Today you can go on set without having an irritated PA yell at you—the Museum of Moving Image is hosting a "New York On Location" street fair. The event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York, and gives visitors a "rare opportunity to go inside up to 20 working movie trailers and trucks—straight from productions shooting in New York—and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set."
There will be weather (rain and snow) demonstrations, as well as makeup transformations (you can even be "made up"), stunts, cars and motorcycles rigged up for the cameras, and access to dressing rooms, wardrobe trucks and “honey wagons” (a.k.a. bathrooms on set). Plus, you can treat yourself to some craft services—there will be food available from movie catering and “treat” trucks (for purchase).
On top of that, you'll get free admission to the Museum, which is arguably one of the best in all the five boroughs—their core exhibition is currently "Behind the Screen," which explores how movies and TV shows are made, marketed, and shown.
This all takes place at the Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot (36 Street, between 34 and 35 Ave), not far from the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street).