Things to Do NYC weekend picks: 16 things to do By amNY.com staff Updated June 18, 2018 4:01 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Don't have any plans for the weekend? We're here to help. There are plenty of reasons to get out of the apartment and experience real life. Here are our picks for things to do in your city this weekend. Prospect Park Soiree (June 23) Photo Credit: JGrassi This evening of dining and dancing under the stars returns to Brooklyn's backyard. The Prospect Park Alliance provides the tables, chairs, music and lighting. You bring the food, the beverages, the table decor and the snazzy attire. Tickets for this rain-or-shine event are available on the website only. Open to those age 21 and older. ($50, 5 to 10 p.m., Prospect Park, Brooklyn, soiree.prospectpark.org) River to River Festival (through June 24) Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger Photography About 40 sites across lower Manhattan will be home to the 17th River to River Festival, which this year celebrates New York City's historic and geographic breadth. See a variety of performances and events in dance, music, theater and visual arts, such as It's Showtime NYC!, The Supper Club and LES Citizens Parade. See website for performance schedule. (Free, lmcc.net) Join the NYC Pride parade (June 24) Photo Credit: Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris Last year, more than 450 organizations showed up, 110 floats rolled by and thousands of people marched in NYC Pride. This year, there's a new route, the same energy and more pride than ever. Grand marshals reigning over this year's march are Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford and Kenita Placide. Note the new route of this annual civil rights demonstration. (Free, noon, at 16th Street and Seventh Avenue to Christopher Street, and up Fifth Avenue to 29th Street, nycpride.org) An 'Evening of Wonder' (Through Sept. 30) Photo Credit: Joshua Feist After successfully stumping magicians Penn & Teller, illusionist Vitaly Beckman is making his Off-Broadway debut with his own blend of art and illusion for a limited engagement. Penn Jillette characterizes the performer as "an ingenious inventor, full of charming surprises." ($89, Westside Theatre Upstairs, 407 W. 43rd St., Manhattan, eveningofwonders.com) NYC Barbershop Museum Photo Credit: NYC Barbershop Museum Antique barbering tools, from brushes to blades and more, are on display at the new NYC Barbershop Museum on the Upper West Side. The 670-square-foot space, which will also double as an actual barbershop, will show off vintage tools like brushes, blades, razors, barber poles and signs, barbering chairs, stations and other memorabilia from as far back as the early 1900s, including the founder's great grandfather's tools and a chair that might have been used by James Dean. Read more about it here. (290 Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side, reamir.com) Sunday Bubbles (every Sunday, starting June 17) Photo Credit: Moxy Times Square Things to do this weekend include a new weekly Sunday Bubbles event at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square. See 'Teenage Dick' at The Public Theater (through July 15) Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg Shakespeare's revenge tale "Richard III" is reimagined in a new play by Mike Lew, in a joint production from the Ma-Yi Theater Company and the Public Theater. "Dick" is portrayed as a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy who wants to be elected president of the senior class. (From $50, The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., Manhattan, publictheater.org) LIC Flea & Food (June 24-25) Photo Credit: LIC Flea & Food The LIC Flea & Food is opening this weekend. Part food festival, part flea market, part beer garden, there's plenty to do at the waterfront. At its center are more than 80 "carefully curated" vendors selling artworks, furniture and clothing, while the outskirts feature local food artisans and restaurants vending lunch. (Be on the lookout for free samples.) A DJ spins near the beer garden, which has locally brewed beer on tap, and you can easily spend a day relaxing on the riverside AstroTurf. Other dates include July 7-8, Aug. 4-5. Sept. 1-2, and Oct. 13-14. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City) Appreciate the Hitchcock that Truffaut knew at a MoMA matinee Photo Credit: MoMA Francois Truffaut's 1967 book on Alfred Hitchcock, titled "Hitchcock/Truffaut," based on 50 hours of interviews, serves as inspiration for this ongoing series of screenings and readings devoted to the British master. Among the films shown is "The Paradine Case" (1947), a lesser-known film featuring a dizzying courtroom scene that would seem to be physically impossible to shoot. ($12, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan, moma.org) Aloha Nights (Saturdays) Photo Credit: New York Botanical Garden Celebrate the culture and artistry of the Hawaiian Islands with an after-hours viewing of "Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i," an interactive hula lesson that blend storytelling with rhythm and motion on the Conservatory Lawn, lei-making demonstrations and live music. And, choose from with an array of refreshments for purchase, from poke bowls to a signature cocktail, Passiflora Punch. ($38, 6:30 p.m. on June 9,16, 23; July 7, 21; Aug. 4, 18, 2900 Southern Blvd., The Bronx, nybg.org) Catch a movie under the stars Photo Credit: Randall's Island Enjoy a summer outdoor movie screening this weekend. Here's what is playing: June 22: "Wonder Woman" (rain date: June 29) on Roosevelt Island, 7 p.m.; "La Bûche" by Danièle Thompson at Transmitter Park (Brooklyn), sunset; "The Gospel of Eureka" at New Design High School on the Lower East Side, 8 p.m.; "Wonder Woman" at Randall's Island Park, 8:30 p.m.; "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water" at Seaside wildlife Nature Park, 8 p.m.; "Yogi Bear" at Farber Park, 8 p.m. June 23: "En El Séptimo Día" at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park (free), 8 p.m.; "Dunkirk" at Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field, 8 p.m. June 24: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" at Sheepshead Playground, 8:30 p.m. Here's a full lineup of movies this summer. Alberto Giacometti's works the Guggenheim (through Sept. 12) Photo Credit: © 2018 Stiftung Ernst Scheidegger Archive The Guggenheim Museum will be home to about 175 sculptures, paintings and drawings by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti& this summer, including some drawings never before exhibited in the United States. ($25, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., guggenheim.org) Island Fridays Photo Credit: Charles Eckert Sit back for some Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown and Kenny Chesney tunes at Opry City Stage at this free, weekly concert series. Teaming up with Broadway's "Escape to Margaritaville," Opry City Stage is opening its doors to the public for free for these concerts. Attendees will get special drink deals on margaritas, as well as participate in live giveaways for tickets to the new Broadway hit. (Free entry, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., 1604 Broadway, oprycitystage.com) Go roller skating Photo Credit: Dreamland Roller Rink / William Farrington Roller skating is back! Most rinks now have adult-only skate nights so you can revive your backward and crossover moves while socializing with friends. Check out Dreamland Roller Disco, the Pier 2 Roller Rink, RollerJam USA, BKLYN Skates and more while the weather is warm. Queens International Night Market (Saturdays) Photo Credit: Sharon Medina-Chavez Now in its fourth year, this food and art market in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park features live performances, too. New bites for 2018 include Thai roasted crickets, Moldovan waffle rolls and Wenzhou-style fried chicken feet. Shop for trinkets like vintage brooches, stationery and Mexican handicrafts, too. (6 p.m. to midnight, near 47-01 111th St., Queens, queensnightmarket.ticketleap.com) Free day at the Whitney Museum (Fridays) Photo Credit: Linda Rosier Pay what you want to get into the Whitney on Friday evenings. The museum has 63,000 square feet of exhibition space and has about 15,000 pieces of work by artists like Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. (7 to 10 p.m., 99 Gansevoort St., facebook.com) By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic A guide to public art in NYCHere's where you can see some of the best temporary artworks across the five boroughs.