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What's On This Weekend In NYC | May 20-22, 2016
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What's On This Weekend In NYC | May 20-22, 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
Soak up the best of New York City’s cultural scene this weekend, as music festivals, foodie fairs, wine tastings, and craft sales all kick off. Sample the best of Harlem’s local eats, sip wines from the Napa Valley in Brooklyn, and explore New York City’s one-of-a-kind DIY music scene. We profile what’s on this weekend in NYC.

FRIDAY

MUSIC | Indulge In Popular-And-Proud-Of-It Music At NYC Popfest

The season’s most summer-appropriate music festival is one you may not have heard of before.

Folklore 013: in concert | © Martin Fisch/Flickr
Folklore 013: in concert | © Martin Fisch/Flickr

FOOD | Sample Local Fare At The Harlem Eat Up! Festival

An eclectic festival of culture, spirit, and food hosted by Harlem’s best eateries, the Harlem Eat Up! Festival returns this May.

Take flight | © PROQuinn Dombrowski/Flickr
Take flight | © PROQuinn Dombrowski/Flickr

SATURDAY

FOOD | Hone Your Oenological Pallet With Wine Tasting In Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival brings the Napa Valley to the East Coast for a day of boozy fun.

Wine Glass in a Wine Glass | © Keoni Cabral/Flickr
Wine Glass in a Wine Glass | © Keoni Cabral/Flickr

MUSIC | Catch The Best Of Brooklyn’s DIY Scene

From warehouses and lofts to basements and backyards, Brooklyn is home to some of NYC’s most legendary DIY music venues.

The Naked Heroes - Glasslands - Oct 30, 2009| © Derrick Noh/flickr
The Naked Heroes – Glasslands – Oct 30, 2009 | © Derrick Noh/flickr

SUNDAY

ART | Dare To DIY With Indie Retailers At The Renegade Craft Fair

Shop small this month at artsy pop-up emporium, Renegade Craft Fair.

Renegade Craft Fair, Courtesy of Nick Amoscato:Flickr (For Renegade Craft Fair)
Renegade Craft Fair, Courtesy of Nick Amoscato:Flickr (For Renegade Craft Fair)

HISTORY | Pay A Visit To NYC’s Historic Ellis Island

As the historical point of entry for immigrants to New York City, Ellis Island makes for a fascinating day trip.

Manhatan from Ellis island | © Javier Gutierrez Acedo/Flickr
Manhatan from Ellis island | © Javier Gutierrez Acedo/Flickr