Things To Do This Weekend In New York City & Roosevelt Island - Winter Jam at East River Park, Vintage Clothing Show, Comic Convention & RI Tour
Looking for fun or interesting things to do on Roosevelt Island or in some other part of New York City this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
On Friday, visit the Manhattan Vintage Clothing & Antique Textile Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. According to NY Magazine:
You’ll spot everyone from Seventh Avenue heavyweights shopping for ideas (and vintage Pucci) to hipsters snapping up fur coats and antique textiles.Cindy Adams says of the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show:
... They said it's where rich fancy ladies sell their wardrobe. It's also where poor fancy ladies buy their wardrobe. Listen, you flunk one category, you make the other.On Saturday afternoon, Free NYC recommends the NYC Parks Department annual Winter Jam NYC. held this year at East River Park and not in Central Park as it has in previous years.
Winter Jam NYC will feature a 70-foot long Snow Flume for sledding, a professional snowboarding competition on a 90-foot tall Snowscraper structure, a winter snowfield with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, a snow sculpture contest, a Warming Hut with free samples from NY State farmers and producers, performances from the high flying Skyriders, live music from artists such as Apollo Run and Dujeous, and plenty of fun activities for all ages! Winter Jam '09 is FREE, and all winter sports equipment will be provided, including tubes for sledding, snow shoes, and cross-country skis.On Sunday, or any day this weekend, check out the NY Comic Convention at the Javits Center. According to the NY Post:
Manhattan should be a pretty safe place for a few days, considering the world's top superheroes will be in town for New York Comic Con. Along with costumed caped crusaders, "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon and legendary Marvel writer Stan Lee join hundreds of vendors who will be selling all things geeky.On Roosevelt Island this weekend, the Farmers Market will be open as usual on Saturday as is Gallery RIVAA, the Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association which is exhibiting a new show, Emergence by Bogdan Borgovan. 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 service advisories either.
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.