NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city.
Open House New York Weekend
The city opens its arms, and its doors, for Open House New York on Saturday and Sunday. Hundreds of buildings will be open to the public, with tours, talks, performances and more, for this "celebration of architecture and urban design." Most of the sites can be visited for free, but there are a few that require advance registration and a $5 fee.
Honk NYC Festival
Hit the streets with Honk NYC! The annual street band festival continues through the weekend featuring interactive performances from some of the best brass bands from around the world.
New York City Wine and Food Festival
The New York City Wine and Food Festival heats up tonight. Meet and greet celebrity chefs, attend seminars, and even get into the kitchen with special cooking classes. Events start at $10, and 100 percent of the net proceeds benefit the Food Bank for New York City.
Taste of the Seaport
More food for a good cause - the 6th annual Taste of the Seaport docks at South Street Seaport on Saturday. Sample food and beverages from more than 40 vendors from the seaport area. Tickets start at $35, and proceeds from the event benefit two local elementary schools.
Chelsea Film Festival
The Chelsea Film Festival gets underway tonight. The theme of this year's festival is Women in Film and Media. See 66 international films, including shorts, documentaries, and feature-length films, coming from 24 different countries.
Tickets start at $15.
90s One Hit Wonder Sing Along
Travel back in time a couple of decades for a giant 90s karaoke party at Union Hall in Brooklyn on Friday. The 90s One Hit Wonder Sing Along lets you do just that - sing along with your favorite songs from the 90s. Tickets are $10.
The Julie James Show
Keep the party going on Monday night with The Julie James Show at 54 Below. The Sirius XM radio host takes the stage with her unique variety show where she performs musical theater classics and original music. Tickets start at $30.