Guide to the Weekend: The Do-It-Yourself High Holiday Edition
Written by Bwog Staff
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:
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby St (212.334.3324)
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 Park, 1838 Riverside Dr
The city’s dungeons-and-dragons dreams come true! For free!
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.
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