Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: June 7–9, 2019

Crack a book and a smile (sorry).

Photo courtesy of MoMA PS1/Facebook

Books! Sweets! Neon art! This weekend is going to be a good one.

Pride!

Queer|Art|Pride 2019 is celebrating the LGBTQ+ community all month long, but this weekend marks its first-ever Book & Print Fair, where hundreds of works by artists from the community will be available for purchase. Pick up your favorite novels, zines, photos, art collages, drawings, and more, and then stick around for some DJ sets and block party–style festivities. Saturday, June 8; 1–6 p.m.; Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street (between Pitt and Willett Streets), Lower East Side

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More Books!

Can’t get enough of your favorite reads? The Bronx Books Festival kicks off the weekend with The Bronx Is Reading literacy program, which promotes reading and writing skills for young students across the borough, followed by a full lineup of panels featuring big names in the publishing community. (Panels) Saturday, June 8; 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fordham Plaza and Fordham University

Photo courtesy of Bronx Book Fest
Wellness

“One day can change your whole life.” Follow Global Wellness Day founder Belgin Aksoy and make Saturday all about you. If that means hitting the mat for an early-morning yoga sesh at the Williamsburg Hotel, drinking clean (and delicious!) at North 3rd Street Market, or munching on Mediterranean at Shoo Shoo, you’re in for a treat-yourself kinda weekend. Saturday, June 8; multiple locations and times

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Eating + Drinking

You’ll want to check in with your dentist after taste-testing a few of the best cakes, creams, and candies in the city. You can find all that and more competing at Japan Fes.’s most indulgent event of the year. Saturday, June 8; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Third Avenue and East 10th to 11th Streets, East Village and Sunday, June 9; 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Broadway and West 73rd to 74th Streets, Upper West Side

Photo courtesy of Japan Fes./Facebook
Art

You can thank musicians Pharrell Williams and Kanye West for this intensely colorful exhibition. Inspired by a few of their tracks in the mid-aughts, contemporary artist Thiiird created “IN MY MIIIND,” a collection of neon pieces designed to express open-mindedness and the importance of being true to oneself. Through Saturday, June 8; Seven House Gallery, 35 Meadow Street, East Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of “IN MY MIIIND”
…And More Art!

Clear your schedule this Sunday, because MoMA PS1 is keeping you busy with brand-new art (from Julie Becker and the artists in residence at the Studio Museum), discussions with gallery curators (ICA’s Richard Birkett and MoMA PS1’s Jocelyn Miller), and a closer look at Devin Kenny’s first solo museum exhibition, “Devin Kenny: Rootkits Rootwork.” Sunday, June 9; noon–6 p.m.; 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens

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