Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: November 22–24, 2019

Who knew science could be so much fun?

Photo by Maike Schulz/Courtesy of Green-Wood Cemetery

This weekend, learn the art of persuasion. (And then persuade the rest of your family to prep for next week’s Thanksgiving dinner so you don’t have to.)

Outdoor Fun

Skate the skyline (and tap into your inner Michelle Kwan) at Winterland’s ice rink atop the Rooftop at Pier 17. Take in the breathtaking views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge while triple lutzing—or carefully tiptoeing—across the rink, which is bigger in size than last year’s! Opens Friday, November 22; 89 South Street (near FDR Drive), Seaport District

Photo courtesy of the Howard Hughes Corporation
Dance

Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, former dancers from the award-winning immersive theater show Sleep No More, revive their site-specific dance production, Traumnovelle, inside an apartment space on St. Mark’s Place. Each night, 13 people will weave around the performers in the dark and observe what a seemingly normal relationship looks like behind closed doors. Through Monday, November 25; 12 St. Mark’s Place (between Second and Third Avenues), East Village

Festival

The Museum of the City of New York remembers the iconic Village Voice a year after its closing with a weekend-long celebration, featuring live music, food and drink, talks with former Voice writers, and a pop-up performance from musician David Amram. Friday, November 22–Sunday, November 24; 1220 Fifth Avenue (at East 103rd Street), East Harlem

Edutainment

Learn how to hack your friends’ minds with the help of Vanessa Hill, the psychology specialist and entertainer behind the science-based YouTube channel BrainCraft. She’s leading a drink-and-learn workshop at Caveat, where she’ll teach participants how to influence others—while they’re under the influence themselves. Saturday, November 23; 21A Clinton Street (between Stanton and East Houston Streets), Lower East Side

Photo by Sam Venn/Courtesy of Vanessa Hill
Tours

You’ve never seen the Green-Wood Cemetery like this. You’re invited to walk the historic grounds on its special after-dark weekend tours, where guests will see prominent monuments like the sculpture work of acclaimed artist Charles Calverley, the grave of Bill the Butcher, and the memorial for the man who brought seltzer to the U.S.—all under the cover of night. Through Saturday, November 30; 500 25th Street, Greenwood Heights

Reading

Kids! Turn off those video games and put down that iPad; time to crack open a book. Where else to encourage reading than the 13th Annual Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair, where your little ones will have all kinds of bookish fun with readings by Trucker and Train author Hannah Stark, illustrator talks with Duck and Goose‘s Tad Hills, artistic activities, and more! Saturday, November 23; 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway (off Washington Avenue), Prospect Heights

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Museum/Facebook

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