Happy Friday folks!
It's a scorcher out there, and this weekend is only getting hotter.
Make sure you're wearing sunscreen (or protective clothing) and staying hydrated while you're out there living your best life.
From boat parties to rooftops and beach events read below for ways to kick back and get the most out of this weekend.
Friday, June 29th
The Wedding Singer With Cake & Champagne, (Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, 11211)
The Wedding Singer with some sweet wedding treats will be coming your way this Friday night at 9:15 PM at this incredible joint! For those of you who don’t know of Videology Bar & Cinema, this place values the good ol’ fashioned cinematic experience - just with a great bar. Who wouldn’t want a nice drink, in a beautiful, private venue to watch a movie? And to top it all off, they even have full-service of foods and drinks in their 40-seat screening room! The bar is, of course, open though for a little pre-film socializing and after the screening.
And if you haven’t seen The Wedding Singer - with none other than Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler - then get on over to Videology tonight for a sweet, rom-com experience in their unique venue. Don’t like romance? That’s okay, but who doesn’t like an open bar, right?
Rooftop Party with 360 Views of NYC, (Sky Room Times Square Rooftop Nightclub, 330 West 40th St)
Okay seriously, how could you not want an overhead experience of this beautiful city? Let alone, an actual party thrown at a place that offers this view. Register for free for this event hosted by IClubNYC! Ladies, enjoy a free night at this shindig at the “tallest rooftop in NYC.” Gentlemen, there is a fee of $20, but don’t you want to take your girl out and have a great time just for $20? Or you could just stay inside, get some takeout and catch up on reruns shown on most channels every Friday night. Don’t get us wrong, we love those nights, but you can’t go wrong having this kind of night-out tonight!
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts at Jones Beach (1000 Ocean Parkway, Long Island)
Alright all you hard-rock fans out there! Let’s hear you freak out when we tell you right now that there will be a Joan Jett & The Blackhearts concert at the Jones Beach outdoor concert hall tonight at 7PM! Tickets are still on sale for this rockin event, and if you’ve never been to this place before, it’s literally on a beach. That’s right, an outdoor concert stage with a beach backdrop. Before or after listening to some head-banging music, visit the beach and watch the sunset for all of you cute couples out there that love long walks on the beach.
Hot Rabbit LGBTQ Dance Party (85 Ave A, Manhattan)
Weeee’re comin up so you better get this party started at Drom’s LGBTQ dance party at 11 PM! A great night of partying, accompanied with a DJ (but of course), aerialists, food and drinks, and dancers all ready to entertain you. Hot Rabbit is a queer dance party event that began back in 2011, and is available tonight for everyone out lookin for a good time. How can you resist?
The food truck - one of the greatest inventions throughout humankind, food on wheels of any kinds you may be in the mood for. This day celebrates the hard work food truck owners put into their businesses to keep all of us quickly and efficiently satisfied as we try to get through the lunch rush on work breaks. This event spans across the nation, but for all our New Yorkers with us, this is the day to indulge on all your favorite food truck meals, with possible BOGO deals! We’ll be right back, we want some tacos right now...or maybe some hot dogs...you know what? Just everything. We’ll have everything food-truck related!
Arte Agave 2018 (355 Bowery, Manhattan)
Love Tequila? A ticket to Arte Agave gets you access to an open bar with over 100 varieties of Agave spirits to sample including Santera, Qui, Riazul Añejo, and Montelobos Mezcal.
In between tastings stop to Hacer + Probar (Make + Taste) and learn the art of making agave inspired cocktails, or handcraft a personalized margarita with Herradura.
Jam out to music by Jarana Beat capture your memories in the OverExpose.me photo booth.
Don’t worry, you won’t leave hungry; munch down carnitas tacos byOtto's Tacos, customizable chips and salsa station by Salsa Pistolero, Elote Corn by Hecho en Dumbo, plus an array of Latino-style fare by Rosa Mexicano.
