Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend Happenings // Things To do in NYC Sept.15th-18th

I promise i will get better at posting events and highlighting those that I think you guys will find  fun, unique or interesting in a more timely manner. I'm still getting use to scheduling blogging into my life. I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend. I've been so wrapped up in me and CJ going back to school and some other stuff. Now it's time to have fun and the city has an abundance of things to do this week.. So grab your besties,  plan a date day/evening or grab the kids and get out of the house!!

 New York City's only working farm Queens County is having it's annual county fair on Saturday Sept. 17th and Sunday the 18th. We've been to this active farm several times in the past and it's a favorite field trip of CJ's school. I love that he can be a city kid and we can take the Q46 bus to the farm and he can jump in a pig pen (to this day he only calls pigs by the name of "bacon") or milk a cow (which he thought was really gross).
CJ during a school trip (2010) to the queens county farm introducing himself to a bunny.
 I don't know if it's just me but when i think of county fairs I think of the book Charlotte's Web and Zuckermans famous pig Wilbur being entered into those pig competitions. Our moms & the D'Annas are joining me and my boys so it should be a great time. There will be blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, arts and crafts etc. The Maize maze will be fun to get lost in, there will also be a petting zoo, hayride and there will even be carnival rides.I'll have pics posted next week.
 Admission: Adults $8.00; children (12 and under) $5.00
(Admission does not include maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities)
Location: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway .Floral Park, New York 11004-1129
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I wish we could clone ourselves and check out  all of these other events. Since we can't be everywhere at once I'm hoping you'll go and please tell us how it was.

