| THE MORNING LINE ‣ We'll be on a break next week, back May 29. Happy Memorial Day.
movie ‣ At Film Forum, Walking on Water documents Christo's walkway over Lake Iseo in Italy, the first large-scale project after the passing of his wife and partner Jeanne-Claude.
books ‣ From John Donohue, All the Restaurants in New York, a collection of his appealing ink drawings.
Notes from a Young Black Chef is a memoir of the young, highly-accomplished chef Kwame Onwuachi. Mr. Onwuachi will be at the The Museum of Food and Drink on Thursday, May 30, 6:30pm, $30.
music ‣ The unfailingly great Vivian Reed has two upcoming shows: the first is a tribute to Lena Horne at the York Theatre Company on May 23rd, and Little Bit of Soul, Little Bit of Pop at The Green Room 42 on Saturday, June 15th.
The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the bicentennial of Walt Whitman with a concert featuring world premieres by Eve Beglarian and Matthew Aucoin. It takes place at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew [WEA/86th] on Friday, May 31st, 8pm, tickets.
history ‣ Stonewall at 50 charts the historic, hard-fought gains made by the LGBTQ community at New-York Historical Society, opening May 24th.
art ‣ At the Morris Jumel Mansion, Washington Takes Manhattan: Feggo's New York Discoveries, works by the New Yorker cartoonist.
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri 4-7pm, sat 9am-4pm: for the inaugural manhattan concours, approximately 25 collector automobiles will be showcased along brookfield place's waterfront plaza (battery park). free.
fri thru sun: ambitious artist christo and filmmaker andrey m. paounov will do a+q following select screenings of walking on water, their documentary chronicling christo's effort to create the effect of walking on water via a three-kilometer walkway over lake iseo in northern italy. film forum (south village), $15.
sat 1pm: everybody cut loose at the dance parade and dancefest. the 13th annual event features 10,000 dancers of all styles, from ballet to breakdance, boogying from broadway + 21st street to astor place before heading to tompkins square park for more performances, dance lessons, and social dances. free.
sun 11am-3pm: café altro paradiso hosts its third annual bake sale for planned parenthood, where 50 bakers and chefs from nyc and beyond have whipped up delicious desserts, with all of the proceeds being donated to planned parenthood. café altro paradiso (south village), free admission (food tickets are $5 each).
sun 4pm, 7pm (+ 5/21-22): tcm big screen classics presents 30th anniversary screenings of steel magnolias at select theaters. various prices.
sat + sun: 50 nyc churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and meeting houses open their doors for guided tours and special programing during the landmarks conservancy's ninth annual sacred sites open house. free admission. [Photo: Thomas Mango]
sat + sun: fill up at one or several of these food events and cultural festivals. free admission unless otherwise noted.
› sat + sun 10am-6pm: the annual ninth avenue international food festival. ninth avenue bet 42nd + 57th streets.
› sat + sun 11am-6pm: the ninth annual nyc vegetarian food festival. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $15 adv with promo code 'theskintveg' (reg. $30 adv $40 door general / $20 adv, $30 door students/seniors / $5 end-of day tickets will be available starting at 4pm based on capacity).
› sat + sun 12:30-5:30pm: the marketplace at the harlem stroll. morningside park.
› sun 11am-4pm: 40th asian american pacific islander heritage celebration. mott street, south of canal street (chinatown).
› sun 11am-5pm: nepal day parade. madison ave at 38th street to madison square park.
› sun 12-6pm: the fifth annual greek jewish festival. broome street bet. allen street + eldridge street (les).
› sun 2-4pm: the brooklyn taco takedown. lot 45 (bushwick), $25.