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NYC weekend picks: Do the Charleston at the Jazz Age Lawn Party and more 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.

Boogie on the Boulevard (Aug. 26)

This music, arts, and fitness festival aims to
Photo Credit: Argenis Apolinario

This music, arts, and fitness festival aims to create positive social change and community building in the Bronx by hosting free music, art, dance, educational and fitness programs from Bronx-based organizations. There'll be rock climbing, Euro bungee, roller skating, aerial performers, and a circus. The center lanes of the Grand Concourse -- from 162nd Street to 170th Street -- will be closed to cars. (Free, 2 to 6 p.m., Grand Concourse, Bronx)

Yoga and Cider House tour (Aug. 25)

Yoga instructor Jess Cellana from Catch & Flow
Photo Credit: Brooklyn Cider House

Yoga instructor Jess Cellana from Catch & Flow Yoga will teach an hourlong vinyasa flow class on the Brooklyn Cider House's deck. B.Y.O.M (bring your own mat). When you're done and have your Zen on, you'll tour the Cider House and catch cider straight from the barrels. If you so choose, you can get brunch there afterward, which will be discounted 10 percent. ($23, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1100 Flushing Ave., brooklynciderhouse.com)

Full Moon Drumming (Aug. 24)

Learn to drum in the style of Mexican
Photo Credit: Flushing Town Hall

Learn to drum in the style of Mexican music in celebration of the full moon. George Saenz, the music director of the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, will teach you how to play various rhythms on huehuetl drums, ayoyote shakers, bombo, redoblante and pandero. Then you'll play with the group under the full moon. ($20-$25, 7 to 9 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., flushingtownhall.org)

Color N’ Brunch (Aug. 26)

Color pictures illustrated by Dani DaVinci, who has
Photo Credit: Ed Okoye

Color pictures illustrated by Dani DaVinci, who has been featured in the Digital Art Museum, while you brunch on food catered by Remix Kitchen (mimosas available, of course, at $5). The cocktail menu also includes $4 mixed well drinks, $5 wines and $6 bloody Marys. The day party will be set to the R&B hits of the 1990s, 2000s and today. ($20-$25, 3 to 7 p.m., The West Brooklyn, 379 Union Ave., eventbrite.com)

Boxing and Brunch (Aug. 25)

Burn calories with a 45-minute boxing/cardio class by
Photo Credit: Hurricane Fitness

Burn calories with a 45-minute boxing/cardio class by personal trainer "Hurricane" Carter and follow it up with a brunch with unlimited mimosas. Not a bad pay off. ($15-$50, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bierstrasse NYC, 2346 12th Ave., eventbrite.com)

Free adoption event (Aug. 26)

Find a forever friend at this Bideawee adoption
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Find a forever friend at this Bideawee adoption event at Gotham West in celebration of National Dog Day. (Free, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 550 West 45th St.)

A beer garden silent disco (Aug. 24)

For the uninitiated, a
Photo Credit: Quiet Events Inc.

For the uninitiated, a "silent disco" is a clubby bash at which guests wear headphones to hear the beat -- that way, you can dance all night without the venue having to worry about breaking any noise ordinances. This particular party features music provided by more than one live DJ, allowing attendees the ability to choose between Top 40, classic jams and hip-hop/Latin sounds. Participants must bring a credit or debit card to cover the replacement cost of headphones; you'll be charged $100 if you don't return them. ($15 at the door or $10 in advance, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Bohemian Beer Garden, 2919 24th Ave., Queens, quietevents.com)

The Dreamland Roller Disco (Aug. 24)

The ongoing Dreamland Roller Disco by Lola Star
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The ongoing Dreamland Roller Disco by Lola Star is more than just an all-skate session; you can come dressed in your funkiest, craziest duds and roller dance to beats created before Y2K. The bash is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to mark the occasion there'll be live entertainment, a costume contest and skate-dance competition, among other fun stuff yet to be announced. ($18-$30 in advance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 171 East Dr., Prospect Park, Brooklyn dreamlandrollerrink.com)

The Jazz Age Lawn Party (Aug. 25-26)

Forget 1999 -- at this gathering, you can
Photo Credit: Jazz Age Lawn Party

Forget 1999 -- at this gathering, you can party like it's 1929. With a prohibition-era theme, the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island gives guests a chance to gussy up in flapper fashion. Food will be sold, but picnicking is invited (outside alcohol is prohibited). Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra are the featured performers among the seven musical acts scheduled; find croquet on the lawn, plus Roaring Twenties-style dance lessons. ($45-$75, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Governors Island, jazzagelawnparty.com)

