LIC Springs! Community Block Festival!
Celebrate Long Island City and enjoy live music, dance, and theater performances plus interactive lessons, art & sculpture making, fitness classes, outdoor dining, pop-up activities and so much more for your friends, families, and kids.
Sum 41 (Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, New York @ 8 PM)
Cause I’m in too deep, and I’m trying to keep~
Yes, for their 15-year-anniversary, Sum 41 is going to perform at Terminal 5 in NYC! Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band that was formed in 1996. Their known songs are In Too Deep, Fat Lip, Still Waiting, With Me, Pieces, and many more.
Don’t miss your chance to check out one of the most favorite punk-rock band Sum 41 performing live in NYC.
Sunday, May 13th
Creative Writing Workshop (Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st St, Astoria @ 5 PM)
Want to learn how to turn yourself into an engaging writer?
Astoria Bookshop is having a Creative Writing Workshop for you to explore and develop creative writing skills. Instructor Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons, an award-winning essayist, and playwright, will walk you through a few exercises and tips towards being a good storyteller and scripter.
Wanna feel healthy, at the same time, race with or for your mother?
NYCRUNS is bringing you 5k or 10k race out on Roosevelt Island.
The race is for everyone, but all the women will receive a lovely flower at the finish to show appreciation and the love for mothers and women role models.
Celebrate with a delicious bagel and fruit spread at the finish line.
Mother's Day Brunch in the Garden (43-50 Main St, Queens @ 10 AM)