This week’s events consist of a little bit of party, some performances, and of course, a Mother’s Day twist. Enjoy the weather, and think about trying some of these things before the week is over!
How do you feel about a day party with laser tag, food, drinks, and a highly credible DJ in the Meatpacking District’s largest club, Highline Ballroom? Every Sunday, the main floor of the ballroom turns into a groovy laser tag arena. Advance tickets for $20 include entry, one drink, and one game of laser tag. Tickets for $15 include entry and one game of laser tag. Combo packs are $65 per person and include five games of laser tag. Don’t forget to wear your closed-toe shoes!
Some things are better when they are hands-on. Los Angeles based artist Sam Falls exhibits interactive art through familiar objects such as sculptures, benches, and over-sized wind chimes that can be activated by natural weather conditions and the viewer. It’s going on until May 29 at Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons. Hours of operation: 6am-10pm.
It’s easy to forget that Manhattan is an island. Though it may not have the clearwater beaches and beach-culture, you can always enjoy a beautiful boat ride. This Mother’s Day, World Yacht is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise that boards at noon and sails from 12:30-2:30p, which includes a private table, brunch buffet, and a complimentary mimosa. There is also a dinner cruise that boards at 6pm and sails from 7-10pm, which includes a private table, four-course dinner and on-board entertainment. Departures takes place at Pier 81 in Midtown West. Tickets start at $54.50, but there is a 25 percent off Mother’s Day discount if you book May 4 - 10. Code: Mom25
This Tuesday, May 5, the Silent Barn in Bushwick is showing Selena, a biographical drama of a Tejano musician, played by the multitalented Jennifer Lopez. You might want to get there between 4-7pm, during happy hour for the $2 tecates, discounted drinks, and the one-day themed drink. There is a fun activity planned each Tuesday, so each week holds a new surprise.
The day before Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 9, Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, David Rubenstein Atrium, and Damrosch Park will host a day filled with free activities for the entire family. Some of the activities include sing-alongs, dance classes, storytelling, and interactive games. There will be performances by the Mariachi Academy of New York, Dancing Classrooms Youth Company Performance and Dan Zanes Fountain Sing-Along. The event is free and from 11am-2pm.
How about another day party: one that includes French-African food, artifacts, and culture. The Kiagold Day Party at Shrine World Music Venue in Central Harlem is an event you cannot afford to miss. There will be a DJ spinning a variety of eclectic beats in the exotic atmosphere, followed by a showcase of performing arts acts. The party is Saturday, May 9, 1-6pm. Admission is $5.
Want to see a high-energy performance filled with cool urban culture, hip-hop beats, dance and dialogue? Well, Rennie Harris Awe’s (RHAW) Philadelphia-based performers will captivate you in the story of a “young man's struggle with identity, love and justice. Choreographed by Alvin Ailey Award recipient Dr. Rennie Harris, his laws of hip hop—individuality, creativity and innovation—rule in this compelling mix of street styles.” Experience the magic May 8-17 at the New Victory Theater in Midtown West. Tickets start at $15.