NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
New Fish City: A Seafood Feast on the Waterfront
All day Thursday check out the first ever New Fish City: A Seafood Feast on the Waterfront. It's at Brookfield Place Plaza (formerly the World Financial Center). Twenty vendors selling great seafood. Admission is free. All food items are under $10.
Alvin Ailey at Lincoln Center
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for the first time in more than a decade. See classics from the repertoire including revelations at the Koch Theater now through Sunday. Tickets start at $50.
Now through Sunday the Apollo Theater Presents "Breakin’ Convention: An International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theater". Hundreds of dancers from around the world converge at the Apollo Theater for performances, family workshops and discussions about break dancing and more. Many of the events are free.
The free summer concert series Celebrate Brooklyn is back at the Prospect Park bandshell. Tonight show some love for Grouplove. They're performing at 7:30 p.m. It's free but the suggested admission is $3.
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is at the The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the IFC center at Sixth Avenue and West 3rd Street. See new docs on everything from Anita Hill and North Korea to Occupy Wall Street and the Russian punk band turned social crusaders "Pussy Riot." Tickets start at just $13.
Ramsey Lewis at City College
Renowned jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis and his Electric Band will perform a special Fathers Day weekend celebration concert this Friday night at 7 p.m. at Aaron Davis Hall at West 135th Street and Convent Avenue on the City College campus. Tickets start at $30.
Pungmul: Traditional Korean Farmer’s Music and Dance
Saturday night head out to the White Wave John Ryan Theater in DUMBO for Pungmul: Traditional Korean Farmer’s Music and Dance. VP Korean Drum and Dance Troupe is keeping this important cultural tradition alive. showtime 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.
"Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience", a two man show spoof, is back in New York. It goes through all seven Harry Potter books and a game of quidditch in just 70 minutes. It's at the Little Shubert Theater on West 42nd Street now through September 1. Tickets start at $40.
Sing For Hope
On Sunday, be sure to check out Sing For Hope Pianos Fathers' Day Celebration at Lincoln Center. It's an all day celebration from 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. All 88 Pianos from the citywide project will be on display and in use at Lincoln Center to celebrate the end of the project and Fathers Day.