8 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

By  Shaye Weaver Dartunorro Clark Carolina Pichardo and Allegra Hobbs | April 28, 2016 5:11pm | Updated on May 19, 2017 7:04pm

 Join in the fun at the Third Annual Greek Jewish Festival this Sunday.
Join in the fun at the Third Annual Greek Jewish Festival this Sunday.
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► Vulture Festival

Where: Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., between Ninth and 10th avenues
When:  Friday and Saturday, event times vary

This weekend of events is jam-packed with panels and performances by comedians, musicians, and actors. Catch a jam session with Katie and Allison Crutchfield, a discussion with “Wolves” star Michael Shannon or go behind the scenes of “Sons of Anarchy” with Kurt Sutter. For a full list of events, see the website. Standby tickets available at the door for all events.

Imagination Playground and Portable Reading Room

Where: FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island
When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Kids can play on the interlocking block-based play system called "Imagination Playground" this weekend at Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park. The Uni Project will also erect its portable reading room for those who want to browse for books or draw. Free.

Friday, May 19

► Uptown Action Returns: 'Storm the Palace'

Where: Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, 530 W. 166th St., Washington Heights
When: 7:30 p.m.

Join the People’s Theatre Project to kick off the “Storm the Palace” festival and highlight the chances going on in Northern Manhattan. From displacement, to high rents and local businesses shutting down, the festival will explore the “changing face of our community” with a troupe of adult community actors from diverse backgrounds.

'Happy Birthday Malcolm and Lorraine'

Where: 20 East 127th Street, Harlem
When: 7:30 p.m.

“Happy Birthday Malcolm and Lorraine” is a play that honors the work of Malcolm X and Lorraine Hansberry, both of whom share a May 19 birthday. The play will feature several playwrights in self-written vignettes discussing contemporary political issues and work in speeches, writings and ideas of the pair. 

Saturday, May 20

► Family Garden Day in Inwood

Where: Riley-Levin Children's Garden, Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue, Inwood
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council for a free family garden day at the Riley-Levin Children’s Garden in Inwood. Residents are encouraged to bring seedlings to be planted. There will be snacks, games and other activities for everyone to enjoy. The garden is on the left-side behind P.S. 5. Enter through the bike path next to the school.  

P.S. 290 'Fest with Zest'

Where: East 82nd Street, between First and Second avenues, Upper East Side
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Manhattan New School's annual spring street festival is back with a ton of activities for kids including a bounce house, a basketball challenge, sand art and an obstacle course, exhibitions by NY Liberty WNBA, the Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Zaniacs and many food vendors.

Sunday, May 21

► Third Annual Greek Jewish Festival

Where: Outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue at 280 Broome St., Lower East Side
When: noon to 6 p.m.

Come enjoy traditional Greek dance, live music and kosher Greek foods and pastries at a festival celebrating the unique culture and heritage of the Romaniote Jewish people, a close-knit Jewish community of Greek descent. 

Music on Madison! 'G.F. Handel: Israel in Egypt'

Where: Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave., Upper East Side
When:  3 p.m.

The Saint Andrew Chorale and Orchestra will finish the season with G.F. Handel's oratorio, "Israel in Egypt," with sopranos Megan Chartrand and Katherine Wessinger, altos Desiree Baxter and Hai-Ting Chinn, tenor Marc Molomot and Tommy Wazelle, basses Blake Burroughs and Rod Gomez, and conductor Andrew Henderson. $30 per person and $25 for students and seniors.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo New York's Manhattan reporters Allegra Hobbs, Carolina Pichardo, Dartunorro Clark and Shaye Weaver.