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10 Things to Do This Weekend: Great concerts, history and more

The Impulse seesaw installation on Broadway. (Photo by Alexandre Ayer)

They say that January is the opportunity for New Yorkers to truly enjoy New York as tourist season winds to an appreciated end. Here’s a few ways to make the most of your city this weekend:

Friday

Harlem Stage presents: Immigrant Song: The Diva

This $25 special show at Harlem Stage’s 150 Convent Avenue and W. 135th Street is a must see music performance. https://www.harlemstage.org/events

Sound It Out at Greenwich House

Head to 46 Barrow Street for an evening of piano, saxophone, and so many more musical treats in theme of New York jazz. $20 Time and details: www.greenwichhouse.org

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

Head to New World Stages at 340 West 50th Street for this 10,000 year old journey of booze for $90, starting at 8:00 p.m. with other nights running throughout the week. https://www.broadway.com/shows/imbible-spirited-history-drinking/

Saturday

Astrology Zone at Bloomingdales 59th Street

Astrologist Susan Miller talks about the year at the Bloomingdales Carousel with light bites and music and much more at 1000 Third Avenue. $75, 1-4 p.m. on the 9th floor. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-year-ahead-2020-with-susan-miller-tickets-85528641469

Take video editing classes at Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Learn non linear editing software at the network’s 59th Street Studio at 537 W 59th St from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Details: https://www.mnn.org/learn/events/59th-st-video-editing-adobe-premiere-cc-0

Tomatoland Pop up

Like the Museum Of Ice Cream…but for tomatoes at 484 Broome Street, open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $22 https://www.showclix.com/event/thetomatoland

Sunday, Jan 12

Open Orchard School Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Basics

Head to the Generation X Cultural Garden at 270 East 4th Street for this eco friendly, free event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. https://www1.nyc.gov/events/open-orchard-school-winter-fruit-tree-pruning-basics/280449/1

Gigantic seesaws in the Garment District 

What you see is what you get. These big fellas will be on Broadway between 37th and 38th Streets until the end of the month, public and free of charge.

Tompkins Square Greenmarket

Start your Sunday morning of fresh and proper with some great and healthy grub fresh from East 11th Street in Alphabet City

No Pants Subway Ride

There are only two requirements for the No Pants Subway Ride: you have to be willing to take your pants off on the subway, and you must be able to keep a straight face as you do so. Meet up with everyone at Foley Square at 3 p.m., and after you take part in the shenanigans, join up with everyone else for the official No Pants afterparty at Bar 13 for free pizza and hot chocolate (head’s up, there is a $15 cover charge). https://improveverywhere.com/2019/12/02/save-the-date-no-pants-subway-ride-2020/

Alex Mitchell