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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - May 17-May 19


Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend Photo: Shannon McGee/Flickr 


New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. From scoping out the windows on Saks Fifth Avenue during the Christmas season to catching a round of fireworks on the Hudson on the Fourth of July, you won't miss a thing.

Manhattan Concours at BFPL - Brookfield Place
May 17, 2019 - New York

For the first time ever in Manhattan, a select group of collector cars will be showcased along BFPL's picturesque waterfront plaza. A display of culture, travel, and sport, these cars embody the essence of BFPL. Combining both the best vehicles of today with the best in class from generations past, we are proud to bring a weekend celebration of this luxury to Manhattan. Manhattan Concours judges will include Dr. Mark Moskowitz and Matt Orendac, among others. Prizes awarded will include "Best in Class," and "Best in Show."

Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real and Imagined - The Duke
May 17, 2019 - New York

Go beyond the magic and into the imagination of the iconic author Hans Christian Andersen, and discover how his complicated personal life inspired countless beloved tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling and more. Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents this world premiere production featuring live music by Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell, classical puppetry, and the timeless classics that have transcended generations.

Zine Fest (dot) Edu - Blue School
May 17, 2019 - New York

Zine Fest (dot) Edu, the 2nd Annual gathering for students and teachers who make zines, which will take place on Friday, May 17, from 4-6 at Blue School (156 William Street)! Celebrate the zines made in classrooms across the city, from 1st graders to college students! An engaging event for librarians, comics, zinesters, teachers, students, book lovers, artists and print enthusiasts!

Manhattan Concours at BFPL - Brookfield Place
May 18, 2019 - New York

For the first time ever in Manhattan, a select group of collector cars will be showcased along BFPL's picturesque waterfront plaza. A display of culture, travel, and sport, these cars embody the essence of BFPL. Combining both the best vehicles of today with the best in class from generations past, we are proud to bring a weekend celebration of this luxury to Manhattan. Manhattan Concours judges will include Dr. Mark Moskowitz and Matt Orendac, among others. Prizes awarded will include "Best in Class," and "Best in Show."

Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real and Imagined - The Duke
May 18, 2019 - New York

Go beyond the magic and into the imagination of the iconic author Hans Christian Andersen, and discover how his complicated personal life inspired countless beloved tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling and more. Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents this world premiere production featuring live music by Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell, classical puppetry, and the timeless classics that have transcended generations.

BANDIER POST MOTHER'S DAY EVENT - Bond Street Bandier
May 18, 2019 - New York

Mother's Day celebrations don’t have to be limited to just one weekend, why not two! Join us at Bandier on Bond Street for a post Mother's Day event on Saturday, May 18th. From 12-4pm, Shermann will be in store doing custom embroidery meanwhile you can enjoy lite bites and a free five minute facial lift while waiting for your personalized embroidered piece! *Free facials are from 12-4pm only.

The Phillips Door - a One Act Play - Cradle of Aviation Museum
May 18, 2019 - Garden City

A one-act play that has been touring Long Island for the past 4 years to rave reviews. "The Phillips Door is an amazing story of love, death, science, and faith," says Robert Frankenberg the plays Writer and Director. The story revolves around a recently widowed Doctor who has constructed a doorway to other dimensions in his laboratory. His experimentation with the door brings him encounters with ghosts, demons, fairies and even Death himself all in the hopes of finding his deceased wife's soul. The play has gained a cult-like following with multiple fans returning year after year to see new cast members and changes to its production. This year's performance will be 'theater in the round' in which the play will take place in and around the audience.

Spring Fling in Prospect Park - Prospect Park
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

On May 18 + 19, Prospect Park Alliance celebrates spring in Prospect Park with a full weekend of special events and activities that brings together the entire community! Enjoy a family-friendly fair, a scavenger hunt, fun run, birdwatching walk and tons of other exciting and fun springtime activities in Brooklyn's Backyard! Check back soon for further details!

