NY Life Weekender — 23 September 2011
What to Do in NYC This Weekend- 09/23/11

Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? LocalBozo.com has got you covered. It’s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that we’ll be covering, check out the calendar in our side bar to your right. Otherwise, here are a few highlights to check out in and around Manhattan this weekend!


Arts & Culture

Friday, September 23rd- Sunday, September 25th- The 15th annual Dumbo Arts Festival, a three-day extravaganza that will showcase more than 500 artists, 120 open art studios and 40 live performances – all free of charge – will take place Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25 in the Dumbo neighborhood on the Brooklyn waterfront, between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. (Dumbo Arts Festival)

Saturday, September 24th- Would you believe that Washington Square Park is hosting a literal and legitimate Lightsaber Battle from Newmindspace? Tomorrow, carry a real lightsaber and duel it out from 9-11pm in a free intergalactic battle. Wish we could go and take pictures! (Lightsaber Battle)


Friday, September 23rd- Sunday, September 25th- The Mets and Yanks are both home this weekend hosting their arch rivals with literally just one of the teams having something to play for at this point. Head to Flushing for the Mets to host the Phillies of Philadelphia (Mets Tickets) or out to the Bronx where the Yankees host the hated Red Sox. (Yankees Tickets)

Saturday, September 24th- Join former New York Yankees greats Goose Gossage, Moose Skowron, Doc Gooden and John ’Flash’ Flaherty for a day of autograph signings, games, live music and prizes at the Fifth Annual Yankees Radio Network FanFest on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. (Intrepid Museum)

Music & Entertainment

Friday, September 23rd- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out these releases coming out today. It’s Taylor Lautner versus Brad Pitt in a battle of opening films. Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane in “Moneyball” with Jonah Hill and Robin Wright. We’re sure you’ve read our review already, so we don’t need to tell you what a fun film this is. Also, Taylor Lautner moves away from the “Twilight” saga toward “Abduction” (PG-13), a thriller directed by John Singleton about a man searching for the truth about his life. Don’t blame us if you hate this one, but “Moneyball” is really good.

Friday, September 23rd- Saturday, September 24th- Withstand the rain tonight at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield for Wilco with Nick Lowe. Tickets are just $51 for one of the hardest working bands in music. (Wilco Tickets) Also, tomorrow, withstand more rain at The Williamsburg Waterfront as Fleet Foxes come to town for a 5:30pm performance. (Fleet Foxes Tickets)


Friday, September 23rd- Saturday, September 24th- For a smattering of clubby happenings this weekend, here’s a look around the City: Tonight, Dolce has got the Back From Summer, Jersey Shore Reunion Party, District 36 has a Jonathan Peters’ Classics Weekend, and the Hudson River Café has a Gucci Bag Giveaway! Tomorrow check out HK Lounge with SJ Sussone from 105.1 for Beautyful Saturdays and Voodoo IV has Chriss Vargas! Dancing included; Blowouts optional.

Sunday, September 25th- The Roosevelt Hotel’s, Madison Club Lounge Celebrates in ‘Speakeasy’ Style, Boardwalk Empire’s Season Premiere, Featuring Canadian Club Whiskey. Step back into a historical time of glitz & glamour, gangsters, flappers, and bootleggers! Get dressed up in your finest Boardwalk Empire garb and capture the evening with classic old fashion photo ops, Sip on vintage Cocktails, featuring Canadian Club Whiskey. (Boardwalk Empire Party)


Saturday, September 24th- It’s the The AmAsian Race. Combine forces for NYC’s only pan-Asian themed scavenger hunt! Grab your friends, or get to know new people, and test your teamwork, athleticism, and advance your knowledge of Asian American culture with a race around Manhattan. (AmAsian Race)

Saturday, September 24th- Join the most competitive bakers and tasters you’ve ever seen at Reunion on 44th Street and Ninth Avenue tomorrow from 4-7pm for the Fourth Annual Great American Pie-Off! $10 gets you 2 samples, with additional samples just minimal dollars thereafter and proceeds from every sample go to Lift Every Voice, an arts and education program. (Great American Pie Off)

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