As March marches on, the Big Apple offers plenty to see and do as always! From book fairs to film festivals to exploring fascinating exhibits at some of the city’s lesser-known museums and cultural attractions, there’s really a little bit of something for everyone this weekend. Here’s a quick look at just a few things to do and see in NYC for the weekend of March 11 – 12.
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
Book worms will definitely want to head on over to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, one of the country’s best book fairs centered on antique books. Explore hundreds of books, tomes and novels from about 200 vendors, including books that date all the way back to the 14th century! Takes place at the Park Avenue Armory at 643 Park Avenue in Manhattan. More info can be found at www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com.
Big Apple Comic Con
For more than 30 years, the Big Apple Comic Con has been a mecca for comic book and anime fans. For those seeking a more lowkey alternative to the famous New York Comic Con, this fun comic book festival is the place to go! Takes place at the Penn Plaza Pavilion this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Nerd Nite features TED-style discussions on a wide array of geeky topics. Unleash your inner nerd for an event that’s both fun and informative. Takes place at Littlefield at 622 DeGraw Street in Brooklyn this Friday at 7PM.
New York International Children’s Film Festival
Since 1997, the New York International Children’s Film Festival has been a pioneer in spotlighting innovative, unique and creative children’s films from all around the world. From animated films to live-action dramas, this unique film festival is fun for kids and adults alike! More info can be found at www.nyicff.org.
Discover the City’s Lesser-Known Museums and Cultural Institutions
In addition to grand museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, NYC is packed with great smaller museums and cultural institutions to discover. The New-York Historical Society, situated on Central Park West, is now showing it’s acclaimed new Tattooed New York exhibition that showcases more than 300 years of tattooing in New York City. Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen is also a must for photography fans over at the Met Breuer in the Upper East Side. Other top-notch museums to explore in NYC include the Noguchi Museum, the Museum of the American Gangster, the Museum of Mathematics and many others!