Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekend Happenings// Things to do in NYC Sept 30th - Oct. 2nd

Image by Dave Allen Garden Tour

There's nothing like a weekend filled with festivals, movies and events in preparation of Halloween. My family and I can't decide which ones we are going to check out yet. My hubby has a great fascination for including ghost peppers in his creations so i know the Chili pepper fiesta is on his must do. CJ has a new found interest for drawing and coloring so a visit to the newly located Children's museum of Art would be fitting (he's reading this as I type and gasps in excitement).

Friday Sept. 30th ~ Strangers on the Train ~
(7:00pm) {D} {C} {F}
Join Friends of the High Line for an open-air film screening glamorously playing homage to the industrial history of the High Line. This Hitchcock classic is about a murder plot hatched on the tracks. 28 minute survey of famous hollywood railroad scenes follows.
Location: Enter at 10th ave at 14th street.
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Friday Sept. 30th - Sunday Oct. 2nd ~ The 9th Annual NY Burlesque Festival ~
(various times) {D} {C} {F}
 Who doesn't love the glamour of sequins, pasties and feather boas?Join in the fun of celebrating the art of teasing. Burlesque and variety show hotties from all over will be performing Friday Night at The Brooklyn Bowl and Saturday @ BB King's. The Golden pastie awards will be hosted at The Highline Ballroom Sunday night, where performers will be judged in categories like "Positively perfect posterior".
Location: Various Locations
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Saturday Oct.1st. ~ Artisan Market @ Williams Sonoma~
(12pm-4pm) {E}
Enjoy meeting local producers while sampling and purchasing their signature food products. The Beekman brothers who host the Planet Green TV series The Fabulous Beekman Boys will have everything from goat milk honey soap to savory onion jam from Beekman 1802.  Brooklyn Brine (pickled organic creations), Crown Maple (maple syrup), Sarabeth's Kitchen (Baked goods, jams), Tumbador Chocolate (chocolate sweets) and a few other vendors will be there with their tasty goods.
Location: Columbus Circle Ten Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
For more event information: (212) 581-1146

Saturday Oct. 1st. ~ Chile Pepper Fiesta @ the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens ~
(11am-6pn) {E}
At this Annual Fiesta, listen and watch Mariachi bands and Mexican folk dancers. Circus masters Robbins and Ringold juggle chili peppers and do fire eating tricks. Meet chocolate and chili treat makers and sample their spicy sweet products. Kids can participate in a workshop where they can make their own spiced hot cocoa mix. Vote for your favorite amateur chefs in the Chocolate + Chili Takedown and enjoy. $15 for Chili pepper event. Garden Admission $10 for adults Free under the age of 12.
Location: 900 Washington ave at Eastern Pkwy, prospect heights.
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Saturday Oct. 1st - Weekends in October  ~ Boo at the Zoo @ the Bronx Zoo ~
(Events go on throughout the day) {E}
Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition! October weekends are packed with activities, including hay mazes and hayrides, costume parades, musical theater, magic shows, and live music. Embark on a Haunted Safari to explore their B.O.O. Labs where Dr. D. Zaster is putting the final touches on Expedition Earth–his top secret experiment. Best of all, come visit with their bats, cats, and creepiest critters.
And don't forget, kids in costume get in free!*
Location:  Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY
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Saturday Oct. 1st  ~ Grand Opening Block Party @ The Children's Museum of the Arts ~
{E}  Inside: 10-6pm, General Admission Price $10 and kids under 12mos free Outside: 10-3pm, FREE.
 CMA is having a Grand opening party to celebrate their new space. There will be Studio art projects, puppetry, music time, drawing, and interactive Photo booths among many other exciting things to do. Check the site for opening weekend workshops and for information on the innovative classes they will provide throughout the year for children ages 1-15.
Location:103 Charleston street between Hudson and Greenwich Street
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Saturday Oct. 1st ~ The 4th Annual Ronald McDonald House Block Party ~
(11am-5:30pm) {E}
Come out for this Friend-raiser event in support of the pediatric cancer patients and their families who temporarily reside at the RMH in NYC. There will be food, live music, games, rides, shopping and Ronald himself may stop by. FREE food, rides and merchandise available for purchase.
Location: 405 East 73rd Street
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Sunday October 2nd ~ The 37th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival  ~
 (12pm-6pm) {E}
 FREE There's nothing like a diverse crowd of thousands of people enjoying a NYC street fair. Known to be the largest street fair in NYC it's a great event to stimulate all your senses. Great  performances from belly dancers, story-tellers, jazz bands and more. Delish neighborhood eats, fabulous unique finds from 500 vendors and 100 local merchants. The oh-so popular casual clothing company Uniqlo will even have a pop-up shop.There is a block for kids entertainment where they can ride ponies, have their face painted, and bounce around in bouncy houses (make sure you do this before they stuff their face full of funnel cake and cotton candy). Last year our favorite part of the Antic was the New York Transit Museums presentation of vintage buses which will be showcased this year too! See you out there.
Location: Atlantic Avenue from Hicks st. to Fourth ave.
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                  CJ taking a seat in one of the old school buses

Sunday Oct. 2nd  ~ The Medieval Festival ~
(11:30am-6pm) {E}
The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. FREE
Location: Margaret Corbin Circle/190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.
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Sunday Oct. 2nd  ~ Dan Zanes & Friends Concert ~
(3:00pm) {E}
We are big fans of Dane Zanes in our house so we'd recommend all of his shows just because we love him. Dan Zanes and Friends perform exuberant, handmade "21st century social music" for enthusiastic crowds of kids and kids-at-heart. Filled with irresistible grooves drawn from a wealth of musical traditions, Zanes, his Brooklyn based band and his surprising and eclectic special guests, create an interactive experience where people of all ages sing and dance without a care in the world. It's a big musical party and everyone's invited! $25.00
Location: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square
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Chris with Dan Zanes @ Battery Park concert

Key to Events:
{E} for everyone {D} for a date {C} for the Chicas {K} for the kiddies
{F} for the Fellas {P} for the pets
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

Looking for other great things to do this weekend? Check out Time out New york and Time Out Kids online and in news stands. One of my absolute favorite go to sources for things to do around NYC!!

~ 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 event for updates and changes. Dellahs Jubilation is not affiliated with Time out New York or Time Out Kids New York or any other magazine. I just love their magazine and site when on the hunt for things to do. Dellah's Jubilation always intends to give proper attribution if a credit was foreseen, it was purely accidental and credit will be given where it's due.  Most importantly hit the streets and have fun!

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