10 Can't-Miss Things Going Down in NYC This Weekend

Next weekend may be Labor Day but, let's be honest, we're still chilling like it's mid-summer.

 Soak up every last drop of the warm weather with these awesome events.

This weekend, there's museum exhibits and musical performances, festivals and boat rides. You're gonna want to do it all. And why shouldn't you? 

Go on, check out the full list below.


Friday, August 25th

1. MetFridays โ€“ Jazz

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Because extended hours are the best hours, especially at the Met Cloisters. From 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., take in the sunset over the Hudson and the crazy beautiful summertime gardens while you're serenaded by live jazz. 

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This week's performer is trumpeter Alex Nguyen, International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition Winner, and his quartet. They'll perform music from the 1930's -- the same decade the Cloisters was built!


2. Free MoMa Fridays

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From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., get access to all museum galleries, exhibitions and films for absolutely zero dollars. Grab your tickets at the door.

Current exhibitions include Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, and Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps. Films include Modern Matinees: The Impeccable Deborah Kerr and Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction. 


3. StillDRMN

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From the team that brings you NVR Sleep, glimpse into the future with musical performances by contemporary hip hop and R&B artists. Old Blue Last beer and good vibes only from 9 p.m. on at this party that's been distilled into an intimate environment. 

Get yo' tix here.


Saturday, August 26th

4. 12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party

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Head to Governor's Island for this prohibition-era inspired gathering and immerse yourself in the jazz age! From musical performance to dance-offs, and vintage portraits to a motorcar exhibition, you're sure to be the bee's knees. The party goes on all weekend long from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


5. Brooklyn Loves Prince

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Pay homage to the one and only Prince in this Williamsburg show that's totally dedicated to playing his timeless music. From 10:30 p.m. until 3 a.m., enjoy this epic lineup of musicians, led by The Mash, a band Prince himself was a fan of. Get your tickets here!


6. AFROPUNK Brooklyn 2017


AFROPUNK returns with a specially curated lineup of artists including Solange, Macy Gray, SZA, Willow Smithm Thundercat, and many more. The New York Times calls it "the most multicultural festival in the U.S." Obviously it's a must-see. The show starts at 10 a.m. and runs all weekend long. Grab tickets here!


7. 3rd Annual Indonesian Street Festival 2017

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From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., experience the sights, smells and sounds of Indonesia with authentic street food, musical performances, and special workshops. Located at East 68th Street between 5th and Madison Avenue, this festival will bring the archipelago culture to you. You can grab your free ticket here!


8. Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival 

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Love is love! Cross the river with the help of the PATH train to celebrate the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities and their allies. From 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. march and support the cause that needs more voices than ever before. 


Sunday, August 27th

9. BoJack Horseman Trivia

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Prep for the premiere of Season 4 with a night of trivia at Videology Bar & Cinema. Think you know every last detail? From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., you and your Hollywoo crew can battle it out against other teams. No Horsin' around.


10. Champagne Brunch Sail

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Does your Sunday brunch need an upgrade? Set sail at 11 a.m. with all your favorites: mimosas and bagels, pastries, coffee and tea. While you nosh on salmon, fruit and croissants, take in the Statue of Liberty and the NYC skyline. Grab tickets here, and set sail!

[Feature Image Courtesy GinnyMae] 

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