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The Best Art Galleries & Exhibits In NYC This Weekend, May 27-31

May 26, 2011 4:16 PM

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(credit: Museum of the Moving Image)

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The best art galleries and museums to check out this holiday weekend in New York City. By Alyson Schwartz.

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Trash Mirror

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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)
Astoria, NY 11106
718.777.6888
movingimage.us/
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This newly opened exhibit uses garbage from the sidewalks of New York City and computer controlled motors that translate into a live video image of the viewer. It will certainly make you look at garbage in a whole new way.

Nearby Eats:

5 Napkin Burger
35-01 36th Street (at 35th Ave)
Astoria, NY 11106
718.433.2727
5napkinburger.com/
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The Nude Artist: Burlesque Revived

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Museum of Sex
233 5th Avenue
212.689.6337
museumofsex.com/
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Featuring artifacts, films and works of art all based on Burlesque, this exhibit focuses on the history and revival of this performance art.

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Madison Square Eats
Madison Avenue and 23rd Street
madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-eats

The NYPD Motorcycle Squad: A Century of Service to New York City

nypd museum The Best Art Galleries & Exhibits In NYC This Weekend, May 27 31

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The New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip between Water Street and East River Drive
212.480.3100
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Learn how about the the Motorcycle Unit of the NYPD has helped fight crime and help keep crime at bay. Along with memorabilia, films and photographs there will also be actual motorcycles on display.

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Water Taxi Beach
89 South Street at Pier 17 South Street Seaport
212.385.4490
watertaxibeach.com/south_street_seaport
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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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