9 Pretty Cool Things You Should Check Out This Weekend in NYC

TGIF, y'all.

We're just gonna give you a heads up if you don't know, Mother's Day is this Sunday– hopefully you didn't need the reminder, but now you have some time to order flowers.

Once you've spoiled your mother the way she deserves, check out some of the seriously dope happenings going down in NYC this weekend.

Of course, we recommend you take your mother to any and all of these... who're you to say your mom won't wanna drink rose all day on a boat?

TBH, we're actually willing to bet on it...

Friday, May 12th

1. Midnight Brunch in Jersey City


Wait... Jersey City? IT'S WORTH IT, WE PROMISE.

Why wait until Mother's Day for brunch, when you can feast this Friday night at Jersey City's Midnight Market? This event is cash only and 21+, the cover is $5, but will grant you access to 20 vendors serving delish foods at $5 or less.


Better yet, the bar will be serving $5 drinks the whole night, while a live DJ spins tunes. Don't forget to register here!

2. Pit Prom 


The Peoples Improv Theater is a training and comedy center with three locations in Manhattan.

This year, the PIT is giving you a chance to dress up, grab a date, and get as bougie as you can at their 2017 prom. It's going to be like prom...only way better. Even if you're without a date, you're guaranteed a laugh or two. You can get your tickets right here

3. Nerd Nite NYC 


You know what's better than Ted Talks? Boozy Ted Talks! Or, well, Ted-inspired talks. Please don't sue us.

Head to Littlefield in Brooklyn to enjoy a variety of fun lectures, and geeky trivia (win some dope prizes, like tix to BookCon 2017) amongst fellow nerds. 

Saturday, May 13th

4. Brooklyn Crush Wine and Artisanal Food Festival 


Over 175 wines, artisanal foods and incredible tastings from some of Brooklyn's top restaurants? Sign us up.

Hosted by NYC Food & Drink Guide, this year's Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival will offer charcuterie, sausages, pate, local cheeses, ethnic foods, jams, dips, vegan delights, cakes, cookies, nuts, seasonal specialties, diverse beverages and so much more. Not to mention, the event will have live jazz music and you'll be able to take home your own souvenir wine glass. 

5. CoffeeCon NYC


We're so quick to judge people as "addicts", but rarely do we ever discuss the addiction plaguing all of NYC: coffee. God forbid you snatch a coffee out of a grumpy New Yorker's hands. All hell might break loose.

For those of you agreeing with me, CoffeeCon is here. CoffeeCon is the world's first consumer coffee conference featuring a tasting floor, top coffee experts, tasting seminars and hands-on labs in very brewing method.

6. La Nuit En Rosé 

For my fellow rosé lovers, the ultimate alcoholic cruise is upon us. From May 18th to May 20th, La Nuit en Rosé’s New York City flagship event once again boards the Hornblower Infinity Yacht, where guests can soak in sweeping city views and watch as sunset sinks over Manhattan--rosé glass in hand.

2017's cruise will feature more than 100 rosé wines, an exceptional lineup of delicious snacks by Vin sur Vingt Wine Bars, a Cheese Bar by Président, a Pizza Lounge and a Pasta & Risotto Lounge by Urbani Truffles. You can snag your tickets here

7. Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party 


Treat your mom to a day at the Botanic Garden! They're hosting a whole weekend (all day Saturday & Sunday) of family programming, including live music, games, picnicking, and more.

We're certain your mother will enjoy a stroll around one of their beautiful gardens more than another f*cking candle. But if you need more ideas, we gotchu fam.

8. Coney Art Walls


UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the exhibit will be debuting next Saturday.

Coney Island's outdoor museum of street art will be returning this Saturday, featuring an all new group of artists from England, Egypt, Puerto Rico, California, and of course, NY.

In collaboration with Greenwood Beach, they'll also be offering some yummy food vendors, including Patacon Pisao, Chick-N-Cone, Coney Shack, Neopolitan Express, and The Hop Shoppe.


They'll be open from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. daily until September, and will host many appearances and live entertainment throughout the season– so if you can't make it this weekend, you're still in luck! You can find them at 3050 Stillwell Avenue.

Sunday, May 14th

9. Japan Day 

Each year in celebration of Japanese sakura, or cherry blossoms, Central Park is transformed into "Japan Day".

Japan Day, NYC's celebration of Japanese culture, features a lineup of performances, activity tents, and other attractions. If it's anything like years past, it's going to be one amazing day.

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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