Summer has started early in the city, people are rocking summer whites, leaving early on Friday, and grilling on the weekends.
The city is alive with plenty to enjoy and explore. From cultural events to beer festivals we've got you covered.
Friday, May 31th
Ukrainian Film Festival (Ukrainian Museum 222 East 6th Street, Manhattan @ 7 PM)
pivotcinema @war_mothers Short Film + Director Q&A screens this Sun 1st July at 6pm. All tix $10 via pivotcinema.com.au @squidinkfilm #UFF2018 #UkrainianFilmFestival
The organizing force behind this one of a kind film festival, The Ukrainian Museum (UMFF), is responsible for locating, preserving and displaying articles of artistic and historic value which highlights the culture of Ukrainian Americans. This film festival seeks to do that same thing through the forms of film, which gives a stage to upcoming actors, writers, directors and editors working collectively on each film debuted.
Free Ball Friday (200 9th Avenue, Manhattan @ 3 PM)
nycfoodgals PSA: this Friday is the last #freeballfriday at @meatballers ❗️❗️ don’t miss your chance to get free balls from 3-6pm
It’s amore, in a bowl and splashed with sauce! If you’re a fan of meatballs, you’ve got to head to The Meatball Shop and sample their menu of different meatballs. One item separating their establishment from other eateries include the veggie ball, an innovative twist that invites everyone to enjoy a sub no matter what their diet variation. In celebration of their epic streak, they’re hosting Free Ball Friday, a bowl of balls at no cost to you. Find out more about the details and hurry over before the supplies run out.
Movie On The Intrepid (Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street, Manhattan @ 5 PM)
davidbergerhomes Summer in NYC is THE BEST. So much to do, so little time! For instance, seeing movies in the park for free. Tonight is Dunkirk at the Intrepid Sea and Space museum. The only bad thing here is getting distracted by the amazing view! . . . . . . . . . #davidberger #realestate #manhattan #hellskitchen #realtor #beautiful #sunset #intrepidmuseum #ship #jet #empirestate #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #picoftheday #instagood #instagram #concretejungle #cityscape #bigapple #architecture #movie #citylights #compassbest #agentsofcompass #mycompass #moviesinthepark #realestateagent #instalike #photooftheday
The Intrepid Air & Space Museum’s monumental flight deck is welcoming movie lovers aboard. Although you should arrive early, there will enough space beneath the stars and open sky to accommodate those desiring to watch a flick on a ship. Those first to come and arrive are also able to enjoy complimentary popcorn too. The setting will be simultaneously tranquil and exciting as the blockbuster, “Dunkirk” plays on the water with insane views of the skyline.
Saturday, June 1st
SummerStage (5th Ave, Manhattan @ 6:30 PM)
summerstage #flashbackfriday to colorful nights ✨🌈
Free concerts with the fresh air flowing against your skin and a dope setlist? Check. The SummerStage concerts are up and running this summer, with their first launching tonight. Catch the opening night performance from Emily King, Durance Jones, Mad McFerrin, and Dj Reborn. Arrive early and in your best dancing shoes to enjoy the outdoorsy mix of nature, good vibes, and tunes. Check out the website for more entrance information and upcoming artists performances.
Bushwick Collective Block Party (Troutman St & Scott Ave, Brooklyn @ 10 AM)
yesbeautybar Get wild with is this Sunday at Bushwick Block Party!!! We’ll be slingin’ sparkle from 12pm-6pm outside House of Yes! 📸 by @justinhanagan #bushwickblockparty #bushwickart #brooklynfacepainter #yesbeauty #yesbeautybar #houseofyesnyc #houseofyesbeautyparlor #sparklesafari #glitterforever #glittercult #fantasyfacepaint
The Bushwick Collective is back for another festive celebration that is the epitome of summer! The Bushwick Collective Block Party is being held under the sun and features over 40 legendary artists and performers that are headlining figures in entertainment, specifically in Hip-Hop. Enjoy drinks, giveaways, and bites available for purchase and mingling with other creative and adventurous people on the hunt for fun and good vibes. There will be a huge market of vendors selling prints, cloths, glass, portraits and countless other goods.
Five Points Festival (72 Noble St, Brooklyn @ 6 PM)
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Craft beers, indie toys, and other collectibles are lining up to wow crowds at the Five Points Festival. There will be a Designer Toy Awards ceremony hosted by Sean Leonard, live painting performances, indie comic displays, Kaiju & Sofubi and a film screening throughout the duration of the event. If you’re straddling the line between your inner child’s disinterest in adulting, this event completed with figurines and IPA’s is just what you need!
Sunday, June 2nd
Figment NYC (900 Main St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)
figmentnyc Yup - That happened! Two days of curious, creative art, love, and smiles! So grateful to you and everyone who made it possible! 🧡 . Tag your Instagram photos with #FigmenyNYC2018 to be featured on our website and Facebook galleries, if you haven't already! 😘 . #figmentproject #figmentnyc #gratitude #loveart #lovelife #goodvibes #playful #livecolorfully #participatoryart #interactiveart #art #beinthemoment #lifeisbeautiful #artnyc #nycevents #nyclife #costuming #governorsisland
Roosevelt Island’s beautiful location will serve as the backdrop for the 2019 Figment NYC event. The entire event is centered on art and experiencing it on a deeper level. The family-friendly event will feature live art installations over the portion of the island known as Lighthouse Park. What makes this art event different is it’s solely participatory nature, calling only the most creative and wonder-filled minds to share what they’ve worked on with visitors in a nonconformist setting.
NYC Handmade Bazaar (100 West 77th Street, Manhattan @ 10 AM)
pamelabarsky On this beautiful Sunday I will be doing one of my favorite things,selling vintage stuff (actually my favorite thing is buying them). If you’re around come say hello at The Grand Bazaar on 77th and Columbus Ave. #pamelabarsky #nyc
Shopping is fun, but what about acquiring handmade and unique pieces? One eye-grabbing piece featured at the NYC Handmade Bazaar is a shell decorated necklace. Imagine pulling glimmer shells off of the sand and waters to create something shimmering and beautifully crafted, now imagine that amount of care and intuitive thought it takes to make a piece just right. Artisan crafted goods like handmade jewelry and more from almost 200 vendors are waiting at this weekend’s event for those with a sharp sense of style and fashion uniquely theirs.
Pride In The Garden ( 4350 Main Street, Queens @ 11 AM)
nycparks Yep. #ItsinQueens. This view of a peaceful spring day can be found at the @queensbotanicalgarden. Visit now while the trees are in bloom! 📷: @pixsas 🌸🌷#queensbotanicalgarden #nyc #spring #cherryblossom
Looking for a serene day out and about surrounded by blooming flowers and upbeat energy? While the weather heats up, the Queen’s Botanical Garden’s Pride event is getting started, boasting its impressive melding of culture with nature. Families can purchase their entrance ticket to the QBG which includes the trails, bridges, and botanicals all around the park. The scheduled events that will make the day extra special are Story Hour with Drag Queen Angel Elektra, Pride Container Garden Workshop and crafts.