This weekend, veg out on some veggies, continue your nostalgia for everything 90s, and shop until your heart is content.
Kick off the weekend the healthiest way possible at the 7th annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. The FREE event takes place on Saturday and Sunday at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, featuring more than 100 exhibitors, keynote speakers and cooking demos. Tickets are $30 for one day and $50 for both.
⚡️EXHIBITOR SPOTLIGHT⚡️. VSPOT will be at the #NYCVegFoodFest 😋 @thevspotrestaurant is a Latin organic vegan restaurant, with three locations: Park slope, Gramercy and the East village!! VSPOT is well known for their delicious 😋 empanadas, buffalo wings and other traditional Colombian dishes with a vegan twist 💖 We can't wait to eat some amazing Latin vegan food 🥑 so be sure to try for yourself at the #NYCVegFoodFest on May 20-21 from 11-6 at the Metropolitan Pavilion 😊👍
If you live and breathe the entertainment culture, then the Vulture Festival is made for you. It takes place on Saturday and Sunday mainly at Milk Studios and there are a variety of awesome events you can snag tickets to, including a conversation with Aziz Ansari, a Netflix “Love” Cast table read, and a “Jane the Virgin” interview with the stars. Prices vary, but most are between $30 and $50.
#VultureFestival tickets are on sale NOW! Tap the link in bio to buy your tickets and brace yourselves for our biggest lineup yet. @sarahjessicaparker, @azizansari, Stephen Colbert. Check, check, check. For the ultimate access, grab a Vulture Pass for admission to our invite-only Opening Night Party and nearly all events and screenings throughout the weekend plus preferred seating and a VIP gift bag. Let us know in the comments what you’re most excited about and don’t wait…grab your tickets before they sell out. 🎬✨
Scream out every line to “Wannabe” by Spice Girls while slow jamming to Boyz II Men this Friday for the 90s Summer Jam Sing-Along at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. Hosted by Secretformula, this event will get you dancing in your best neon windbreaker while consuming gushers at an alarming rate. Tickets are $10 and include some fun-themed drinks, including the MMMbop that will be MMMgood.
Though the Grand Bazaar takes place every Sunday near Central Park, this week they are hosting a special summer kickoff event with NY’s best handmade products. Forty Etsy vendors will be there to fulfill all your creative shopping needs, and you will be supporting local artisans in the process.
Join us and the former Etsy New York Team, now called NY Handmade Collective, for a special handcraft pop-up market. 40 NYHC talented multi-disciplined artisans and designers will be joining our 130+ independent vendors. (Photo of @m.springstudio) Ready, Set, Summer – The Craft Market Pop-Up WHEN: Sunday, May 21st, from 10am – 5:30pm WHERE: @GrandBazaarNYC, 77th St. & Columbus Ave. . . . #GrandBazaarNYC #nyhandmadecollective #ilovenyc #seeyourcity #NYCTips #timeoutnewyork #LiveEventfully #nycvibes #madeinnyc #madebyhand #UpperWestSide #etsylove #etsyhunter #etsyny #designermarket #marketsofny #nycmarket #handmadecraft #madeinnewyork #nycshopping #nycmarket #bracelets #fashionstylist #nycstyleblogger #fashionista #nycdesignermarket
For events to keep you going throughout the month, check out the below:
The Public Theater is once again presenting Shakespeare in the Park for summer 2017. The season starts off with “Julius Ceasar” on May 23. If you’re lucky enough to sneak out of work to wait in line for hours for free tickets, it’s definitely an experience to be had.
The New York African Film Festival, which started on May 3, showcases a variety of amazing African film premieres from many different countries within the continent. Most of the films will be shown at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema in Harlem, and BAM in Brooklyn. Tickets are around $14 per film and the festival ends on May 29.
Tonight! Don't miss an amazing film and discussion about identity, heritage and mental wellness. Join @nycmayorsoffice of Media and Entertainment’s One Book, One New York program, CUNY Lehman College and AFF as we present a screening of @raquelcepeda's film, Some Girls @somegirlsdoc. Use the link in our bio to register. #NYAFF24
New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:
Indian food meets Greenwich Village sheek in this new restaurant by Chef Pandya. The restaurant is best known for its local produce and dishes like softshell crab with coconut milk, squid ink, crab butter and mango curry, and a pakora made with sunchoke, accompanied by a tamarind glaze.
The restaurant recently opened in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It’s a mix of cuisines from the Middle East at the Baltic regions. Herring meets hummus with a delicious blend of Middle Eastern spices and aromas that will be sure to satisfy your stomach.
A giant pool of continuously spiraling water isn’t normally an art piece one would think of, but Anish Kapoor has created this “Descension” at Brooklyn Bridge Park for the eye to behold. Catch it on display until May 24.
A giant inflatable ballerina is now the IT public installation on display at Rockefeller Center. “Seated Ballerina” will be on display until June 2, so make sure you catch it for your Instagram feed.
NOMOFOMO WHAT: SEATED BALLERINA. "stands 45 feet high and depicts a seated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series. Often referencing historical imagery and found objects, Koons based Seated Ballerina on a small porcelain figurine. The sculpture acts as a contemporary iteration of the goddess Venus, and symbolizes notions of beauty and connectivity. Its reflective surface mirrors its immediate environment and engages with each viewer." WHO: Jeff Koons (@jeffkoons) presented by @artproductionny & @kiehls WHERE: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza. WHEN: May 12-June 2, 2017. FEED INSPIRATION: #seatedballerina #jeffkoons