The best art galleries, exhibits and festivals to check out in New York City this weekend. By Alyson Schwartz.

Ex Pluribus Unum by James Little

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June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer Street
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Make sure to catch this fabulous exploration of color by James Little this weekend before the exhibit closes on Tuesday.

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142 Mercer Street
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Crest Fest 2011

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Crest True Value Hardware
558 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union and Lorimer St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Featuring over 150 exciting pieces inspired by hardware, this exhibit is housed in the Crest Hardware Store. This weekend kicks off the tenth anniversary of the exhibit with a festival featuring live music, food vendors, DJs and local businesses. Local creative art vendors will also be showcasing their wares, including the wonderful prints by Handmade on Peconic Bay. The exhibit is on view through July 30th, but Crest Fest 2011 will be held on Saturday, June 18.

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Enjoy foods from Epanadas DPM!, BITEME Cheesecakes at the festival


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BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue (between Ashland Place and St. Felix St)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Running from Thursday, June 16, through Sunday June 26, this cinema festival features “the best in recent independent cinema”. Over 25 films will be shown from around the world along with parties and live music.

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Alyson Schwartz is the author of the blog Ribbons of Thought, which features musings on topics from fashion to NYC living including fun activities, food and unique finds.



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