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13 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | March 17, 2016 6:10pm | Updated on March 18, 2016 7:31pm

 The city is moving ahead with plans to build affordable housing at the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden.
The city is moving ahead with plans to build affordable housing at the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden.
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Rosalind Fox Solomon’s “Got to Go” exhibit

Where: Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 W. 24th St., Chelsea
When: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rosalind Fox Solomon’s black-and-white photographs are featured throughout the artist’s fourth solo exhibit. The exhibit “evokes childhood memories, parents’ frantic voices and the early imposition of deranged social codes and expectations,” the gallery’s website said.

Norman Kornbleuth’s “Farewell” Knife-Sharpening Event

Where: Broadway Panhandler, 65 E. 8th St., Greenwich Village
When: March 19 and 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Broadway Panhandler is closing this spring after more than 40 years. Owner Norman Konbleuth — a “Village icon,” according to the Village Alliance — took over from his father in 1976 and grew the store into the celebrity chef favorite it is today. This weekend, pay a $12 fee for having three knives professionally sharpened. The proceeds will go to City Harvest. Be advised: No serrated, ceramic-blade, single-beveled or pocket knives can be sharpened.

Architectural Digest Design Show

Where: Piers 92 and 94 at 711 and 12th Ave., Hell's Kitchen
When: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Architectural Digest Design Show is returning to New York City this weekend. Attendees including “discerning trade professionals” and consumers can check out the latest in “innovative design” for furniture, kitchen and bath product and other architectural features.

Friday, March 18

"I Have No Room for the Broken"

Where: Bodre Cut & Color Room, 4732 Broadway, off Thayer St., Inwood
When: 8 p.m.

Join author, Angy Abreu, for an up-close and personal reading of her new book, "I Have No Room for the Broken." Abreu will share her favorite snippets of the book and answer questions about love, relationships and her road to writing down her autobiographical poetry.

Knickerbocker Orchestra Performs "Supreme Justice: The Battle of Gay Rights"

Where: Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce St., Tribeca
When: 7:30 p.m.

This musical uses song to dramatize the arguments and decisions in last year’s Supreme Court gay rights cases. Watch Justices Scalia and Ginsburg sing-battle it out.

Saturday, March 19

Spring Prep!

Where: Elizabeth Street Garden between Prince and Spring Streets, Nolita
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden will be cleaning, cutting back, digging and dividing the garden this weekend to get it ready for the season. An array of bagels, spreads and coffee will be provided for helpers. Everyone is welcome and no gardening experience is required, though if you own a set of pruners, bring them along. Now that early spring has set in, the garden is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends, weather permitting.

Batman vs. Superman Day

Where: Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. in Union Square
When: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Come celebrate the upcoming theatrical release of “Batman vs. Superman” with trivia, prizes, and giveaways.

In the Kitchen with Eddie G and Guy Mitchell

Where: Chef Eddie G’s Kitchen, 1664 Park Ave., East Harlem
When: 7 p.m.

Join Chef Eddie G and Chef Guy Mitchell to celebrate the opening of Chef Eddie’s Kitchen in East Harlem. The menu offer American steakhouse style food with Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asian flavors. Mitchell has served world leaders, presidents and professional sports team, while Chef Eddie has participated in more than 30 food festivals worldwide per year.

Quiet Clubbing Uptown

Where: Inwood Bar and Grill, 4892 Broadway, between 204th and 207th St., Inwood
When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Want good music, food and conversation? Head over to Inwood Bar and Grill for some Quiet Clubbing. Attendees will get a pair of special wireless headphones. These are equipped with color LED that shows what music attendees are listening to, so others with the same color can dance along, too. Tickets start at $10 if purchased before the day of the event, $15 online and $25 at the door.

Sunday, March 20

Hebrew Tabernacle Purim Carnival

Where: Fort Washington Ave. & 185th St., Washington Heights
When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Enjoy some face painting, fortune telling, food and more activities for kids. There will also be great prizes. For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail Shelly at skhspr@gmail.com.

Book of Esther Family Dance Performance

Where: JCC Manhattan, 344 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ariel Rivka Dance company will bring the stories of Queen Vashti and Esther to life during this Purim celebration that will include dance performances and workshops as well as face painting and crafts. Tickets are $10 for everyone and the event is appropriate for kids age 3 and up.

Get Baked With the Panhandler’s Daughter

Where: Broadway Panhandler, 65 East 8th St., Greenwich Village
When: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The daughter of owner Norman Kornbleuth will re-create New York City baker Katherine Yang’s thin, crispy chocolate chip cookies. The cookies are “best devoured minutes after baked,” according to the Panhandler’s website.

Dads Night Out: A Smart Night of Dialogue

Where: Le Cheile NYC, 831 W. 181st St., Washington Heights
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mom’s Night Out Presents Dad’s Night Out, featuring local authors, Tim Dalton and Andrew Dahl. Dads are welcomed to eat, drink, network and talk to other Uptown fathers about parenting and more.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters: Emily Frost, Irene Plagianos, Carolina Pichardo, Maya Rajamani, Noah Hurowitz and Danielle Tcholakian.