8 Seriously Cool Things Happening in NYC This Weekend

It's been a rough week. You deserve to get out this weekend and enjoy the summer sun. 

Yes, Orange is the New Black is back on Netflix, but it's always going to be there when you get home from a super fun day you spent out of your stuffy apartment. 

With these eight awesome events around NYC, you won't even want to stay home all weekend. 

So take advantage of all that NYC has to offer, especially the warm sun, awesome parties, Pride, endless glitter, yummy brunch and well-deserved mimosas. 

Plus, everyone from history buffs to Trump-tweet fans have an event just for them. This weekend is gonna be YUGE!


Friday, June 16th

1. Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library

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Many U.S. presidents have been honored in the past with their very own libraries. Donald Trump is now part of that long-running tradition probably in the best and most deserving way possible. 

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Comedy Central's The Daily Show has opened the 45th president's hilarious Twitter library down the street from Trump Tower at 3 West 57th St. For free, you can admire and laugh at the Commander in Chief's priceless tweets. Unfortunately, you can only appreciate everything covfefe until Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. so don't miss this ridiculously historic event. 


2. Quiet Clubbing Headphone Party at Studio Square

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This probably the most insane night you'll ever have that is surprisingly very quiet. 

At this party at the Studio Square Beer Garden in Queens, you get your own set of headphones to jam to three different live DJ radio stations. Take off your headphones, and be amazed by how quiet it actually is...or just laugh at all the people singing horribly to their own songs. Admission comes with one free shot and glow gear to party in style. For just $10, you'll want to buy your tix ASAP. 


3. NYC Pride 2017: The Rally 

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Celebrate the LGBTQ community and organize to fight for its basic human rights. 

The Rally is returning this year at Foley Square from 6-8 p.m. Kick off Pride Week with your historical spot alongside community activists and politicians fighting for this vital cause at this free event. 


4. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Town Hall 

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One of the most bad*ss and progressive U.S. senators is coming to NYC this weekend. 

At the Town Hall, meet Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and discuss her new book, This Fight is Our Fight in a compelling Q& A session. Get your tickets here plus a signed copy of her new book.  


Saturday, June 17th

5. The Mermaid Parade 

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Join the revelry and glitter at this annual nautical street festival. 

To kick off the summer and celebrate Coney Island's seaside history and art community, come in your best mermaid attire, glitzy makeup and voluminous wigs to the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. You can even join the fun by registering the day-of as a marcher or rider on your own float. 


6. Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn

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Can't control your love for homemade craft goods? We've got the perfect spot to divulge in your guilty pleasure. 

The Brooklyn Expo Center is hosting this two-day fair this weekend from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for your shopping, eating and drinking delight. With 156 local and national makers and artists, live DJ sets and tons of food and craft libations to try, you'll be in heaven at the Renegade Craft Fair. 


Sunday, June 18th 

7. Vegan Market 

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Enter a vegan paradise for an entire day at Brooklyn's Market Hotel

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Everything from health, environmentally and socially conscious foods to cosmetics and apparel will be there for you to try. Shop like crazy at this free event, if you don't blow all of your cash at the Renegade Craft Fair the day before.


8. The Goodlyfe Sunday Brunch and Day Party 


We've found your new go-to Sunday brunch spot at Barcelona Bites.

From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., sip, party and socialize at this delicious three-course brunch. Enjoy the restaurant's new brunch menu and two-hour unlimited sangrias and mimosas for $35. Also, take advantage of the drink specials and hookah for one last hurrah before the start of the work-week. Bring your buds and reserve your seats here.  

[Feature Image Courtesy Baltimore Sun] 

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