This Friday we’re giving a little more love to MOMI and the surrounding neighborhood. There’s lots of great stuff there!
1. As we’ve mentioned before, the Museum of the Moving Image has reopened post-expansion with a fabulous new configuration, including brand new 267-seat theater and 68-seat screening room; a new courtyard, lobby, and café; and the Ann and Andrew Tisch Education Center. There’s a lot of cool stuff happening there, from film screenings to hands-on workshops. One of the most intriguing events is the hand-drawn flipbook workshop for kids, starting at 11:30am on both Saturday and Sunday. Two other workshops – an animated flipbook workshop and a digital drawing workshop – are also happening this weekend, both days, at 1pm and 2:30pm respectively. 35th Ave at 37th Street
2. Apart from the films and workshops, MOMI has a nice collection of video games, available to the public to play! There’s a whole bunch of them, including the original TRON, a Star Wars (Episode IV) game where you sit inside the game’s human-sized enclosure and operate the controls, and a variety of others. Definitely one of the most interactive parts of the museum.
3. There are two notable food destinations nearby – 5 Napkin Burger and Sunswick. 5 Napkin is a great destination for burgers, both meat and veggie alike. They also have some great appetizers, salads, and even sushi. The 5N Dog sounds pretty good to me, too (mustard, sharp cheddar, relish, tomatoes, onions, pickled jalepeños). Check their menu for more details. 35-01 36th Street
4. Sunswick is unusual for their extensive draft beer selection – 24 taps with a great variety within. They also have food and a pleasant American pub atmosphere. No doubt there will be some serious football action there this weekend, too. Their location is also easy to remember – corner of 35th Ave and 35th Street.
5. And just up the street on 34th Avenue is SITE, Mackenzi’s awesome design and home decor shop. There are tons of fun things to be found there, from cards to wall decals; from jewelry for adults to onesies for babies. Locally made stacking rings are back in stock, plus you can get Keep Calm posters in new colors. Definitely worth a visit. 35-11 34th Avenue