New York Weekend Roundup: Feasts, Festivals, And Furry Openings!

Fall has officially returning to the city this weekend with some of the favorite fall events taking place. New Yorkers ate, read, and saw some of the best the city has to offer this weekend. As the summer heat starts to recede back to windy fall afternoons, New Yorkers are coming out of the air conditioning to take in the city’s soon-to-be burst of autumnal colors. Here are some of the best events from this past weekend.


The Feast of San Gennaro


This year marks the 91st annual feast of San Gennaro. All through Little Italy, restaurants, eateries, and all things Italian have poured out onto the streets in a festival of food that goes until September 24th. From Canal Street to Houston, all down Mulberry Street vendors have posted canopied tents alongside their restaurants ready to sell the best of their canolis, pizza, zeppolis, sausages, and everything in between. The event also features live music, events, and celebrity sightings, with Chazz Palminteri being this year’s grand marshall of the festival, a New York native with Italian roots, and the writer/actor behind A Bronx Tale.


The Brooklyn Book Festival


This weekend, New Yorkers gathered around the court house in Brooklyn for the annual Brooklyn Book Festival. The event, over the course of the weekend, brought some of the best writers, and even more readers, together to talk about literature, politics, humor, fiction, and more. Some recent best selling novelists like Colson Whitehead and Jonathan Safran Foer will also be in attendance, giving talks and hosting readings of some of their latest work.


Jim Henson’s Fantastic World


In a recent opening, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens recently unveiled one of their bet new exhibits bringing visitors out to the neighborhood in big numbers. The Jim Henson exhibition will cover the artists incredible career in puppetry, film, television, and more. The exhibit will include over 100 of the most important artifacts of his career, including some of the puppets most famous from the Henson world including Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie, Rowlf the Dog, and, of course, Kermit the Frog. The exhibit is open weekends and will include special screenings of films and shows from his career including The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, The Great Muppet Caper, Sesame Street, and so much more.