12 Things to Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

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by DNAInfo Staff
Take advantage of the last days of summer before they vanish!
These listings were compiled by DNAinfo’s Manhattan reporters: Lisha Arino, Gustavo Solis, Lindsay Armstrong, Gwynne Hogan, Emily Frost, Danielle Tcholakian, Irene Plagianos and Shaye Weaver.

All Weekend

 Exhibit on the water: “Spirits of the Passage: Stories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Where: The Lilac, Pier 25 at N. Moore and West Street, Tribeca
When: Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

An exhibit inside the historic ship details personal stories of enslaved men and women, and the history of the slave trade.

Skate exhibit “All Valid” plus a quarter pipe

Where: Chinatown Soup, 16B Orchard St., Lower East Side
When: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Check out photographs, illustrations and other pieces by more than a dozen artists with ties to the skate scene in the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Skaters can also bring their boards to perform tricks on a concrete quarter pipe and picnic table sculpture.

For the Love of Hummus 

Where: Taboon Restaurant, 773 10th Ave., 52nd Street, Hell’s Kitchen
When: Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Hell’s Kitchen Mediterranean restaurant is celebrating the versatility of hummus with a special menu featuring 10 hummus-inspired dishes and two hummus-themed deserts. Plates run from $12 to $30. 

Friday, August 28

Social Friday at the Latino Pride Center

Where: 1767 Park Ave. in East Harlem
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Latino Pride Center has been have free open houses on the fourth Friday of the month this summer. Gay and bisexual men of all ages can stop by and learn about some of the services and future events.

Exhibit “Kitchen & Curb: Found Object Art

Where: Tsion Cafe and Bakery at 763 Saint Nicholas Ave., Sugar Hill
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Sugar Hill cafe will host the opening reception of an art gallery made from pieces of collected trash. The artist, Wilhelmina Grant, transforms broken and rusty pieces of discarded cookware into works of art. Several pieces, including hand-painted tiles, will be available for sale.

Saturday, August 29

Street Trees Tour with Expert Leslie Day

Where: Margaret Corbin Circle, Fort Tryon Park, Hudson Heights
When: 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Learn about the plants you pass everyday on New York City’s streets. The tour will be led by Leslie Day, author of the Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City.

Silent Disco

Where: Pier I in Riverside Park South, Upper West Side
When: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This “quiet clubbing” event features live DJs who will spin different genres of music that’s piped through headphones. Participants don headphones and listen to music in their own bubble and can switch between the two DJ channels. Headphones are available on a first-come-first-served basis and the line for them begins at 4:30 p.m. at the pier.

Drawing in the Park

Where: South Cove near Battery Place & Second Place, Battery Park City
When: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sketch and paint the Hudson River and surrounding greenery, with an artist and educator. Materials provided. Must be 18 or older.

“The Muppets Take Manhattan” screening

Where: Highbridge Park, West 172nd Street Entrance, Washington Heights
When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Catch a free screening of this Jim Henson classic in which Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the whole muppet crew attempt to get their musical on Broadway. Come early to get a spot.

Sunday, August 30

Wild! Nature Walk

Where: Hudson River Park, meet at the Christopher Street fountain, north of Pier 40, West Village
When: 9:00 a.m.

Get to know some of the 85 different species of birds that live inside Hudson River Park on this stroll led by expert guides, with pit stops in the park’s various gardens, complete with butterflies and dragonflies. The walk is free, and spans about a mile and a half to two miles and lasts about an hour.

Big City Fishing

Where: Pier 25 at N. Moore and West Street, Tribeca
When: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the Hudson while also learning how to fish. Rods, reels and bait provided.

Free Kayaking and Canoeing

Where: Fort Washington Park, just south of Dyckman Street, Inwood
When: 10:00 a.m. to Noon

The Inwood Canoe Club will lead participants on a free 20-25 minute guided tour of the Hudson River near the George Washington Bridge. No prior paddling experience is necessary, but participants must be able to swim. Arrive no later than 11:15 a.m. to ensure you get a turn.

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