Weekend Staff Picks: Smorgasburg, Documentaries & Album Art
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Here is a sampling of the events WNYC staff members are checking out this weekend.
LIZ WEBER, senior manager, on-air and on-line fundraising: A self described film buff, Liz is planning to spend her entire weekend at The American Museum of Natural History for its annual Margaret Mead Film Festival. Thirty nine films will be screened along with special lectures and performances.
LEE HERNANDEZ, producer, newsroom: Lee moved to New York City from Las Vegas just six weeks ago to join the WNYC news department, and he has been taking in all the sights. He's marveling at all of the food options and discovered his favorite empanada shop in Jackson Heights, Queens. Lee is looking to sample even more at the weekly Smorgasburg food festival that's set up in Williamsburg on Saturdays and DUMBO on Sundays.
JULIANNE WELBY, editor, newsroom: Entertaining a 3-year-old is not easy, but Julianne finds many ways to enjoy the city's activities with her son. Julianne's pick this week is the New York City Transit Museum where there's an exhibit underway until January called Album Tracks, Subway Record Covers. "You can have the kids romp around on the antique trains and ride the old bus," said Julianne. She added, "While they are doing that you can go look at the album art and try to figure out which subway stations they came from."