taco takeover

BROWSE THE WHITNEY FOR FREE

FRIDAY, MAY 11

MEATPACKING DISTRICT

If you’ve been meaning to check out the Grant Wood exhibition at the Whitney for weeks, what better reason to finally go than an evening of free admission? From 7-9:30pm, pay what you wish to browse the newest collections and permanent installations at the museum. Save some time for a drink or a bite to eat at Untitled, the museum’s resident eatery.
Cost: Pay what you wish

FILL UP ON TACOS AND UNLIMITED TEQUILA

SATURDAY, MAY 12
GREENPOINT
Tacos and tequila are a combination like few other iconic culinary duos in the world, and this month, they join forces at a “fiesta-val” in Brooklyn. Guests will sample tacos from otherwise far-flung vendors under one roof, all while sipping on bottomless beer and tequila concoctions. The only limit is your shame.
Cost: Tickets start at $49

COMPETE FOR PINBALL VICTORY

FRIDAY – SUNDAY, MAY 18-20
HELL’S KITCHEN
Competitive pinball is no joke. In fact, players of the sport (yes, sport) convene in local leagues, train actively, and enter in regular competitions — the most notable of which is the NYC Pinball Championship. Registration is open — so if you think you’ve got what it takes, sign on up. In the trendy penthouse ballroom of the Skyline Hotel top-notch ‘ballers will play for cash and other prizes on a spread of pinball machines curated by advanced collectors and top retailers all across the country.
Cost: Registration is free

BRUNCH YOUR HEART OUT

SUNDAY, MAY 20
GREENPOINT
The holy communion of breakfast and lunch, that special service when pancakes and spiked orange juice are shared as a symbol of the weekend, has become a religion unto itself. Revel in the glory of the sacrament at BrunchCon, where your ticket will earn you one brunch bite from each of the 30+ vendors in attendance, in addition to a bottomless tap of mimosas and Bloody Marys. By the time it’s all over, you may have lost your religion.
Cost: Tickets start at $45

TAKE YOURSELF ON A PHOTO SAFARI

SATURDAY, MAY 26
CENTRAL PARK
If you don’t have the funds to pop over to South Africa this May for some safari action, your next best option is Central Park. Congregate with other adventurers and embark on a photo safari across the park’s lush expanses. There may not be lions and tigers prowling about but there will be plenty of squirrels, rats, and wild Manhattanites (oh my). Learn about landscapes and cityscapes, perfect your framing and lighting techniques, and help to document the brutal wilderness that is uptown.
Cost: The course is free, camera rental starts at $20