UNFINISHED: THOUGHTS LEFT VISIBLE AT THE MET BREUER
Start your weekend off with a little culture at this incredible exhibit at the brand new Met Breuer (in the old Whitney Museum space). Exploring works of art from multiple artists that have been deemed “unfinished,” some on purpose and others left incomplete by their creators, the exhibit uses these pieces as a way to learn more about each artist’s creative process. With almost 200 pieces spanning from the Renaissance to the present, it’s not to be missed!
Bring the whole family out to Street Games this weekend to partake in all of the good, old-fashioned games kids used to play before the days of iPhones and the Internet! Hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company, the festival will feature games of stickball and street hockey and offer activities such as hula hooping, pogo sticks, double dutch and more. Add live music and performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem and it’s sure to be a party!
MADISON SQUARE EATS
The fantastic bi-annual Madison Square Eats returns to the Flatiron District this weekend with food from some of the best restaurants and food entrepreneurs in the city. Stand out bites include Sicilian rice balls from Arancini Bros, artisanal and experimental ice cream from Ice & Vice, and fresh lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound.
Opens April 30
SAKURA MATSURI CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
The beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom provide a stunning center piece for this annual festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The busiest event of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s season, enjoy the flowers as well as traditional performances including taiko drumming, Kabuki dance, and samurai sword demonstrations. You can also participate in tea ceremonies and workshops or dress up with the multitude of cosplayers who don their finest for the festival.
April 30, May 1
FIVE BORO BIKE TOUR
For one glorious day on May 1st cyclists can bike through all five boroughs on streets totally free of cars! Sign up online to participate in this 40 mile ride, the largest charitable bike ride in the U.S., with all proceeds going towards funding free bike education programs.