Weekend Warrior: Block Parties and Art

Rain Room TGIF, and now what? Here’s a look at events around New York City that are worth checking out.

All weekend

Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival kicks off this weekend. Check out the schedule online.

On Saturday and Sunday, New York gets a lot more articulate with the New York City Poetry Festival.

Escaping to the Hamptons this weekend? Check out Turtle Shell Health's Masters of Health and Wellness conference.

It'll be a lively time at BAM's Animation Block Party, with animated films playing all weekend (with some family-friendly ones too).

Friday

Photographer Michael July's book Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair will launch with a photo exhibition, free wine and beer, music, and a signing at the Powerhouse Arena this weekend.

Outdoor movies: Iron Man 2, Star Trek, U, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Beer

Saturday

From 10 to 7, check out local food and beer from more than 20 microbreweries in Williamsburg at the New York State Food and Beer Expo.

Celebrate hipster-life at the Bushwick Block Party this Saturday with Roberta's, beer, and denim cutoffs.

Tasting Table's Sous Chef Series reprises this weekend at Williams-Sonoma with Chef Anup Joshi of Tertulia. Learn how to make his slow-roasted tomatoes at 11a.m. in the Columbus Circle store.

Outdoor movies: Brave and Working Girl

Sunday

This Sunday is the first day of Harlem Week (not to mention the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation), with 'A Great Day in Harlem' lasting from noon to 8:30p.m.

It's the last day of the Rain Room at MoMA! (And it's staying open late so you won't miss out!)

Outdoor movies: American Pie and See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Happy weekend!