I close my eyes on any given Friday at 5:00 PM to hear the echo of the ever uproarious: “I don’t know. What do you wanna do this weekend?” Blues.
The double Daniel’s have a nickel for the jukebox and are changing the tune right now. Here is a weekend’s worth of plans packed tighter than a drag queen’s suitcase for a weekend trip to Fire Island!
Friday, July 27th
Superbad Kegger and Pregame (308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn @ 9:15 PM)
Nothing is better than discussing classic cinema while nursing a bottle of the Queen’s finest Port. Nothing, except maybe watching one of 2007’s greatest hits while drinking an IPA at a bar.
Videology is showing Superbad, the hilariously accurate depiction of high school party culture and the odyssey that is getting alcohol when you are underaged. If you haven’t seen it this 👏 is 👏your👏MOMENT👏.
While Jonah Hill and Michael Cera are chasing cheap kegs and Emma Stone, you can sip from a keg of Blue Point’s Citrus Plunge IPA until the girl across the bar looks like Emma Stone. Get your tickets and get your drink on.
Rum Punch Fridays Secret Party (188 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn @ 5 PM)
Fewer things bring me more joy than spilling secrets and partying like it’s going out of style. Lucky for you this next event unites my two greatest passions.
Dj’s, Drinks and models on display. Do I have your attention now? Follow the link in the title to get your FREE tix to the secret location and punch your liver with some Rum Punch this Friday.
Paint Your Own Pet Friday Yappy Hour (1678 3rd Ave, Manhattan @ 6:30 PM)
ATTENTION PET PEOPLE: THIS IS YOUR MOMENT. Paint your dog, have a drink and feel accomplished. The Pet Portrait Fun is having a special Yappy Hour event.
It’s simple, buy your tix, you send a pic of your doggo to the email on the tix, they draw it out, and you paint! Buy yourself a drink and a snack and let the only water that comes near you on Friday be watercolor paint.
Happy Hour AfterWork (346 West 40th St, Manhattan @ 5 PM)
Be honest, work kicked your ass like Conor Mcgregor after you nicked his car pulling out of the parking garage.
Go to High Bar and get your drink on.
It’s free to register and take in the view but, you pay to drink your sorrows away. Don’t worry kid, a tough work weeks happen to the best of us.
Saturday, July 28th
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind with Kaki King featuring Treya Lam (9th Street & Prospect Park West, Brooklyn @ 6:30 PM)
This free screening of the world-renowned Hayao Miyazaki animated classic is part of the BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
The film is a post-apocalyptic story about Nausicaä and her struggle with a nation bent on wreaking havoc upon the local fauna. Hayao Miyazaki is also known for My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle and many more! Kaki King sets the stage for the evening along with Treya Lam.
The New York City Poetry Festival (Clayton Road, Governors Island @ 12 PM)
The New York City Poetry Festival is held every year, on the last weekend of July and is the highlight of the year for the New York poetry community. This year’s guests are Nico Tortorella, Terrance Hayes, Danielle Pafunda, and Ladan Osman, all of whom will be doing readings of their works. The festival also offers a beer and wine garden, food, book vendors, and an open mic.
The only way to get to the festival is by taking the ferry to Governors Island so if you get a little seasick come prepared! New York City Poetry Festival also runs on Sunday, July 29th as well.
Cultural Crawl in Brooklyn (1288 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn @ 2 PM)
Original street art, drinks, and food!
Cultural Crawl maintains its motto to provide a safe and all-inclusive environment for visitors!
Exploring through Bushwick's cultural and food/drink establishments is the main “crawl.” Receive a complimentary souvenir cup for drinks, specials at partner restaurants throughout the whole walk, both an online and printed map to discover beautiful murals, and to top it all off - a lot of music to accompany you as you drink, walk, and look around!
Registration will be held at the Bushwick Public House, where you will check in and receive materials for the crawl.
Sunday, July 29th
Accomplice (Greenwich Village)
Take part in this unique theatre-tour-scavenger hunt combination experience that takes you through the essential neighborhoods of the Village.
Solve puzzles, have a few drinks and a few laughs on this walking city adventure! The location of the event is undisclosed until a few days prior but know it takes place in the Village. These run every weekend out in Greenwich, and Accomplice also offers an experience in Manhattan as well.
Animation Block Party 2018 (30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn)
Animation Block Party returns to Brooklyn at BAMcinématek! Celebrate the wonderful medium of animation with dozens of screenings of obscure and renowned animated films, shorts and music videos, with Q&A’s with the films’ directors.
Animation Block Party is also offering a special screening of Akira to celebrate its 30 year anniversary. This event runs all weekend long, from Friday to Sunday so don’t miss out!
Soul Alliance Boat Party (Pier-83-West 42nd Street & West Side Highway, Manhattan)
Looking to party on a Sunday night? Would you also happen to want to do that partying ON A BOAT? Soul Alliance Boat Party is covering all of those bases with this mini-cruise on the Hudson.
There will be plenty of drinks, and music provided by Joaquin "Joe" Claussell and Danny Krivit. The boat departs at 8:30 PM sharp so don’t be late!
The Empire Beneath the Streets (38 Park Row, Manhattan)
The Empire Beneath the Streets takes you underground to learn about the history of New York’s complex subway system. The tour begins unassumingly, at a Starbucks on Park Row and goes from there.
The tour goes through the Old City Hall Station, Grand Central Station, and Times Square (mostly via subway) so if you’re looking to get real touristy, this will be a treat for you. The tour lasts about two and a half hours so bring some good walking shoes with you too!
Summer Solstice: Ode To Babel (772 Dean Street, Brooklyn @ 4 PM)
This Sunday, you’ll have the chance to celebrate 6 years of The Culture LP (Culture, Lifestyle, and Progress), a platform that connects creatives on and offline.
Good vibes all around will be from the awesome DJs present at this cool shin-dig - THEakasha, The Letter C, and Rodney Hazard!
Now that you’ve read this guide, you can’t say you have nothing to do this weekend here in New York City! From films to parties to tours, Spoiled’s got your back. Get out there and have some fun!