Things to do this weekend in NYC area (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
September 12, 2019 - 2:27 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – You made it through the work week, but had no time to think about the upcoming weekend. Now that it’s not scorching hot outside, make some plans to relax with the best food, drinks, shows and music the area has to offer. Skip surfing the internet because 1010 WINS has your weekend plans here:

Tribeca TV Festival

The organizers of the famed Tribeca Film Festival tackle the small screen. The event line-up includes series premieres, sneak peeks and discussions, including a panel with the executive producers of the show "Friends", who will come together for the show's 25th anniversary to reflect on the series’ immeasurable legacy and pay tribute to Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, Monica, Ross and Rachel.

Where: Locations vary, Manhattan 

When: September 12 -15, times vary

Cost: Varies

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Feast of San Gennaro

Out-of-towners and locals alike flood the streets of Little Italy for the annual Feast of San Gennaro 2019. Every year, guests can eat delicious food, watch colorful parades and see the statue of San Gennaro. Although the Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, the festival is known for the festive atmosphere, music and a cannoli eating contest.

Where: Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets, Manhattan 

When: September 12 -22 

Cost: Free

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IPA Fest: Brooklyn

IPA Fest is back and headed to Brooklyn! The one-day festival will be split into two sessions and feature over 50 breweries pouring nearly 200 beers. Come find out what your favorite IPA is.

Where:  Brooklyn EXPO Center, Brooklyn

When: September 14, 12-9:30 p.m.

Cost: General Admission $65, VIP $115


NYC Broadway Week

It's the last week to take advantage of NYC's Broadway Week. The event is a twice-yearly celebration of live theater at the Broadway stage. Since 2011, the program has invited show goers to explore a multitude of Broadway’s electric productions including Tony Awards winners with 2-for-1 tickets.

Where: Theaters Vary, Manhattan 

When: Through September 16

Cost: Varies 

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Coney Island Film Festival

Watch features, shorts, documentary features, silent films, or even a music video at the legendary Sideshows By The Seashore and the Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island, New York! The Film Festival was named one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" so why would you want to miss out?

Where: The Seashore Theater or the Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn

When: September 13-15

Cost: $8- $50

41st Annual IFP Week

The IFP festival is all about the indie filmmaker. A week of meetings, screenings, panels, meet ups, and exhibitions centered on connecting people dedicated to tell compelling stories of all shapes and sizes. Whether stories are told through film, TV, online, or new media channels, the conference is the premiere place to meet bold talent and learn about exciting projects through curated meetings with 150 new feature, documentary, series and VR projects from over 22 countries. It's a great mix of business and pleasure!

Where:  Dumbo, Brooklyn

When: September 15-19

Cost: Prices vary


Gipsy Kings

The Gipsy Kings is a popular group of  musicians that fuse flamenco, salsa and pop music. Originally from the south of France, they perform in Andalusian Spanish.  They are known for bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. They'll be in the New York area where a good time is pretty much guaranteed. 

Where: Beacon Theater, Manhattan, and Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

When: September 14-15

Cost: Varies


The biggest holiday in Beer comes back to The Bronx. We're talking Oktoberfest, and this one is especially exciting because they're going to be introducing a new version of DAS BRONX, an Oktoberfest Style Lager. Don't miss a chance for the limited edition stein that will be sold to the first 175 people who buy tickets online.

Where: The Bronx Brewery, Bronx 

When: September 14, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Cost: $5 – $20

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Jollof Festival ‘19

Jollof rice is a one-pot rice dish native to many countries in West Africa. Some consider it the predecessor to the cajun dish, jambalaya. The Jollof Festival is a day-long celebration of the many variations of this dish, unique to the various West African countries that consider it a staple. The best part? It's all happening in Brooklyn!

Where: Dumbo, Brooklyn

When: September 14, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Cost: $15 – $56

NYC Honey Fest

Back again for the 9th year, come join a fun group of beekeepers and honeybee enthusiasts. There will be honey tastings and demonstrations as well as many different honeys to buy.

Where: Beach 106 Street, Rockaway Beach, Queens

When: September 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Cost: Free

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