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NEW YORK CITY, U.S.A. Where would you like to go today — without having to leave the city? New York has prepared a weekly guide of activities for you to enjoy. Many of them are free, or for a small fee, so get ready to have fun in the city and be sure to check This week in New York regularly for weekly updates!

Rare Book Fair

Collectors Items | via farm6.staticflickr.com

Collectors Items | via farm6.staticflickr.com

Beginning on April 9th over 200 American and international book dealers will exhibit their collections at the 55th annual Rare Book Fair. This book fair is an absolute treasure trove for book lovers. This fair offers a wide selection of not only rare books, but also maps, manuscripts and illuminated manuscripts.

This fair takes place at Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10065. The event will run from April 10th-12th.  Hours on Friday are noon-8p.m., Saturday hours are noon-7p.m. and Sunday hours are from noon-5p.m. Daily admission is $25 per guest.

New York City BBQ Cook-off

Delicious chicken kebobs

Delicious chicken kebobs | via Pixabay

Rain or shine, New York City will host its annual BBQ cook-off this week. This event is the only KCBS sanctioned BBQ cook-off in all of New York City and guests are invited to either eat or compete! This event is good for all ages and attendees are able to sample, stroll and enjoy a day filled with delicious BBQ meats, recipes and marinades.

This event takes place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. The BBQ Cook-off will take place at 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306. Tickets are $12 for adults at the door. For more information, call 718-351-1611.

MoCCA Arts Festival

Fishing for Whales

Fishing for Whales | via Wikimedia

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MoCCA Arts Fest features celebrity cartoonists and illustrators, art on display, and hundreds of small-press exhibitors. These talented exhibitors are all top in their respective comic, cartoon and illustrative industries. The MoCCA Arts Festival will encompass three floors of exhibits, on site programming, a gallery of original art showcasing the work of special guests, and a café.

This arts festival runs from April 11th-April 15th, 2015 at the MoCCA’s new host venue located at West 22nd Street, NY, NY. General admission for this fest is $5 per guest and tickets are available for purchase at the door.

NYC Tartan Week

Tartan Parade New York City | via nyctartanweek.org

Tartan Parade New York City | via nyctartanweek.org

This weekend all are invited to celebrate New York City’s 17th annual Tartan Day parade. This parade initially began in 1988 to recognize the contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States. In 1999, the tradition began with two pipe bands and a small group of Scottish Americans who marched from the British Consulate to the UN. Since then, it has evolved into a huge event with hundreds of pipers, thousands of marchers and many more thousands cheering from the sidelines.

This event takes place on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. The Grand Marshall of the parade will be celebrated Scottish actor Graham McTavish. The parade begins at 2 p.m. at W 45th Street and continues on to 6th Avenue to 55th Street. There is no cost of attendance for this parade.