Things to Do Festivals in NYC: From food to film, there's a festival for you By amNY.com staff Updated April 10, 2019 5:26 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email No matter your interest, there's a festival for you. Several events are on the horizon for foodies, film nerds and those who like to partake in alcoholic beverages. So, mark your calendars for these upcoming events happening in the city — and remember that New Yorkers buy tickets quickly. Preservation Film Festival (April 2 - May 3) Photo Credit: Nathan Kensinger This five-borough film festival focuses on historic preservation in New York City and the issues that intersect with it through film like "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" with Cary Grand and Myrna Loy, "The Battle for Brooklyn" about Atlantic Yards and eminent domain, and "Managed Retreat," pictured, about three city neighborhoods that were purchased by the state after superstorm Sandy to be demolished. What Price Hollywood film series (April 8-20) Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures/Photofest In conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art's exhibit, "What Price Hollywood," the MoMA is looking back at sexual politics in an accompanying film series. Actresses like Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, and Gloria Grahame often upheld gender norms, while later players, like Peggy Cummins in "Gun Crazy," Marlene Clark and Duane Jones in "Ganja & Hess," or "Divine in Female Trouble," were able to subvert gender limitations, the MoMA says. Pictured is "Midnight" from 1939, featuring Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert. Check moma.org for the schedule and tickets. Creole Food Festival (April 27) Photo Credit: Theodore Samuels The best Creole chefs are gathering for the second annual Creole Food Festival, where you can taste food and drinks from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and North America. ($25-$75, 3-8 p.m., DL Rooftop Lounge, 95 Delancey St., eventbrite.com) Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival (May 11) Photo Credit: Alexa Hoyer Brooklyn Bridge Park will transform into a haven for kite flyers and those who want to take in the view of the colorful sight with the Manhattan skyline behind it. People of all ages can take part in special activities exploring the science of flight and enjoy stilt walkers, live music, face-painters and more. (noon to 3 p.m., Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park) Opera Fest (April 29 - June 30) Photo Credit: Laura Thompson for Opera On Tap A two-month celebration of opera is on its way with more than 20 city-based companies performing at more than 25 events around the city, with a kick-off on April 29 at Marc Scorca Hall. Highlights include "The Stonewall Operas," which will premiere at the West Village's Stonewall Inn to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, "The Mikado," which is set in Donald Trump's White House, and a musical setting of portions of the U.S. Constitution by Vertical Player Repertory. ($25 tickets grant access to a number of the productions, nyoperafest.com) By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.