What To Do In NYC This Weekend (April 7-April 9)

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.

They say that April showers bring May flowers, so with the inevitable rain, drink a bloody Mary, check out some art, and eat some BBQ in preparation for the summer months.


MOMA PS1 Open House

Join MOMA PS1 in Queens for their free annual spring open house this Sunday, where they will be unveiling a new season of solo and group exhibitions including “Ian Cheng: Emissaries,” “Maureen Gallace: Clear Day,” “Tomáš Rafa: New Nationalisms,” “A BIT OF MATTER: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976–2000” and “Past Skin.”


The Bloody Mary Festival

If you’re a lover of all things that are tomato juice mixed with alcohol, check out the Bloody Mary Festival this Sunday at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. Pay $55 for three hours of drinking Brooklyn’s more creative and innovative Bloody Marys. There will also be sandwiches available from Gnarly Eats.

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Manhattan Vintage Show

If you are constantly shopping at vintage stores week after week but can’t quite find the perfect outfit, look no further than the Manhattan Vintage show on Friday and Saturday at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Tickets are $15 online and give you access to over 80 of the country’s top vintage dealers.


NYC BBQ Cookoff

If you’d like to venture on over to Staten Island for some delicious BBQ, this event will be sure to please. The NYC BBQ Cookoff will be taking place in Staten Island’s Historic Richmond Town, with tickets only running you $12.75 to sample delicious BBQ from over 30 vendors. The ferry is free too, just in case you weren’t convinced.


New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:

Liz Glynn “Open House”

Open House is a new commission by Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn that highlights historic class distinctions. It references one of the grandest Fifth Avenue interiors designed by Gilded Age architect Stanford White: the now-demolished William C. Whitney Ballroom. Open House transforms Doris C. Freedman Plaza into an open air ballroom where only scattered furniture and arches remain eight blocks south from the original mansion.


Lehmann Maupin Gallery “Fire” Exhibition

Lehmann Maupin has a bunch of great exhibitions going on right now, but one that is worth seeing for sure is Fire (America), an exhibition of new works by Teresita Fernández. The exhibition will debut a 16-foot glazed ceramic wall panel depicting a nocturnal landscape engulfed in flames, as well as a new series of abstract landscapes made from burned paper. There is also an immersive, 100-foot panoramic drawing on site comprised of built-up, dimensional layers of solid charcoal applied directly to the gallery’s walls.



Wowfulls, a popular Smorgasburg vendor, is opening its first brick and mortar location on Houston Street. This delicious creation usually consists of ice cream within a Hong Kong egg waffle with a variety of cultural toppings.



This popular LA transplant is currently being housed at Chefs Club Counter in SoHo. Head over if you’re willing to wait for hours in line for one of LA’s most famous breakfast sandwiches.


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


The return of Smorgasburg means the return of warmth to the city and hot food items that are a must-have. With new vendors and old favorites, it never gets old. Before the lines get too crazy, check out the strangely-flavored spaghetti donut from Pop Pasta and the Churro Ice cream from Dulcinea Churros.


Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is back and better than ever. There are 100s of screenings and various events taking place to show the creativity of the industry throughout the month. Running from April 19 to 30, tickets to the sought after movies and events are already almost sold out, and will run you from free to $40 for the regular movie events and talks.

Make it to any of these events? Upload a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #Trying20something and tag @hey20something for a chance to be reposted!

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