11 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhoods This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | April 28, 2016 5:11pm | Updated on February 23, 2017 5:10pm

 Go to an arts festival Uptown, take a historic walk in Chelsea, or go on a stroller tour at the Whitney.
Go to an arts festival Uptown, take a historic walk in Chelsea, or go on a stroller tour at the Whitney.
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All Weekend

Judy Collins 'A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim'

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Judy Collins will sing songs by Stephen Sondheim, including “Send in the Clowns.” Russell Walden will be on piano. Tickets start at $75. Email meryl.cates@metmuseum.org for details.

Friday, Feb. 24

Julian Schnabel: 'New Plate Paintings'

Where: Pace Gallery, 510 W. 25th St., Chelsea
When: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Artist Julian Schnabel’s “New Plate Paintings” were “inspired by the roses growing in the cemetery near Van Gogh’s grave in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.” The works will be on display at the Pace Gallery through March 25.

Gilded New York Wearable Art Workshop

Where: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., Harlem
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Explore costumes, jewelry, portraits and decorative objects from the mid-1870s and the early 20th century, which is in the exhibition Gilded New York. Then create your own in during a wearable art workshop session using beads and gems.

Word Up — Film Screening: '13th'

Where: Word Up Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Ave., Washington Heights
When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Meet other locals to check out the Netflix thought-provoking documentary "13th" — directed by Ava DuVernay, and featuring top scholars, activists, politicians and journalists — which breaks down the history of jails and incarceration rates in the United State, and how it relates to race and black criminality.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Performance

Where: Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce St., Financial District
When: 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1980 in inner city Los Angeles by Lula Washington and her husband, Erwin Washington, the troupe is known for powerful, high-energy performances, and choreography that is rooted in African-American culture and history. Tickets are $29.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Stroller Tour at the Whitney

Where: Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort St., Meatpacking District
When: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The Whitney Museum is hosting a special tour for parents and caregivers of babies while the museum is closed to the public. The tour costs $25 per adult, plus museum admission.

Walking Tour of Union Square

Where: Meet at the Abraham Lincoln Statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street, Union Square
When: 2 p.m.

Explore the social and political history of Union Square on a free walking tour of the neighborhood. Call 212-517-1826 for more information.

Manhattan Sideways Photography Exhibit

Where: Ryan’s Daughter, 350 E. 85th St., Upper East Side
When: 4 to 7 p.m.

See neighborhood scenes of the Upper East Side’s East 80s, including a photo of Carlow the firehouse cat, at the opening reception for Manhattan Sideways’s photography exhibit.

Higher Ground Festival — Winter Rise

Where: Cornerstone Church, 178 Bennett Ave., Washington Heights
When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate the Uptown arts — dance and art performances — with Higher Ground. Participants can enjoy a bite, drink, great networking and a silent auction.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Commemorate Black History Month at St. Augustine Episcopal Church

Where: St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, 290 Henry St., Lower East Side
When: 10:30 a.m.

This event will commemorate Black History Month with musical performances, including a jazz trio, and an exhibition of dolls, quilts, and artifacts.

Retracing Black History Through Chelsea and The Tenderloin

Where: Meeting location TBA upon registering
When: Sunday, Feb. 26, 12 to 2 p.m.

Advocacy group Save Chelsea is leading a walking tour of Chelsea this weekend to commemorate Black History Month. Highlights will include the Hopper-Gibbons House — which was a stop on the underground railroad — and the shuttered Church of St. Vincent, which a freed Haitian slave helped found. The tour is pay-as-you-wish, and attendees are asked to sign up by 4 p.m. on Feb. 25.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters Allegra Hobbs, Carolina Pichardo, Dartunorro Clark, Irene Plagianos, Maya Rajamani, Shaye Weaver, Danielle Tcholakian and Noah Hurowitz.