Stitch a quilt at the American Folk Art Museum

Dedicated to the work of self-trained artists, the
Photo Credit: Stephen Smith | Art Zealous

Dedicated to the work of self-trained artists, the American Folk Art Museum's Self-Taught Genius Gallery is currently running "Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts," an exhibition that shows how these bed coverings reflect the personal experiences of their makers. Guests also can take part in "Our Queens," an opportunity to stitch a personal mark on a canvas map of the borough. (Free, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Oct. 3, 47-29 32nd Place, Long Island City, Queens, folkartmuseum.org)

The Bronx Night Market (Aug. 25)

Billed as the biggest food bazaar in the
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Billed as the biggest food bazaar in the Bronx, uptown Manhattan and Westchester County, the monthly Bronx Night Market features more than 40 vendors selling edibles, drinks and other merchandise. (Free, 4-9 p.m., 1 Fordham Plaza, Belmont, thebronxnightmarket.com)

Drake at Madison Square Garden

Mr. Nice For What himself kicks off the
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Mr. Nice For What himself kicks off the seven-show run of "Aubrey & The Three Migos" tour in the area, with America still learning the "In My Feelings" dance moves and posting them on YouTube as the single tops the charts. Drake's run continues on Aug. 27 and 28 at The Garden and Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at Barclays Center. ($119.50-$269.50, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25, Madison Square Garden, ticketmaster.com)

'Utterly Winona' film series (through Sept. 1)

A retrospective on Winona Ryder, whose intelligence and
Photo Credit: New World Pictures / Photofest

A retrospective on Winona Ryder, whose intelligence and slightly Goth sensibility made her an unusual Hollywood star during the late 1980s and '90s. Highlights include her breakout film "Lucas," the Tim Burton classic "Edward Scissorhands" and her career-defining, anti-teen-flick "Heathers" (pictured). ( $16, Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., quadcinema.com)

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's playing:

Aug. 24: "Celebration of Modern Caribbean Cinema" in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, 7:45 p.m.; Lee Daniel's "The Butler" at Hansborough Rec Center in Manhattan, 8 p.m.; "Spider-Man Homecoming" at Carmansville Playground in Manhattan, 8 p.m.; "Tomb Raider" (2018) at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park on Staten Island, 8 p.m.; "Paddington 2" in Westerleigh Park on Staten Island, 8 p.m.; "Black Panther" in Pelham Bay Par in the Bronx, 8:30 p.m.; "Coco" at Pier 46 in Hudson River Park, 8:30 p.m.; "A Wrinkle in Time" on Roosevelt Island, 7 p.m.; "Planes" by Disney/Pixar at the Intrepid Museum in Manhattan, sunset

Aug. 25: "Descendants 2" in Great Kills Park on Staten Island, 8 p.m.; "Marley" at Brower Park in Brooklyn, 8 p.m.; "Daddy's Home 2" in Henry Hudson Park in the Bronx, 8:30 p.m.; "Rooftop Shots:" closing night at Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, $16

Aug. 26: "The Lion King" at Kelly Park Playground in Brooklyn, 7:37 p.m.; "The Princess Bride" at Beach 94th Street Plaza in Queens, 8 p.m.

Here's a full lineup of movies this summer.

Investigate Lower Manhattan street art

Not all graffiti is artistic, but lower Manhattan
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Not all graffiti is artistic, but lower Manhattan -- the place that nurtured singular talents such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat -- boasts both street art cred and artistic importance. Take this two-hour/1.5-mile tour, which includes both a visit to Basquiat's old studio and the largest street mural in Manhattan, learning along the way about the birth and progression of graffiti culture. ($15 to $20, 1 p.m. daily through 2018, from East Houston and Lafayette streets to 109 Mulberry St. grafftours.com)

Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic (Fridays and Saturdays)

Dubbed
Photo Credit: Clay Patrick McBride

Dubbed "The Billionaires' Magician," Steve Cohen performs intimate parlor magic show on weekends at the Lotte New York Palace's Madison Room. Prepare yourself for mind-reading, sleight of hand and his trick "Think-a-Drink." You can grab a drink at the Palace's cocktail bar, Troubles Trust, before or after the show and order the special '"Think-a-Drink" cocktail. Come dressed in cocktail attire. ($100-$150, 7 and 9 p.m. and as well as 2 p.m. on Saturdays, 455 Madison Ave., chambermagic.com)

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