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3 media and entertainment events worth seeking out in New York City this weekend

3 media and entertainment events worth seeking out in New York City this weekend
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By Hoodline - Published on April 05, 2019.

Looking for a bit of entertainment this weekend?

When it comes to entertainment culture, there's plenty to keep you busy, from a gaming expo to a release party. Read on for the top events to add to your calendar.

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Second Annual Waffle Games

First, check out the second annual Waffle Games being held at Hunter College. The Waffle Games is a conference and gaming expo for undergraduate and graduate students looking to enter a career in the gaming industry. There will be panels, workshops and waffles.

When: Friday, April 5, 5-10 p.m.
Where: 918 Lexington Ave.
Admission: Free

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

G4C Game Jam: Endangered Species

Next, enjoy the last Game Jam of 2019 for middle and high school students in NYC. This event centers around endangered species. Students will be asked to create a game that works to save an endangered species while they learn about habitat loss, illegal poaching and more from National Geographic. 

When: Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.
Admission: Free

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Hearthstone Rise of Shadows Pre-Release Fireside

Finally, celebrate the release of Hearthstone's new expansion, Rise of Shadows, with this gaming tournament. The tournament will feature 64 players competing to be the best out of three matches. Choose to compete or simply watch. There will be pizza, drinks and giveaways.  

Grab your tickets fast — the event is selling out quickly.

When: Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, New York, NY., Floor 4
Admission: Free

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets


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