Weekend Fun

Puppies! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: May 17–19, 2019

Adopt! (Don’t shop!)

Photo courtesy of Craft in Focus Festival

Dabble in arts and crafts, hang with furry friends, and watch a comedy of manners this weekend in New York City.

Wellness

Treat yourself to a day of well-earned pampering and zen out at Showfields, which is offering free mini enzyme facials from Priori and a yoga session with influencer Melini Jesudason. Sunday, May 19; 11 Bond Street (off Lafayette Street), Bowery; 11 a.m.–noon (yoga), 2–7 p.m. (treatment)

Photo courtesy of Showfields
Performance

Two hundred candles might be difficult to fit on a cake. So the international collective Compagnia de’ Colombari is celebrating the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman with a musical theater piece based on the American poet’s free-verse work “Song of Myself,” instead. Saturday, May 18; 2:30 p.m.; Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

Weekend Events NYC May 17-19 2019
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Pup-Up Shopping

Caffeine and canines. We can’t think of a better duo, and neither can Grounds & Hounds Coffee, the dog-loving organization that will be hosting a Puppy Pop-Up Café this Saturday. Bring your furry best friend to shop discounted goods from partner Jonathan Adler and receive complimentary brews from the coffee bar. Don’t have a dog? Hearts & Bones Rescue will be there with adoptable pooches—ready to win over a few hearts! Saturday, May 18; 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; 304 Columbus Avenue (between West 74th and 75th Streets), Upper West Side

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Theater

As an alternative to Shakespeare in the Park, try Molière in the Park, a free outdoor performance of the great French farceur’s The Misanthrope, translated by Richard Wilbur. The cast includes Jennifer Mudge, Chris Henry Coffey, and Mary Wiseman (CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery). Saturday, May 18–Monday, May 20; 7 p.m.; LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Prospect Park

Photo by Ad Meskens via Wikimedia Commons
Festival

Time to show off your DIY skills! Make leather bracelets, stitch your own tote bag, learn the Japanese art of suminagashi, weave a tapestry: At this year’s Craft in Focus Festival, let your creativity be your guide during the three-day event encompassing hands-on master classes and workshops. Saturday, May 18–Monday, May 20; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; 238 36th Street (Building 1), Industry City

Weekend Events NYC May 17-19 2019
Photo courtesy of Craft in Focus Festival

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