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11 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

By  Shaye Weaver Allegra Hobbs Maya Rajamani and Dartunorro Clark | April 28, 2016 5:11pm | Updated on June 23, 2017 7:51am

 Celebrate Pride this weekend at a number of marches and rallies across Manhattan.
Celebrate Pride this weekend at a number of marches and rallies across Manhattan.
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All Weekend:

► Pride Island on Pier 26

Where: Pier 26, near N. Moore Street past the West Side Highway
When: Friday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Celebrate Pride Month with “the biggest live music event in NYC Pride history” on Pier 26. Artists including Nelly Furtado, Tegan and Sara, Deborah Cox and Patti LaBelle will perform over the course of the weekend. Tickets are available on the organizer’s website. 

► Harlem Arts Festival 

Where: Marcus Garvey Park, at East 124th Street between Madison and 5th avenues, East Harlem
When: Friday 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The Harlem Arts Festival is returning to Marcus Garvey Park for the sixth year bigger than ever before. It will feature performances and shows by more than 30 artists and have food from more than 80 local vendors. It will also feature a performance honoring the late hip-hop icon Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who was scheduled to perform. 

Friday, June 23

► Friday Movie Matinee at Columbus Library

Where: Columbus Library, 742 10th Ave., Hell's Kitchen
When: 1 p.m.

Catch a screening prohibition-era film “Live By Night” at the Columbus Library this Friday. The movie, starring Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning, focuses on gangster Joe Coughlin, “the son of the Boston Police superintendent… [who] long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw.” 

► NYC Pride Rally

Where: Foley Square, 111 Worth St.
When:  6 to 8 p.m.

Kick off NYC pride festivities with a rally in Foley Square, where a roster of speakers will take a stand for gay rights. 

Saturday, June 24

► Harlem Pride

Where: 12th Avenue, between West 135th and West 138th streets, West Harlem
When: noon to 6 p.m.

Harlem Pride has outgrown itself this year and will now be held at the West Harlem Piers. The 8th Annual Festival will include food, music and celebrating the LGBTQ community. 

► Make it Verde! On the High Line

Where: The High Line at West 16th Street
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Friends of the High Line has teamed up with the Losaida Center to bring “a day of dancing, music and creating with recycled materials” to the elevated park. The event, which is geared toward kids up to age 12, is free with an RSVP. 

► Hester Street Fair’s First Saturday of Summer

Where: Hester and Essex Streets, Lower East Side
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spend your first summer Saturday at the Hester Street Fair, where hundreds of jewelry, crafts, music and food vendors will be selling their wares.

► Author Talk: Sally Bonn

Where: Albertine Books, 972 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: 5 p.m.

Join author Sally Bonn in a conversation about her latest work, "Les Mots et les choses," which examines the meaning of words within works of art including those of Daniel Buren, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Robert Morris. In English. Free.

Broadway Comedy Night

Where: FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., Upper East Side
When: 9:30 p.m.

As the Second Annual French Comedy Festival comes to a close, enjoy a night of French and American comedians, like Sebastian Marx, Jeff Greenspan, and Michael Sehn, put on a knee-slapping performance. All in English for those 18 and older. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of.

Movies Under the Stars: 'Jason Bourne'

Where: John Jay Park, 77th Street and Cherokee Place, Upper East Side
When: 8:30 p.m.

Pull out your picnic blanket and chairs for Saturday night's Movie Under the Stars film, "Jason Bourne." Rated PG-13. Free admission.

Sunday, June 25

NYC Pride March

Where: Begins at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue, Midtown
When: Step off is at noon

Celebrate Pride this year with grand marshals Brooke Guinan, Krishna Stone, Geng Le and the ACLU, who will lead the 48th NYC Pride March from 36th Street and Fifth Avenue down to Christopher and Greenwich streets. This year's theme is "We Are Proud," about the LGBT community's ability to rise and be proud despite a hostile political environment, according to organizers.