Your Weekend Starts Now 10/7/10
NY1's weekly segment "Your Weekend Starts Now" shows entertaining picks for great things to do this weekend all around the city. NY1's Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.
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"LennoNYC" At Central Park
Saturday would have rock icon John Lennon's 70th birthday, so celebrate his legacy with your fellow New Yorkers. See the new "LennoNYC" documentary for free at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. The new film chronicles Lennon's years in the Big Apple. The screening is best reached by entering at 69th Street and Fifth Avenue. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening starts at 7 o'clock, but get there early as seating is limited.
Photos By Allen Tannenbaum
For more John Lennon, see this weekend photographs by fine art photographer Allan Tannenbaum. The pictures from his book "New York In The '70s" are shown at Pop Art Bar and Restaurant at 345 East 62nd Street. The exhibit, which is up through October 20, has classic shots plus some new creative versions of his photographs that have not been shown before.
Photos Of Max's Kansas City
At the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea, see images from the famed '60s and '70s nightclub, Max's Kansas City, which was a famed punk rock and pop art mecca. This new show gives a real taste of the era and inaugurates the gallery's fall season. Due to its popularity, this exhibit at 521 West 23rd Street has been extended through October 16.
"Nueva York At El Museo Del Barrio
This weekend, see the exhibit "Nueva York (1613-1945)" at El Museo del Barrio, which examines the role Latinos and Latin Americans have played in shaping New York City over the past 400 years.
Woodlawn Cemetery Tour
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by seeing some of the final resting places of many Hispanic luminaries. On Sunday at 2 p.m. there will be a tour through Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, as part of Open House New York and in conjunction with the "Nueva York" exhibit. The price for the tour is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Reservations are recommended.