Staten Island summer festivals 2021: Every Saturday through August, roads will close for food and fun on Van Duzer Street

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Bring on the empanadas and soul food! Each Saturday for 12 consecutive weeks starting this weekend, restaurants and small businesses will be the draw to the heart of Stapleton with regular block parties. The section of Van Duzer at Wright and Beach Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic on those days to promote community gatherings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Van Duzer Street Civic Association has organized the family-friendly series through NYC’s Open Streets car-free program. It will continue from June 12 through the rest of the summer.

Chicken empanadas at Amira’s in

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Three Rivers Arts Festival brings live music, art and food back to the Cultural District

Pittsburghers following the sound of live music booming from the speakers along Ft. Duquesne Boulevard will find that Pittsburgh’s local art scene has come back to life this summer for one of the first large events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival spans the entire Cultural District this year, in addition to having art and food vendors at Point State Park.

Festival director Sarah Aziz said she is thrilled that the festival had a large turn out this past weekend.

“It’s hard to have the words to describe the journey we’ve had

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Druid City Arts Festival features music, food and unique works of art

The Druid City Arts Festival wraps up Saturday with around 70 vendors selling one-of-a-kind pieces of art, along with a full schedule of musical entertainment and a variety of local food trucks on site.

The two-day outdoor festival, which began Friday, will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with free admission at Government Plaza, 2106 Sixth St. in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Masks are not mandated at the festival under the state of Alabama’s current “safer apart” order, as issued by Gov. Kay Ivey, an amendment from earlier “safer at home” guidelines, but people should attend however they feel most comfortable, organizers

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Weekender Briefs: Attend Passion Works Pop Up; make food and drinks during virtual Ebony Bobcat Network event

Friday, May 14

“Perceive with Caution” A Kennedy Museum of Art Merging Concepts Exhibition at 9 a.m., hosted by the Kennedy Museum of Art, 100 Ridges Circle. Visit the Kennedy Museum to see the student-developed, curated, designed and installed “Perceive with Caution” art exhibit. To schedule a time to see the exhibit, fill out the Kennedy Museum’s visitor approval Google Form.

Admission: Free

Saturday, May 15

For the Love of Athens Photo Contest Gallery Exhibit at 8 a.m., hosted by ARTS/West and the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. View “For the Love of Athens,” a

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Jess Chen’s Local Guide to Toronto: Where to Get Tattoos, Korean Food & More

Where do Torontonians go to get tattoos, Korean food, and great stationary?

Note: We know COVID-19 is impacting travel plans right now. For a little inspiration, we’ll continue to share stories from our favorite places around the world. Be sure to check travel restrictions, protocols, and openings before you head out.

Toronto is indie enough to give birth to Scott Pilgrim, vibey enough to be a weed legalization pioneer, and hip enough to be Drake’s hometown. So it’s no surprise that creative types thrive here—which is exactly why everything Jess Chen touches turns to gold.

Or, more

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Food, art, and virtual music

It’s Festival International Week, which means it’s time for another year of music, art, and delicious food.

Festival International’s Virtual Festival 2021 will stream live on Facebook Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25.

The celebration also includes food and art elements typical to festival as part of Festival Month Extravaganza, including FEASTival and Virtual Marché.

The first-ever FEASTival features a month of festival fare served at more than 30 restaurants across Acadiana. Participating restaurants are offering Festival-inspired dishes throughout April.

Virtual Marché is an online market in celebration of and supporting local artists by bringing artists and shoppers together.

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