What to do in NYC this weekend (Sept 15-Sept 17)

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.


This weekend is jam-packed with music and neighborhood food festivals, technology fairs, and precious animals to adopt.


The Meadows Music and Art Festival

The hottest festival lineup in Queens, if not all the fests is arriving this weekend at Citi Field, so grab some tickets while you still can. Jay-Z, Run the Jewels, Gorillaz, MIA, Nas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future and Migos are just some of the many amazing musical acts that you need to check out. There will also, of course, be some of NYC’s best food and drink for purchase. Although it’s $105 for one day and $305 for the three-day pass, it would definitely be a music fest worth paying for.

3 days #jayz #themeadowsnyc 📸@bfa @neilrasmus

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Queens BBQ Smokedown and Beerfest

Grab a bib and chow down on the best BBQ the city has to offer this weekend at the LIC Flea and Food in Queens. Tickets are $36 for unlimited beer tastings to wash down the BBQ for purchase, and 10 percent of the proceeds are going to Hurricane Relief efforts.



Having a pet is the new having a child, so why not get in on the fun this weekend in Union Square at Adoptapalooza. Over 300 dogs, cats, and rabbits will be scouring for the perfect owner to fill their days with joy. Choose your spirit animal for real, and also get some tricks from trainers on pets you may already hold near and dear.


World’s Fair Nano

After the new iPhone X announcement this is the perfect time to attend this two-day festival focused on technology. It runs all weekend at the Brooklyn Expo Center and features mind-blowing new technology with fun tech exhibits, interactive art, futurist talks, live music, food, and more — for any technology nerds out there and those who may dream of what the future entails. Tickets are $55 for a one day pass, and $105 for both days.

The floor plan… illustrated! Can't wait to see everyone in 11 days for Worlds Fair Nano NY!

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Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood Food Festival

This neighborhood food festival takes place on Saturday and is sure to delight your foodie senses. The annual culinary event brings together the top NYC restaurants, such as Sarabeth’s, Le Cog Rico, and Wagamama, along with great gift packages you can win from Soul Cycle, Kiehl’s, and more. Tickets are $40 for six tastings and $70 for all tastings. The money from this event helps benefit local public school food programs, so you’re getting tasty food AND supporting a great cause.


All Day I Dream Season Closing Event

The party to end all summer parties is taking place this Sunday at the Brookyn Mirage in Bushwick. This summer dream dance outside will be featuring Lee Burridge, Lost Desert ft. Junior, and Oona Dahl. Tickets are $40 and not to be missed if you want to end summer on a high note.


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

The Feast of San Gennaro

The annual Feast of San Gennaro is back starting this weekend in Little Italy and running for 11 days. Crunch down on some delicious Italian delicacies from multiple vendors while watching Tony Danza host a meatball eating contest. The truest of true Italian life right there.



This annual immersive photography exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza will go on until September 24. The photography is displayed in 55 repurposed shipping containers that become galleries with indoor and outdoor displays, talks, workshops, night-time screenings, and a beer garden with food vendors so you can have some libations while viewing the works.


New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:

Protruding Patterns at Galerie Lelong

Beijing-based artist Lin Tianmiao is featuring “Protruding Patterns” at the Galerie Lelong in Chelsea until the end of October. The free exhibition pulls from popular novels, newspapers, the internet, and colloquial dialogues, into a gallery of woven carpets. The words woven into the fabric aims to speak to the shifting consciousness of women in society.

NOMFOMO WHAT: PROTRUDING PATTERNS. "Pulling from popular novels, newspapers, the internet, and colloquial dialogues, she has gathered phrases such as “divinité,” “Mori girl,” and “leftover women.” Some are predictably derogatory to women, demonstrating the continued ubiquity of sexist attitudes reinforced by language, while others are directly recovered from obsolescence, representing the nuanced mix of confusion, humor, self-deprecation, and empowerment that accompanies the shifting consciousness of women. This lexicon is woven into thickly raised wool forms so that viewers can feel the visceral and literal protruding patterns while touching and walking on the carpets". WHO: Lin Tianmiao WHERE: Galerie Lelong (@galerielelong) 528 W. 26th Street. WHEN: Sept 7-Oct 21, 2017. T-Sa from 10am to 6pm. FREE. FEED INSPIRATION: #lintianmiao #galerieloelong #protrudingpatterns

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Eel Burger at Shake Shack

If you’re an adventurous foodie, it is well worth your while to check out the limited edition Eel Burger that will be featured at the Madison Square Park Shake Shack all weekend long. It is the creation of Chef Fergus Henderson, who is a chef at the acclaimed St. John in London. The smoked eel burger will cost $9.99 and is topped with bacon, pickled red onion, crème fraiche, horseradish, and watercress, as well as vanilla custard doughnuts ($3.99) and red and white wine produced in France for St. John. Lines are sure to be killer, but worth it for the experience.


Jeju Noodle Bar

One of the most anticipated new openings of fall, Jeju Noodle Bar is a Korean noodle joint that rivals Japanese ramen, and just opened as of Monday in the West Village. Remyun is the star dish here, while the cooks, not servers, bring food to the customers directly. This super unique concept paired up with this super unique food is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Coming very soon. #JJNB #NYC #Ramyun

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