Happy President’s Day weekend! With the weather set to be nice out this weekend in the New York City area, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore the city. As always, there’s plenty to enjoy in NYC over the long weekend, including art shows, museum events, flea markets and much more. You can even take the opportunity to explore presidential history in the city! Here’s a quick look at just a few of the top things to see and do in the Big Apple this weekend.
Harlem Fine Arts Show
This popular, annual art show is a great place to discover African-American art in a wide variety of forms. A must for art lovers, the show takes place at Riverside Church at 490 Riverside Drive in Manhattan. More information can be found at www.hfas.org.
Located at El Museo del Barrio at 1230 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem, Super Sabado is a fun, free event that features exhibits, music, theater, art classes and much more. While there, take a little while to explore the museum’s great artwork collection too!
Winter Flea + Smorgasburg
Located at 1 Hanson Place in Brooklyn, Winter Flea + Smorgasburg offers 75 crafts and goods vendors to discover, not to mention 25 great Smorgasburg vendors to sample. For a fun time, Winter Flea + Smorgasburg is definitely not to be missed!
Explore Presidential History in NYC
Being President’s Day weekend, now is the perfect time to explore the city’s rich historical connections with past presidents. Federal Hall offers a look at George Washington’s inauguration as our country’s first president while the nearby Fraunces Tavern and St. Paul’s Chapel also offer a look at Washington’s life, legacy and connections to New York City. The Theodore Birthplace National Historic Site offers a glimpse into the life of Teddy Roosevelt while the General Grant National Memorial is a great place to pay your respects to our nation’s 18th president.