Weekend Fun

Running, Sunning, and Funning: What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: April 26–28, 2019

Slow and steady wins the race—and saves endangered animals!

Photo courtesy of Jewish Food Society/Facebook

Whether you’re running for a good cause or snapping selfies with picturesque blooms, New York City is giving you all the reasons to keep your weekend plans outdoors.


Legendary columnist and WSWD contributor Michael Musto is bringing back one of America’s favorite game shows—with a theatrical twist! In a hilarious updating of Times Squares, (based on the old TV game show Hollywood Squares) contestants are chosen from the audience to compete and join Musto and two special celebrity guests. Friday, April 26; Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues), Hell’s Kitchen; 10 p.m.

Photo by James Eden/Courtesy of Times Squares
Eating + Drinking

Break your Passover fast stylishly this year, courtesy of the Jewish Food Society. The non-profit has teamed up with Happy Cooking Hospitality’s Fairfax for a North African–inspired feast perfect for your sweet tooth. (Marzipan-stuffed dates, anyone?) Saturday, April 27; 234 West 4th Street (between Charles and West 10th Streets); 7–11 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Jewish Food Society/Facebook
Family Fun

“They’re iconic. They’re majestic. They’re endangered. They need your help.” Run for the wild and save animals at risk of going extinct (10,000 times faster than ever before!) only at the Bronx Zoo’s annual 5K family run. Saturday, April 27; 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx; 8 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Wildlife Conservation Society/Facebook

Now in its 17th year, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival is back with a diverse lineup of independent film, live theater, poetry slams, 90s music, and so much more. Through Saturday, May 18; multiple locations


It’s that time of year again—the Brooklyn Botanic Garden highlights Japanese culture in its most stunning and long-awaited annual event, the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival. In addition to taking in the vivd pink blossoms (which will be at their peak during these two days), visitors will also be treated to taiko drumming performances, demonstrations by samurai-sword masters, and shopping opportunities at a mini flea market. Saturday, April 27–Sunday, April 28; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Prospect Park

Photo by Sayaka Ueno

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