Taste of Tribeca (25th Anniversary Year!) - Outdoor
May 18, 2019 - New York

Join us for the 25th anniversary of Taste of Tribeca! This outdoor culinary festival features dishes from more than 60 of Tribeca’s best-rated restaurants, as well as wine and beer tours of local shops and pubs. The family-friendly event will also have Kids’ Zone and live entertainment. The annual fundraising event benefits the arts and enrichment programs at the local public schools PS 150 and PS 234.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival - Various
Through May 18, 2019 -

NEW YORK (Wednesday, April 10, 2019) – The 2019 Downtown Urban Arts Festival (Reg E. Gaines, artistic director; Creative Ammo Inc., producer), now in its 17 th year, officially opens on Thursday, April 11 with R&B and Billboard Top 100 Dance Club recording artist CeCe Peniston, in a one-night only concert event at Joe’s Pub. The multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing music, poetry, live theater and film performs through May 18 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Wild Project and Tribeca Film Center, respectively. Other highlights during the five-week festival include: -Community poetry slam event, Words Matter, a forum for current social issues where local poets and audience members alike recite their best poems and compete for a cash prize totaling $200. Words Matter is hosted by Jaime Lee Lewis, 2016 Nuyorican Slam Champion and will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 7 PM – 9 PM (sign-up begins at 6:30PM) at Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3 rd Street). Tickets are $12. -Live theater series featuring new works for the stage by 18 playwrights at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) from Wednesday, April 24 to Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $20. The 2019 DUAF Playwri... (read more)

Nyack Famous Street Fair - Main Street and Broadway
May 19, 2019 - Nyack

This “Family Fun Day" is held in historic Nyack located on the Hudson River. Spring is the perfect time of the year to attend this exciting Street Fair featuring 300 exhibitors with a large selection of arts and crafts, plus retail and commercial vendors, home decor, collectibles and unique gifts. All kinds of delicious festival foods, Nyack's outdoor cafes and all day music by Ritchie G and Ed Packer will be a part of this fun filled day. For the younger set a large “Kids Zone” will be set up by Inflatable Party Adventures in the Main Street parking lot. Come early and stay late. This fair is sponsored by ACADA of Nyack for over 49 years and promoted by P.J.'s Promotions. Channel 12 News and CBS-FM are gold sponsors for the fair. The fair is held rain or shine from 10 to 5. Free parking. No Pets Please. For more information call 201-666-1340 or go to https://www.pjspromotions.com

Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real and Imagined - The Duke
May 19, 2019 - New York

Go beyond the magic and into the imagination of the iconic author Hans Christian Andersen, and discover how his complicated personal life inspired countless beloved tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling and more. Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents this world premiere production featuring live music by Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell, classical puppetry, and the timeless classics that have transcended generations.

Greek Jewish Festival - Kehila Kedosha Janina
May 19, 2019 - New York

Join the Greek Jewish Festival as we celebrate the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of Kehila Kedosha Janina. Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more!

Strawberry Festival - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

Each year, Brick Church shuts down 92nd Street for the All-Church Picnic and Strawberry Festival. This event counts among the congregation's favorites with its fun atmosphere and great food. Come out after service to enjoy live music, great food (hot dogs, strawberry shortcake with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream), games for kids and conversation with friends and neighbors. Be sure to join us on Sunday, May 19, directly following worship where the annual Brick Church Strawberry Festival will take place on 92nd Street between Madison and Park Avenues.We hope to see you there!

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2019: Taste, Shop & More - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

Are you experimenting with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? Whether your motivation is health- or environment-related, you'll definitely want to head to Metropolitan Pavilion for a day of browsing, tasting, learning and shopping. More than 100 plant- based food and lifestyle vendors will be on hand with a plethora of produce and products. You'll also hear some incredible speakers, including plant-based doctors, authors, chefs, fitness professionals and more. There'll even be an area with fun kids' activities, so bring the whole family for a day of healthy fun at this 9th annual event in the city.

