What’s Fresh Around Town This Weekend (September 15-16)?

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Summer’s is coming to an end but there are still plenty of things to do in the big city. Check out what’s happening this weekend in NYC.

Want to check out a movie? Opening this weekend:

The 86th Annual Feast of San Gennaro Has Begun! 

This Saturday is the “Grand Procession.” Which means New York’s own Little Italy, will hold a colorful parade featuring floats, marching bands, musical entertainers, and even the Statue of San Gennaro itself.

The Grand Marshals, who will be riding on floats, will be: singer Connie Francis, NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, and TV personality Toni Senecal, who is the current host of “Toni On New York.”  The fest will run through the streets of Little Italy until a week from Sunday (the 23rd).

This Weekend is the Washington Square Park Folk Festival!

A variety of Appalachian string bands will performing from hot jazz,bluegrass,Americana, and many more originals by singer songwriters.

The event will be held Saturday from 2pm-8pm as well as Sunday from 1pm-8pm.

Saturday is the New York City Honey Festival at the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk!

A  festival that will be filled with tons of activities which include Beekeeping classes and demos, Foodie raffles, Honey tastings,  Cooking demonstrations, Honey beer and brewing demos, Honey mustard pickles tastings, Tastings of Mike’s Hot Honey, and more!

Saturday is the 12th Annual Wheelchair Softball Tournament!

Teams that are participating in the event will be sponsored by a Major League Franchise and include the New York Mets & Yankees, NEPVA Red Sox the RIC Cubs and more. The teams consist of men, women and veterans with disabilities who compete in sports wheelchairs. The competition will follow under American Softball Association (ASA) rules with a 16” clincher softball.  That starts at 9am at Citi Field.

Saturday is the 8th Annual Vendy Awards!

The Vendys will be celebrating the city’s ever-growing ranks of mobile eateries distributing  out honors in categories such as Dessert, Rookie and—new this year—Market Vendor. More than 25 finalists will park their roadside stands on Governors Island and show off their signature street cuisines. Voters can cast their vote for the People’s Taste Award alongside official judges such as Eddie Huang (Baohaus), Kate Krader (restaurant editor at Food & Wine) and Brooklyn’s own rappers Das Racist. An open bar stocked with win and Brooklyn Brewery suds should help ease the time spent waiting in line. For more information visit nycvendys2012.eventbrite.com for tickets.  That’s happening on Governors Island.

Who You Gonna Call? 

The original Ghostbusters will be showing at BAMcinematek today at 4:30 and 9:15 as part of their American Gagsters series.

AMC theaters are having a special Indiana Jones movie marathon on Saturday! 

Starting at 10:30, all four of the Indiana Jones films will be screened to celebrate the release of the films on Blu-ray this week!  Check your local theater to confirm.

The Long Island Family Festival is This Weekend! 

Featuring tons of games, carnival rides, arts and crafts, live music, food vendors, a canine fashion show, a pizza eating contest and more!  That’s from 11 to 10 on Saturday and 11 to 8 on Sunday at Tanner Park on Long Island!

This weekend is also 28th Annual Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival! 

Celebrate the tradition of body art and collection of big wheels at Coney Island’s annual tattoo and motorcycle bash. Tattoo artists will be on hand to ink up patrons, and you can expect a few body-art contests, motorcycle shows, burlesque beauty pageants, live music and the last Freakshow performance for this season.

Remember Hootie of Hootie and the Blowfish?

His real name is Darius Rucker and you can take a trip down memory lane with him when he performs  live and solo at the NYCB theater at Westbury September 15th at 8pm.

NYC Broadway Week Concludes on Sunday! 

Get two-for-one tickets to some of the big apples hit Broadway shows including Bring It On, Chaplin, Chicago, Evita, Porgy and Bess, Jersey Boys, Lion King, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, SpiderMan, War Horse, Wicked.

Sunday is the 43rd Annual African American Day Parade! 

Sunday will feature the African American Day Parade which is the largest Black Parade In America, is a colorful and musical event with crowds packing the streets of Harlem as floats glide belting music from soca to reggae, ragga and soul. The 2009 parade  had reached over 900,000 spectators.  This years festivities begin at 1pm in Harlem at 111th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.

And in Sports-The Yankees are playing the Rays all weekend long!

Its September and the race for the AL East Pennant is as good as it can get.  The race continues on Saturday  at 4:05 and 1:05 on Sunday!

And the defending Superbowl Champions New York Football Giants are back home hosting Tampa on Sunday at 1pm.

–Producer Craig & Vincent Roszkowski, Fresh 102.7


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