Thursday Sept 15th - 25th (Various Times) ~ The 85th Annual San Gennaro Festival
We are hoping to check this event out next weekend (just me and the hubby) since we have never gone in the past.
{E} 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! Free. Food and merchandise available to purchase
Location: runs along Mulberry St. b/w Canal & Houston Sts.  It takes place east to west on Grand St. b/w Mott & Baxter Sts., and east to west on Hester St. b/w Mott & Baxter Sts.
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Friday Sept 16th - 23rd  (Various Performance Times) ~ Bryant Park Fall Festival
This festival is definitely a great date night pick or a chance to expose your kids to great culture without feeling bad that you've spent money on something they may not want to sit through because I'm sure they'd want to stay all day. Enjoy
{E} Eight days of FREE afternoon and evening ballet, modern dance, opera, rock, and jazz performances, poetry readings, kids programs, and more.
Location: Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
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Saturday Sept. 17th and Sunday Sept 18th  ( Various Showtimes) 20at20 Off Broadway Shows 
Whether a show for the kiddies or a spontaneous date night, I definitely recommend going to check one of these great shows out. In the past I took CJ to see John Tartaglia's "Imaginocean the musical ".We were first in line for our tix and sat in the 2nd row for seats most people payed more than double the price. What was even greater was that Chris truly enjoyed himself!
{E} Tickets for all 20at20 shows are only $20, starting 20 minutes before show time. Just go to the box office of the show you want to see 20 minutes before it begins and say, “20at20” and you’ll get your ticket to a real New York theater experience! Adult shows like: Fuerza Bruta, My Sinatra, Stomp, Love Loss and What i Wore & Family shows like: The Gazillion Bubble Show, The Berenstein Bears Live and the Ohmies
Location: Various Show locations
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Saturday Sept. 17th (10:30am) ~ "Dolphin Tale"  Advance Screening & Author signing!
{E} Inspired by the true story of an injured bottlenose dolphin named "Winter" who was rescued off the coast of Florida. It's a "tail" of coverage, perseverance and hope for all. The movie from Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment will inspire the entire family! A signing event with Craig Hatkoff, the author of the book Winter's Tail will follow. This event is FREE but has limited seating and requires a reservation.
To RSVP call 212-389-3800 or email
Location: The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway b/w Prince & Spring Sts. Stroller entrance at 130 Mercer St.
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Saturday Sept. 17th  & Sunday the18th  (10:20-11:30am) ~  Over, Under, Around, and Through: Movement in Art @ MOMA
{Kids age 5-10 and their adult companions} Engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. Each month a new theme is introduced.
Admission is FREE. No preregistration.
Location: Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Saturday Sept. 17th  (11:00am- 4:00pm) ~ High Line at the Kitchen Block Party
{E} Welcome Fall with a free street fair with several artist-led activities, alongside live music and dance performances. Families are invited by friends of the High Line to create a dream house for birds inspired by the public art featured on the High Line by Sarah Sze. Afterwards you can hunt for plants to feed these creatures during the winter along the High Line. FREE
Location: West 19th St., under the High Line b/w 10th & 11th Aves.
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Saturday Sept. 17th  (12:00pm-5:00pm) ~ The Dumpling Festival 
I am extremely jealous of those of you who will get to attend this event because I heart steamed pork dumplings and pierogis and wish i could stuff my face.
{E} From pierogis to potstickers and everything in between, the 3rd Annual Tang’s Natural New York City Dumpling Festival has got your dumpling fix covered. At the festival, ticket holders will be able to sample an international selection of dumplings from cultures around the world, including offerings from Italy, China, Malaysia and Poland. The Festival will also feature the 8th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest, and performances. Free admission but there's a fee for tasting. You can purchase tickets online in advance or the day of at the event.
Location:Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Chrystie St. at Delancey St.
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Sunday, September 18th  (10:00am-3pm) ~ Open Green House at the 14th Street Y
{E} The 14th Street Y takes its annual Open House to a greener pasture!  Featured activities will include: music from a solar-powered DJ, recycled art gallery exhibit, re purposed arts & crafts projects for kids, healthy lunch demonstrations, a concert for kids on the roof featuring the Y’s own Rock-a-Baby, Tim Kubart of Tim and the Space Cadets, and Meredith Wright of SweetBeatz, plus walk-throughs on the rooftop city garden and creative play on the rooftop playground. FREE and open to the public.
Location: 344 East 14th Street (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
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Sunday, September 18 (11:00am-4:30pm) ~ NYC Apple Day
{E} Experience all things apple-related at this one-of-a-kind street fair that pays tribute to the Lower East Side's historical connection to apples You'll feel like an "urban farmer" as you mingle among countless varieties of apples - many transported from upstate New York farms.  This FREE event includes many of the Lower East Side's culinary venue, retailers, cultural institutions, live music and more. 
Location:  Orchard St. b/w Broome & Grand Sts.
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Saturday Sept.17 & Sunday Sept.18th  (10am-6pm)  ~ World Makers Faire
{E} The event features hundreds of makers presenting their fun and unusual creations such as rockets, robots, arts & crafts, electronics, artisanal foods, woodworking, live music, and much more! Admission requires purchase of a World Maker Faire ticket. Tickets are available online. Single day pass: $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-17, free for kids under 2.
Location: New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street in Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens
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Sunday Sept. 18th (10am-6pm) ~ The Brooklyn Book Festival
I'm really hoping we can squeeze this in before a birthday party in Bklyn to hear and meet Selina Aiko who wrote the book we gave to CJ to tell him he was going to be a big brother "I'm your Peanut Brother Big Brother" among others.
{E} A record 260+ top national and international authors including:
Larry McMurtry, Terry McMillan, Jennifer Egan, Eoin Colfer, John Sayles,
Joyce Carol Oates, Craig Thompson, Walter Mosley, Adrian Tomine,
Amitav Ghosh, Jean Valentine, Jules Feiffer, Senator Joseph Lieberman,
Rachel Hawkins, Sam McBratney, Jacqueline Woodson,
Jhumpa Lahiri, Mo Willems, Pete Hamill and many more
 and participants will join literary organizations, booksellers and bibliophiles for the sixth annual Brooklyn Book Festival. Additionally, 30 expanded “Bookend” literary-themed events will take place in venues from clubs to bookstores and theaters to libraries across the borough . All events are FREE, but some are ticketed admission.
Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street), Columbus Park, St. Francis College, St. Ann’s Church and the Brooklyn Historical Society
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Key to Events:
 {E} for everyone {DN} for date night {GN} for girls night {K} for the kiddies {F} for the Fellas

If you are just visiting for the weekend or you are an everyday New Yorker, whatever you decide to do just enjoy the moment and Revel in all that is *NYC* 

XOXO Dellah

~ Dellah's Jubilation is only suggesting events that are thought to be fun and interesting based on opinion. Dellah's Jubilation is not responsible for cancelled events or any other event changes (time, location etc.) due to mother nature or those running the event. Please double check all links to events for updates and changes. Most importantly hit the streets and have fun!


  1. saw you looking for some art work on one of my favorite photos (flickr) let me know if you'd like some header work done for you and your BLOG!


  2. Nice job, D. If Erin doesn't have a plan when I visit, we can look to you.


  4. Donna i'm always trying to keep Erin in the loop, but let meknow when you are in town and ill give you your own personal list of must do's



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