Free Downtown Museums, Pisco Paradise, Blues at Green-wood, and A Special Birthday Celebration
Last week Museum Mile uptown gave free admission to seven nearby museums for one night. Now it's time for downtown museums to take their turn. On this one night, 15 museums and historic sites downtown, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the Museum at Fraunces Tavern, open their doors for free.
You may have tasted a pisco sour, but odds are you don't know much about the oldest distilled spirit in the Americas. Join the Museum of Food and Drink as they delve into the history and production of this historic spirit. Of course, there'll be plenty of opportunities to taste different versions of the Peruvian brandy.
Understandably, cemeteries give people the blues. This weekend the historic Green-wood Cemetery is taking that to another level by hosting a concert with Grammy winner singer-guitarist Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams who have been called "the first couple of Americana." They will be performing at the chapel in honor of the late musician Greg Trooper who is buried at the cemetery.
Roller coasters only turn 90 once so you definitely want to be there when Luna Park's gem gets another decade closer to a century. Celebrate with face painting, live music, a performance from the Harlem Globetrotters, and a spin on the wooden coaster itself.