Guide to the Weekend: The Do-It-Yourself High Holiday Edition

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Even if Rosh Hashanah isn’t on your radar, any weekend can make a good holiday!  Here are our picks to help you make your own high-times for this weekend: 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 

Free Bike Weekend

Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm. Governor’s Island (ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South St., at Whitehall St.). Free bikes, free kites, free island.  

Art Under the Bridge Festival

Various DUMBO locations. The eccentric elements of Brooklyn crawl out of their studios and strut their stuff on the streets (and in the river).  For free. Here’s the daily schedule.

Saturday and Sunday: 

Amazing Maize Maze

11am-4:30pm (every weekend until October 26th). Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy (718.347.3276). A corn maze… in New York! 

Price: $8.00 

NYC Anime Festival

Jacob Javits Convention Center

655 W. 34th St. at 11th Ave.

This may be something that most of us would go out of our way to avoid, but if you’re into that kind of thing, get the anime out of your system early at this two-day extravaganza. Tickets required.

Campaigning for President at the Museum of the City of New York

10:00am – 5pm

With campaigning suspended until the economy gets straightened out, you might as well take the hiatus to learn about how this kind of thing has happened before. It’s a peaceful, largely empty little place on museum mile–you’ve been meaning to go there anyway.


Lit Crawl NY


Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St (212.966.7223)

An alcohol-aided tour through bars of New York literary interest, complete with readings and talks.  Pay for drinks; readings and talks free. 

Open Air Book Fair


Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby St (212.334.3324)

Cheap books and CDs, expect quality and selection far above your average Morningside Heights book vendor.  Pay as you go. 

Gotham Girls Roller Derby

6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Hunter College Sportsplex B3 Gym

    Lexington Ave. and 68th St.

If you haven’t seen New York’s all-girl roller derby league in action, better hurry up–this is their second-to-last meet of the season, with the Brooklyn Bombshells facing Montreal and Manhattan Mayhem taking on Providence. Plus, there’s a pre-bout party if you really want to make a night of it.



Fort Tryon Medieval Festival


Fort Tryon Park, 1838 Riverside Dr

The city’s dungeons-and-dragons dreams come true!  For free! 

Brooklyn Record Riot!


Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave (718.387.0505)

Record collectors and vendors congregate to exchange record/DJ shop talk, trivia, and of course, to hawk their rare wares.  Come to this Greenpoint event for the music, stay for the kielbasa.  

Price: $3.00 



  1. prez debate  

    Barack Obama in 3d!!!!

  2. Yo Bwog  

    you should check out the public safety report stats. The 2007 vs 2006 stats for "discipline for alcohol" vs 2006, "sex offenses - forcible", "discipline for drugs" are interesting, and can only be explained by the administration going Nazi.

  3. housingworks  

    The housing works book fair has been moved to Sunday for weather-related reasons.

  4. but the website

    according to the link, free bike weekend was last weekend.

  5. hey bwog!  

    you should really mention the fact that augusten burroughs is speaking on campus on monday... !!!

  6. I Love  

    you Bwog. I love corn mazes- and I didn't know about this until now, thanks!

  7. Ummmmm  

    how do you get to the corn maze? the subway doesn't run there?

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