pencil it in: have a wonderful weekend

May 17-19: GoogaMooga 2.0

The Great GoogaMooga festival is back in Prospect Park this weekend for the second year. Issues of crowding, disorganization and planning which plagues last years festivities are said to have been corrected and hopefully the festival will stand up to lofty expectations. Dozens of performers and food vendors will serve festival goers each day, and this years lineup of both are bigger and badder than ever. Friday night, the Flaming Lips, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Darkness will kick off the music and food fueled weekend. Great GoogaMooga, Nethermead Meadow, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Fri 4-10PM, Sat & Sun 11AM- 8PM, ticketed but free

May 17-21: Classic Cocktails

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is back with dozens of alcohol fueled events for partipants to drink at. Festivities range from a full out gala to a mezcal tasting or a booze and bacon themed brunch. For a full list of this years activities click here. Various locations, various times

May 18: Get Out and Dance!

Dancers from around the globe will showcase their ethnic dance genres this weekend in a parade that will dance its way down Broadway this Saturday. Fantastical floats, live bands and DJs will join the performers in a chronologically ordered event that will trace the history of dance from the ancient to the contemporary. The Dance Parade will start at 21st Street and Broadway making its way to Tompkins Square Park, 1PM 

May 18: Taste Tribeca

This years Taste of Tribeca will both honor the neighborhoods culinary scene and do some good for a few of its schools. Seventy restaurants from the area will come together this Saturday to host what can only be described as the epitome of an epic street fair, all proceeds from which will go towards benefitting P.S. 150 and P.S. 234. To purchase tickets and for full event info, visit the Taste’s official site. Duane Street between Greenwich and Hudson, 11:30AM- 3PM, $45

May 18-19: Foods of the World, Unite. 

The annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival is back this weekend for the 40th year. Restaurants and vendors featuring cuisines from around the globe will showcase foods for every taste. Along with edible bites, the festival will feature international music, crafts and more. Ninth Ave between 42nd and 57th Streets, 12- 5PM

May 19: Momo Who?

You’ve heard of dumpling, mandoo and shumai but now the Himalayan momo is taking center stage. The Second Annual Momo Crawl will take tasters on a culinary tour of Jackson Heights this Sunday, all stops featuring the delectable dumpling known in the Himalayas as a momo. Jackson Heights Plaza, 37th Avenue, Queens, 516 428 4085, prices vary

May 19-27: Can’t Get to Africa?

Then let Africa come to you. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) hosts its annual celebration of all things Africa. African and African-American music, dance and culture will be put on center stage for the eight day event that brings performers together from all over the world. For tickets and full event info visit www.bam.org. Times, locations and prices vary

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