NYC Weekend Guide for April 22 – 23, 2017

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Spring is in the air! Here in the Big Apple, there’s really something for everyone this weekend, from film festivals to art shows to concerts and everything else in between. Here’s just a quick look at some of this weekend’s things to see and do here in NYC.

Tribeca Film Festival

The famous Tribeca Film Festival is back in town! For film buffs and casual movie fans alike, this event is always a must, featuring interesting documentaries, acclaimed indie films and unforgettable premieres. More information can be found at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/.

Whitney Biennial

The acclaimed Whitney Biennial – one of the country’s premier contemporary art exhibits – is currently underway at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new Meatpacking District location. For contemporary art fans, this is definitely worth checking out!


Taking place at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, this exhibit features the work of acclaimed multimedia artist Dale Chihuly. More than 20 of the artist’s giant artworks will be prominently displayed, so don’t miss out!

Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam

If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, poetry or just classic literature in general, then you definitely want to check out the annual Shakespeare’s Birthday Sonnet Slam taking place this Friday at the Central Park Bandshell. 154 readers will recite the famed writer’s works for this fun event. More information can be found at www.shakespearesonnetslam.com.

The New York Pops: You’ve Got a Friend

This fun New York Pops concert will feature the works of Carole King, James Taylor and other acclaimed singer-songwriters. Takes place this Friday at Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan.

Explore the City’s Parks

With spring in full swing, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy the city’s wealth of public parks. Central Park and Prospect Park offer the perfect opportunity to take a stroll through the lush springtime scenery while the High Line is sure to be beautiful as it comes into bloom. Battery Park, Riverside Park and Washington Square Park are just a few more beautiful public spaces not to be missed either this weekend!