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13 Things for You To Do in Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | July 23, 2015 6:33pm | Updated on July 24, 2015 7:50pm

 The structure, built in 1848, is New York City's oldest standing bridge.
The structure, built in 1848, is New York City's oldest standing bridge.
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These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters: Lisha Arino, Gustavo Solis, Lindsay Armstrong, Rosa Goldensohn, Emily Frost, Danielle Tcholakian, Irene Plagianos and Shaye Weaver.

All Weekend

Living Threads

Where: The New York Studio School, 8 West 8th St., Greenwich Village

This is your last weekend to pop in to this gallery show featuring 26 works, each made by a pair of artists — an emerging artist and his or her mentor — collaborating together. The show is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until Sunday, when the show ends.

New York City Poetry Festival

Where: Governors Island

This jam-packed celebration of poetry will include over 60 poetry organizations and 250 poets reading works on three stages. There will also be a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers will sell their wares, a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, food trucks, poetic installation art throughout, an open mic, and even a Children’s Poetry Festival, complete with writing games and its own fourth, all-kids stage. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Space & Science Festival

Where: Intrepid Museum, Pier 84 (West 46th Street and West Side Highway), Hell's Kitchen

Meet one of NASA’s only female shuttle commanders, check out a giant “silver seashell” that plays sounds representing the earth’s satellites and see even more at this immersion into all things space onboard the Intrepid. Some events are free while others are included with museum admission.

Friday, July 24

Henry IV in Inwood Hill Park

Where: Inwood Hill Park Peninsula at 218th Street Entrance, Inwood

Uptown’s Moose Hall Theater Company is now in its 16th year of presenting Shakespeare in Inwood Hill Park. Their latest project condenses Parts One and Two of the Bard’s Henry IV into one show of epic proportions. The free show starts at 7 p.m.

Neighborhood Movie Night at St. Paul’s Chapel: "Dirty Dancing"

Where: St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway and Fulton Street, Downtown

Watch 80s classic "Dirty Dancing," for free, as part of St. Paul’s Chapel movie series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., half an hour before the movie starts.

Mud Sweat & Tears Friday Night Out

Where: Mud Sweat & Tears, 654 10th Ave., Hell's Kitchen

The Hell’s Kitchen pottery studio hosts a relaxed evening of pot-throwing and socializing. Get your hands mucky in some clay while you drink — it’s BYOB. The evening event costs $45 for two-and-a-half hours, plus an additional $15 for those who want their pieces glazed and fired in a kiln. Advanced registration is required.

Saturday, July 25

Sprinkler Day

Where: Asphalt Green, 555 East 90th St., Upper East Side

Kids and adults will play in high-powered sprinklers on the turf field at Asphalt Green’s Upper East Side campus. Guests should bring their own towels. Ice treats will be available for free. The free event runs from 1 to 3 p.m.

Waterfight NYC 2015

Where: Central Park, Great Lawn (midpark from 79th to 85th streets)

Bring Super Soakers, squirt guns and spray bottles to partake in a Central Park water fight. Leave the water balloons at home, but bring a trash bag to help clean up afterward. The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m.

High Bridge Festival

Where: Bronx and Manhattan Sides of the High Bridge, the Bronx

Celebrate the historic re-opening of New York City’s oldest standing bridge. The High Bridge, originally an aqueduct, was re-opened earlier this summer after it was transformed into a pedestrian walkway linking Washington Heights and the Bronx. The festival will feature live performances and activities, including walking tours of the High Bridge and rowing instruction. The festival runs from noon to 4 p.m.

DANCENOISE: Don’t Look Back Open Studio

Where: The Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District

Families with kids of all ages can pop into the Whitney’s open studio to create a “collaborative cardboard garden” based on Tom Berry’s installation on the third floor of the museum. But going on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. means getting to work with the artist: Berry will hang out to collaborate with kids and answer questions about how he works. The event is free with museum admission.

U.S. Air Guitar Eastern Conference Finals

Where: Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., Lower East Side

Get ready for some epic shredding at the U.S. Air Guitar Eastern Conference Finals, which will feature winners from half a dozen regional qualifiers. The event will also feature veteran air guitarists from across the country, including 2008 World Champion Hot Lixx Hulahan and 2012 World Champion Nordic Thunder. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Sunday, July 26

Race for Faces Walk in Riverside Park

Where: Walk begins in Riverside Park at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial at 85th Street, Upper West Side

The walk is geared towards raising money and awareness for people with facial anomalies. The walk begins at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial goes up to 101st Street and then down to West 83rd Street in the park for the closing ceremonies. The event is open to children and adults of all ages and raises money for critical surgeries and treatment for people with a craniofacial condition. Registration begins at 9 a.m. but advanced registration can be done at the event's website.

NYC Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Birthday Party

Where: Mott Street between Canal and Worth streets, Chinatown

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Chinatown, where a festival will feature live music, art and dance from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and The Origami Therapy Association will lead interactive art demonstrations and crafts, while the Museum of Modern Art will help create a "collaborate community sketchbook” modeled to look like a birthday card.