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Your Weekend Starts Now 8/28/14

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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.

Opera Outdoors
Starting here at Lincoln Center where you can see Opera outdoors and for free with the Met's HD Festival. That's right—on the big screen you can see some of the biggest names and voices in Opera for free. The festival runs through Monday night.

"Crazy, Stupid Love" Screening
There are lots of great things to do at the South Street Seaport this holiday weekend. Also for free including a screening saturday night at 8 p.m. of the date night film "Crazy, Stupid Love."

Kinetic Sculptures at Hudson River Park
There's always lots to do at Hudson River park if you're heading that way. There are kinetic sculptures by artist George Sherwood that will absolutely delight and hypnotize you. This exhibit is up through November.

Staten Island Beach Fest
The Staten Island Beach Fest wraps up this weekend with food, fun music and a chance to see "Mars Attacks" Friday night at South Beach.

Harlem Public Light Installation
There are lots of great things to do in Harlem but to mark it all with an H check out the public light installation on the viaduct at 125th Street by Harlem artist Bentley Meekers.

Live Silent Film Piano Accompaniment
Silent film accompanist and historian Ben Model brings his talents to MoMA this weekend. Silent film with live piano is a treat for the whole family. and this weekend several big films from the 1920's are being shown. Check out the schedule online.

Jeff Koons at the Whitney
The Popularity of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum has inspired the museum to open on Mondays starting with Labor day. The Whitney is also expanding its hours on Friday nights. The new schedule will continue through the run of the show on October 19

Outdoor Art Exhibit at Washington Square Park

Jane Monheit's Jazz Party
At Birdland, Jane Monheit continues her summer residence with her Jazz Party. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP