How much pizza can YOU eat? This weekend is the 7th Annual Brooklyn Pizza Eating contest at Rocco’s Pizzeria on 5th Avenue! We’ve got all the details on the event!
1. 18th Annual Red Hook Fest takes place both today and tomorrow! As in past years, it presents local musicians, poets, dancers, and visual artists. This year’s festival emphasizes participation, and old and young will have an opportunity to get in on the action, which includes gardening, drawing, photography, and more….plus free kayaking! Today it’s at PS15 and tomorrow at Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park.
2. This weekend is the second annual Williamsburg Doubles Open! It’s a tennis tournament to raise money for the maintenance and improvement of the McCarren Park Courts. That’s from 8 to 5pm.
3. Ever wanted to be a part of a Flash Mob? You’ve got your chance on Saturday with a Flash Mob Library Hug at the New York Public Library! The Library Hug will bring together library supporters and staffers to show love for the library and all that it does for our community. Library activists will encircle the New York Public Library arm in arm to show support for the system’s cultural repositories. That’s at 2pm.
4. Are you a Bank of America customer? If you are, you’re looking at free museum admission all weekend at several cultural venues! The museums currently taking part in New York City are the International Center of Photography, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Aquarium and the New York Hall of Science.
5. The 7th Annual Brooklyn Pizza Eating Contest is Sunday at 3 p.m. Last year’s winner, Peter Czerwinski set a record by downing 27 slices in 12 minutes and he will return to defend his title at Rocco’s Pizza.
6. Sunday is also the American Diabetes Association’s Tour De Cure! The ride is a 15 mile route to raise awareness for the cause and money for diabetes research. It is non-competitive and is designed for people of all athletic abilities. That starts at Pier 54 on West 54th street at 9:30.
7. And in sports, the Mets are playing the Braves all weekend long… and make sure to look out for the Hot Dog eating contest on Saturday!
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