What to Do in NYC This Weekend (June 13th – June 15th)


TGIF! It’s Father’s Day weekend and it looks like NYC is brimming with activities. From the New York Botanical Garden’s Big Backyard BBQ & Music Fest to the Alice + Olivia sample sale, there’s so much to get into this weekend. Need something to do in NYC? Keep reading! Have an O So Chic weekend!

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What: Film Screening of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem
When: Friday, June 13th (6:30pm-9pm)
Where: The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse

From the BronxMuseum.org site:

…an in depth look at the phenomena of gentrification as seen through the change in the largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the 50 states; East Harlem. After a screening…the floor will be opened for discussion. Presented by the Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council.

Panel members will include Susana Blankley, Director of Housing Organizing at New Settlement Apartments Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA), Ryan Singer, Deputy Director of the Bronx Office of City Planning, Edwin Pagan, member of Seis del Sur, and Carlos Rivera of Picture the Homeless.

For more information, visit BronxMuseum.org

What: Big Backyard BBQ & Music Festival
When: Saturday, June 14th & Sunday, June 15th (11am-5pm)
Where: Daffodil Hill @ The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd

From the NYBG.org site:

…enjoy the warm weather with live music, outdoor fun, and a selection of food and fixin’s. Sample food and drink from New York-based specialty purveyors, paired with family entertainment throughout the weekend, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get dad out of the house for Father’s Day! We’ll also have an array of local New York craft brews on hand to keep you cool.

For more information, visit NYBG.org

What: Alice + Olivia Sample Sale
When: through Saturday, June 14th (Friday: 10am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-4pm)
Where: 260 Fifth Avenue (between 28th & 29th Streets)
The weeklong Alice + Olivia sample sale is winding down this weekend. The majorly discounted items have been marked down by another 25%. Happy shopping!

What: Food Truck Rally
When: June 15th (and every first & third Sunday through October) (11am-5pm)
Where: Grand Army Plaza

Head to Brooklyn this Sunday for a sampling of food truck goodness!

What: Sweet Spot Festival #SweetSpotFestival
When: Sunday, June 15th (noon-6pm)
Where: Jackie Robinson Park
(Bradhurst Ave and W. 148th Street)

The second installment of #SweetSpotFestival is back this weekend. Sweet Spot Festival is guaranteed to be a day of fun, food and dance for the entire family. There will be a host of DJs, food trucks, artisan and vintage goodies for sale, capoeira demonstrations, a Jet Blue  flight giveaway and more! Bring your blanket! For more information, visit SweetSpotFestival.com

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