Things To Do This Weekend In New York City And Roosevelt Island - Travel The Silk Road, High Line Text Of Light, Chocolate Experiment & 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 ideas:
Tonight starting at 7 PM, check out City Symphonies Out Of Doors - Text Of Light at the High Line:
Acclaimed avant-garde ensemble Text of Light—composer and saxophonist Ulrich Krieger, guitarist and composer Alan Licht, turntablist and visual artist Christian Marclay, and Sonic Youth co-founder Lee Ranaldo—presents a live musical score to Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Walter Ruttman, 1927), a feature-length “city symphony” film that captures urban life through a vibrant mix of documentary footage, abstract visual compositions, and impressionistic montage techniques...On Saturday the American Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibit, Traveling The Silk Road - Ancient Pathways To The Modern World. According to the NY Times:
... Museum exhibitions often aspire to theater, but the stagecraft of this show, “Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World,” succeeds with compelling vividness. Designed and produced by the museum, under the direction of David Harvey, vice president for exhibition, it is meant to suggest a journey over the Silk Road in its prime, covering “the entire distance from East to West — from Xian, the capital of China, to Baghdad, the heart of the Islamic world.”Do you have a sweet tooth. If so, there is no better place to be on Sunday than The Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment. According to NBC New York:
The Silk Road, which has now become part of folklore, was a loose network of Central Asian trade routes that made up the most dangerous, exotic and economically valuable overland passages in the ancient and medieval worlds...
Two weeks after top-shape runners from around the world compete in the New York City Marathon, competitive New Yorkers from another set will gather at The Bell House in Brooklyn for an amateur culinary competition of delicious proportions.On Roosevelt Island this weekend the Farmers Market is open as usual as is Gallery RIVAA, the Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association which is exhibiting Duality - Photography of Alexander Movshovich
Organized by Theo Peck and Nick Suarez, and with help from Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food52, the Brooklyn Chocolate Experiment's Chocolate Cook-off will see chefs battling it out with chocolate creations that aim to woo the crowd and win over the celebrity judging panel. Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton and Ben Van Leeuwen of ice cream fame will be joined by Nick Fauchald and Richard Muszynskia as judges who will lend their foodie expertise to pick a winner....
Another suggestion - 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.
The MTA is reporting no Roosevelt Island F Train subway advisories this weekend and neither is RIOC with Tram advisories.
Check out some other ideas on what to do in New York City this weekend from the NY Times Spare Times, Free NYC and Newyorkology.