Things to do in New York City this weekend
Mets Jam Music Festival: The third annual Mets Jam Music Festival takes place at MCU Park from 12-4 p.m. Aug. 20. The day features live music and meet and greet opportunities with players Mookie Wilson and Edgardo Alfonso. Activities include a home run derby, speed pitch, batting cages and a fly ball challenge. Meet and greets are limited to 100 fans per player and are available on a first come first serve basis at the entrance.
Margarita March: The fourth annual NYC Margarita March lets attendees taste the best margaritas at eight of NYC’s bars and restaurants. A portion of all ticket sales go to nonprofit and charitable organizations. Check-in begins at noon and closes promptly at 3 p.m. The march goes until 10 p.m. on Aug. 20 and 21. Tickets are $65 for each day and includes eight specialty margaritas, light food, specials on beer, food and margaritas, plus music and entertainment. To purchase tickets, visit nycmargaritamarch.com.
India Day Parade: The world’s largest India Day Parade takes place on Sunday, Aug. 21. Thrown by the Federation of Indian Associates, the parade represents the progress and unity of the Indian community in the tristate area. The parade begins at noon at Madison and East 26th Streets. Food and crafts vendors will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Madison Avenue and cultural programs will take place from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at 23rd Street. The parade is free to attend. Visit www.fianynjct.org to learn more.
Brooklyn Comedy Festival: The week long comedy festival officially begins on Aug. 22, but the kickoff is Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. at the Knitting Factory. Hosted by Will Miles, Clark Jones and Kenny DeForest, the doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit bkcomedyfestival.com.