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NYC weekend picks

Our picks for what to see and do in the city.

Explore the Rosé Mansion

This pop-up 32,000-square-foot fun house gives grown-ups a
Photo Credit: James Coletta

This pop-up 32,000-square-foot fun house gives grown-ups a chance to play in a ball pit and a tree house, or to lounge in cabanas -- all while sipping and sampling rosé wines.
WHEN | WHERE Open Wednesday to Monday weekly until Sept. 30; 111 W. 32nd St., Manhattan
INFO General admission: $45, weekdays before 5 p.m. $35; ticket price includes eight tasting samples of wine, wineglass, collectible pin. hello@rosewinemansion.com; rosewinemansion.com

Catch Wu-Tang Clan on the Coney Island boardwalk

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release
Photo Credit: AP Invision/Charles Sykes

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their landmark debut "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)," the rappers will cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge from Staten Island for the party with classics including "Protect Ya Neck" and "C.R.E.A.M.," just as their documentary "Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men" is bringing them new fans.
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Ford Amphitheater on boardwalk at Coney Island, Brooklyn
INFO $59.50 to $99.50; 800-745-3000,  livenation.com
 

Fill up at the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival

Celebrating the many cultures found within the Lower
Photo Credit: Museum at Eldridge Street/Kate Milford

Celebrating the many cultures found within the Lower East Side and Chinatown, this festival hosted by the Museum at Eldridge Street features food, dance, crafts and music taken from each -- while showing how they come together to make an exciting neighborhood.
WHEN | WHERE Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16; Eldridge Street, between Canal and Division streets, Manhattan 
INFO Free to attend; 212-219-0302, eldridgestreet.org

See 'Proof of Love' at Minetta Lane Theatre

The first production from Audible's Emerging Playwright Fund,
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

The first production from Audible's Emerging Playwright Fund, "Proof of Love" by Chisa Hutchinson explores how a tragic accident shatters a happy upper-class black family. Brenda Pressley, seated, stars in the production, which will eventually be available to Audible subscribers.
WHEN | WHERE Through June 16 at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane, Manhattan
INFO Tickets from $63; 877-250-2929, ticketmaster.com

Join a bubble-blowing bonanza

An event that has recurred over the past
Photo Credit: Flickr/Charlie Reece

An event that has recurred over the past few years, the Billion Bubble Party is open to all and participation is a snap: bring bubbles, head to the fountain in Washington Square Park and join in. Before you know it, the place becomes a field of floating soapy spheres that also happen to make for dynamite hash-taggable photos and videos (#billionbubbleparty).
WHEN | WHERE 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22; 59 Washington Square South, Manhattan
INFO Free; meetup.com

See a street-art celebration in Brooklyn

A wide-ranging program also including film, lectures and
Photo Credit: Amanda Bessette POSE 2019/Lyndon French

A wide-ranging program also including film, lectures and live performances, "Beyond the Streets" is an international exhibit featuring pieces from graffiti artists, photographers, sculptors and other creatives souls inspired by styles taken from street art.
WHEN | WHERE Open  June 21 through August;  25 Kent Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn 
INFO $25, ages 6 to 11 $12, 5 and under in free; beyondthestreets.com

See 'Nomad Hotel' at Atlantic Stage

Her mother often out of the picture, a
Photo Credit: Ahron R. Foster

Her mother often out of the picture, a sister cares for her brothers in "Nomad Hotel," a new play by Carla Ching with Ian Duff and Molly Griggs that looks at kids forced to raise themselves. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar directs the New York premiere for the Atlantic Theater Company. Pictured: Ian Duff and Molly Griggs.
WHEN | WHERE Through June 23 at Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W. 16th St., Manhattan
INFO Tickets from $56.50; 866-811-4111, atlantictheater.org

Jumpstart the season at ALT 92.3 Summer Open

ALT 92.3 will start the summer with two
Photo Credit: Getty Images for KROQ/Kevin Winter

