6 Things for You to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend
Friday, September 5
With more than 100,000 square-feet of indoor exhibition space, New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) presents 450 interactive displays that seek to demystify the world. You can also get an up-close view of vintage Atlas and Titan rockets and play a nine-hole miniature golf course. Don’t forget to have a look inside The Great Hall, NYSCI’s original exhibition gallery, constructed for the 1964-65 World’s Fair. The Great Hall has undulating walls that rise 100-feet tall with no corners or flat segments. From 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. 47-01 111th Street, Queens. $11 for adults and $8 for children from 2 to 17-years-old, students and senior citizens.
Closing soon at the The Morgan Library & Museum is “Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France.” The Master of Claude de France was one of the last great French illuminators working in the period 1508–1520. Over the last few years, the Morgan has acquired a sizeable collection of the artist's work and the best pieces are currently on exhibition. The centerpiece in the exhibition is the "Prayer Book of Claude de France," one of two tiny manuscripts that he painted for the queen of France and after which the artist was named. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, Midtown. $18.
Saturday, September 6
The Living Gallery is encouraging the fashion-forward to participate in the Bushwick Fashion Weekend Parade. Gather at the Gallery for an impromptu public fashion parade through Bushwick, eventually meeting at Maria Hernandez Park at 5 p.m. From 1 p.m., The Living Gallery BK, 1094 Broadway, Bushwick. Free.
“StoryTour: The Secret Architecture of Loss” is a fictional walking tour, which cleverly combines both theater performance and excursion. The story concerns a deadly plague and the yearning of those who struggled in its shadow. The concept was created by Lucas Loredo, whose work in fiction, nonfiction, radio and theater has been featured in The Southwest Review and Kirkus Reviews. The tour departs from the bench in front of The High Line Hotel, 180 Tenth Ave, Chelsea. Saturdays through the 20th September at 4:30 p.m. $20.
Sunday, September 7
Over 15 years ago, Italian shopkeepers decided to bring the Italian Ferragosto celebration to the Bronx. Introduced by the emperor Augustus in 18 BC., Ferragosto celebrated the harvest and the end of a long period of intense agricultural labor. On Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. join the Italian Bronx community for a celebration including live music and plenty of fine Italian food. Arthur Ave at East 187th St, Bronx.
The annual NYC Century Bike Tour brings together over 6,000 New York City cyclists for an epic ride, as challenging or relaxing as you want it to be. There are 35, 55, 75 and 100-mile rides departing, with the routes designed to show riders the diversity of New York’s neighborhoods and how to navigate them safely. There are two start locations for the tour: Central Park and Prospect Park with the rides ending with music and massages in Central Park. $80/$50.