Get Cultural at These 9 Awesome Events Going Down in NYC This Weekend

The weekend is slowly approaching, and it's time to start begin the turn up. Thank God!

But you can't begin the turn up if you have no clue whats happening this weekend. 

Indulge in the city's best events this weekend, and enjoy nothing but you,your friends and good vibes. 

Honestly, New Yorkers, lets take advantage of these weekly weekend events, because if we lived somewhere else other than NY, we probably would be bored AF.

In a city full of amazing cultures, how can we miss all these awesome experiences?

Here's everything you should definitely do this weekend to celebrate our eclectic community.

Thursday, July 13th

1. Rose on the Water NYC 2017

Set sail on the Hudson from Pier 83 and admire the beautiful NYC skyline with a glass of rose–or two–in your hand.

Wear your cutest pink outfit for this party celebrating our love for the classiest pink drink. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you'll get bottomless rose from the 90+ Cellars portfolio and the perfect food for pairing. Pick up your tickets here.


Friday, July 14th 

2. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!


Why not come out, and celebrate all that makes Brooklyn great?

Good music, good vibes and great people–could you ask for anything else? Held in Brooklyn's very own Prospect Park, this concert will be one for the books. Put together by BRIC, a nonprofit organization known for putting together events based on art. 

This concert will start at 7 p.m. and is filled with film, dance and music–something that everyone can enjoy. Good news is, New York, this free concert will be going on until Saturday Aug.12, 2017.

3. 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival


Learn about and discuss hip-hop culture in the most dope history lesson you can't get in a classroom. Did I mention it's led by the artists who build the history themselves?

During this fest, check out the Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition at St. Ann's Warehouse  on 45 Water St., Dumbo from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. to learn about all that is epic about hip-hop culture and history. 

Get your tickets here to catch everything from DJ showcases, dance battles and live and original art installations. And for the sneakerheads, there's an exhibit specifically for you. With some of the best artists in the game, like Dreamville Record's Bas, Cozz and Omen, how could you miss this?

4. 54 Below Sings Broadways Greatest Hits


For those who didn't make it big on Broadway, this one's for you.

Belt out Broadway's greatest hits at Feinstein's/54 Below starting at 9:30 p.m. You even get to sings along with performers who have been awarded for their amazing work in various musicals along the Great White Way. Just don't try to out perform them so much. We all know they're better. This is their job. Get the best seat in the house here.

Saturday, July 15th

5. Smorgasburg


FINALLY! We have good news for all of you foodies out there in NYC.

New Yorkers you have until September 30th to stuff your face at Smorgasburg. 

So, why not go every weekend until then? Smorgasburg is known for being crowded, especially in the summer, but you have more than one location at 90 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg on a sunny Saturday or at Prospect Park at East Drive at Lincoln Road on a calm Sunday. 

6. Hester Street Fair


Here's another street fair that will have you stuffed but having fun at the same time.

Legit have the time of your life every Saturday until October from 10 a.m to 6p.m. The best part, New Yorkers: the tickets are only $10! Woot Woot! 

Right in the Lower East Side on Hester Street, this street fair features local vendors, such as Petee’s Pie Company, Melt Bakery, Arancini Bros., Cheeky Sandwich and so much more.

7. Curl Fest 2017


Embrace the curl!

Natural beauty is all the rage at this fest. Head to Brooklyn's Prospect Park to celebrate all those curls, afros, twist-outs and braids that make you beautiful. 

With a fashion market, fun games, awesome giveaways, food trucks and live demos in a whole Beauty Row, you can party while stocking up on great products to make your hair healthy and even more voluminous. And you get this all for FREE. Just RSVP here, so you can join the epic Soul Train.

Sunday, July 16

8. Carnaval de la Cultura Latina

This fest will get you yelling, "Azuca!" just 'cause you're having way too much fun.

Head to this awesome fiesta celebrating vibrant Latino culture going down on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx between 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue. 

Peruse the pavilions along the route that not only bring together the best Latino art, music, dance and food in interactive activities and performances, but also promote health and wellness within in the community. You can even show off that your hips don't lie at the Seeds of Talent talent show by signing up here

9. The Rubin Block Party


Here's another cultural fest to keep the party going.

The Rubin Museum is shutting down the block from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for fun interactive outdoor exhibits and delicious food. If you're looking for a chill day, head over to the meditation stations or catch all of the art  performances. But if you're looking for a real party, jam out at the silent disco. 

You can walk around the Rubin all day for free!

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