amNY Weekender | 10 things to do in NYC, May 13-15

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Friday, May 13

Stranger Things: The Experience: Ready to explore the Upside Down? Stranger Things: The Experience officially opens in New York City with a one of a kind adventure to participate in. Guests can also hang out in the Byer’s living room, grab some ice cream at Scoops Ahoy and shop exclusive merchandise. Tickets start at $44 with group ticket options available. Bookings start at 6 p.m. Duggal Greenhouse, 63 Flushing Ave, Bldg. 268, Brooklyn.

NYU News Doc Film Festival 2022: This weekend, students from NYU’s News and Documentary graduate program will highlight their films over the course of two days. After each film, there will be a 5-minute Q&A with the director. This event is free to the public. Screening starts at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Virtual.

Desertfest New York: Starting this Friday night, Desertfest New York is a weekend-long festival that celebrates Europe’s leading stoner rock collective. Tickets start at $45 for a killer lineup of shows that you won’t want to miss. Doors open at 3 p.m. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, Queens.

Saturday, May 14

Introduction to Birdwatching Walks: If you love bridwatching, we have just the thing for you. Whether you are a birding novice or a seasoned professional, you can enjoy a day out in the sunshine looking for local feathered friends. It’s free to join, be sure to bring your binoculars! Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Dig! Plant! Grow! Salad Days: “Salad Days” at New York Botanical Garden are here! Explore and learn more about the spring crops that are growing right here in the garden. Free with the cost of Garden admission. 1:30 to 5:30 pm. 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx.

Ginseng Museum Café by CheongKwanJang: Love ginseng? Sip on the country’s only pure ginseng extract on tap right here in New York City! This must-see, unique café experience takes guests through the history of the high-quality harvesting process of the ginseng root, from the field tending process, to when and how the root is harvested and the process of exactly how the root turns into Korean Red Ginseng. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 315 5th Avenue, Midtown.

Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man: No Way Home: Are your Spidey-senses tingling? Head over to the park for a screening of the latest addition to the web-slinging hero’s story, “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” The screening is free to the public, but it’s recommended that you get there early to snag a good viewing spot. Guests can bring their own refreshments, but glass bottles and alcohol are prohibited. 8 p.m., Eugene McCabe Field, E. 120 St. To E. 121 St., East Harlem.

Sunday, May 15

NYRR Open Run: Give your day an active start with the New York Road Runners! Join the runners on their weekly 5K run through Conference House Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It’s free to join in the run, and walkers are also welcome! 9 a.m. Conference House Museum in Conference House Park, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island.

Screening of “Coming to America”: Catch a screening of the classic Eddie Murphy film “Coming to America” at the Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday. The film will be introduced by author and critic Jason Bailey, who will be signing copies of his book “Fun City Cinema” at the museum gift shop afterward. Tickets are $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted ($11) for MoMI members. 1 p.m. 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, Queens.

Sunday Sqool Comedy: Looking for a few laughs? Sunday Sqool Comedy takes the best stand-up comedians in New York City and they perform a hot new lineup every week as chosen by Ashley Gavin, best known for her hit podcast “We’re Having Gay Sex”. Tickets start at $10 online or you can buy them at the door for $18. 7:45 p.m. Sour Mouse, 110 Delancey Street, Manhattan.