Things To Do This Weekend In New York City and Roosevelt Island - Punk Movie Festival and Auction, Ice Skating, Cheese Fondue & RI Guided Tour
Looking for fun things to do on Roosevelt Island or in some other part of New York City this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
Starting today, Brooklyn's BAM cinematek will be featuring a Punk Rock movie series starting with the film Breaking Glass. According to the NY Times:
THE movies never took too kindly to punk, but that’s only fair: punk never took kindly to anything. The whole movement, style, attitude, whatever you want to call it — the punks didn’t care — came into being in the mid-’70s and flamed out fast. Like a song by the Ramones or the Sex Pistols, it was over before you knew what hit you. In a way, the extremely peculiar film series called Punk ’n’ Pie, which begins Friday at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, demonstrates pretty conclusively that punk remains, three decades later, defiantly resistant to definition, still pogoing so furiously that the camera can’t quite keep it in focus.If you need to fulfill more of your interest in Punk Rock, Christies is holding a Punk Rock Auction Extravaganza with items from Lou Reed, Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, The Ramones and many others that can be viewed this weekend at their Rockefeller Center location prior to the auction.
On Saturday, the American Museum of Natural History debuts a new polar skating rink made from synthetic ice. Other ice skating options include Wollman and Lasker Rinks in Central Park, Bryant Park Skating Rink and Brooklyn's Prospect Park rink where I first learned to skate many years ago.
After all that ice skating, you need some food. On Sunday head on down to Union Pool in Williamsburg for the Cheese Fondue takedown. For $10, you can eat and judge:
The Most Important Fondue Contest In NYC!!On Roosevelt Island this weekend, the Farmers Market will be open on Saturday as is Gallery RIVAA, the Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association currently showing Georgette Sinclair's Great Escapes. Also, RIOC has produced a great self guided tour map (PDF File) of Roosevelt Island for any visitor or resident looking to stroll the Island and learn something more about it.
Good weekend transportation news. The MTA is reporting normal Roosevelt Island F Train subway service in both directions and RIOC is not reporting any Tram advisories.
Check out some other ideas on what to do in New York City this weekend from the NY Times Urban Eye, NY Post Weekend Calendar and Newyorkology.