Weekend What-To-Do: Even More Movies, Racing and Springtime Celebrating
May 4th, 2012
Keep it low key tonight in anticipation of a wild and busy Cinco de Mayo mañana. Even though the Tribeca Film Festival is over, there’s plenty of movie madness to keep you enthralled. The Ninth Annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is happening at Tribeca Cinemas through tomorrow. Sixteen short, feature and documentary films will be screened, followed by select filmmaker Q&As. The already celebrated In The Land of Milk and Honey, directed by Angelina Jolie, will be featured and is up for several awards. The films are either in English or with English subtitles and reflect the diversity of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian experience. The selection of films includes both world and New York premieres. Visit the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival online.
In addition to downing tequila and watching the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Down, Saturday is buzzing with activities. Here’s what’s what:
Spring Fest at The Battery’s Urban Farm (at State and Pearl streets) is going down between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with volunteerism and workshops as part of The Battery Conservancy’s monthly workshop series. Games, crafts, plant saills and cooking demos will keep attendees of all ages busy. Visit thebattery.org for more details.
Select Bath & Body Works stores throughout the city will be hosting a Mother’s Day party from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (and online all day) focused on their variety of fragrances. Free gifts, bargain offers and a chance to win a Mother’s Day VIP tote filled with over $100 worth of Bath & Body’s best products are incentive enough to stop by the “scent-sational” party. Visit Bath & Body Works online for more details.
Mad46, The Roosevelt Hotel’s rooftop lounge is hosting a Kentucky Derby party from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Don’t forget your southern sombrero because you won’t want to be left out of the running in the Best Dressed Derby contest, in which one guy and one girl will be awarded Most Polished Gentleman and Most Derby Chic Lady. “Millionaire’s Row,” a red carpet at 46th Street outside Mad46 will begin at 4 p.m. Flat screen TVs will stream the race broadcast live as the Mint Juleps and Woodford Reserve Sweet Bourbon flows. Pre-race, participate in the Derby Prize Pool for a chance to win hotel prizes. Visit mad46.com for more information.
As of May 4, the Museum of the Moving Image—one of my favorite museums outside of Manhattan—is exhibiting Fashion In Film Festival: If Looks Could Kill, a London-based festival. The exhibit showcases 10 feature films—starting in the silent era through present day—and examines the connection between cinema, fashion and crime. Talks and panel discussions featuring film scholars, costume designers, actors and professors will accompany film viewings through the exhibition close on May 13. Visit movingimage.us for details.