Saturday, June 30th
Naughty Queens Drag Show & Day Cruise, (Skyport Marina, 2430 FDR Service Road E, Manhattan)
Hosted by yours truly - us - come out for a day of cruisin’ through the East River under the Brooklyn Bridge. A drag show and party that welcomes everyone that’s looking for a fun Saturday afternoon, we will be hosting this incredible event that departs from the Skyport Marina at 2 PM sharp. Boarding starts at 1 PM. If you don’t want a Saturday afternoon filled with live entertainment and an incredible Instagram-worthy background over the water in NYC, then you’re missing out!
Aloha Nights at the New York Botanical Garden, (2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx)
Enjoy a Hawaiian-themed Saturday night at this picturesque garden. The event comes with an after-hours inside look at the new exhibit, Georgie O’Keefe: Visions of Hawai’i and some time to learn how to hula, learn how to make leis, discover the installations from sculptor, Mark Chai, and listen to live music! We would honestly love a getaway to Hawaii for the night, so head on down to the New York Botanical Garden Saturday night at 6:30 PM, for a fee of $38.
Color Block Party at Pier 17 (89 South Street, Manhattan)
A block party - one of the most favored summer events anyone can host, will be held by the Seaport District NYC, with guest artist, GERONIMO’s, presence at the FREE colorful, fun day! She will be unveiling her new installation that will be overlooking the East River, based on her eminent colorful artwork, made from recycled air balloons! Starting at 6 PM, it’s a splendid idea to show up head-to-toe with the most colors you can muster up in clothing for a chance to win one of the prizes, all worth up to $10,000 in total.
Full Moon Music Festival, (Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth)
As we get a glimpse of the bright full moon this whole weekend, you can catch top-notch music artists at this music fest this Saturday, from 2 PM until 4 AM. Artists ranging from Metronomy, James Murphy, Starchild & The New Romantic, and GE-OLOGY, you’ll get to relax under the star-filled skies spanning over New York while listening to some cool music - “Full Moon is New York’s lightest night.”
Sunday, July 1
The Goodlyfe Sunday Brunch & Day Party, (Jimmy’s 38th NYC, 156 West St, Manhattan)
To kick off the first day of the hot summer month of July, check out this extraordinary Sunday brunch - it’s a Sunday Boozy Brunch! That’s right, it’s your chance to show up with an “upscale casual dresscode” and enjoy their Beer Buckets and even access to some Hookahs. This is not your average, cute Sunday brunch - it’s more of a badass version of that. The booze will certainly entail a pretty chill end to your weekend. Just don’t come if you have a work shift directly after the event...unless you’re feeling sly.
Rooftop Hot 97.1 Hip Hop vs. Reggae Summer Cookout Day Party (35 East 13th St, Manhattan)
Rooftop parties are the best. But this one’s definitely cooler than your expected party - Hip Hop and Reggae will be playing throughout the day, with an unlimited open bar. No, you did not read that wrong. DJs Young Chow, Magic, Johnny Hansum, Mal and Krock will be there to make the party worthy of the highest praise, and an awesome pre-4th of July day party. Ladies are welcome for free before 3 PM, while gentlemen are welcome for free before 2:30 PM, with an unlimited barbecue from 2-5:30 PM.
Calling all racers - the triathlon coming Sunday, July 1 will be an Olympic distance race, including a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run. Swim through the Hudson River, bike through Manhattan’s West Side highway, and run through Central Park to get a headstart on that summer athletic bod, or just to catch up on athleticism in general. What better way to start getting in shape than running a triathlon? Of course, if it’s your first time, we don’t suggest trying to spring through this. But try it out; it’s definitely a different way to take in some sights of this fine city we’re in.
International African Arts Festival (Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn)
Immerse yourself in this art festival, celebrating all African music, dance, stories, handmade goods, and foods. This Sunday’s festival will include an African marketplace and family-friendly live entertainment, as African artists come to serenade you through the whole day.
And for the kids, there are activities just for children all day with a designated play area so you won’t have to worry about keeping your little ones entertained. And another amazing part of this festival - one of our favorites to mention - it’s free! From 10AM-9PM, get the chance to learn about Africa’s interesting culture if you aren’t already familiar with it.