6 Things for You to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend
Friday, August 22
Lebowski Fest celebrates all things related to the Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult movie classic starring Jeff Bridges, "The Big Lebowski." Lebowski Fest New York encompasses two nights. The Bowling Party this evening at Lucky Strike Lanes in Midtown features costumes, trivia and games. From 8 p.m. at 42nd St and 12th Ave, $25. The Movie Party tomorrow night, includes "The Big Lebowski" film screening, preceded by a performance from the punk cover band Cover Me Badd at Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd St., Midtown, from 8pm $29.
Celebrate summer's final Uptown Friday! at The Studio Museum in Harlem tonight. Before or after grooving to DJ Ian Friday, Manchildblack and Afro Mosaic Soul and sampling signature cocktails, you’re invited to join free guided tours of current exhibitions, which include the first museum survey of Los Angeles–based conceptual artist Charles Gaines's early work. Uptown Fridays! is free with a $7 museum admission. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., 144 West 125th Street, Harlem.
Saturday, August 23
Get your hands dirty at this kids' Designs in Clay workshop at Cooper Hewitt Design Center by exploring the properties of clay while making a bowl or plate. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets are free for accompanying adults and children ages 5 and older, but registration is required here. 111 Central Park North, Harlem.
Sunday, August 24
Today is the final day for the acclaimed 21st Precinct Art Exhibit, a massive street art installation in a soon to be demolished building. Featuring the work of some of New York’s finest street artists, the exhibition is housed across four floors in the former headquarters of NYPD’s 21st Precinct. See it at 327 22nd St., Gramercy. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The event is free.
Wave Hill is a 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. This morning join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early morning bird walk, investigating the diversity of birds that are active on the Wave Hill grounds before the gates open to the public. Kids ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Registration required, $18.