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14 Things to Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | September 24, 2015 7:14pm 

 Kids and adults will be able to craft their own kites and fly them at Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park this week to celebrate International Peace Day.
Kids and adults will be able to craft their own kites and fly them at Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park this week to celebrate International Peace Day.
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Four Freedoms Park Conservancy

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters: Lisha Arino, Emily Frost, Gustavo Solis, Gwynne Hogan, Danielle Tcholakian, Irene Plagianos and Shaye Weaver.

All Weekend

Adopt-a-Pot Sale

Where: Jefferson Market Garden, Sixth Avenue and Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich Village
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Handmade pieces from the local artists at Greenwich House Pottery will be displayed around the garden and will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the pottery sales will go to the garden. Artists will be on-site doing demonstrations and there will be a raffle.

"America is Hard to See"

Where: Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St., West Village
When: through Sept. 27

This weekend is your last chance to see the Whitney’s inaugural exhibit in their new Meatpacking District building. "America Is Hard To See," a multi-floor show broken into “chapters” and made up entirely from the museum’s permanent collection, closes on Sunday.

Gaspard & Dancers: The Trilogy

Where: Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St., Financial District
When: Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Haitian choreographer Gaspard Louis debuts his moving dance performance, inspired by the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Tickets are $29.

The 53rd Annual New York Film Festival

Where: Lincoln Center
When: Films throughout the weekend, on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Throughout the weekend, the New York Film Festival is showing documentaries, interactive and avant-guarde cinema projects and new feature films, including “The Walk,” about Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers. Some tickets are free.

Fourth Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens

Where: 38 Community Gardens in the East Village and Lower East Side
When: All day Saturday and Sunday

Celebrate the community gardens of the East Village and the Lower East Side at one of the 38 participating neighborhood green spaces this weekend. Each garden will design its own program, which includes activities like live music, environmental workshops, films, photography and yoga.

Friday, September 25

Opening: "The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film"

Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

View striking images and video created during the Bolshevik Revolution through the 1930s, when art was used amid extreme political action.

Fall Health Fair

Where: Touro College of Pharmacy at 230 W. 125th St., Central Harlem
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Take advantage of this free health screening on 125th Street. Those who attend will be able to get flu shots, sign up for the bone marrow registration and undergo HIV, diabetes, blood pressure, and bone density screenings.

Saturday, September 26

Tea Party in the Garden

Where: Jefferson Market Garden, Sixth Avenue and Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich Village
When: 10 a.m.

Tea party guests get a preview of the pottery featured in the garden’s weekend-long sale. Tickets are $40 and each guest gets a commemorative tea cup. Treats served along with tea service.

Chelsea Eats

Where: 8th Ave. between 14th and 23rd Streets, Chelsea
When: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A pop-up food and arts market will take over 8th Avenue between 14th and 23rd Streets on Saturday with a variety of local goodies including Red Hook Lobster Pound, gourmet ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery, Mighty Quinn’s BBQ and mouth-watering duck confit from Duck Season. Artists and crafters will have stalls and several restaurants along the street will open up with beer and wine gardens.

Get Hooked

Where: Randall’s Island, south side near 103rd Street footbridge
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a free day of catch and release fishing in the East River from Randall’s Island. Members from the local park alliance will have fishing gear. There will also be free activities like games, crafts, and snacks.

Movie in the Park: "Karate Kid"

Where: Washington Market Park, at Greenwich and Duane Streets, Tribeca
When: 7 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.)

Watch the original "Karate Kid" movie under the stars, which may be your last chance for an outdoor film before the cold weather really kicks in. Free popcorn provided — bring a blanket.

Fly a Kite for International Peace Week

Where: Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park
When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Construct and fly a kite in celebration of Peace Week at Four Freedoms Park. The Four Freedoms Park Conservancy will provide the kite materials and Archie Stewart, a member of the American Kitefliers Association, will give demonstrations.

Sunday, September 27

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Where: The Intrepid, the High Line, or the sky in general
When: 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.

For the first time in 30 years, you’ll be able to see a lunar eclipse combined with a supermoon for about two and half hours starting at 9:00 p.m. The Intrepid and the High Line will open their gates late for the event and have telescopes and binoculars on hand.

South Orchard Block Party

Where: Orchard Street between Hester and Canal streets, Lower East Side
When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This inaugural event features food from trendy Lower East Side restaurants like Fung Tu and Mission Chinese, as well a free hour-long yoga class, chalk art and a bocce ball tournament.