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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - May 18-May 20

May 14, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

Open Your Eyes with Oculus Go at the Official NYC Consumer Pop-Up - Oculus Go Pop-Up
May 18, 2018 - New York

On Friday, May 18, Oculus invites you to enter a new chapter in virtual reality at the official Oculus Go Launch Event In New York. From 12pm to 8pm, Oculus is hosting a pop-up where guests can stop by and try out its new Oculus Go headset in a concept space with filled with exciting and interactive installations. Have the chance to immerse yourself in some of Oculus Go’s most unforgettable experiences: walk with the dinosaurs in Jurassic World, catch up on Handmaid’s Tale with a friend, sit courtside at the NBA Playoffs and more. The event will be open to the public and all are welcome to check out this unique experience. For more information, please visit

BrunchCon NYC - Brooklyn Expo Center
May 20, 2018 - Brooklyn

BrunchCon is making its way to New York! The acclaimed food + drink festival all about brunch, now in its third year, is coming to the Big Apple in 2018. In addition to BRUNCHING + DRINKING SO HARD, you can: * Enjoy our multiple photo booth opportunities * Take pics at the Museum of Brunch * Shop in our BrunchCon Market, which will feature brunch-related vendors, goods, and products * Enjoy dancing to some tunez spun by our DJ * Indulge in some MIMOSA PONG, Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Ladder Ball, and other fun lawn games

Queens Spring Carnival - New York Hall of Science
Through May 20, 2018 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

This family-fun event features "The Greatest Showman"-style old-time sideshow acts under the big top, favorite fair food, carnival games and midway rides for all ages. There is no charge for fair admission and the World of Wonders Amazement Show, starring sword swallowers, fire eaters, knife throwers, escape artists and other exciting acts. Showtimes are 7 and 9 pm weekdays and 3, 7 and 9 pm Saturday - Sunday. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 2 or more tickets each. Purchase a Super Saver Family Pack online in advance for $50 and get a second Family Pack free. The BOGO deal, which includes 100 ride tickets plus 2 free rides, ends at 5 pm May 10. Visit the website for coupons for $5 off a regular-price Family Pack and $2 off a $10 food purchase. Fair hours are 4 to 11 pm Monday - Friday and noon to 11 pm Saturday - Sunday next to the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), at the west entrance to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. On May 12 and 19, the Queens Spring Fair will coincide with the Queens International Night Market that takes place Saturday nights in the park. For more information, call 866-666-... (read more)

Epic New York Beer Tour - Bars, Taprooms, Breweries - Empire State Building
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

The Beer Adventures app offers 150+ highly curated tours in 75 cities around the globe. Currently in 25 US cities, we take you to all of the best bars, taprooms and breweries in town giving you a day out to remember on your own terms. For this 'Epic New York Beer Tour' we invite you to join us in NYC as we hit up to 10 venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn in one day. This is one of our favourite Beer Adventures and it's done best by a combination of walking, subway and whatever else mode of transport is for you! Starting by the Empire State Building you'll pass loads of famous landmarks, go over and under the East River, hit both villages (Greenwich and East) and of course visit all the very best beer bars NYC has to offer. Come thirsty, hungry and ready to make a day of it! HOW IT WORKS: Search for 'Beer Adventures' in the Apple appstore or Google Play and download for free. You can then select the city and tours you want in-app. The Beer Adventures app acts as a magical mystery tour directing beer fans around a city at the touch of a few buttons. Available on iOS and Android, we offer highly curated, built in itineraries in most major cities. STARTING O... (read more)

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