Swamp in the City - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
Through May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Swamp in the City is a Cajun/Creole music festival in Brooklyn that celebrates the traditional music, culture and cuisine of Southwest Louisiana. The 3-day festival takes place May 17th-19th at Jalopy Theatre and features over a dozen+ Louisiana dancehall bands, Cajun & Zydeco music, musical instrument workshops led by Grammy-winning artists, backyard jam sessions, a Sunday family dance, Cajun/Creole food, libations, and more! Swamp in the City is excited to welcome top-notch talent from Louisiana including Jesse Lege, Cedric Watson, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones, Mitch Reed, Wilson Savoy, Chas Justus, Chris Stafford, Desiree Champagne, Darren Wallace, Jo Vidrine and Colin Gould, plus foot-stomping dancehall bands from the Northeast including Rose & the Bros, C'est Bon Cajun Dance Band, The Empty Bottle Ramblers, and more! The festival will take place May 17-19 at Jalopy Theatre and Tavern. NOTE: the tavern will be closed to the general public during this festival. Our venues have limited capacity and tickets WILL sell out, so don't wait! Buy early and don't worry.

Valley Stream Carnival - Arthur J. Hendrickson Park & Pool
Through May 19, 2019 - Valley Stream

This family-friendly event sponsored by Valley Stream Presbyterian Church features midway rides and games for all ages and a variety of fair food. Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches or taller) are available on Thursday for $30. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Visit the website for coupon savings on rides and food. Carnival hours are 5 to 11 pm Thursday - Friday and noon to 11 pm Saturday - Sunday. For more information, call 866-666-3247.

Craft in Focus Festival 2019 - Industry City
Through May 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Craft in Focus Festival will be making its return to New York, and taking place Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20, 2019. The three-day festival will transform Industry City in Brooklyn, NY into an open workspace and present hands-on workshops for people of all ages, master classes and demonstrations, focusing on master craftsmanship. The rich programming of the Craft in Focus Festival is meant to appeal to a wide audience: from curious novices to skilled professionals. In a world where children are swiping their iPhones and 3D printers are building houses, and a time of serial mass production and consumption, the beauty of handmade quality products and hands-on experience of learning technique directly from an artist should be revalued. Guests can look forward to workshops including, but not limited to: calligraffiti by Dutch artist Daan Wille, airbrush by Dutch expert Marissa Oosterlee, eco-dyeing by textile institute HAWAR from the Netherlands, basketry by master Esmé Hofman, along with spoon making by Brooklyn Metal Works, stained glass by Glass Art of Brooklyn, backstrap weaving by Weaving Hand, suminagashi by Textile Arts Center, robot making and boat building for chil... (read more)

Greeting Card Expo - Brooklyn Expo Center
Through May 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

The newest show in our industry, Noted: The Greeting Card ExpoSM, will bring over 150 publishers and thousands of retailers to Brooklyn, NY to show their support for the greeting card community and share their latest products. Build momentum for YOUR new products, and join us in the New York area from May 18-20, 2019 – just in time for Christmas buying!

Craft in Focus Festival 2019 - Industry City
Through May 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Craft in Focus Festival will be making its return to New York, and taking place Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20, 2019. The three-day festival will transform Industry City in Brooklyn, NY into an open workspace and present hands-on workshops for people of all ages, master classes and demonstrations, focusing on master craftsmanship. The rich programming of the Craft in Focus Festival is meant to appeal to a wide audience: from curious novices to skilled professionals. In a world where children are swiping their iPhones and 3D printers are building houses, and a time of serial mass production and consumption, the beauty of handmade quality products and hands-on experience of learning technique directly from an artist should be revalued. Guests can look forward to workshops including, but not limited to: calligraffiti by Dutch artist Daan Wille, airbrush by Dutch expert Marissa Oosterlee, eco-dyeing by textile institute HAWAR from the Netherlands, basketry by master Esmé Hofman, along with spoon making by Brooklyn Metal Works, stained glass by Glass Art of Brooklyn, backstrap weaving by Weaving Hand, suminagashi by Textile Arts Center, robot making and boat building for chil... (read more)

