amNY Weekender | 8 things to do in NYC, May 20-22

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Friday, May 20

National Pizza Party Day at Carroll Place and Ainslie: In honor of National Pizza Party Day, Greenwich Village’s Carroll Place and Brooklyn’s Ainslie will serve complimentary wood-fired pizzas at the bar in a variety of tasty flavors, including margherita, boscaiola topped with pancetta, and mushrooms and truffle oil. We know your mouth is already watering! 5 to 6 p.m. and from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Carroll Place, Tuesday-Friday,157 Bleeker Street, and Ainslie, Monday-Friday, 76 Ainslie Street.

Movies Under the Stars: The Mitchells vs. The Machines: Ready for a feel-good night with friends and family? Head over to the park for a screening of the Oscar-nominated animated film “The Mitchells vs. The Machines.” Grab a blanket and some snacks and come out to this fun night! This event is free to the public. 8 p.m. Athletic Field in Peter’s Field, East 21st Street, Gramercy Park.

Kweedom: Ready for a night of pure, gay comedy? Kweendom is hosting a night of fun featuring Tessa Skara (High Maintenance), Danny Suggs (Broadway Comedy Club), David Perez (UCB), Jonathan Thomas (Broadway Comedy Club), and Winn LaRue (Broadway Comedy Club). The show is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Clinic Access Support Network. 7 p.m. Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn.

Saturday, May 21

BKCM’s Open Stages: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s annual Open Stages program is back this weekend and better than ever. Over 200 musicians will play throughout the day on stoops, school lots, parks, gardens and sidewalks, covering a variety of genres. It’s free to come and listen, but all proceeds raised from the event will help to support BKCM’s community programs. 3 to 7 p.m. BKCM, 58 7th Avenue, Brooklyn.

Rite of Sum­mer Music Fes­ti­val: Governors Island is kicking off its annual Rite of Sum­mer Music Fes­ti­val this weekend with an awesome show. At 1 p.m., piano sex­tet Grand Band will perform New York Keys, fea­tur­ing works of four New York com­posers. They will also perform the show again at 3 p.m. if you can’t make it to the early show! The show is free in Nolan Park, but you should get there early to get a good seat!

The Texas Chili Cook-Off 2022 – New York Chapter: Hosted by the Texas Exes New York Chapter, the Texas Chili Cook-off is a 5-hour event where amateur and restaurant teams for the titles of Chili and Queso Champions. Want to know who is truly the best of the best? You can try some of food from these competitors. Tickets are $70 for adults and $15 for those aged 11 – 20 years old, and free for kids 10 and under. 1 to 6 p.m. Industry City, 220 36th Street, Brooklyn.

Sunday, May 22

Family Fun Fest at Atlantic Terminal: Ready for a day of family fun? Atlantic Terminal Mall and Brooklyn Bridge Parents are partnering up to host a Family Fun Fest. Come by and enjoy fun activities from local community partners and Atlantic Terminal retailers, including arts & crafts, a bouncy castle, dance classes, bike riding lessons, giveaways so much more. This event is free to the public, rain date is May 28. 12 to 4 p.m. Atlantic Terminal Mall, 139 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn.

Smorgasburg Prospect Park: Feeling hungry? Treat yourself this weekend to a variety of different foods from local vendors at Smorgasburg. This beloved food festival has a range of cuisines from local food purveyors that you’ll find yourself seeking out in your day-to-day life. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill, near the Lincoln Road, Brooklyn.

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