AGBC News Episode 20: Event Planner for the weekend of May 3rd
The best of what's happening this weekend in music, festivals, street fairs, and parades!
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May 3, 4, 5 — Frieze Art Fair
Summer on the Hudson:
- Saturday, May 4 — Summer on the Hudson: Monuments Tour of Riverside Park — General Grant National Memorial (in Riverside Park)
- Saturday, May 4 — Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness Class in West Harlem Piers Park at 11am
- Sunday, May 5 — Tai Chi at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside Park in Manhattan
- Sunday, May 5 — Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival — Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Monday, May 6 — Björk’s Cornucopia — The Icelandic artist will perform eight shows backed by a chorus and cast of musicians at The Shed — Hudson Yards
Friday, May 3rd
83 years ago on May 3, 1936 — Joe DiMaggio makes his major league debut, playing center field for the New York Yankees.
59 years ago on May 3, 1960 — 'The Fantasticks' premiers at Sullivan Street Playhouse and would go on to become the longest-running musical with 42 years and 17,162 performances.
Friday, May 3 — 97 street Greenmarket Friday — 97 Street Between Columbus Avenue And Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan
Friday, May 3 — Columbia Greenmarket Thursday and Sunday — Broadway Between West 114 Street And West 116 Street in Manhattan
Friday, May 3 — Cortelyou Greenmarket Sunday — Cortelyou Road Between Rugby Road And Argyle Road In Brooklyn
Friday, May 3 — Infest, Scapegoat, and The Fight will play a hardcore punk and post-hardcore show at The Kingsland in Greenpoint
Friday, May 3 — TR/ST brings dark electronica to Elsewhere in Brooklyn along with Juno Award-nominated artist Lydia Ainsworth
Friday, May 3 — Old Cathedral Outdoor Market — Prince Street Between Mott Street And Mulberry Street in Manhattan
Friday, May 3 — St. Anthony Flea Market — West Houston Street Between Thompson Street And Macdougal Street in Manhattan
May 3–4 — Bike Expo New York — Basketball City along the East River at 299 South Street in Manhattan
Friday, May 3 — Free Adult Lessons in Fencing at Bryant Park — Learn the basics of the sport of fencing beginning at 1:30pm in Bryant Park on the rear terrace of the library. Registration is required at the Manhattan Fencing Center website manhattanfencing.com
Friday, May 3 — Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Sunset Park — Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 — Jerry Seinfeld plays the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side as part of his ongoing series of monthly appearances
Friday, May 3 — callie oochies / georgia Smith Kali Uchis with Jorja Smith — The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden — Midtown West
Friday, May 3 — Maren Morris with RaeLynn (16+) — Brooklyn Steel — 319 Frost Street — Greenpoint
Friday, May 3 — Morrissey — Lunt-Fontanne Theatre — 205 West 46th St. — Midtown
Saturday, May 4th
60 years ago on May 4, 1959 — The first Grammy Awards are held in a simultaneous ceremony in New York and Beverly Hills, California. In New York, the event took place in the Park Sheraton Hotel at 870 Seventh Ave, just south of Central Park.
Saturday, May 4 — NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally will march down Broadway starting at 32nd Street and end in Union Square, where there will be speakers and performances beginning at 1pm to bring attention to marijuana legalization.
Saturday, May 4 — Run the Bronx will bring runners and walkers to Bronx Community College in Morris Heights. Registration begins at 7am, but the run will begin at 10am. The event will also honor Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen and president of Bronx Community College for 17 years who established the run in 1978.
Saturday, May 4 — Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution and Streetlight Manifesto — Radio City Music Hall
Saturday, May 4 — DIJON and SACHI — Zone One at Elsewhere
Saturday, May 4 — The Lemonheads, The Restless Age, and Tommy Stinson — Brooklyn Bowl
Saturday, May 4 — Sharon Van Etten with Heather Woods Broderick (16+) — Webster Hall — 125 East 11th Street — Noho / Union Square
Saturday, May 4 — Conference House Park - Green Neighborhood — Swinnerton Street and Billop Avenue (in Conference House Park)
Saturday, May 4 — Governors Island's 1st Annual ShinDIG
Saturday, May 4 — The Dept of Transportation's Weekend Walks and Circle the Square Movie Night will take place at Westchester Square on Lane Ave at Tremont Ave in the Bronx, with a fashion show and a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Saturday, May 4 — Mayo Day 2019 — Irish Hunger Memorial — North End Ave & Vesey St — Lower Manhattan
Saturday, May 4 — Urban Wildlife Festival — West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)
Saturday, May 4 — Arlo SoHo's 2019 Kentucky Derby Party with Woodford Reserve — Arlo SoHo — 231 Hudson Street — Tribeca
Saturday, May 4 — 16th Annual Brooklyn Derby — Greenwood Park — 555 7th Ave — South Slope
Saturday, May 4 — Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Last Jedi — St. Catherine's Park
Saturday, May 4 — Horseshoe Crab Monitoring — South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)
Saturday, May 4 — Horseshoe Crab Monitoring — Park Entrance at Bayview Avenue and W 33rd Street (in Kaiser Park)
Saturday, May 4 — Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution with Streetlight Manifesto — Radio City Music Hall — 1260 6th Avenue — Midtown
Saturday, May 4 — Maren Morris with RaeLynn — Terminal 5 — 610 W 56th St. — Hell's Kitchen / Midtown
Sunday, May 5th
128 years ago on May 5, 1891 — The first performance is held at a newly-constructed music hall on 57th Street that would later be renamed Carnegie Hall after Andrew Carnegie, who funded its construction. For the grand opening performance, Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky served as a special guest conductor. Although only initially named "Music Hall", board members for the performance space convinced Carnegie to allow the building to be named after him two years after opening.
Sunday, May 5 — TD Five Boro Bike Tour — The 40-mile ride begins at Franklin and Church in Lower Manhattan, heads north through Central Park to the Bronx, back down Manhattan along the East River, across the Queensboro Bridge to Astoria, all the way south through Brooklyn to the Verrazzano, and across to Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, where there will be a festival with food, music, and free bike repair.
Sunday, May 5 — Cinco de Mayo Parade will take place at 106th and Central Park West in Manhattan from 1pm to 3pm with music and dancing in celebration of Mexican culture.
Sunday, May 5 — Broadway Spring Festival is coming to Broadway between 86th and 93rd in Manhattan
Sunday, May 5 — Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation's Court Street Festival will take place on Court Street between Union and West 9th from 10am to 6pm.
Sunday, May 5 — Boardwalk Barrels of Fun — West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)
Sunday, May 5 — Tulip Time — Queens Botanical Garden
Sunday, May 5 — Cinco de Mayo - Herbs of Mexico — H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)
Sunday, May 5 — Riverside Park Overlook Concerts: Manhattan Jazz Combo — 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)
Sunday, May 5 — Al Green with The War and Treaty — Radio City Music Hall — 1260 6th Avenue — Midtown
Sunday, May 5 — Vampire Weekend (16+) — Webster Hall — 125 East 11th Street — Noho / Union Square