Friday, May 16, 2014

Weekend Adventures

What a week! My parents were here and my best gal pal Virginia popped into the city for a few nights from her two month stint in London. I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to this weekend. The weather finally seems to be sticking. You know what that means, right? Weekend adventures are in full force. My travel plans over the summer are in high gear starting next weekend. Therefore, I need to soak in all the city has to offer before I blink and it is Fall again. Take a peek below at some awesome events happening all around the city (including the boroughs) this weekend. Is it too much to say I want to do everything?


Bill Cosby
8:00pm @ St. George Theater, Staten Island, NY

The only reason to take the ferry to Staten Island ever would be see everyone's favorite Huxtable, Bill Cosby this Friday. One of Americas most loved personalities known to both young and old gets better and better with age. Catch him for one night only and enjoy an evening of his energetic style. Get your tickets here.

Rooftop Films Festival Opening Night 
Doors at 8:00pm, film at 9:00pm @ Sunset Park, 39th Street and Frist Ave, Brooklyn, NY
(Take the D, N, or R trains to 36th Street)

18th Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series launches this Friday. Kicking off the launch with the power of the short film, which they believe is the best medium suited to showcase the power of a freewheeling imagination. Check out the details


Brooklyn Half Marathon
7:00am @ Prospect Park // Coney Island

Head on over to Prospect Park on Saturday morning to be a spectator and watch the Brooklyn Half Marathon. Sadly I will not be partaking in the event this year due to my damn left foot, but I do have some friends running (Go Garrett and Gina!!). It is an awesome course which covers a good chunk of Park Slope, starting in the park, past the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, on over to Grand Army Plaza, and straight down Ocean Parkway, then ending on the Coney Island boardwalk. See all you finishers on the Cyclone!!

Taste of Tribeca

11:30am to 3:00pm @ 334 Greenwich St // Duane St (rain or shine)

A culinary festival to support a wide range of enriching activities at our public schools including modern and ballroom dance instruction, storytelling, museum collaborations, visits from celebrated authors and arts support for the classroom of PS 150 and 234. Who wouldn't want to enjoy tasty food from local vendors and support a great cause. Get your tickets here.


World's Fair Anniversary Festival
1:00pm - 8:30pm @ Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens

Celebrate the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with an entire day of free activities - SIGN ME UP. There are events for all ages. Get your face painted, enjoy $0.50 rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, a visit by Mr. Met, cultural music (a Beatles cover band and more). dance performances, indulge in food from all around the world (infamous Belgian waffles which were first introduced at the 1964 World's Fair) and then topped off with an evening of fireworks. This all sounds amazing, meet me there?

10am–6pm (Saturday and Sundays) @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden 

One of the largest collections of Cherry Blossom outside of Japan. 220 cherry trees show off their floral display; you can monitor their progress using the BBG’s online CherryWatch Blossom Status Map. Hurry on over to the gardens before they are not in-season anymore.

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