ALT 92.3 will start the summer with two days of indie-rockers, including The Lumineers, in photo, headlining the Saturday show and The Head and The Heart headlining the Sunday show. But both days' lineups are stacked with favorites -- including The Revivalists, and Sharon Van Etten on Saturday, and Young the Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums on Sunday, along with a special acoustic performance from Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba.
WHEN | WHERE 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, Forest Hills Stadium, Queens
INFO $39.50 to $89.50 daily; 888-929-7849, axs.com

See 'Three the Hard Way'

On the heels of the new "Shaft"
Photo Credit: Allied Artists Pictures

 On the heels of the new "Shaft" film comes a screening of Gordon Parks, Jr.'s 1974 gem starring the ensemble cast of Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly. It's part of a weekend of African-American crime movies that includes separate showings of the Pam Grier classic "Coffy" (1973) and "Set It Off" (1996).
WHEN | WHERE Saturday, June 22, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens.
INFO $15; 718-777-6800,  movingimage.us

Cheer on the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Best-known for participants wearing costumes that range from
Photo Credit: Alessandro Vecchi

Best-known for participants wearing costumes that range from "out there" to "barely there," this year's edition of the annual Coney Island procession is to be marshaled by folk music legend Arlo Guthrie and his sister, author Nora Guthrie.
WHEN | WHERE 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22; parade starts on Surf Avenue at West 21st Street turns south at West 10th Street and enters the boardwalk and wraps at Steeplechase Plaza, Brooklyn.
INFO Free; coneyisland.com

Celebrate Dina Ross's 75th birthday at Radio City

Though her 75th birthday was in March, Diana
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Emma McIntyre

Though her 75th birthday was in March, Diana Ross will celebrate the milestone in style at Radio City. Will the party be "Upside Down"? Will she sing "It's My Turn"? Whatever the case, you know there will be "Endless Love." 
WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Radio City Music Hall, Manhattan
INFO $59 to $299; 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Lounge at a bar built from toy bricks

Inspired by building-block toys, the Brick Bar New
Photo Credit: @anglesphere

Inspired by building-block toys, the Brick Bar New York pop-up gathering is constructed from more than a million blocks, including some for customers to play with. DJs will be spinning, and the bar will be serving cocktails and even a  Brick Burger bunned in colorful square rolls.
WHEN | WHERE June 19 to 23; Bogart House, 230 Bogart St., East Williamsburg, Brooklyn 
INFO $15 to $40; guests under 21 must be escorted by adult and attend before 6 p.m. Purchase tickets through thebrickbars.com  

Sip wine at the Côtes du Rhone Festival

Inspired as much by the summer as it
Photo Credit: Inter-Rhône

Inspired as much by the summer as it is by the Côtes du Rhône wine-producing region of southern France, this soiree is powered by wine-tasting opportunities paired with a variety of food also connected to the Rhône valley. WHEN | WHERE 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23; 849 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
INFO $55 to $80; tickets available at cdrfest.com

See 'A Strange Loop' at Playwrights Horizons

A man called Usher is black, queer and
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

A man called Usher is black, queer and working a job he hates while writing an original musical about a black, queer writer working a job he hates. See how that works out in the appropriately titled play "A Strange Loop" by Michael R. Jackson. With Jason Veasey, left, and Larry Owens.
WHEN | WHERE Through July 7 at Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St., Manhattan
INFO Tickets from $59; 212-279-4200, playwrightshorizons.org

See Ermanno Olmi films at Walter Reade

Find a near-complete retrospective of an Italian director
Photo Credit: Janus Films

Find a near-complete retrospective of an Italian director who remains lesser-known in America despite a six-decade career of critically acclaimed films. This series includes his neo-realist classic "Il Posto" (1961), the Biblical meditation "Genesis: The Creation and the Flood" (1994) and his widely acknowledged masterpiece, "The Tree of the Wooden Clogs" (1978, pcitured), which cast non-professional actors as 19th-century peasants.
WHEN | WHERE Through June 26 at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St., Manhattan
INFO $15; 212-875-5601,  filmlinc.org

See Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks series

Clubbed Thumb's annual Summerworks series of new offbeat
Photo Credit: Sarah Einspanier

