Weekend events: music, flowers, food

Besides the International Immigrants Day Parade at noon on Avenue of the Americas from 36th to 56th, Saturday offers:

Noshwalks: At 11:30 am Saturday, this tour highlights the history and diversity of the neighborhood known for its hip-hop tradition and roots dating to the Revolutionary War. Among our visits will be a Revolutionary War era graveyard. . . . Tastes include Salvadoran, West Indian, Colombian, Bangladeshi & more! Reservations should be made ahead of time—(718) 526-2422 or (212) 222-2243—but you can call between 8 and 9 am on Saturday to find out if there‚Äôs space. $10.

Make Music New York, a day of free outdoor music around the city from 2 to 10 pm Saturday, is vast—there will be 850 free concerts all over town. Here’s a tiny sampling:

  • Kaleidoscope of Polish Song: The Polish Theatre Institute in the USA, now in its 23rd year, presents Polish songs by six singers in costumes, moving between three historically Polish NYC neighborhoods.
  • Music of Bali: Gamelan Dharma Swara performs for the discerning shoppers of the McCarren Park Greenmarket.
  • 3rd Grade Xylophone Group: 3rd graders from PS 180 in Harlem playing marimba music from Zimbabwe under the direction of David Haiman.

And at 11 am on Sunday, the Ecuadorian Flower Parade makes its gorgeous & colorful way down Central Park West from 110th to 96th streets.

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