amNY Weekender | 7 things to do in New York City

Photo courtesy of the Bronx Night Market

Friday, Aug. 6

2001: A Space Odyssey at the Museum of the Moving Image: Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi classic is coming to the Museum of the Moving Image this Saturday as part of their retrospective of the acclaimed director’s work. Come check out this extravagant visual and audio masterpiece, done with such scientific accuracy that some, to this day, believe Kubrick directed the Moon Landing. 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

Afrobeat Nights NYC (Summer Series): Afrobeat Nights NYC, a cultural and musical celebration, is featuring DJ Tunez as part of their 2021 Summer Series this Friday. A world-renowned DJ and producer, Tunez will be performing at Cafe Erzulie starting at 10 pm. Tickets required. 894 Broadway, 10 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Bronx Night Market: The largest event of its kind Uptown, the Bronx Night Market, a celebration of the borough’s unique culture and cuisine, attracts thousands to Fordham Plaza every Saturday. Come eat, drink and support local businesses. 1 Fordham Plaza. 12 p.m. Free to enter.

Drag Queen Brunch Show: The best in Drag Queen entertainment in New York City, Illusions: The Drag Queen Show is hosting a brunch show this Saturday. Start your day with mimosas, laughs, and classic tributes to Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner and Joan Rivers. 237 West 47th Street. 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10.

NYC Is Dead (A Live Comedy AND Brass Music in Central Park): A stand-up comedy and brass music show in Central Park, NYC Is Dead is performing this Saturday at 7:30 pm. Spread a blanket, laugh, enjoy the music, and find out just how much the name is ironic. 100th Street and Central Park West. 7:30 p.m. Free, donations welcome.

Sunday, Aug. 8

Play NYC Gaming Convention: The biggest gaming exposition in New York City, Play NYC is returning to Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion this Saturday and Sunday for its fifth year. Featuring both video and board games, by creators large and small, Play NYC is perfect for both fans, industrial, professional, and casual fans. 125 W 18th Street. Aug. 7-8, 10 a.m. Tickets start at $25.

World’s Fair History WalkDiscover Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s sparkling history on this guided walk and tour led by the Alliance for the FMCP. See and explore the park’s remaining World’s Fair sites and structures, including the famous Unisphere and Astro towers from 1964, and relics from the 1939 fair. Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the Unisphere. 1 p.m. Free.