Clubbed Thumb's annual Summerworks series of new offbeat plays opens its 24th season this weekend with "Lunch Bunch," Sarah Einspanier's look at a group of seven public defenders in search of the perfect lunch, in rehearsal photo. That will be followed by Zhu Yi's "You Never Touched the Dirt" and "King Philip's Head Is Still on That Pike Just Down the Road" by Daniel Glenn. WHEN | WHERE Through June 29 at the Wild Project, 195 E. Third St., Manhattan INFO Tickets $25, 212-260-0153, clubbedthumb.org 

Catch 'Dying City' at Second Stage

Christopher Shinn directs
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Christopher Shinn directs "Dying City," his intimate play that examines the human fallout of global events including the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the war in Iraq. The 2008 Pulitzer finalist stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Colin Woodell.
WHERE | WHEN Through June 30 at Second Stage Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 W. 43rd St., Manhattan
INFO Tickets from $59; 212-246-4422, 2st.com 

Take a spring bird walk in Central Park with Birding Bob

If you think that Manhattan's bird population is
Photo Credit: Deborah Allen

If you think that Manhattan's bird population is mainly pigeons, Robert DeCandido -- known as Birding Bob -- holds spring bird walks in Central Park where it's possible to view some of the 250-plus species that live in or frequently visit the Big Apple.
WHEN | WHERE Daily (except Tuesdays and Wednesdays) through mid-June; Central Park, Manhattan
INFO $10, binoculars available to rent for an added $10, cash only; 718-828-8262 (call 347-703-5554 during or just before the start of walks), birdingbob.com

Revisit the work of Robert Mapplethorpe

The late Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) remains one of
Photo Credit: The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

The late Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) remains one of the most talked-about artists to ever point a camera. His austere black-and-white pictures -- male nudes, flowers, self-portraits. depictions of the sadomasochism underground -- are as powerful today as they ever were. The Guggenheim is presenting his work in a two-part series, "Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now." Pictured: 'Self Portrait,' 1985.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, Jan. 25 through July 10, second series: July 24 to Jan. 5, 2020; 1071 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO $25; 212-423-3500, guggenheim.org

Get up close and personal with T. rex at AMNH

The King of the Dinosaurs is already a
Photo Credit: AMNH / Denis Finnin

The King of the Dinosaurs is already a pretty famous beast, but the American Museum of Natural History is shining a new light on tyrannosaurs at an exhibition loaded with fresh facts and things to see. You'll learn about T.rex's millions of years of evolution and how these dinosaurs grew from feathery babies to massive animals that could bite through prey, bones and all.
WHEN | WHERE Through Aug. 9; Central Park West and 79th Street, Manhattan
INFO $23; $13 ages 2 to 12; 212-769-5100, amnh.org

Shop, dine and enjoy a taste of Queens

In celebration of the cultural diversity found in
Photo Credit: Queens Night Market/Sharon Medina-Chavez

In celebration of the cultural diversity found in the borough, the Queens Night Market features dozens of vendors selling food and other wares plus art, live performances and entertainment.
WHEN | WHERE 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays, April 20 to Aug. 17, also Sept. 28 to Oct. 26; New York Hall of Science: 47-01 111th St., Corona, Queens
INFO $5, tickets available at queensnightmarket.com  (admission only required for April 20, 27)

See a visual history of punk rock

The
Photo Credit: Jenna Bascom Photography

The "Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die" exhibit at MAD offers a powerful visual tour through the history of punk rock, filled with posters, flyers, magazines and other pieces of memorabilia taken from 1976-1986 -- not to mention lots of reminders that NYC was once the punk capital of the world.
WHEN | WHERE Through Aug. 18; The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
INFO $16, free for 18 and under; 212-299-7777, madmuseum.org

See 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' at the Met Museum

Framed by the late Susan Sontag's famous essay
Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Johnny Dufort

Framed by the late Susan Sontag's famous essay "Notes on 'Camp,' " this year's exhibition at the Met Costume Institute investigates the visual power of camp, showing how fashion can demonstrate droll, sly, ironic and out-there opinions and attitudes. This exhibit is Ensemble, Jeremy Scott for House of Moschino, spring and summer 2018.
WHEN | WHERE Opens May 9, runs through Sept. 8; The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO General admission is $25; free for children under 12; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org