Design Week Store Tours - NYC Design Districts
Through May 22, 2019 - New York

Register to purchase a ticket to take a Design Week Store Tour to discover what’s behind the bricks and mortar of the key design districts in New York City: SoHo, Flatiron and Madison Avenue. Tours are guided by leaders in the NYC design community who will take guests on a two hour, curated, immersive experience to meet the designers, and expand appreciation of design-driven hospitality and ultra-contemporary home furnishings. Ticket Cost: $85 Flatiron District May 10, 11, 14, 16, 2019 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm Tour Guide: Craig Kellogg, American design consultant, critic and designer. Greene Street May 17, 18, 21, 22, 2019 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm Tour Guide: Robert di Mauro, multi media personality recognized for his insights and commentary on lifestyle, culture, fashion and design. Madison Avenue May 17, 18, 21, 22, 2019 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm Tour Guide: Irenka Jakubiak, a trend forecaster and writer/editor covering fashion and design Soho Design District May 10, 11, 14, 16, 2019 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm Tour Guide: Melissa Feldman, design writer, consultant and content strategist.

AD ART SHOW 2019 - Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

After the groundbreaking and phenomenally successful launch of AD ART SHOW 2018 at Sotheby’s New York, MvVO ART is bringing AD ART SHOW 2019, a selling exhibition, to the streets of New York City. AD ART SHOW showcases the talented artists continuing the legacy of Warhol, Haring, Magritte, and the many other world famous artists with roots in advertising. AD ART SHOW 2019 will be on LinkNYC displays during Frieze Week (May 1-4, 2019, 5 to 7pm) and a curated selection of AD ART SHOW artists will be featured across the 22 monumental digital screen network at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center— a retail and culture anchor in Lower Manhattan New York—for the entire month of May. The AD ART SHOW 2019 Art collection will be for sale on MvVO ART’s Artsy e-gallery via starting Monday, April 29, 2019. More show details will be posted as of April 29 on www.mvvoart.com Follow mvvoart on Instagram to discover the artists @mvvoart

Luzia - Citi Field
Through June 09, 2019 - Flushing

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Luzia – New York - Next to Citi Field
Through June 09, 2019 - Flushing Meadows Corona

"When the Cirque du Soleil approaches creators it asks them to venture into new scenographic and narrative territories. (…) We started from stereotypes… in order to overturn them. Ubiquitous slowness? We replaced it with speed – that of the Tarahumara, a Mexican people who live in the mountains and can run up to 200 kilometres non-stop, barefoot or wearing light sandals. Speed thus becomes an interesting element in circus language too, with its quest for extreme performance, thanks to magnificent acrobats and gymnasts drawn from around the world. For us, then, Mexican people display a great physical and spiritual capacity to go beyond incredible limits." Daniele Finzi Pasca

Daniel Buren on the High Line - The High Line
Through March 01, 2020 - New York

High Line presents En Plein Air, a group exhibition that broadens and challenges historical ideas of outdoor painting. The exhibition is on view along the length of the park from April 2019 to March 2020. It will bring together work by eight artists, including French artist Daniel Buren, who will string his signature stripe piece The Gardland over the elevated walkway

Shopping and Champagne - Trina Turk and Mr. Turk
Through October 08, 2028 - New York

Sip champagne as you shop our new Holiday Collection at 25% off! Plus enter for a chance to win a 1000$ Shopping Spree!

Roulette's Spring Open House - Roulette
Through April 02, 2109 - Boerum Hill

Calling all local residents, community organizers, vendors, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Roulette's Rental Program! You are invited to Roulette's free Spring Neighborhood Open House on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. From 6pm – 8pm, we will be opening our doors to the public and inviting the community to visit Roulette. Have a drink, jam to beats by DJ Natural State of Dance, learn about our programming, and see why Roulette has become one of the most in demand venues in Brooklyn for weddings, not-for-profit, and commercial organizations, private celebrations, conferences, galas, and more! Featuring complimentary food with the return of the legendary Pies'n'Thighs and Naturally Delicious, a chance to relive the culinary heaven of our 40th Gala with Night Kitchen Catering, and sweet dreams from our neighborhood chocolate supplier Nunu Chocolates; decor by the top-tier team of Big Dawg Party Rentals; and free photobooth mementos provided by MVS Studio/ Fobo. Whether you're passionate about Roulette's music programming or interested in renting our venue for your next event, come meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff and see the space in action!

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