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12 Things To Do In Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | March 24, 2016 5:24pm | Updated on March 25, 2016 7:33pm

 Join a tour to learn all about the world of Mo Willems and learn to sketch his characters this weekend.
Join a tour to learn all about the world of Mo Willems and learn to sketch his characters this weekend.
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All Weekend

► Easter Weekend Petting Zoo

Where: The Standard High Line, 848 Washington St., Meatpacking District
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

The Standard High Line will host a petting zoo for Easter weekend, plus an Easter Egg Hunt at The Standard Biergarten on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. and running until noon. Brunch will be available both days from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The Iceman Cometh"

Where: Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 W. 26th St., Chelsea
When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Admission is “pay as you wish” for the Hudson Guild Theatre Company’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh this weekend and next weekend. The drama that first debuted on Broadway in 1946 follows a group of friends who frequent a dive bar, and “examines the kind of vital lies which are necessary for anyone to survive with hope.”

Friday, March 25

► The Vikings Exhibition

Where: Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St., Midtown
When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Vikings have arrived in Times Square as part of the “largest display of Viking artifacts ever to visit North America.” The exhibition features more than 500 Viking-era artifacts, full-scale models of Viking ships and interactive activities that allow guests to learn more about the “rich, often-misunderstood Viking culture.”

► Puck Fair Closing Party

Where: Puck Fair, 298 Lafayette St., SoHo
When: 5 p.m.

The March 25 farewell party at Puck Fair will include drink specials, live music "and all the usual things you've grown to expect from us at Puck,” according to the Facebook post advertising the event.

► Recycling: Washi Tales

Where: The Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., Upper East Side
When: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Watch stories unfold through Japanese handmade paper and shadows. The narrator acts as “the Papermaker,” who weaves stories together as performers create a magical world designed by master paper artist Kyoko Ibe. 

Saturday, March 26

► Taymour Grahne Gallery presents Abdolreza Aminlari’ “Linea”

Where: 157 Hudson St., TriBeCa
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Brooklyn-based artist Abdolreza Aminlari creates intricate designs using thread and paper. The methodical work references both the uniformity of a factory-like production and the painstaking work of handmade craftsmanship.

► Isham Park Egg Hunt    

Where: Isham Park, Park Terrace and Seaman Ave. bet. Isham St., West 214 and West 218 streets
When: 10 a.m.

Come meet the Easter bunny at this annual egg-hunting event in Isham Park. Organized entirely by local parents, the event will have activities for babies, toddlers and olders kids. Teens are invited to help organize and plan for the event at 9:15 a.m. For more information, contact ishamegg@gmail.com. 

► Roosevelt Island Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Manhattan Park on Roosevelt Island
When: 11 a.m. check-in, 1 p.m. start

Roosevelt Island residents are invited to hunt for colorful eggs in Manhattan Park. There will be a musical theater production by Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance. RSVP online.

► Pop-Up “Coloring Bar” For Grownups

Where: The Strand’s Rare Book Room, 828 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Greenwich Village
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Strand Bookstore is hosting an event showcasing a new coloring book by The Real Art Therapists of New York — 50 professional art therapists living and working in the city. Each therapist contributed illustrations and interviews to the book and a few will be on hand in the Rare Book Room to guide visitors “on a personal coloring journey.” Anyone who purchases a coloring book gets entered into a raffle for a chance to win a private art therapy session.

► Our Saviour New York Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Central Park’s Heckscher Playground
When: 11 a.m.

There will be thousands of treat-filled Easter eggs and special prizes, as well as a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, at this free event for children in pre-k through fifth grade.

► Mo Willems Sketching Tour: Don’t Let the Pigeon Draw in the Galleries!

Where: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
When: 2 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of the new exhibit “The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems!” That centers on the work and process of the famed children’s book author. The tour is free with museum admission, family friendly and involves sketching lessons; kids and adults can try their hand at bringing Willems’ character to life.

Sunday, March 27

 Kenny Lattimore Performs at the United Palace House of Inspiration

Where: United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway at 175th St., Washington Heights
When: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Award-winning gospel and R&B singer Kenny Lattimore will perform during the Easter Sunday service. Lattimore is best known for his Grammy-nominated track “For You,” as well as his acclaimed sophomore album “From the Soul of a Man.” The event will also be live-streamed for those that can’t attend the service.

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