An Asian food festival in Times Square, the season's first mud run, MoMA PS1 starts up and more things to do in NYC this week.
June 26-27, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Times Square, between 42nd and 43rd streets
Immerse yourself in the Far East without the jet lag at Taste Asia, the largest Asian food festival in the U.S. Your votes will help determine the Best Asian NYC Restaurants of 2015, as well as the winners of the International Chinese Culinary Competition. Culture is also prominently featured with music and dance performances. Chefs include David Bouley, Terry French, Iron Chef Yuji Wakiya and “Top Chef” Hugh Hungyh.
‘House Party’ Anniversary
June 26, 7 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image
To be of your time gracefully is rarely possible, but “House Party” manages to be of the early ‘90s in its music, fashion and spirit, and still be relevant today. Watch a screening of the old-school hip-hop classic, starring Kid ‘n Play, then stick around for a panel discussion with three members of co-stars Full Force (Bow Legged Lou, Paul Anthony, and B Fine) moderated by “House Party” producer Warrington Hudlin. Your ticket includes same-day admission to the museum.
MoMA PS1 Warm Up
Saturdays, June 27-Sept. 5
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC
Art nerds have been setting the pace of summer afternoons at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up. The weekly courtyard party features genre-defying DJs from around the world amid art installations.
Aviator Sports & Events Center, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
Break free of your cubicle and act like a maniac at the Rugged Maniac mud run and obstacle course in Brooklyn this weekend. Not only do you have access to the 3-mile course with 25 obstacles to test your mettle, you can also spend the day jumping in bounce houses, riding a mechanical bull and dancing in a foam pit, with beer from Harpoon Brewery (and the first beer’s free).
June 27, 6:30-11 p.m.
Artists & Fleas, 70 N. Seventh St., Brooklyn
This combination slideshow and potluck brings together communities through local performances and donated food and drinks. This Saturday, check out works by artists from the north side of Williamsburg while enjoying bites from local vendors and beer from Brooklyn Brewery.
June 27, 8 and 10 p.m.
Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St.
The Around The Way Girls are getting even more sensual than usual with “Crazy in Love: A Night of Burlesque Inspired by Beyonce.” Now, there’s no substitute for the real Queen Bey, but some drink specials and free dessert should help bring out your own Sasha Fierce.
BMT 100 Rides
June 27-28, noon-4 p.m.
New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place, Brooklyn
This weekend, celebrate 100 years of the BMT (aka the MTA) by going back in time and down to Brighton Beach. Pay the cost of today’s subway ride ($2.75) to board four different vintage trains dating back to the 1920s running between the museum and Brighton Beach Station.
NYC Pride March
June 28, noon
36th Street and Fifth Avenue
Among the rooftop parties, festive brunches and dancing nights, the main event of Pride Week is still the march on Sunday afternoon. Grab a spot along the route, which goes south on Fifth Avenue to Christopher Street, for the most spectacular show the city is likely to see all year.
Bette Midler ‘Divine Intervention’
June 29, 8 p.m.
Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave.
Legendary singer/actress Bette Midler is back on tour for the first time in 10 years, and she’s making her way to NYC this weekend with two shows in Madison Square Garden on June 25-26, followed by a less-sold-out concert on June 29 at Barclays Center. The Divine Miss M is pulling out all the stops with highlights from her long career – plus, of course, plenty of music from her new release, “It’s the Girls!” She’ll be accompanied by a 14-piece band with backup vocals by the Harlettes.
June 30, 8 p.m.
Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury, NY
Boston-based indie group Dispatch is coming to NYC for two shows on July 10 and 11 at Madison Square Garden, but you can catch them at a more intimate (not to mention free) show courtesy of Pandora at pop-up show the Lexus Pop-Up Concert Series this weekend.
LOL Movie Series: ‘Bridesmaids’
June 30, 8:30 p.m.
Solar One, 24-20 FDR Service Road E
Make the most of summer with free screenings of hilarious films out in the fresh air alongside the East River. The LOL Movie Series is made up of six comedies handpicked by “Two Broke Girls” star Whitney Cummings. Next week, catch female powerhouse “Bridesmaids” for free, but seating is first come, first served — so prepare to arrive well in advance. Don’t worry, there’s music, food and drinks available before showtime.
Canada Day at Mile End Deli
July 1, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
What does a Jewish deli in NYC have to do with Canada? Noah Bernamoff, the founder of Mile End Deli, is a Montreal transplant who’s keeping traditions alive at his two stores in NoHo and Boerum Hill. While you can always sample Canadian delicacies like black seed bagels and poutine at the shops, next Wednesday they’ll also feature BeaverTails — a treat of fried dough — in honor of Canada Day, among other national fare.
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