Apollo 11 touched down on the moon 50 years ago, and people have been celebrating the anniversary all week. On the Upper West Side, there are two events this weekend that will allow you to tip your cap to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
On Saturday, The Museum of Natural History will host Spacefest, a family-friendly day of space fun that will include a digital recreation of the landing and talks with scientists starting at 11. You can also check out a new a special temporary installation with the artist Laurie Anderson, which will be around for a week. The final event of the day is sold out, but the rest of the events are still open. Learn more here.
On Saturday at 1 p.m., the New Plaza Cinema film nonprofit will be showing Apollo 11, a film using real footage from the mission, at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) at 1871 Broadway (61st and 62nd Streets). You can get tickets here. General admission costs $15, with discounts for seniors and students.
Photo via the Project Apollo Archive.