Weekend Staff Picks: O'Brien to Ryan to Goldberg

Stay cool with some of our cool staff members' weekend activities.

AMY PEARL, Digital Producer: A seven mile hike along The Appalachian Trail. There's a special Metro North train that runs seasonally only on the weekends for a nearly two-hour trip to Dutchess County that leaves you on a small platform in the middle of the woods. "The Appalachian Trail is sometimes called the Green Tunnel because you are often under tree canopy that is so beautiful," said Amy. 

ANNA SALE, WNYC Reporter: The recently opened, Fruitvale Station is playing at The Angelika. The film is about the last day of Oscar Grant, a 22- year-old San Francisco Bay Area man whose 2009 shooting by Oakland BART police sparked outrage and protests in the city. "It definitely fits in with some of the things we've been talking about in the news this week," said Anna. 

MANOUSH ZOMORODI, Host of New Tech City: The Film Society Lincoln Center is screening Gene Kelly movies weekend afternoons all summer.  Manoush took her two young children to see Take Me Out to the Ballgame last week.  This weekend you can see For Me and My Gal.