Things to do in New York City this weekend

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Bronx Week: Every year, the best of The Bronx is celebrated in the spring. This year’s Bronx Week runs from May 5-15. The week’s activities and events showcase everything the borough has to offer. This includes a parade, concerts and recreational events. The Bronx Ball is the capstone event where famous residents, like Colin Powell, are inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame. Many events are free. Visit for the full schedule.

Brooklyn Pig Roast: On May 6, don’t miss a pig roast by Chef Michael Psilakis at The Hall at MP in Brooklyn. The evening kicks off at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 for happy hour, complete with drink specials including half off draft beers and craft cocktails. Along with roast pig, enjoy Belgian beers, whiskey pairings and live music. The Hoodoo Loungers perform at 7 p.m. General admission is $15, but for $40, you get a pig roast platter. This includes a choice of two styles: Korean or Southern barbecue, with sides. There is an ala carte menu. For more info or to buy tickets, visit or

Baseball Meal Deal: On May 6 and 8, don’t miss a package deal offered by the New York Yankees. Tickets at Yankee Stadium (starting at $75) include a field-level seat and unlimited picnic food up to 30 minutes after game time. The Yankees are playing the Red Sox all weekend long. For more information, visit

Frieze New York: Frieze New York returns to Randall’s Island from May 5-8. The annual art fair offers attendees the chance to explore international galleries, artist commissions and offerings from Manhattan’s best restaurants all in a tent overlooking the East River. The fair includes panel discussions and lectures presented by artists, as well as workshops and tours for school groups. There are a variety of ticket prices and packages starting at $10. For more information, visit

Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party: May 8 is Mother’s Day. What better way to celebrate than to take Mom to the New York Botanical Garden on May 7 or 8th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The weekend includes picnics, games, live music and brunch (reservation required). Family activities include arts and crafts, mini-golf and other classic outdoor games like croquet. STARR Events hosts brunch, but for a more casual meal, food trucks will be available, along with wine and beer. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children (under 2 are free). For more information, visit