Film backlot tour, Disney Prom and more things to do in NYC - Metro US

Film backlot tour, Disney Prom and more things to do in NYC


May 19
Exhale Spa, 18 Ninth Ave.

Finally fulfill that promise to yourself to get active with free Core Fusion classes taking place this weekend as part of the fourth annual FusionFest. Women’s Health magazine and Exhale Spa come together for an open house with free classes (RSVP online), plus DJs, snacks, smoothies and giveaways. Five finalists from “The Next Fitness Star” will also be onsite to encourage your healthy habits. Classes (lasting 45-60 minutes) are at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. All levels welcome.


Employee of the Month
May 19, 7 p.m.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St.

After a long day at the office, comedian Catie Lazarus knows that there’s nothing you want more than to kick back and talk about work. But once you see this lineup of special guests gathering to bitch about their days, you’ll understand: the amazingly random but perfect trio of Patti LuPone, Tituss Burgess and Jon Hamm.


Bad Boy Reunion After Party
May 20, 10 p.m.
Stage 48,605 W. 48th St.

This weekend, Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Reunion hits Barclays Center. If you can’t make the concert, you can still get in on the action at Stage 48’s Bad Boy Reunion After Party. This official after-party is hosted by Jadakiss, Ma$e and Lil Kim, with music from DJs SNS, Kid Nu and DJ Boogie—plus surprise guests. The concert and party are part of the just-announced Bad Boy Family Reunion tour, which travels the country starting this August. You’ll be the first on the scene by partying at Stage 48 this Friday.


Art School Acid Dropout
May 20, 8 p.m.
The Creek and Cave,10-93 Jackson Ave., LIC

Illustrator Grant Lindahl takes sketch comedy one step further by inviting audience members to show up with sketch pads to draw during a live show. There’s also beer to get the creative juices flowing. “Art School Acid Dropout” is described as “intellectual art therapy,” and who can turn down $5 therapy in NYC?


Fear the Pier
May 21, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Hudson River Park, Pier 26

The Hudson River Park Games are back for a second year of Olympics-style fun. The centerpiece is the urban obstacle course Fear the Pier that will test your strength, agility and endurance with hurdles, bear crawls, balance beams and a school bus climb. There’s also a dog obstacle course and other fitness events, plus a food and vendor village. Proceeds benefit the park, which receives no public funding. -Eva Kis


Essex Street Market Block Party
May 21, 12-5 p.m.
120 Essex St.

The vendors of Essex Street Market are heading outdoors for their annual cookout and neighborhood party on Saturday, with astroturf on the sidewalk and picnic tables to enjoy the weather. This year, they’ve invited Lower East Side restaurants like The Fat Radish, Cafe Katja and Ice & Vice, which created a special flavor inspired by the market. Beyond introducing you to some delicious new grub, the fair will also host live music and free tours about the market’s past and its future in the upcoming Essex Crossing. The event is free to attend, and most food will be $5 or less. -Eva Kis


Decade of Dance
May 21, 1 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park,Avenue A & St. Marks Place

Everyone loves some form of dance, which is why DanceFest, now in its 10th year, always draws big crowds for its afternoon celebrating art in the East Village. The parade kicks off at 21st St. and Broadway and makes its way down to Tompkins Square Park through a coordinated combo of steps including salsa, hula, waltz, tango and even breakdancing. All-ages dance lessons and a massive dance party follow, with live performances.


Disney Prom
May 21, 10:30 p.m.
The Hall at MP,470 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn

Childhood fantasies can come true! Disney Prom will feature music from The Little Mermen, a Disney rock cover band, with costumes and singalongs highly encouraged. It’s basically the coolest party you could have dreamed up in elementary school—but instead of a juice box, you’ll be jamming with a specialty cocktail in hand.


New York on Location
May 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kaufman Astoria Studios, 36th Street between 34th & 35th avenues

This whole city is practically a film set, but there are some specialized tricks you won’t see on the streets. This Sunday, industry professionals will open their studios, stunt sets and more to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at how film and television gets made. Go inside more than 20 working trailers and trucks and chat with industry professionals. Catering trucks will provide food and treats, and admission is also free to the Museum of the Moving Image. -Eva Kis


May 22, 2-8 p.m.
Hudson River Park,Pier 97 at W. 58th St.

Pier 97 is going to the dogs for an afternoon of music and fun for humans and canines alike. Barkfest 2016 is hosted by Rachel Antonoff with live music from Tanlines and Great Caesar. Social media superstars Marnie, Tuna and Crusoe will make appearances with their owners. There will also be food trucks, vendors and Pup Putt Golf — and adoptable animals.


Speed Rack National Finals
May 22, 5-9 p.m.
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St.

Speed is one of the most important traits in a bartender, as anyone who’s ever been six-deep from the counter can attest. This Sunday, eight of the fastest female drink-slingers in the country come together for a part-show, part-competition, all to raise money for breast cancer charities.


The Meeting: Prince
May 22, 7 p.m.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St.

While Justin Sayre — the take-no-prisoners emcee of “The Meeting of the International Order of Sodomites”— can usually be counted on to lampoon the great ladies of the stage, from Barbara Streisand to Beyonce, he’ll be switching it up for his final performance of the season with an ode to Prince. You never know who might drop by this naughty, bawdy cabaret that calls out all the shame-free peculiarities of the modern LGBT community; past guests have included artists from Lea DeLaria to Christian Campbell.

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