In the early days of O So Chic, the “Weekend 411” was the ultimate guide for weekend events in the NYC-area. With the weather and my social calendar heating up, I felt like now was a great time to bring that old thing back! Looking for something to do in NYC this weekend? Keep reading!
What: NY African Restaurant Week
When: through Sunday, May 4th
Where: Participating African restaurants in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, including: Accra Restaurant, Brasserie Creole, Buka, Tolani Wine & Bar, Jollof Restaurant and more. For more information, visit BeUEvents.com
What: Target First Saturdays: Ai Weiwei Art & Activism
When: Saturday, May 3rd
Where: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
For the program schedule and more information, visit BrooklynMuseum.org
What: Dolce Vita Liquidation Sale
Where: Dolce Vita, 255 Elizabeth Street, NYC
Dolce Vita (the brand behind some of my favorite shoes) is closing down its Elizabeth Street location in late May. Everything from shoes to fixtures has to go! Shoes start at $30, apparel starts at $25 and fixtures/furniture start at $5!
What: Harlem Kentucky Derby Gala – Run for the Roses
When: Saturday, May 3rd, 4pm – 8pm
Where: Settepani, 195 Lenox Avenue (at 120th Street), Harlem
You don’t need to be in Kentucky to dress in your derby best. This weekend, head to Harlem’s 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala. There will be a live painting exhibit, prizes for best dressed, specialty cocktails and more. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. For more information, visit HarlemDerby.com.
What: Brooklyn Crawfish Boil
When: Sunday, May 4th, 1pm-6pm
Where: ExtraFANCY, 302 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
For $25, you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat crawfish spread and some free Brooklyn beer. For more information and tickets, visit ExtraFancyBklyn.com