Take in the Whitney Biennial

The Whitney Biennial is back with an introduction
Photo Credit: Brendan Fernandes and Monique Meloc/Brendan Leo Merea

The Whitney Biennial is back with an introduction to the work of 75 different artists and creative groups. Efforts include curated paintings, photography, sculptures, audio pieces and multimedia installations, among other works. (In photo: Brendan Fernandes, "The Master and Form," 2018.)
WHEN | WHERE Opens, Friday, May 17; up through Sept. 22; Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Manhattan
INFO $25, free ages 18 and under; 212-570-3600, whitney.org

Meet the instruments of rock stars at the Met Fifth

Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Collection of David Swartz

"Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll" is a retrospective of more than 130 musical instruments used over some 70 years of popular music by musicians including Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Eddie Van Halen,   Lady Gaga, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell and Prince. In the photo: No. 6 Les Paul Deluxe, once destroyed by Pete Townshend of The Who and since restored.
WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 1; The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO $25, free for children age 12 and under; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org

Visit The Met Rooftop Garden for an art exhibit

With the Manhattan skyline in the background, the
Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Hyla Skopitz

With the Manhattan skyline in the background, the Metropolitan Museum is presenting "ParaPivot," a striking rooftop piece created by Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade. Consisting of two sculptures, the objects -- crafted from steel and stone -- are intended to evoke the energy between science and magic, represented within a captured solar system. Guests can also purchase drinks and food from a select menu at the open-air Cantor Rooftop Garden Bar.
WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 27; The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO General admission $25; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org

Take a Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo

Billed as the
Photo Credit: WCS Zoos and Aquarium / Julie Larsen Maher

Billed as the "biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America," this guided tour features 40 life-size animatronic dinosaurs arranged through a wooded area, including such giants as Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. Afterward,  guests can try out dinosaur-themed activities and explore a fossil dig presentation.
WHEN | WHERE Friday, April 19, to Nov. 3; 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
INFO $39.95, $29.95 ages 3 to 12, two and under free (admission is part of the  Total Experience  package); 718-220-5100, bronxzoo.com

See Garry Winogrand photos at Brooklyn Museum

Photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) was known for his
Photo Credit: Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco/Garry Winogrand

Photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) was known for his black and white photos of city streets, zoos, rodeos, airports, beaches and other public settings. "Garry Winogrand: Color" presents more than 400 rarely seen color pictures taken by the Bronx native. This is "Untitled," Houston, Texas; 1964.
WHEN | WHERE Through Dec. 8, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn
INFO $16, age 19 and under free; 718-638-5000,   brooklynmuseum.org

Take in 'Artistic License' at the Guggenheim

This exhibition fills the Guggenheim rotunda with pieces
Photo Credit: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

This exhibition fills the Guggenheim rotunda with pieces that demonstrate the range of the museum's holdings, about 300 curated works -- some rarely seen -- in media ranging from sculpture to painting and more. In the photo: Joan Miró, "Prades, the Village," from summer 1917)
WHEN | WHERE Opens Friday, May 24; up through Jan. 12; 1071 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
INFO $25 general, children under 12 and members free; 212-423-3500, guggenheim.org

Check out the new Hudson Yards

There's a lot to see and buy at
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

There's a lot to see and buy at Hudson Yards, the behemoth new neighborhood that spans 28 acres. For shoppers' there are more than 100 stores including NYC's first Neiman Marcus. There are restaurants galore, including José Andrés' Mercado Little Spain food hall, Thomas Keller's luxe TAK Room and more casual spots. Outside, find five acres of public parks along with the Vessel, a 150-foot-honeycomb sculpture featuring 154 interconnecting flights of stairs with 80 landings from which to take in the smashing view (there's also an elevator.) WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7p.m. Sunday.; 30th to 34th streets between 10th and 11th avenues, accessible from the High Line and the 7 train.  INFO The Vessel is free; reserve timed-entry tickets at hudsonyardsnewyork.com   

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