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The best things to do in NYC this weekend

With so many awesome things to do in NYC this weekend, how will you choose? We whittled it down for you.

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You’ve been working hard all week, so let loose and try our awesome recommendations for the best things to do in NYC this weekend. There are amazing movies, concerts and museum exhibitions to explore, but if you feel like getting out of the city for a moment, take a gander at our weekend getaways from NYC suggestions. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the best brunch in NYC (and the best Bloody Marys) on Saturday and Sunday too.

Things to do in NYC this weekend

Where to celebrate the Royal Wedding in NYC

It's been quite a month for anglophiles in NYC, what with the recent launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway and the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For those of us who somehow have not been invited to the May 19 bonanza across the pond, there are still ways to properly celebrate in NYC. Here's our list of picks. 

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The Roller Wave

In the words of the immortal Big Tymers, everybody get your roll on. The popular roving roller-disco party presents two nights of freewheeling fun in Queens before returning to House of Yes for Memorial Day weekend. Grab your skates (or rent a pair there for $10), slip into your finest disco attire and go shimmy to the musical selections of DJ Jason Smith, Scram Jones, DJ Soul NYC and DJ Wonder. Rental skates are first-come, first-served, so don’t roll in late.

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House of Yes , Bushwick Friday May 25 2018

Mister Sunday

The unbeatable duo of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin have grounded their world-touring record label and Mister Sunday dance party at the stunning Nowadays space in Ridgewood. Join them every Sunday for jubilant dancing, food truck bites and beyond. The Memorial Day rager promises a packed dance floor and cute looks from guests of all ages.

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Nowadays , Ridgewood Sunday May 27 2018 - Sunday August 26 2018

Brunch spots

Brunch may be a New York institution, but too often the perfect brunch experience gets messed up by long lines, watered-down mimosas and substandard eggs. Ugh. But don’t despair, dear bruncher: With our guide to the best restaurants in NYC for brunch, you can discover under-the-radar and overlooked joints by browsing the full list of spots for the best brunch.

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By: Christina Izzo

Flea Markets

Looking for an amazing flea market? NYC has many options, and we list the best right here. If you’re a lover of vintage clothes shops and thrift stores, a food lover or hell, a New Yorker, then you know how much we love a good alfresco or indoor market. So flea-goers, satisfy the itch and start shopping for craft jewels and antiques, and indulge on gourmet eats from the best food trucks—we'll help you find the best flea market NYC has to offer.

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Things to do on Sunday

Whether you want to chill out or keep going, here are the best ways to spend your Sunday

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Please delete the old material we still have November etc on here, it is mid December

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Lava/Republic Records Recording Artist Jay Watts is performing live @ The Bowery Electric This SUNDAY 7:30PM 

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Khalid Kodi presents

Narratives of Body and Shapes

Centerpoint Gallery at the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore & Anthroposophical Society   of America, New York Branch - 138 West 15th Street, New York NY (Oct 15 thru Dec. 10, 2016) - Sudan Fest - Nov. 5th

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@Ginny B

Hello Ginny, we can certainly update your subscription to be sent via US Mail.  The delivery will be a few days later, but the magazine will arrive in your mailbox.  -Time Out, Brian

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Revolution Books 437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Avenue @ 132nd Street, www.revolutionbooksnyc.org

Holiday Party and Weekend, Dec 12-13


11 AM Children's Reading Javaka Steptoe, illustrator: Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix

Afternoon: Readings, Conversations, Surprises, and LOTS OF BOOKS & GIFTS!

Evening: HOLIDAY PARTY Music and more

Sunday Afternoon

ART SALE The first of a series of Revolution Books Art Auctions: Artwork donated by artists and collectors to support Revolution Books: Posters, Prints, historic African Masks & Sculptures

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Every Saturday night, 10pm, you can check out SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL Dueling Pianos -  NYC's BEST all request, Dueling Pianos show!  Now in it's FIFTH sold out year!   The Cellar @ 22 Warren St., NYC 10007

It's an all request rock n roll party where YOU pick the playlist - from Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears - two of the East Coast's top entertainers play your favorites in a singalong, laugh-along, drink-along, dance-along good time!

Fun for birthdays, bachelorettes, and groups of 2, 20 or 200! http://www.ShakeRattleRollPianos.comfor tickets.

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This Saturday! November 14th at 7:30pm

Original music for string quartet. NYC premiere of Gwen Laster's composition "Cigarette" -The Sandra Bland story - Black Lives Matter and music of Adam Rudolph and Jessie Montgomery at Museum of Art and Origins on November 14 at 7:30pm.

Lovers of string quartet and new music will have an opportunity to hear violinists' Gwen Laster and Julianne Carney, violist Melanie Dyer and cellist Tomas Ulrich bring their artistic brilliance to original compositions for an imaginative and inspiring evening of music. The performance will take place on November 14 at the Museum of Art and Origins at 430 W. 162nd St. NYC 10032. Admission $20.

For tickets, please call The Museum of Art and Origins at 646-479-4676

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IN YOUR FACE NEW YORK is a new show at St. Ann's Warehouse - edgy material with New York sensibility featuring the fabulous Sarah Jones, Bob Balaban, Patricia Marx and others along with a terrific band. It's Sunday at 5 PM. Tickets were added after show sold out so you can still get them on the St. Ann's website.


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Singer Frank Shiner and his all star band perform Saturday Night, March 21st, 7:30pm at New York's Cutting Room. All of Frank's previous shows have sold-out and his current single, the title track to his critically acclaimed debut album, The Real Me is #16 on the AC charts. Frank's show is a mixture of song and story and has proven to be very inspiring to his audiences. He sings lesser known songs from some of the contemporary music's greatest songwriters including, Paul Simon, Jimmy Webb, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Doc Pomus and Dr,John, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Van Morrison. 

NPR says "Frank Shiner sings these songs as if he wrote them. He sings with a maturity and a truth that comes from living and loving deeply and fully." Time Out readers can save $5.00 off ticket price by using the code realdeal101. cuttingroomnyc.com for tickets.

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A really cool date idea or even to meet new people is to check out City SpeakEZ's "Experience-Based" foreign language classes.  Think wine tastings while learning French or cooking classes while learning Spanish, dancing, dining out, and a ton more.  it's a lot of fun and an awesome way to learn a language and fin other cool places around NYC!  cityspeakez.com

Sara S

Great list of things to do this weekend.  When I am in New York, There are two things I always try to do.  I always visit The Baseball Hall of Fame and I always try to catch a show on Broadway. There are a lot of fun things to do and enjoy.  Thanks for the post with the great ideas. http://www.artsrapidcity.org

Vike S

What if any great plays - and not the super Broadway mega plays - are worth checkin' out? 


Had the butter & sage spinach and ricotta ravioli at Luzzo's Pizza last night (in lower Manhattan). Top notch. Delicious.