Things to do in New York City this weekend

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A New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Winter Village at Bryant Park: The popular winter attraction returns to Bryant Park starting Oct. 29 and running through after the new year. Holiday shops run during the week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on the weekends, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ice skating rink is open through March 5. Skating is free but skate rentals are $20. Public Fare, the pop-up cafe that runs alongside the Rink is open through March 5. For more information, visit wintervillage.org.

Print Fair: The International Art Fair for Prints and Editions runs Nov. 3-6 at the Park Avenue Armory. The fair is beloved by museum curators and collectors as it features rare prints. However, attendees can find beautiful works in all price ranges from established to new artists. The show runs noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission for one day is $20 and $40 for the run of the show. Children younger than 12 can attend at no cost. Visit www.ifpda.org to learn more.

Pumpkin Smash: Don’t let your Halloween pumpkins rot on your stoop. On Nov. 5, bring them to Clement Clarke Moore Park and several other locations across the boroughs. The event starts at most locations at 11 a.m. and runs into the afternoon. Bring your pumpkins, jack-o’-lanterns and gourds to smash. The NYC Compost Project will use the smashed pumpkins to make compost for the city’s parks. The event is free. Visit www.nycgovparks.org to learn more.

Shall We Tango?: Created in 2014, the Shall We Tango NY festival was designed to promote Latin American culture through Tango events held around the city. The goal is to promote the sensual dance, as well as to educate in the art of Tango. Opening night is from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Nov. 5. The event includes a performance by Quinteto Leopoldo Federico, a Tango class and a Milonga (an event where Tango takes place) with musicians from Latin America. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of the show. To purchase tickets and learn about other events, visit shallwetango.com.

Canstruction: This international charity competition runs from Nov. 3-16 at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan (230 Vesey Street). The competition allows contractors, engineers and architects, along with students they mentor, to design and build giant structures using only full cans of food. After the competition, all cans are donated to City Harvest. The exhibit runs daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on Nov. 16 when it closes at 6 p.m. to dismantle the structures. The structures themselves are designed over 8-12 weeks and built in a single night, using thousands of cans. For more information, visit www.sdanyc.org.

A New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_liberty.jpgA New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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