The Big Apple feels more alive than ever now that spring is in the air! This weekend offers the perfect opportunity to get out and explore what the city has to offer. From film festivals to interesting new history exhibits to exploring the historic Governors Island in New York Harbor, there’s really something for everyone this weekend. Here’s a quick look at some things to see and do in New York City for the weekend of May 6 -7, 2017.
Lit Crawl NYC
Part bar crawl, part literary convention, Lit Crawl NYC is always a must for book lovers in the city. Listen to readings from acclaimed poets and novelists at various locations across NYC. Always a fun time!
Head over to Greenwood Park in Brooklyn for this fun event featuring live music and a chance to watch the famed Kentucky Derby live! For those who love horse racing or just a good time in general, the Brooklyn Derby is always a must. More information can be found over at www.brooklynderby.com.
Harlem International Film Festival
This fun and popular film festival is back for the 12th year, featuring an impressive collection of documentaries, feature films, shorts and much more. For film buffs, there’s no better place to be than this!
New-York Historical Society Center for Women’s History
The New-York Historical Society in the Upper West Side has recently opened its new Center for Women’s History. The new exhibit contains a wealth of artifacts related to women’s history in both New York City and the nation, including Billie Jean King’s tennis uniform, a 16th century globe and several historic Tiffany lamps.
Free Comic Book Day
If you’re a fan of comic books, then this is the event for you! Free Comic Book Day offers the chance to pick up a free classic or indie comic book at just about any comic book shop in the city. Additional information can be found over at www.freecomicbookday.com.
Explore Governors Island
Governors Island is now open for the season! For just a $2 roundtrip ticket, you can hop aboard a ferry from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn to explore this historic and picturesque gem in New York Harbor. Discover forts dating back to the War of 1812, scenic parkland with striking views of the city’s skyline and the Statue of Liberty, great food, art shows, fun events and much more! More information can be found at www.govisland.com.