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NYC weekend picks: 26 things to do

Don't have any plans for the weekend? We're here to help.

There are plenty of reasons to get out of the apartment and experience real life.

Here are our picks for things to do in your city this weekend.

Last-minute Father's Day shop (through 8 p.m. on Friday)

If you need to pick up a gift
Photo Credit: AP Images via Grand Central Terminal

If you need to pick up a gift for dad and don't know where to go, check out this pop-up shop inside Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall. Choose from wines by Josh Cellars, get it engraved with a personalized message for free and a free custom "haiku of gratitude" typed on a vintage typewriter for your dad. Giftagram will be on site to wrap the gift. Josh Cellars will donate 100 percent of the profits to the Firemen's Association of the State of New York in honor of his father, Josh's, legacy. (Noon to 8 p.m., 42nd Street and Park Avenue)

NYC Barbershop Museum opening (June 15)

Antique barbering tools, from brushes to blades and
Photo Credit: NYC Barbershop Museum

Antique barbering tools, from brushes to blades and more, are on display at the new NYC Barbershop Museum on the Upper West Side. The 670-square-foot space, which will also double as an actual barbershop, will show off vintage tools like brushes, blades, razors, barber poles and signs, barbering chairs, stations and other memorabilia from as far back as the early 1900s, including the founder's great grandfather's tools and a chair that might have been used by James Dean. Read more about it here. (Free, 11 a.m., 290 Columbus Ave. on the Upper West Side, reamir.com)

Broadway in the Boros: 'A Bronx Tale' (noon)

Catch performances from popular Broadway shows,
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Catch performances from popular Broadway shows, "A Bronx Tale" and "Come From Away" at lunchtime. The event will feature ticket giveaways, trivia and more. (Free, noon to 1 p.m. The Plaza at 300 Ashland, Downtown Brooklyn, nyc.gov)

Carnavale (June 15)

Caravan Gitane, a women-led nightlife group, is bringing
Photo Credit: Caravan Gitane

Caravan Gitane, a women-led nightlife group, is bringing the "genderfluid spirit" of carnaval to the Brooklyn Mirage. Expect stilt walkers, contortionists, aerial dancers, wizards and a mythological dance parade. ($25 to $35, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 140 Stewart Ave., Brooklyn, avant-gardner.com)

MetFridays: Pride (June 15)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's weekly event series
Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's weekly event series will celebrate pride the Friday before the NYC Pride March. Details of the event have yet to be announced, but expect dancing, music from local acts -- in past years, performers included the New York City Gay Men's Chorus -- and gallery talks. MetFridays are free with museum admission. (1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, 5 to 9 p.m., $25, metmuseum.org)

Catch a movie under the stars

Enjoy a summer outdoor movie screening this weekend.
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Enjoy a summer outdoor movie screening this weekend. Here's what is playing:

June 15: "Chef" at the Oculus Plaza, 7:30 p.m.; "The Rules of the Game" by Jean Renoir at Washington Square Park; "Love is Short" films at New Design High School on the Lower East Side, 8 p.m.; "Transformers: The Last Knight" at Midland Field, 8 p.m.

June 16: "The Princess and the Frog" at the Oculus Plaza, 7:30 p.m.; "Exit Music" at Green-Wood Cemetery, 8 p.m.; "Black Panther" at Bloomingdale Park, 8 p.m.; "Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat" at Arthur Von Briesen Park, 8 p.m.; "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" at Amersfort Park, 8:30 p.m.

Here's a full lineup of movies this summer.

Aloha Nights (Saturdays)

Celebrate the culture and artistry of the Hawaiian
Photo Credit: New York Botanical Garden

Celebrate the culture and artistry of the Hawaiian Islands with an after-hours viewing of "Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i," an interactive hula lesson that blend storytelling with rhythm and motion on the Conservatory Lawn, lei-making demonstrations and live music. And, choose from with an array of refreshments for purchase, from poke bowls to a signature cocktail, Passiflora Punch. ($38, 6:30 p.m. on June 9,16, 23; July 7, 21; Aug. 4, 18, 2900 Southern Blvd., The Bronx, nybg.org)

Sunday Bubbles (every Sunday, starting June 17)

It'll be everything bubbles at the Magic Hour
Photo Credit: Moxy Times Square

It'll be everything bubbles at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square (485 Seventh Ave.) on Sundays through the summer. Enjoy cover bands, beer, and a constant flow of bubbles (including bubble guns and bubble necklaces) on the rooftop from 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations required.

