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14 Things to Do in Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | May 29, 2015 8:18am 

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters: Lisha Arino, Lindsay Armstrong, Emily Frost, Rosa Goldensohn, Gustavo Solis, Danielle Tcholakian and Irene Plagianos

All Weekend

Manhattanhenge

Where: 14th, 23rd, 34th or 42nd streets

Twice a year, Manhattan's street grid aligns with the setting sun. Watch it Friday or Saturday from one of the cross streets with a clear view to the Hudson. For the best view, Neil DeGrasse Tyson recommends going as far east as possible.

IDEAS CITY

Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park and the surrounding area, East Village

The New Museum's three-day IDEAS CITY festival will go through the weekend. From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, IDEAS CITY will host an outdoor street fair featuring more than 100 cultural and community groups. Highlights of the fair include a pavilion made from discarded beverage cartons as well as a “Mayan Ball Game Tournament,” which blends an ancient Mesoamerican sport with street basketball.

Friday, May 29

Kick-Off Celebration for the Uptown Arts Stroll

Where: Sugar Hill Development, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue, Sugar Hill

This weekend kicks off the 12th Annual Uptown Art Stroll, a month-long celebration of the arts in West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. Join the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance on Friday at an event honoring Uptown arts luminaries, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway shows "In the Heights" and "Hamilton." The evening begins at 6:30 p.m.

"All the President’s Men" film screening

Where: 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side

Watch the classic political thriller "All the President's Men," which chronicles the reporting of the Watergate scandal by Washington Post reporters follows Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The film will be preceded by opening remarks from politics and law professors from Columbia and Yale. Tickets are pay as you wish and first come first served, starting at 6 p.m. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 30

The Dominican Family Festival/Carnaval Del Boulevard

Where: St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st to 185th Street, Central Harlem

Organized by the Juan Pablo Duarte Foundation, this annual Uptown event features live music, Latin American folk dance performances and plenty of family-friendly activities.The free festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“It's My Park Day” at DeWitt Clinton Park

Where: DeWitt Clinton Park, West 52nd Street to West 54th Street, 11th Avenue to 12th Avenue, Midtown West

Enjoy live music, free food, family crafts at DeWitt Clinton Park . The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spring Carnival for Young Diplomats Magnet Academy

Where: 134 West 122nd St., Central Harlem

Enjoy rides, eat cotton candy and popcorn and play games. Tickets are $1. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Opening of Picasso's "Le Tricorne"

Where: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, Upper West Side

A large curtain painted by Picasso is now on display at the New York Historical Society, reaching from floor to ceiling of an exhibition hall. Surrounding the curtain, the largest Picasso in the United States, are paintings and objects that provide context for the work. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Elizabeth Street Garden Second Anniversary Celebration

Where: Elizabeth Street between Prince and Spring streets, Nolita

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden are celebrating their second year of opening the park to the public with a potluck. FESG will provide hot dogs and burgers, but food contributions are welcome: If your last name begins with A – M, bring an appetizer, salad or side; bring dessert if your last name begins with N – Z. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. The event runs from 3 p.m. through 5 p.m. If you're interested in volunteering with the garden, come early for an orientation from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bike New York's Learn to Ride — Kids

Where: Mercer Playground, Mercer Street between West Third and Bleecker streets, Greenwich Village

Free bike lessons are available for kids ready to graduate from training wheels to two-wheelers. A limited number of bikes and helmets are available to borrow; it's recommended you bring your own. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. and is free, but registration is required and participants must show up on time.

Essex Street Market 75th Birthday Block Party

Where: Essex Street between Delancey and Rivington streets, Lower East Side

The historic market will cap its month-long 75th anniversary events and Lower East Side History Month with a block party on Essex Street. Event highlights include pushcarts featuring market vendors and barbecues manned by LES restaurants Spur Tree, Cafe Katja, and An Choi. The party, which will take place from noon to 5 p.m. will also include DJs, live music, games and giveaways.

Sunday, May 31

New York City Hemophilia Walk

Where: Riverside Drive and 83rd Street, Upper West Side

Help raise awareness of hemophilia and bleeding disorders and raise money for the New York City Hemophilia Chapter with a walk through Riverside Park. There are one mile and 5K routes depending on endurance levels. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free but adult T-shirts cost $25 and children’s T-shirts cost $10.

Sweet Spot Festival

Where: West Harlem Pier, 125th Street and West Side Highway, West Harlem

The Sweet Spot Festival is a free family friendly event series that celebrates Harlem's rich historical and cultural legacy. The festival promotes local music,culture, art, and commerce. Here you will find an eclectic range of musicians, DJ's, performance & visual artists, a mouth watering array of food & dessert vendors, kids activities, workshops and to-die-for vintage & jewelry selections. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.