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.
As is written in the book: "In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines. The smallest one was Madeline." Here they are, inside Bemelmans inside the Carlyle Hotel.While the New York Historical Society celebrates the 75th anniversary of the beloved children's book "Madeline" with a new exhibition. Fans can also head to Bemelman's Bar for a look at his artwork. Ludwig Bemelmans and his family lived at the Carlyle while he was creating these murals and, of course, this piano bar is named for him. The Hotel is also offering Madeline-themed overnight stays.
Tony winner Pattie Lupone is favorite on Broadway and at Broadway's supper club 54 Below. That's where she'll be belting out favorite love songs in her show The Lady with the Torch. She's performing all weekend. Most of the shows are sold but a few seats are still available. Tickets start at $85.
Shakespeare in the Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park in Queens is back for its eighth season featuring two fantastic productions that move through several parks in the borough now through August 16. Admission is free. The full schedule is online.
The 2014 Latino Cultural Festival takes place at the Queens Theatre now through Sunday. Among the many fantastic offerings is the all-female music and dance spectacle, "Glamour Tango." Tickets start at $30. The full schedule is online.
Target First Saturdays
It's always a celebration at Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum from 5-11 p.m. This month it's all about Caribbean culture with movies and dance and live music including a performanc by Request Band. Admission is free.
Passport Thursday’s at Queens Museum
Thursday, head to the front lawn at the Queen’s Museum and be whisked away to India for an evening of dance, culture and film. Be entranced by the classical dance form of Southern Indian and then sit back for a screening of the award winning documentary, "The World Before Her." Passport Thursdays run through August 21 and are free to the public.
Hit the pavement this Saturday between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. and explore nearly seven miles of street space from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central park. Summer Streets is an annual celebration and features something for everyone, including arts and crafts, musical performances, salsa dancing, obstacle courses and even a 160-foot zip line!
Rooftop Films "Appropriate Behavior"
This weekend, Rooftop Films will leave you in stitches of laughter with one of the funniest lineups yet. Starting with the Sundance Film, "Appropriate Behavior" and finishing up with a vampire inspired indie film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night," this weekend’s entertainment is not to be missed.