10 Freakin' Amazing Things Going Down in NYC This Weekend

Before I lose my phone, end up naked, drunk, and/or possibly arrested, I would like to wish you all a Happy Friday!

Nothing beats the feeling of walking out of the office on a Friday afternoon with a big ass grin on your face.

You can forget about all of the projects you handed in late, fights with your coworkers, and office drama. 

Take your mind off the bullsh*t with our guide to your weekend.

Dance it up at a Jazz Age Lawn Party, eat your heart out at a Breakfast Festival, or catch a dope Puerto Rican Parade. The possibilities are endless!

Friday, June 9th

1. Northside Festival


Making a comeback for its 9th year, Northside Festival is an urban festival unlike anything you've ever experienced.


300 bands and 150 speakers will come together across 30 venues. Just a few of the big names this year include Bill de Blasio, Kamasi Washington, and Glenn Greenwald. They know that Brooklyn is the epicenter of a creative movement changing the world– and are all about celebrating just that!

2. Rainbow Inside by Fabian Freese


Don't miss out on Fabian Freese's latest installation!

The exhibition titled "Rainbow Inside" will be on display at the Lazy Susan Gallery for 6 days, until the 12th. "Rainbow Inside" is a reflection of Freese's feelings and point of view that has developed as a result of his travels around the world.

Saturday, June 10th

3. Extra Crispy BreakFestival 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

That's pretty much the only reason you need to be at this breakfast festival coming to Brooklyn's Industry City. Extra Crispy BreakFestival is going to be way more than just BECs (although those should get their own food fest). Best of all, entrance is free and attendees can also expect come free food! 

4. Jazz Age Lawn Party 


Grab yourself an Oliver Twist (a talented dancer) and make your way down to the ultimate celebration of the best time in music!

The Jazz Age Lawn Party goes down this Saturday, but will also be back in August if you can't make it this time around. Get dolled up in your favorite prohibition era outfit and put your dancing shoes on (don't forget your hip flask).

5. Big Apple BBQ 


What's better than New York pizza? New York BBQ of course!

Big Apple BBQ is going down this weekend and all New Yorkers are invited (if you have a ticket of course). Calling all meat lovers who enjoy any and everything drenched in BBQ sauce. Vegetarians and vegans might want to stay home for this one. The block party will take place in Madison Square Park and begin at 11 a.m, so get there early to secure your spot!

6. Whitney Day Presents: We Are Brooklyn Pride

Although Trump has yet to acknowledge Pride Month, that isn't stopping LGBT New Yorkers. 

Another Pride Month event coming to Brooklyn is the "We Are Brooklyn Pride" celebration going down at House of Yes. Expect bright colors (of course), flying acts, and 3D sculptures. Starting at 10 p.m and ending at 4 a.m, this event will be strictly good vibes. House of Yes will host a live special performance by fashion icon Dai Burger. Tickets are going fast and start at $20-30 each. You don't want to miss out on this celebration of fun, love, and glitter! #LoveAlwaysWins

7. Beer & Taco Takedown

Don't you just love a great taco paired with a cold beer after a long week?

Take a break from the chaos of Manhattan and travel to Queens for a day at the Beer and Taco Takedown. Sip on unlimited craft beer samplings while you chow down on Oaxacan tacos, fish tacos, and even ice cream tacos! Tickets start at $41-131. 

Sunday, June 11th

8. Puerto Rican Day Parade NYC 


Calling all Puerto Ricans: this weekend is all yours!

We are celebrating the 60th year of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and we know all of New York is excited to see all of the colors and pride! The parade will take place this Sunday starting at 44th Street and will end on 79th Street along Fifth Avenue. Tickets aren't needed for this parade! 

9. Coffee & Tea Festival NYC Iced 


Can't survive the day without your morning cup of Starbucks?


We feel you. But there'll be a lot more than boring Starbucks at this festival. Coffee & Tea Festival NYC Iced will feature over 40 exhibitors as they pour out their award-winning coffee and tea products. An excuse to drink caffeine all day? Say no more, fam. 

10. Free Waterfront Park Jam


The Queens Hip Hop Festival presents Waterfront Park Jam at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Jam out to tunes spun by DJ's Drewpreme, Rob Swift, and Mista Sinista. There's no better way to end a weekend than with some sweet hip hop and dope views. The event will also feature food available for purchase and family activities (so you might want to leave the blunts at home). It all goes down this Sunday from 1-5pm. 

[Feature Image Courtesy CBS] 

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