Things to do in New York this Saturday

Start your weekend the right way with our guide to the best events and places to go in the day and during the evening

Photograph: Oliver Correa
Verboten
1

The Color Run

Many events are described as colorful, but this one really is. White-clad runners get pelted with vivid paint (made from food-dyed cornstarch) as they traverse a 3.2-mile course in Queens' Citi Field. Billing itself as the "happiest 5K on the planet," the Color Run isn't a competitive race. 

Read more
Citi Field Saturday May 23 2015
2

Smorgasburg

Critics' pick

The epicurean extravaganza returns to the great outdoors, with Saturdays in East River State Park and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

Read more
East River State Park Saturday May 23 2015 - Sunday November 22 2015 Free
3

Tomorrowland

This family adventure inspired by an old Disneyland theme park ride based around ideas of what the future might be like has been shrouded in mystery since it was first announced. 

Read more
4

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

Critics' pick

Poets, playwrights, puppeteers, and other performers in and around the Lower East Side partake in the 20th annual gathering centered at Theater for the New City. 

Read more
Theater for the New City Until Monday May 25 2015 Free
5

DanceAfrica Bazaar

The bazaar returns as part of the 38th annual DanceAfrica festival. 

Read more
Brooklyn Saturday May 23 2015 - Monday May 25 2015 Free
7

"Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life."

Critics' pick

Examine the influences of plants and wildlife in Kahlo’s work while surrounded by flora and fauna yourself.

Read more
New York Botanical Garden Until Sunday November 1 2015
8

An Act of God

Everyone loves Jim Parsons, but does he inspire Godlike levels of adoration? We shall learn when the sitcom star (excellent in Broadway revivals of The Normal Heart and Harvey) stars as the Supreme Being in a 90-minute solo show.

Read more
Studio 54 Until Sunday August 2 2015
9

LIC Flea & Food

Critics' pick

Vintage lovers will enjoy this open-air bazaar, which organizers hope will become Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea.

Read more
LIC Flea Saturday May 23 2015 - Sunday October 25 2015 Free
10

Night Lights at Wave Hill

Fun fact: Did you know 2015 was named International Year of Light? This year artist Chris Doyle's new outdoor installation, Lightening: A Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden takes center stage for the uptown garden’s 50th anniversary.

Read more
Wave Hill Until Sunday May 24 2015
Show more

Mad Max: Fury Road

Post-apocalyptic visionary George Miller returns to the series that made his name, and the results are spectacular: jaw-droppingly violent, surreal and worth the 30-year wait

Read more

When Marnie Was There

If this ends up being the final bit of magic from the legendary animators at Japan’s Studio Ghibli, they’re going out on a note of pure effervescence, via a tale of adolescent awakening.

Read more

Pitch Perfect 2

Singing sass and song in equal measure, those a cappella Bellas roll on in a sequel that improves on the original

Read more

Slow West

For those of you who can't even remember what the last decent Western was, here's a witty, dirt-caked indie to take your mind off the question

Read more

Far From the Madding Crowd

Burning with understated passion and a fine central performance from Carey Mulligan, Thomas Hardy’s romantic classic comes to life in an adaptation that’s far from stodgy.

Read more

Iris

Nonagenarian NYC style icon Iris Apfel glows in a winning profile that celebrates her lifelong gift for going it alone (and haggling with salesmen).

Read more

Welcome to Me

Long a comic treasure, Kristen Wiig branches out in this complex portrait of an obsesssive-compulsive lottery winner who buys her way onto a TV show.

Read more

Forbidden Games

What are two adorable French kids to do during a war but keep on being kids? They play, they mourn, they reveal the folly of adults.

Read more

Felix and Meira

A lonely guy and an unhappy Jewish wife (not his) complete each other in mysterious ways in this beautifully observed romance, a quiet storm.


Read more
Show more

Eating out?

The 50 best brunch places in NYC

A weekend in New York just isn’t complete without brunch. See our picks for a late breakfast on the weekend.

Read more
By: Tazi Phillips

Grab a drink

The 50 best New York bars

Whether you favor craft brews or serious cocktails; a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, NYC has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst

Read more

Comments

3 comments
mirian C
mirian C

If you are a classical music lover and a lover of legendary Pianists, please attend AGUSTIN ANIEVAS in his only NYC appearance this Saturday April 4th, at 5 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street. TICKETS only at $5, presented by 5 @ 5 at DiMenna.  for more info: http://www.mirianconti.com/5--5-at-dimenna.html

No reservations needed, general admission, all tickets $5!!! where in NYC will you find great music with great artists for $5?

Marc S
Marc S

This Saturday is also the pop-up market from The Seed : MARKET.

They have 50 vendors (food, drink, beauty and craft), cooking demonstrations, keynote presentation and morning yoga session. Everything is free! Also, the famous food truck The Cinnamon Snail will be having their last day on NYC streets.
Details here: http://theseedexperience.com/the-seed-market-february-28th-2015/

Chris F
Chris F

What about the Belmont Stakes? The world will be watching to see if the 1st Triple Crown winner will happen since 1978 and only the 12th in 130 years!!!