There’s no way to stop a New Yorker from having a good time, through wet days or dry!
The city never stops moving, creating and celebrating culture. This weekend there are tons of things to visit, see and indulge in. These are just a few of the events, festivities, and parades scheduled this weekend. Some are free, and others charge for a ticket, but each is worth checking out!
Friday, September 14
Coney Island Film Festival (1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn @ 7:30 PM)
Risque boylesque, glitter, talent, and tassels anyone?
Underground film “Tigger! Obscene Beauty”, is a documentary that investigates the neo-burlesque and boylesque landscape of today. It focuses on the upcoming performers and how their performance expresses their political and social freedom. The film gives viewers an unfiltered look at Burlesque’s history and the beautiful, brave and sexual artists in the field currently. You can purchase tickets at the box office on Surf Avenue! Get them fast!
Free Movies Under The Stars: Black Panther (Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx @ 7:15 PM)
Wakanda forever! This meaningful phrase from the hit film “Black Panther,” will radiate through Van Cortlandt park tonight!
Get your blanket and arrive early to reserve a prime viewing spot. The weather has reached optimal condition to cuddle up under a quilt beneath the stars and watch a flick on the big screen. The award-winning film “Black Panther” will be screened tonight for free and that means all you have to do is show up!
Free Music Fridays: Aria Nadege, Bright Brown and more (2 Lincoln Square, Manhattan @ 5:30 PM)
There’s a line up of soulful performers and they’re kicking off tonight!
Indie music, jazz or folk music, no matter what type you’re into, all three mesh beautifully in tonight’s line-up at Free Music Fridays. The free event will allow visitors to come over and enjoy free live musical performances. The artists Aria Nadage, Bright Brown and Melissa Czarnik will each have around half an hour of show time to dazzle listeners in this unique showcase.
Saturday, September 15
New York Winefest (269 11th Ave, Hudson Yards @ 1 PM)
Wine, games, food and live entertainment?
Yes, a large gathering of food and wine vendors will set up for this huge festival in The Tunnel! Tickets are available at all different times and prices, giving you access to unlimited wine samples, bites and live musical performances. Brands like Barefoot, Pumphouse Wine, Yankee Foley Cider and countless others will show out for the event. If this screams good time to you then hurry and secure your ticket, and enjoy unwinding with a glass.
Brooklyn Book Festival (209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)
Bookworms and writers here’s to you!
This week-long festival celebrates all forms of literature and invites visitors in for free! There will be a marketplace selling literature as well as panels set-up throughout the day. Guest speakers will include educators, authors, and other literacy aficionados. There are several events taking place each day, some including live readings and literature performances.
Classic Soul and Motown Revue Brunch: A Decade Of Soul (131 W. 3rd St, Greenwich Village @ 12:30 PM)
Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy a taste of authentic Motown.
Smooth vocalist Prentiss Mcneil, Bruce Wayne, and Lady Jae Jones bring a taste of class soul to listeners. Turn the clocks back to a time of showmanship, full bands, and energy driven performance in this extravagant show. While you listen to the great music, order some delicious food from the brunch menu. It’s a perfect way to start Saturday!
Sunday, September 16
Taste Williamsburg Brooklyn (90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn @ 1 PM)
The best way to celebrate Brooklyn is to taste it!
Savor the flavors of Brooklyn in East River State Park at this inclusive event. Approximately 40 local breweries, restaurants, bars, wineries and much more make up this festival. The day will also be full of live performances and other goods for sale! From pizza to pasta, coffee to sushi, the menu is packed with diversity and flavor.
Chef Showdown: BBQ Tasting (210 E. 43rd St, Kip’s Bay @ 6:30 PM)
Now is your chance to be a taste testing judge, and the category? BBQ!
Yes, it’s literally a finger licking good opportunity to chow down on a menu prepared by four local chefs and choose a winner! One of the featured competitors in Brooklyn’s very own Breukelen Rub, already gaining a reputation in the culinary world for their homemade spice rubs, named after neighborhoods in the borough. There will also be beer and wine!
African American Day Parade (111th Street, Alan Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, Harlem @ 1 PM)
The 49th Annual parade will be emanating their theme this year: “Culture is Key.”
The parade will shine a light on star figures of the African American community, such as singer and songwriter Felicia Temple and the HBCU marching band. Figures from fashion, technology, education, music, film, broadcasting, theatre, and television will make their way to the main stage for panels, performances, and awards.
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