Things to do in New York City this weekend

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Bike the Boros: On Saturday, Sept. 10, take a unique tour of the the five boroughs during the annual bike tour. The tour includes three routes: 100 miles for experienced cyclists, 62 miles for intermediate riders and 31 miles for newbies. The NYC Century raises money for Transportation Alternatives, which aims to bring safe streets to NYC. The event begins and ends at Pier 97 at Hudson River Park. Registration is required. Visit for more information.

Kite Festival: Let’s go fly a kite on Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Kites are available for purchase but you are welcome to bring your own. Thousands will flock to the park to meet well known kite makers as well as workshops where kids can make personalized kites. There will also be snacks from local restaurants and food trucks. Visit for more information.

NYC Honey Week: This week-long festival celebrates the honeybee in an attempt to educate people about the declining honeybee population. Events take place across the city from honey-themed dinners to beekeeping classes to workshops for kids. The week culminates in the Honey Fest on Sept. 17. For the full lineup of events, visit

Pig Island 2016: The 7th Annual Pig Island returns to Erie Basin Park in Brooklyn’s Red Hook on Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The pork festival features more than 25 chefs making creative pork dishes from smoked pork pizza to roasted pork sliders. There is a selection of craft beer, wine, artisan spirits and ciders. This year, there will be a whiskey tent. Tickets start at $85. Visit to purchase tickets.

All-Star BBQ: Curated by Chef Sean Brock, this barbecue brings together chefs, celebrities and bands to create incredible dishes. The event takes place at East River State Park from noon to 5 p.m. Prices start at $49 and can be purchased at, where you can also find the full lineup of participating chefs.