Things to do This Weekend in NYC
Wintry Weekend with Snow ending at 3 pm Saturday, Boat Show at Javits, Bumper Cars & Irish Theater in Manhattan, Winter Antiques Show POSTPONED, Chinese New Year Celebration & Film in Queens, on Staten Island a Maple Syrup program While the Korean Lunar New Year Celebration at Snug Harbor POSTPONED, Bronx Zoo Closed Saturday, while Bronx Doc Film Opens 'Storming of the Capitol' Photo Exhibit and Art & BAM Films in Brooklyn
January 28, 2022 / NYC Neighborhoods / News Analysis & Opinion / Gotham Buzz NYC.
NYC Weather. They forecast up to 4 - 5 inches of snow Friday afternoon / evening, but it could be on the low side if the temperature doesn't drop. On Saturday, another 3 - 5 inches of snow is expected, ending by 3 pm / mid afternoon. Temperature highs will be in the mid 30's on Friday, descending to the low to mid 20's for Saturday and Sunday. Temperature lows will be in the high teens Friday, descending to the low teens for the rest of the weekend. Humidity will range from 50% to 70% all weekend. Winds start at 7 mph on Friday, but by the end of the day will be a blustery 20 mph. On Saturday the winds will be 20 - 25 mph, before dropping back to 5 to 10 mph on Sunday.
The photo at right was taken underneath the #5 Prospect Avenue subway stop at in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx earlier this week. The subway stop is near Bill Rainey Park and where the explosion and row house fire took place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. We'll have more on the fire and explosion next week.
Things To Do This Weekend in Manhattan
The NY Boat Show started on Wednesday and runs through Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street [at 11th Avenue]. They're open 12 noon - 8 pm Friday, 10 am - 8 pm Saturday and 12 noon - 6 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $18 / $15 and CoVid protocols remain in effect.
You can rent a Bumper Car in Bryant Park between the hours of 2 - 8 pm weekdays and 11 am - 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays between now and February 2nd. It's recommended that you rsvp on their website at www.bryantpark.org where tickets for a ten minute ride are $20.
In the photo at right you can see the bumper cars at Bryant Park in action.
The First Irish Theater Festival by the Origin Theater Company continues through January 31st. The shows are held at various venues in several boroughs of NYC. See www.origintheater.org for details and tickets.
The Winter Antiques Show held at the Park Avenue Armory has been postponed until the Spring. They haven't set a new date, but that it's postpone, not cancelled, like professional sports games, shows that we're learning to live with CoVid, by adapting to its mutations and the surges. Unfortunately, as long as a sizeable segment continues to aid and abet the virus by not getting vaccinated, we're stuck in this holding pattern indefinitely. Thank God these anti-vax ignoramuses, fueled by Murdoch's Fox News disinformation, weren't around in the 1950's when the nation was fighting polio.
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Things To Do This Weekend in Queens
The Glow Community Center at 133-29 41st Avenue [1st Floor] in Flushing is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration from 11 am - 4 pm. To commemorate the Year of the Tiger the community center is hosting cultual performances and food samplings for free. CoVid protocols remain in effect and it's recommended you rsvp at www.glownyc.org.
The Museum of the Moving Image is showing a number of interesting films this weekend with the first showtime beginning at 1 pm and the last beginning at 6.30 pm. The Moving Image is located at 36-01 35th Avenue [at 36th Street] in Astoria Queens. Tickets may be found at www.movingimage.us and cost $15 / $11.
Things To Do This Weekend in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway has about a dozen exhibits running at present. The two featured exhibits focus on Andy Warhol's Revelation print which explores the artist's religious faith [closes June 2022]. The other is one about Christian Dior entitled Designer of Dreams which includes, "... seventy-year history of the House of Dior with over two hundred haute couture garments as well as photographs, archival videos, sketches, vintage perfume elements, accessories, and works from the Museum’s collection...". The Dior exhibit closes February 20, 2022. Admission is $25 / $16 / $10 and CoVid protocols remain in effect.
In the Peter Jay Sharp Building at the Brooklyn Academy of Music aka BAM at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, they will be showing various films all weekend starting at 1.15 pm, with the last showtime at 9.40 pm. CoVid protocols remain in effect and tickets [$16 / $11] may be purchased online at www.bam.org.
In the photo at right you can see the pop up memorial to slain NYPD officer Rivera on January 25, 2022. The memorial is in front of the 32nd Precinct of the NYPD on 135th Street in Harlem.
Things To Do This Weekend in the Bronx
The Bronx Zoo will be closed on Saturday, January 29th, due to inclement weather.
The Storming of the Capitol exhibit opens on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 from 6 - 9 pm at the Bronx Doc Film Center at 614 Courtlandt Avenue in the Bronx. The opening on Saturday has been sold out, but it will remain on exhibit through March 20, 2022. Their hours are Thursday / Friday from 3 - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5pm.
In the photo at right you see a passenger on the Staten Island Ferry staring at the Statue of Liberty in the distance. The statue was a gift from the French people on July 4, 1884. The French helped us gain our liberty from the British royals, over two centuries ago, during the Revolutionary War. Democracy in America was called the 'last great experiment', because the Founders weren't sure that 'We The People' could govern ourselves. It's a question that still seems relevant to this day, and that topic is explored in part in the exhibit at the Bronx Doc Fim Center over the next two months.
Things To Do This Weekend on Staten Island
On Saturday, January 29th [also February 5th & 12th] from 1 - 3 pm, the Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve at 83 Nielsen Avenue is hosting a program talking about how to extract syrup from a maple tree. The program is free, but it is recommended you rsvp as the group size is limited and CoVid protocols remain in effect. Their website is www.parks.ny.gov/parks/claypitponds/details
The Korean Lunar New Year Festival at the Staten Island Museum at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center has been postponed to February 12th due to the impending snowstorm.
Have a good weekend.