amNY Weekender | 10 things to do in NYC, May 13-15

Friday 13 May

Stranger Things: The Experience: Ready to Explore the Upside Down? Stranger Things: The Experience officially opens in New York City with a unique adventure to take part in. Guests can also hang out in Byer’s living room, grab an ice cream at Scoops Ahoy, and shop exclusive merchandise. Tickets start at $44 with group ticket options available. Bookings begin at 6:00 PM Duggal Greenhouse, 63 Flushing Ave, Bldg. 268, Brooklyn.

NYU News Doc Film Festival 2022: This weekend, students from NYU’s News and Documentary graduate program will highlight their films over the course of two days. After each film there is a 5 minute Q&A with the director. This event is free to the public. The screening starts at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Virtual.

Desertfest New York: Starting this Friday night, Desertfest New York is a weekend-long festival celebrating Europe’s leading stoner rock collective. Tickets start at $45 for an amazing lineup of shows you won’t want to miss. Doors open at 3:00 PM Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, Queens.

Saturday 14 May

Introduction to birdwatching walks: If you’re into bridwatching, we’ve got just what you’re looking for. Whether you’re a birder novice or a seasoned professional, you can enjoy a day in the sun looking for local feathered friends. Participation is free, be sure to bring your binoculars! Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

To dig! Plant! increase! Salad Days: “Salad Days” at New York Botanical Garden are here! Discover and learn more about the spring crops that grow here in the garden. Free with the cost of access to the garden. 13:30 to 17:30. 2900 South Blvd, Bronx.

Ginseng Museum Café by CheongKwanJang: Do you love ginseng? Sip the country’s only pure ginseng extract on tap here in New York City! This must-see, unique cafe experience takes guests through the history of the high-quality harvesting process of the ginseng root, from the field cultivation process, to when and how the root is harvested, and the process of how exactly the root becomes Korean Red Ginseng. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 315 5th Avenue, Midtown.

Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man: No Way Home: Do your Spidey senses sting? Head to the park for a screening of the latest addition to the web-slinging hero’s story, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” The screening is free to the public, but it’s recommended to get there early to get a good viewing spot. Guests can bring their own drinks, but glass bottles and alcohol are prohibited. 8 p.m., Eugene McCabe Field, E. 120 St. To E. 121 St., East Harlem.

sunday 15 may

NYRR Open Run: Get your day off to an active start with the New York Road Runners! Join the runners on their weekly 5K run through Conference House Park and take in the beautiful scenery. Joining is free and walkers are also welcome! 9:00 am Conference House Museum at Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island.

“Coming to America” ​​screening: Watch a screening of the classic Eddie Murphy movie “Coming to America” ​​at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday. The film will be introduced by author and critic Jason Bailey, who will then sign copies of his book “Fun City Cinema” at the museum’s gift shop. Tickets are $15/$11 seniors and students/$9 youths (ages 3-17)/free or discounted ($11) for MoMI members. 1:00 PM 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, Queens.

Sunday Sqool Comedy: Looking for a laugh? Sunday Sqool Comedy takes in the best stand-up comedians in New York City and they perform a hot new lineup every week, chosen by Ashley Gavin, best known for her hit podcast “We’re Having Gay Sex”. Tickets start at $10 online or you can buy them at the door for $18. 7:45 PM Sour Mouse, 110 Delancey Street, Manhattan.

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