The weather is pretty much the worst this weekend.
But who cares if the weather is sh*tty?! You worked hard all week and made some serious bank, so why not splurge a little?
NYC's got the coolest lineup of events all for you this weekend, especially since four great festivals are rolling out this week.
Did I also mention you can witness the cutest event known to man down at Tompkins Square Park?
So what are you doing? Get your ass out, and do something already! You have no excuse; the schedule for a great weekend is all prepped and ready for you.
Friday, June 23rd
Gov. Ball isn't the only reason to board the ferry to Governors Island this year.
To celebrate the summer solstice, head over to the island to kick back and enjoy the stunning sunset views. Governors Island will be open until 10 p.m., so you can watch the sunset with some delicious eats and yummy cocktails in your hand.
If you're looking to stay on the mainland for this year's summer solstice, Battery Park is your go-to party spot.
Dance around the midsummer pole with over 3,000 guests at this massive Scandinavian summer solstice celebration at Robert F. Wagner Park from 5-8 p.m. Join in on the folk-dancing to some badass fiddling or relax on the grass with a spiced herring crepe from Crepes du Nord or malt balls from FIKA to welcome summer. Register for the celebration here.
For beginners and seasoned dancers alike, put on your dancing shoes because these classes are for you.
In order to celebrate and promote diversity in dance, nearly 40 studios around NYC are opening their doors for community classes in styles, like ballet, popping and flamenco. Take advantage of the last two days of free and discounted classes by registering here and checking out the list of public class offerings.
So basically you're spending your whole weekend at Governors Island.
Your favorite day to honor all that is special about rosé has finally returned. Over 12,000 guests are invited to the island to bask in the afternoon sun. Grab a glass of rosé...or two...or ten on rosé-colored designer blankets and delicious pink treats as you catch some great bands play chill music. Get your tickets here before they sell out.
Going once! Going twice! Sold, to the lady with the hot pink hat!
Join the Women's Art Collective in Industry City at Sunset Park in Brooklyn from 6-10 p.m. to raise money and to show your support for Planned Parenthood NYC. At this free event, you can get your hands on work from over 50 female artists of varying mediums and enjoy some complimentary drinks, music and an address from Lisa Rubin, a member of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of New York.
Bring your best family dish and your prettiest–and most comfortable–dancing shoe's to celebrate Prospect Park's 50th anniversary. At this soiree, show off your fanciest hat and lawn game skills to new friends near Prospect Lake Park at the Peninsula at 5 p.m. Grab your tickets here.
Get leid at the coolest luau of the season.
Bring your coconut bra and grass skirt to this luau at the 230 Fifth Penthouse lounge and rooftop bar. Doors open at 8 p.m. for you to enjoy awesome drink specials, free appetizers, giveaways and prizes and a DJ playing the best party hits. Get your tickets here to hula the night away.
Sunday, June 25th
8. Pride March
March your way into history.
NYC's annual Pride March returns for another fabulous day of LGBTQ pride. Take the trek down Fifth Avenue with the nation's most influential groups and leaders fighting for LGBTQ rights. Read up on all the details about the event, including the grand marshals, March maps and organizations participating in the March, here.