This Weekend in NYC: Let’s Play!

Each weekend, we like to tell you what’s up in New York.  This way, when you finish your bus tour or you’re just hopping off, you’ll know what to do.  Here’s what’s happening this weekend in New York City:

Come Out and Play 2009
Photo: Jim Bearden

New York Philharmonic

All week the New York Philharmonic has been performing free concerts throughout the parks of all 5 boroughs.  It is a yearly summer tradition to get access to some of the most incredible performers in the world beneath the night skies of NYC, and all reports thus far are that they have lived up to the bill.  This weekend the action continues with a free show in Central Park tonight and at the College of Staten Island, CUNY on Sunday.

Come Out and Play: Governors Island

Saturday morning and into the afternoon, Governors Island will be full of families playing.  The Come Out and Play Family Field Day is a mini-festival full of games suitable for all ages.  The event includes zany playground pastimes like ChickenOut, Robots vs. Zombies and Gate Dash.

Come Out and Play: After Dark

New York is in a playful mood this weekend, and we have multiple “Come Out and Play” events.  If you were reading the last event and thought to yourself, “I wish I was still a kid,” than this one is for you.  After Dark is targeted at the older crowd as opposed to families.  It’s for the grownups who have yet to really grow up.  Games for this event, which is Friday night in Downtown Manhattan, include Manhattleships, Graveyard Snuggle and Moonshine.

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