Things To Do This Weekend In New York City & Roosevelt Island- Staten Island Ferry, Nellie Bly Film, Mozart Evening, Bowling, Bacon Binge & 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.
If you want to bowl like the guy in the video you gotta practice, practice and more practice. So start tonight and Time Out NY has a survey of New York City Bowling Lanes to help you decide where to begin your quest for Bowling excellence.
On Saturday afternoon, take a fun boat trip to Staten Island 0n the Ferry and then visit the nearby Staten Island Museum for the Staten Island Ferry - A History book talk and signing with author Patricia M. Salmon. Or take the Roosevelt Island Tram and celebrate Women's History Month in the afternoon and an evening of Mozart.
For Foodies, On Sunday head to Williamsburg's Radegast Hall & Biergarten for a Bacon Takedown. According to the NY Times Urban Eye:
Somehow even after months, maybe even years, of coast-to-coast, blogger-to-foodie adoration, bacon hasn’t jumped the shark yet. On Sunday at Radegast beer hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, reap the rewards of the Bacon Takedown, in which 30 competitors offer an array of porcine dishes. A $10 fee gets you a sample of everything; expect lines.I've had their hot sausage and it was great!
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 group show titled Vernissage 8.
Roosevelt Island is celebrating Women's History Month on Saturday afternoon at the Gallery RIVAA with the showing of the film Around The World in 72 days, a biography of daring 19th Century investigative reporter Nellie Bly. Later that evening (8 PM) attend an All Mozart free classical music program presented as part of the Rosemarie & Robin Russell Family Concert Series at the Good Shepherd Community Center.
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 Free NYC, the NY Times Urban Eye and Spare Times, and Newyorkology.