The temperature dropping doesn’t mean that you have to stay home. Enjoy an exhibit, good food, a run along the Hudson or a movie to have a fun and relaxing weekend.
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
If you want to free your mind from the daily routine of exams and papers, check out the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Hosted at Pioneer Works in Red Hook on Nov. 22, this event features almost 30 avant-garde animated films from all over the globe. Admission to the festival is $15, with the first program at 5 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.
Last Weekend of Smorgasburg
Until it reopens in April, this will be the last weekend in 2014 during which one can enjoy delicious, unique food at Smorgasborg from over 100 vendors at Williamsburg’s East River State Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5. City favorites including the ramen burger and the bruffin will be for sale, in addition to new delicacies like Good Stock’s Louisiana Gumbo. The East River State Park location is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Stache Dash NYC
If you want to support men’s health but No-Shave November doesn’t work for you, participate in the second annual Stache Dash. On Nov. 22 at 10 a.m., you can join hundreds of people who will be starting a 5K or 10K run along the Hudson River with grown, painted or pasted mustaches. Pre-registration is $30, or you can register for $35 on the day of the event, and all of the contributions from the run will be donated to the Movember Foundation.
Screening of “14 Blades”
For those seeking action and adventure, look no further than the Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01 35th Ave. On Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., the museum will be screening “14 Blades,” a film directed by Daniel Lee. The main character, Qinglong, is a legendary imperial guard who travels through the deserts of Northern China. As a victim of the corruption of the ancient empire’s government, he will do whatever it takes to secure the empire’s safety. The movie is approximately two hours and tickets are $9 for students.
If you are looking for a way to relieve some stress this weekend, swing foam bats and break piñatas at a free interactive exhibition in Littlefield, Brooklyn. The installation is open on Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. During the exhibition there will be self-defense workshops, DJ sets and other special events.
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