Looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend? Here are a few events to get you outdoors to enjoy the sun, stunning views, and of course, amazing food from different cultures and restaurants around the city.
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‘Descension’ Art Installation
Do you feel something vibrating at the Brooklyn Bridge Park? It might be the new pool exhibit. This giant whirling pool is one more reason to take the ferry to DUMBO and enjoy the artistic culture of this area. This art installation is 26-feet in diameter and will be displayed all summer until September 1st for free. Hop on the NYC Ferry with a bike and explore the area. Visit brooklynbridgepark.org for more information on upcoming events.
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Taco Takedown competition 2017
Taco Sunday? Come load up on tacos at the TakeDowns Competition in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cooks from all over NYC will gather together at the Brooklyn Bazzar from 2-4pm on Sunday, May 21st to delight you with all types of taco fillings. This northernmost neighborhood, often been referred to as Little Poland, has a large Polish-American community, so there is plenty to explore. Take the NYC Ferry East River Route to the Greenpoint Landing from Pier 11/Wall St or 34th St, and from there it is a short 10 minute walk to the tacos of your dreams. Don’t forget to buy your tickets at ferry.nyc prior to boarding.
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Dance Parade & Festival
Looking for something more exciting to do in NYC this weekend? Join the crowd at 21st St & Broadway from 1-3pm to enjoy the beautifully crafted floats, live bands and DJs taking part in the 11th annual dance parade, then stay from 3-7pm for the DanceFest at the Tompkins Square Park. Visit http://danceparade.org/the-parade-route/ for more information.
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Women x Women Art Fair
Celebrate art at the Women Art Fair from May 19th to June 2nd, a discovery based art-tour in the Lower East Side (Manhattan) highlighting the emerging female artists of New York. The starting point will be at Tictail Market @ 90 Orchard St., and guided tours of the murals will be held every hour from 1pm-4 pm. Make sure to join the Saturday tour, which will end with a celebration of food, drinks, and dancing at the Hester Street Fair (Ticktailevents.com).
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Union Square Park Adoptapalooza
Puppies or cats? If you’ve been thinking about adding a new member to the family this is your chance. From 12pm-5pm, Union Square Park will hold an Adoptapalooza with 300 dogs and cats to adopt. But it doesn’t stop there, bunnies will also be at the park waiting for a new family to release their love on them. “The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and the Petco Foundation partnered with more than 30 organizations and shelters to help find homes for hundreds of rescue animals” (Giannotta, AM NewYork). Head to Union Square this weekend, and hear the stories of this rescue animals, win prizes, and more.
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Are you ready to take on the heat? Summer is here, so head to the Rockaways this weekend and enjoy the nice weather and food from local restaurants with some friends. No need to take the A train anymore. NYC Ferry is ready to take you to the Rockaways from Pier 11/Wall St in under an hour while you enjoy the wind and stunning views of this ride. So why wait? For more information on ticketing, route schedules, Rockaway shuttle bus and more, visit ferry.nyc.
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Governor’s Island is now open for the summer season, and if you want to take a day to escape from the stresses of city life then this is the place to go. Whether you want to have a picnic with friends and family, attend a concert or go for a bike ride, there is a little something for everyone in this island. A variety of events take place here throughout the summer, and we know you wouldn’t want to miss it so we got you covered. For more information on the island visit https://govisland.com/. For ferry tickets and schedules visit ferry.nyc/east-river
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Smorgasburg Food Market
If you haven’t already, stop by the East River State Park this weekend to experience the summer Smogaburg food market, where over 100 vendors participate every Saturday from 11am-6pm to bring you the best of what they’ve got. No pets allowed in the park, but you can still come and enjoy the beginning of an exciting summer 2017. For tickets and trip planning, visit ferry.nyc.