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6 Things for You to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend

By Daniel Jumpertz | August 14, 2014 7:58pm | Updated on August 15, 2014 5:36pm
 The weekend's most interesting events are here for you in one handy guide.
6 Things for You to Do in New York City's Neighborhoods This Weekend
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Thursday, August 14
The High Line's Teen Arts Council (TAC) invites all teens to enjoy the fruits of their labor this evening. Since spring, the TAC have been preparing for tonight’s event, “Cruise to the Carribbean,” where they’ll be presenting Caribbean treats and spinning island-inspired beats. There will be also be a photo booth, screen printing, steel drum playing and mask making. From 6.30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., on the High Line at West 14th Street, Chelsea. The event is free but available to teens only.

Friday, August 15
Nights at the Frick this evening features curator Jeongho Park answering questions about the current Frick exhibition "Men in Armor: El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face.” The work of Greek painter El Greco will also be celebrated by a performance from Celil Refik Kaya, a young guitarist from Mannes College of Music, who will play music evocative of 16th century Spain in the Frick’s Music Room. From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., 1 East 70th Street, Upper East Side. Free, but first-come, first-served. Reservations are not accepted.

Saturday, August 16
Governors Island hosts another Jazz Age Lawn Party over this weekend. Promenade in your period finery through the new parks and trails on the island and then dance like it’s the 1920’s to the swinging sounds of Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. A limited amount of $300 VIP tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Governors Island.

Adventure Club was created by the same crew who runs Brooklyn Brainery, so they know a thing or two about creating stimulating events for groups. The idea behind Adventure Club is to gather intrepid folk together with the aim of (re)discovering and exploring the best off-beat places and experiences in New York City. Today they’re offering “Street Art Tour: Meatpacking to Chelsea.” The two-hour guided tour starts at 3 p.m., meeting at 8th Avenue and 14th Street in Chelsea. $25. Booking is essential.  

Sunday, August 17
In pre-Prohibition New York City, Jewish mobsters like Monk Eastman, Max “Kid Twist” Zweifach, “Big” Jack Zelig and Benjamin “Dopey” Fein were pivotal figures in the Lower East Side underworld. On this LES History Project tour, visit the sites of gang headquarters, shootouts and assassinations and learn how the Jewish Mob expanded into a contemporary organized crime syndicate. Bookings are essential. 11 a.m., meet outside Landmark Sunshine Theater, 147 East Houston, Lower East Side. $20.

The Nitehawk Cinema regresses this morning to present “Spoons, Toons & Booze Goes Back To School” a a screening of many childhood cartoons with an added adult boozy brunch twist. Enjoy cartoons, cereal shots — featuring a shot of Baileys or Kahlua to booze up your cereal bowl — free cereal bars and an opportunity to test your cartoon and cereal knowledge in the STB Pop Quiz. 11:45 a.m., $11. 136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg.