Here are four NYC festivals not to miss this weekend!
East Harlem Ethnic Festival: Union Settlement is proud to present the 24th Annual Ethnic Festival. The event will be held on 104th Street between Second and Third Avenues on Saturday, May 21, from 11am to 5pm. A large variety of multi-cultural entertainment will be offered on an outdoor stage, over 50 local vendors and exhibitors will line the streets, and activities for all age groups will be taking place throughout the day. This year’s Ethnic Festival will feature: pony rides; Erik’s Reptile Edventures, a delightfully educational live reptile show; The Museum of Interesting Things, an all-day interactive exhibit of interesting antiques and curiosities; Emilie Surtees and The Soul Providerz, with special guest, leading steel pan drummer Sherwin Thwaites; belly dancer, Aisha; Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, brass band will perform on stilts; Courtnee Roze The Musical, African percussion; Samba NY, Brazilian Carnival Dancers and Drummers; Mi Cultura Mexican Dance Group; Annette Aguilar and StringBeans; Latin and Brazilian jazz; Zon del Barrio, Dance style Afro-Boricuan music; Chinese Traditional Dance Group; AUC Chinese Lions, traditional Chinese lion dance; andR&B/Calypso Dance Party for the finale with Aurora Flores as Emcee.
NYC Multicultural Festival: New York City is the most culturally diverse city in the world; it’s home to the world. Join the fun again for the annual NYC Multicultural Festival celebrating our diverse cultural expressions. The planned multicultural explosion aspires to showcase the diverse cultures represented in NYC, while giving everyone the opportunity to learn more about the different food, music, dance, and art that give New York City its uniqueness. The Festival will feature exciting live music and dance performances on and off stage; a “Love Yourself Pavilion” with free health screenings, massages, acupuncture, meditation and yoga; retail and food vendors from around the world; an International Children’s Village and a special dance performance by MAD About Dance in tribute to our world. Important nonprofit organizations will also be present to provide information on education, jobs, immigration, safety, summer camp, and there will be toys for children and other giveaways for adults. May 21, 11am -6pm. at St. Nicholas Avenue between 141st. and 145th. Streets.
Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival is back this May! New York Wine Events is transforming Industry City into an East Coast Napa Valley. Attendees will get the chance to sample a curated selection of over 175 wines, complemented by light artisanal fare and hors d’oeuvres sourced straight from Brooklyn, and beyond. Saturday May 21. Afternoon Session: 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Evening Session: 7:00 – 10:00 PM.
Vulture Festival: Attend screenings, discussions, and jams with movie, TV, and music icons at the Vulture Festival, mostly at Milk Studios and run by Vulture, the culture and entertainment brand of New York Magazine. Your ticket will get you an awesome experience, plus those attending Milk Studios events will also enjoy access to the Vulture Lounge for one hour after each event with complimentary drinks. Those attending events at the Casper Podcast Lounge will enjoy complimentary drinks for one hour after their events as well. Screenings will also have their own benefits; those attending the TNT and TBS screenings will enjoy complimentary popcorn and pick candy during the screening and a beer/wine reception following, and those attending the Alice Through the Looking Glass screening will enjoy complimentary soda and popcorn with their ticket.