All events listed are free.  Enjoy your weekend.

pete seeger

Obsessed with Mariah Carey? See her live at the last performance of the TODAY concert series. Arrive by 6 a.m. for best viewing.

49th St and Rockefeller Plaza

Prelude 09 – performance art series hosted by CUNY
, through Saturday. All shows are first come first serve.

Martin E. Segal Theater Center, CUNY Center, 365 5th Ave

New York Art Book Fair, through Sunday, at MOMA’s P.S.1

Jackson Ave and 46th St

Eileen Myles discusses her new book ‘The Importance of Being Iceland: Essays of Travel in Art’, (featured at Book Culture!)

6:30 at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue

Photo via Wikimedia Commons


Light Up the Night at Le Poisson Rouge – free entry to the gallery bar for disco and house 

10 at 158 Bleeker St 

Korean Festival and Parade – music, food, performances and taekwondo! 

32nd St between 5th Ave and Broadway, from 9 to 6 


Atlantic Antic – 10 live music stages, ride on buses from 1917, worth the trip to Brooklyn 

Atlantic Avenue from Hicks St to 4th Avenue, from 10 to 6 

Pete Seeger at EcoFest! Located in Central Park, the legendary folk singer is the highlight of this green festival also featuring a display of energy efficient vehicles, eco fashion, and Mandala sand painting. 

Central Park, 11 to 6

Robert Frank’s The Americans at the Met – a series of talks on this recently opened and critically acclaimed photography exhibition. 

2 – Curator Jeff Rosenheim gives and introduction to the exhibition 
2:30 – Avant-garde Visual Culture of the Late 1950s – a panel discussion 
3:15 – Leaving Home, Coming Home  – award winning documentary about Frank’s life 
Free with Columbia ID 

Manhattan Bridge’s 100th Birthday! Free fireworks at 7 

East River Park Amphitheater, north of Manhattan Bridge. Enter at Cherry and Jackson Sts. The pyrotechnics are accompanied by the Manhattan School of Music Brass Quintet.  


Art in Odd Places – ‘A festival exploring the odd, ordinary and ingenious in the spectacle of daily life’. Download a map from the website. 

W 14th St