What’s Fresh Around Town for This Weekend: Firefighters, 5K and a Field Day!

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Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images

There’s SO much going on this weekend for you to enjoy: if you’re a firefighter, you’ll get into the Intrepid for free! Wanna have a field day? Then check out what’s going on Governor’s Island. And there’s also the 14th Annual Teterboro 5k run!

1. It’s Firefighters Appreciation Weekend at the Intrepid Museum all weekend long!   Firefighters, Paramedics, EMS and EMT visit the Museum FREE with proper ID.  Honor our bravest and enjoy competitions, demonstrations, special performances, displays, interactive events and much more! Included in the festivities will be our 3rd annual Battle of the Boroughs cook off competition. Also this year the first annual Battle of the Bands!

2. Tomorrow is also Come Out & Play Field Day 2011 on Governor’s Island!  It’s a day of new and exciting outdoor games, from wild new field sports to large social games all on Governor’s Island!  That’s from 11am to 5pm.

3. The Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibition opens at the Museum of the Moving Image.  The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, all of which illustrate Henson’s boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. That runs through Jan. 16 of next year!

4. Tomorrow is the 14th Annual Teterboro Airport 5k!  Can’t be any flatter (planes don’t do hills). Can’t be any faster (only 5 turns). And, you get to hang out on the runway. How cool is that? Plus, someone’s going to win a Random Grand Prize worth $1,000!  The race starts at 8:30!

5. Saturday is the Parks Outdoor Summer Movies Series in Queens.  Tomorrow’s movie is Madagascar and, of course, it’s absolutely free!  That’s at 8:15!

6. Sunday is the Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown!  Journey to the Bell House in Gowanus and be rewarded with tastes of more than 20 types of ice cream, all made by NYC locals vying for a “best in show” prize.  That’s at 4pm.

7. Sunday is the 10th Annual Miles for Moms Run/Walk!  Too many of our mothers have been diagnosed with cancer, a disease that has claimed more than a quarter of a million women in the last year alone. Join them at 8am in Central Park!

8. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] is playing a concert at Yankee Stadium both today and tomorrow!

9. And [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Wiggles[/lastfm] are playing the Izod Center tomorrow!

10. And in sports, the Mets play the Phillies all weekend long.  On Sunday, you get a free 1986 25th Anniversary Caps for the first 25,000 fans.

And remember to check out Fresh1027.com every single weekday for What’s Fresh Around Town!

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