What To Do In New York City This Weekend (May 12 – May 14)

Ashley Falzone
Ashley is your semi-above-average 20 something living in Astoria who lives and breathes NYC life. She goes about her days looking forward to all the food she will consume. She also loves referencing Kanye West quotes in her articles whenever applicable.


When you’re not enjoying time with your mom this weekend, there are concerts to attend and games to play. Better yet, bring mama along for the fun.


Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party

It’s not a good Mother’s Day without some brunch and flowers: the NYBG knows this is the key to a happy day. Get festive and dress in florals with mom this weekend at the garden party, where they will have live music, games and picnicking.


Hudson River Park Games

The third annual Hudson River Park games will be held on Saturday at Pier 26 in TriBeCa. The all-day tournament will test strength and stamina between New York businesses and passionate community groups who will compete in dodgeball, volleyball, kayaking, basketball and flag football. Join a team, or simply walk around to enjoy the madness that ensues.


The Roof at Output Opening Weekend

Famed Williamsburg nightclub Output is kicking off the summer this weekend by opening its roof, decorated in an enchanted forest-like vibe to get the partygoers flowing. The roof will feature live performances all weekend and a daytime dance party on Saturday. You need tickets for each event, but they run cheap.


MOFAD @ Night

The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) will be hosting a special snack and chat about the “Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant” exhibition this Friday. Tickets are $20 and include admission, light bites and two drinks.


For events to keep you going throughout the month, check out the below:

Bronx Week

The boogie down Bronx is celebrating its annual borough-wide celebration from May 11 to 21 with a variety of fun events, including a parade, a concert, and a food and arts festival.


Harlem Eat-Up Festival

The 3rd annual Harlem Eat-Up festival is making waves from May 15 to 21 with a variety of delicious tasting events showcasing the neighborhood eateries. You can dine-in at famous Harlem spots, do some grand tastings, walk through a marketplace and enjoy a main stage of activities.


New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:

Tipsy Scoop

Getting tipsy from ice cream is a match made in heaven. The Tipsy Scoop opened a new location in Kips Bay that serves up boozy ice cream made up of traditional ice cream flavors with different liquors. The experience is fun and delicious at the same time.


Spring Break Brooklyn Immersive

Featuring the work of a small group of curators ad artists, this large scale public art show in downtown Brooklyn features 12 sizable installations focusing on dystopic realities of new technologies and individual narcissism.

NOMOFOMO WHAT: SPRING/BREAK: BKLYN IMMERSIVE. "..a curated exhibition featuring a dozen artists focusing on site-specific, immersive installations and environments". WHO: @springbreakartshow : Adela Andea, Cameron Coffman, Lionel Cruet, Devra Freelander, Hilliary Gabryel, Melissa Godoy-Nieto, Maggie Grymes, Takashi Horisaki, Claire Lachow, Gracelee Lawrence, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Azikiwe Mohammed, MINT Collective, Jason Peters, Will Rahilly, Anne Spalter, Rachael Starbuck, and Grace Villamil. (Pictured is Sky Diamond by @_jason_peters_ ) WHERE: City Point, Downtown Brooklyn (300 Flatbush Ave Extension, bw Willoughby Street & Fleet Street) WHEN: May 7-14, 2017 from noon to 7pm. FREE FEED INSPIRATION: #bklynimmersive #springbreakartshow

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Leo Villareal Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery is presenting its first solo exhibition by New York-based light artist Leo Villareal. On view from May 4 through June 17, the exhibit blurs the lines between LED and projections, using modern technology to create an ethereal experience for the viewer.