Top 5 Weekend Events: New York City | 5/15–5/17

Photo Credit: Graham Carlow/Frieze

Frieze New York

Randall’s Island Park | 20 Randall’s Island, New York | May 15th, 11:00–7:00 p.m. | May 16th, 11:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. | May 17th, 11:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Experience some of the world’s finest contemporary art at this year’s Frieze New York, featuring art from over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists. Walk around and enjoy the galleries on display, and buy some art to add to your collection. Come and see some of the most exciting contemporary galleries from around the globe, this weekend only!

Photo Credit: Vic Bless

9th Avenue International Food Festival

9th Avenue International Foods | 543 9th Avenue, New York | May 16th, 12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. | May 17th, 12:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

This weekend, try exotic and palatable foods from around the globe as you stroll up and down 9th avenue. Take part in the oldest and largest food festival in New York, and experience delectable bites from all around the world. Come try a new meal, and who knows, maybe find a new favorite dish!

Photo Credit: Matt Billings

Bike MS: Coast the Coast

Monmouth University, West Long Branch | 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, New Jersey | May 16th, 8:00 a.m.

Take a break from the city for the weekend and join over 1,700 cyclists for a ride up the coast. Coast the Coast is a fundraiser for National MS Society, so you can ride with a purpose while enjoying the beautiful coastal views. With multiple route options, you can easily find one that fits your cycling ability and schedule best. A fantastic dinner awaits you at the end of the ride complete with great food, music, a beer garden, a massage tent, and more. It promises to be a wonderful day spent supporting a wonderful cause.

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New York City Beard and Moustache Competition 2015

The Bowery Ballroom | 6 Delancey Street, New York | May 16th, 8:00 p.m.

Do you love your beard? Think it’s the best in town? Get out and prove it at this weekend’s New York City Beard and Moustache Competition 2015. You could be crowned the Beard Champion of New York. If you don’t have a full beard, don’t fret. You could still take home the prize for partial beard, chops and sideburns, natural moustache, and more! Register now to see your beard crowned the best in the city.

Photo Credit: John St John

Bite of the Big Apple Scavenger Hunt

Slattery’s Midtown Pub | 8 East 36th Street, New York | May 17th, 1:30 p.m.

The amazing Bite of the Big Apple Scavenger Hunt is part hunt, part obstacle course, all New York City. A series of clues lead you around the city as you perform physical and mental challenges. You’ll get a good taste of delicious foods around the city along the way as you sample treats at many of the stops. You will end the day knowing more about the city and the amazing food it has to offer. You might even win the New York City gift package! Come ready to explore, compete, and ultimately get a real (and delicious) taste of the city.

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