NYC Weekend Events: Festivals, Shows, Things To Do

April 21, 2017 8:00 AM

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Among the joys to be had around town this weekend are testing your tongue with fiery flavor, jogging or walking for a cause, and checking out celebrities at several movie premieres. Read on for all the details! By Jessica Allen.

momi NYC Weekend Events: Festivals, Shows, Things To Do

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Martin Scorsese

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 777-6888

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It’s the last weekend to catch the Martin Scorsese exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. As you’d expect from a museum devoted to all things visual, this exhibition goes heavy on what makes Scorsese so great, with a particular focus on the ways his life impacted his movies. There are beloved mementos from his childhood, on-set candids, and key objects from his lengthy career. The rest of the museum is pretty great too, with thousands of artifacts related to the history of film on display. Now through Sunday, April 23, see schedule for info about related screenings, $15, tickets required.

tribecafilmfestival NYC Weekend Events: Festivals, Shows, Things To Do

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Tribeca Film Festival

Various venues
New York, NY
(212) 941-2400

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In the aftermath of 9/11, industry powerhouses Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff banded together to help revitalize Lower Manhattan, and the Tribeca Film Festival was born. Fast forward 16 years, and it’s become one of the most interesting — and most well-attended — film festivals on the city’s cultural calendar. Tons of A-listers walk the red carpet and stay for post-screening Q&As. Thursday, April 20, through Sunday, April 30, see schedule for details, tickets required.

artexpo NYC Weekend Events: Festivals, Shows, Things To Do

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Artexpo

Pier 94
711 Twelfth Ave
New York, NY 10019-5399
(800) 677-6278

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Want to know which artists are bound to be hot next year? Head to this weekend’s Artexpo for a sneak peek. This exclusive gathering of some 25,000 gallery owners, art dealers, architects, and interior designers has shaped art and design trends for some 39 years. Check out the over 400 exhibits of fine art, photographs, lithographs, sculpture, and other beautiful objects from around the world on display during the event. Friday, April 21, through Monday, April 24, see schedule for details, tickets required.<

hotsauceexpo NYC Weekend Events: Festivals, Shows, Things To Do

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Hot Sauce Expo

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 775-3315

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This year’s fun ranges from a Chihuahua beauty pageant to a chicken-wing eating contest to a “Pizza of Hell” challenge. The truly talented will try their palates with a Carolina-pepper eating contest, the winner of which will earn a Guinness World Record. Our eyes are watering just thinking about all this fire and spice. Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, see schedule for details, $10, tickets required.

lowermanhattan NYC Weekend Events: Festivals, Shows, Things To Do

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9/11 Run to Remember

Race begins at Pier 26
Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10013
(212) 312-8800

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The 5K Run/Walk & Community Day commemorates 9/11 and raises money for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The route takes participants along sites that were important on September 11 and in the immediate aftermath, including “Point Thank You,” where people gathered to show appreciation and gratitude to rescue workers, and the Police Memorial in Battery Park. Everyone can attend the Community Day events, starting at 9 am. Sunday, April 23, race begins at 8 am, $35 entrance fee, see website to sign up and begin fundraising.

Jessica Allen is a New York-based writer.

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