NYC Weekend Guide for November 12-13, 2016

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A beautiful autumn weekend is in store and the holiday season is right around the corner – so there’s no better time to get out and explore New York City! From 90s parties to ice skating to exploring some hidden gem parks in the city, there’s certainly no shortage of great things to see and do in the Big Apple this weekend. Here’s a quick look at just a few things to see and do this weekend here in the city.

Party Like It’s 1999

Are you a fan of 90s music and culture? Then head on over to The Bell House at 149 7th Street in Brooklyn for all the greatest hip-hop and pop hits from that era. Be sure not to miss this!

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

Right now is that “sweet spot” right before the rush of the holiday tourist season to go ice skating at the iconic ice rink at Rockefeller Center before it gets too crowded. Head there now for a fun, unforgettable and quintessentially New York experience!

240th Commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn

2016 marks the 240th anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Brooklyn, one of the most important battles of the American Revolution. This Sunday, head over to Fort Tryon Park in Upper Manhattan for an interesting commemoration event featuring professional reenactors.

Explore Hidden Gem Parks

It’s peak time to see the leaves change here in New York, but rather than go to overcrowded parks like Central Park, consider going to some lesser known gems for a quieter and more peaceful experience. Fort Tryon Park and Inwood Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn and Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx are just a few public spaces to consider for this weekend.

Discover the City’s Celebrated Cultural Institutions and Museums

With the weather getting cooler, now is the perfect time to explore some of the city’s top museums and cultural institutions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art are must-sees for art lovers. Another great museum is the American Museum of Natural History, which offers a plethora of fascinating natural science exhibits to discover.

America’s Parade

Honor the nation’s veterans at the annual America’s Parade for Veterans Day. The parade begins Friday, November 11 at 11:15AM on Fifth Avenue and 26th Street in Manhattan.