The Who's 'TOMMY' with Roger Daltrey and the New York Pops (June 17)

Roger Daltrey, joined by a band of seasoned
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller

Roger Daltrey, joined by a band of seasoned Who players, including guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, guitarist Frank Simes, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button, and drummer Scott Devours and the New York Pops. This marks Daltrey's return to the Forest Hills stage, after his summer 1971 appearance when The Who performed as part of a sold-out, two-night stand. ($51, 8 p.m., 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, foresthillsstadium.com)

We Make the Future block party (June 17)

Hang out with the Rubin Museum at its
Photo Credit: Filip Wolak

Hang out with the Rubin Museum at its annual block party, where you can create art like a futuristic city, watch live performances, including cham, garba, Bhangra and Bollywood dances, take part in drone demos, sit in a healing garden inside a plant trailer and nosh on snacks from a number of food trucks. Admission to the museum will be free all day. (Free, 1 to 4 p.m., 150 W. 17th St., rubinmuseum.org)

Alberto Giacometti's works the Guggenheim (through Sept. 12)

The Guggenheim Museum will be home to about
Photo Credit: © 2018 Stiftung Ernst Scheidegger Archive

The Guggenheim Museum will be home to about 175 sculptures, paintings and drawings by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti& this summer, including some drawings never before exhibited in the United States. ($25, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., guggenheim.org)

Blue Note Jazz Festival (June 1-30)

Don't miss this festival if you're a jazz
Photo Credit: Dino Perrucci

Don't miss this festival if you're a jazz fan. There will be more than 100 performances over five NYC venues with musicians like Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti (pictured) at Sony Hall in Times Square, icon Art Garfunkel at The Town Hall, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter at Central Park SummerStage, jazz fusion guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola, renowned folk singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot and more. bluenotejazzfestival.com

Delight in miniature cityscapes at MoMA (through Jan. 1)

Browse 33 intricate and colorful works by Congolese
Photo Credit: CAAC-The Pigozzi Collection/Maurice Aeschimann

Browse 33 intricate and colorful works by Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez, created from paper, packaging and other commonplace materials and turned into beautiful, complex urban miniatures. ($15 to $25, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., moma.org)

Island Fridays

Sit back for some Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Sit back for some Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown and Kenny Chesney tunes at Opry City Stage at this free, weekly concert series. Teaming up with Broadway's "Escape to Margaritaville," Opry City Stage is opening its doors to the public for free for these concerts. Attendees will get special drink deals on margaritas, as well as participate in live giveaways for tickets to the new Broadway hit. (Free entry, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., 1604 Broadway, oprycitystage.com)

Go roller skating

Roller skating is back! Most rinks now have
Photo Credit: Dreamland Roller Rink / William Farrington

Roller skating is back! Most rinks now have adult-only skate nights so you can revive your backward and crossover moves while socializing with friends. Check out Dreamland Roller Disco, the Pier 2 Roller Rink, RollerJam USA, BKLYN Skates and more while the weather is warm.

Champagne brunch sail (Sundays)

Kick off summer with a two-hour champagne brunch
Photo Credit: Manhattan by Sail

Kick off summer with a two-hour champagne brunch sail in and around New York Harbor aboard the 82-foot schooner Shearwater. The menu includes quiche, yogurt parfaits, muffins, bagels, croissants, smoked salmon, seasonal fruit and an open champagne bar. And don't be shy about asking to help raise the sails. See website for tickets and additional information on this rain-or-shine event. ($45-98,11 a.m. Sundays through Oct. 28, North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, South End Avenue and Liberty Street, 212-660-0312, manhattanbysail.com)

Queens International Night Market (Saturdays)

Now in its fourth year, this food and
Photo Credit: Sharon Medina-Chavez

Now in its fourth year, this food and art market in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park features live performances, too. New bites for 2018 include Thai roasted crickets, Moldovan waffle rolls and Wenzhou-style fried chicken feet. Shop for trinkets like vintage brooches, stationery and Mexican handicrafts, too. (6 p.m. to midnight, near 47-01 111th St., Queens, queensnightmarket.ticketleap.com)

Free day at the Whitney Museum (Fridays)

Pay what you want to get into the
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Pay what you want to get into the Whitney on Friday evenings. The museum has 63,000 square feet of exhibition space and has about 15,000 pieces of work by artists like Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. (7 to 10 p.m., 99 Gansevoort St., facebook.com)

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