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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - May 24-May 26

May 20, 2019 - 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.

Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real and Imagined - The Duke
May 24, 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.

Celebration - AMC Pacific Place
May 24, 2019 - Seattle

An opulent and immersive behind-the-scenes look at haute couture designer Yves Saint Laurent's final show before his death, told through the eyes of longtime business partner Pierre Bergé, which was suppressed for the last two decades.

Sceneless Scene Showcase - 89 North Music Venue
May 24, 2019 - Patchogue

THIS EVENT IS 18 AND OVER What is Sceneless Scene Showcase? A musical festival meets art show meets flea market extravaganza, dedicated to showcasing local Long Island crafts, goods & talent! Mc'd by Maxwell Peters! Featuring performances by The Big Happy, Maisons, MAYVE, Yoga Pants, Montauk Project, and more! Plus face and body painting, live portraits and tarot readings by Sami! Age 18+ $15, Age 21+ $12

Tap+Cork - Kings Theatre
May 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

A block party-style beverage festival featuring craft & small batch brands next to some known favorites. Amazing food & great music keeps your belly full and your feet moving. All happening in the City's favorite borough... Brooklyn.

Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real and Imagined - The Duke
May 25, 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.

Celebration - SIFF Cinema Egyptian
May 25, 2019 - Seattle

An opulent and immersive behind-the-scenes look at haute couture designer Yves Saint Laurent's final show before his death, told through the eyes of longtime business partner Pierre Bergé, which was suppressed for the last two decades.

Brunch, Booze, & Beats: Brunch & Day Party - Memorial Day Weekend Edition - Row House
May 25, 2019 - New York

We know for sure that today's urban professional loves three things: Brunch, Booze, and Banging Beats! So come out to Row House on May 25th from 12:00 to 7:00 PM where we're serving a heaping helping of all three at the "Brunch, Booze, & Beats" Brunch Party! Row House, located at the corner of W. 115th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the heart of Harlem's Restaurant Row, features a delicious and reasonably priced brunch menu.

Memorial Day Weekend Boat Party - Marco Polo Cruises
May 26, 2019 - New York

From Skyport Marina, we start boarding at 8:00 PM and depart at 8:30 PM. After tons of fun, we are back at the dock at 10:30 PM. Our cruise route offers picture-moment views of the New York City Skyline, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Freedom Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and more!

Giacinta The Pace - Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
May 26, 2019 - New York

Eat Well Stay Well – One Day Immersion: A Healthy Plant-Based Lifestyle Event Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Saray Stancic, M.D., Chef AJ & Sharon McRae Take charge of your health! Add years to your lie…and life to your years! Heart disease, Obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, auto-immune diseases and other chronic conditions afflict millions of Americans and their families every year. Pills and surgery can help, but standard medical treatments often fail to address the underlying causes of disease, can be very expensive and can have unwanted side effects or compications. Did you know that most of these conditions can be prevented, and sometimes even reversed, through a whole-food, plant-based diet? Join us for a fun, informative day-long event with a healthy lunch included and a fun and exclusive vendor fair. Have fun and hear the latest science and learn how to make the transition to a delicious, healthy, rewarding new lifestyle! Sunday May 26th 9 am – 5 pm $169 For more info and to register, visit eatwell-staywell.com/events

The 40th Annual Czechoslovak Festival - Bohemian Beer Garden
Through May 26, 2019 - Queens

Our traditional 40th Annual Czechoslovak Festival is here and it will take place on May 25 & 26 starting at noon! Live Entertainment – Authentic Czech and Slovak Cuisine – 1st Prize Raffle: a ROUND TRIP TO PRAGUE We hope to see you there! Cheers!

New York B.I.G Salsa Festival 2019 - New York Hilton Midtown Hotel
Through May 27, 2019 - New York

BIG Salsa Festival New York will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on May 24th-27th, 2019 on Memorial Day Weekend. Come to the heart of New York and experience the Mecca of salsa! BIGNY is dedicated to bringing you the best New York Experience. We bring our attendees the best instructors from all around the world to showcase and teach their talents. Brace yorselves for amazing performances, the best Salsa and Bachata DJs from around the world, and get ready to dance the night away in the heart of New York City!

Merrick Train Station Carnival - Merrick Train Station Parking Area
Through May 27, 2019 - Merrick

This family-friendly annual event features midway rides and games for all ages and a variety of fair food. Carnival admission is free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches or taller) are $30 on site. Online pre-sale ride wristbands are $20 each, 2 wristbands for $35, or a Family Four Pack (2 adult/2 child wristbands) for $60. (Pre-sale ends at 5 pm Thurs., May 23.) 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 - Monday. For more information, call 866-666-3247.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Celebrates 31st Annual Fleet Week - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through May 27, 2019 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will observe the 31st annual Fleet Week, May 22–May 27, with a week of activities, themed events and live demonstrations that celebrate the armed forces. Fleet Week is America’s premier tribute and “thank you” to the men and women who serve in the armed forces. Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum is proudly supported by Coca-Cola and Lockheed Martin. The following Fleet Week activities will be held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue, Manhattan). Events on the pier are free and open to the public; events inside the Museum are included with Museum admission. Retired and active U.S. military and U.S. veterans receive free Museum admission with proper I.D., generously provided by Bank of America. The U.S. Marine Corp, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard will be on hand with demonstrations and activities, and will be showcasing the equipment, clothing and vehicles they use during active duty missions. Former Intrepid crew members will share stories throughout the Museum, live demonstrations and pop-up planetarium shows will be presented by Museum educators, and Fleet Week-themed Tour Guide Talks ... (read more)

Levittown Carnival - Levittown Carnival Grounds
Through May 27, 2019 - Levittown

Enjoy midway rides and games for all ages and favorite fair food at this family-friendly annual event. Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches or taller) are $35 on site. Online pre-sale ride wristbands are $20 each, 2 wristbands for $35, or a Family Four Pack (2 adult/2 child wristbands) for $60. (Pre-sale ends at 5 pm Thurs., May 23.) 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 - Monday. For more information, call 866-666-3247.

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

World Science Festival: "Awaken Your Inner Genius" - Multiple Locations - See description for additional details
Through June 02, 2019 - New York City

The World Science Festival returns on May 22 for its 12th annual science spectacular. Join us for over 60 events that take science out of the lab and into the streets, parks, museums, and premiere performing arts venues of New York City. The Festival kicks off with Light Falls, an original work for the stage on May 22, which will portray Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, followed by eye-opening discussions, vibrant debates, mind-expanding explorations, powerful theatrical works, insightful films, hands-on experiments, and major outdoor experiences from May 29- June 2. Festival-goers of all ages will join the world’s leading thinkers for an unforgettable celebration of science that’s sure to inspire and excite. Date: May 22- June 2 May 22: Light Falls production at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall May 29 – June 2: Week long festival with various events to be held at NYU Skirball Center, NYU Global Center Grand Hall and The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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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