A Wanderer's Weekend Guide: Fireworks, Music Fests, and Glowstick Bike Rides 🌈🎆🚴‍♀️

If you're not sure what you're in the mood for this weekend, don't fret. We aren't sure either, and that's why we've compiled events that range in activity level and time.

Grab a bike and go for a nighttime ride with a bunch of new friends or get ready to cozy up with some popcorn and enjoy a feature film at the New York Asian Film Festivals. Some activities will work up a sweat like dancing to live salsa and others will help you turn down like B.Y.O.B Paint & Sip in Central Park.

Just pick the right event for you and get your tickets or RSVP's locked in!

Friday, June 28th

NY Asian Film Festival (333 W 23rd Street, Manhattan @ various times)


The New York Asian Film Festival is shining bright on behalf of the New York Asian Film Foundation. The films at NYAFF will range from Taiwanese comedy to action and go from June 28th to July 14th. It is the 18th year running and 10th year collaborating with the Film Society at Lincoln Center.

Catch the films "Han Dan," "The Scoundrels," "It's a Mad, Mad Show," and "Someone In The Clouds." Find different showtimes at the SVA Theatre and Lincoln Center on their website.

Coney Island Fireworks & Scavenger Hunt (1310 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn @ 7:00 PM)


Meet up with other curious searchers at the famous Nathan's restaurant on the Coney Island Boardwalk and mingle until the game begins! The hunt will depart at 7:30 PM sharp, beginning your 75-minute long journey using clues to navigate historic sites. The night will merge strategy, wit, and agility to show participants a great time. At 9:30 PM a firework show will wrap things up and dazzle the crowds.

Queer Joy: CHROMAT x MoMa PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens @ 8 PM)


As Pride month comes to an end, the MoMA Ps1 is inviting you to celebrate all over again at the Queens venue. The evening will include numerous events like zine workshops, dancing, art installations, karaoke, and giveaways. 

The #ChromatBabes party will encourage partygoers to burn off some steam while you enjoy live musical performances. RSVP to make sure you secure your spot at this multifaceted social event!

Saturday, June 29th

Salsa Festival At The Waterfront (58th Street and 1st Avenue, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)

Salsa music floats across the air and waterways this weekend for the Boricua Festival for Salsa At The Waterfront 2019 event. The waterfront's views are one aspect of this spectacular event, but the other is getting to enjoy the good vibes and networking. 

If you're a dancer, the floor is yours to show off your best combos; otherwise, those curious to learn are equally welcomed to learn some basics.

Night Glow Bike Ride (Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn @ 8:30 PM)


The Awesome Events Meetup Group is throwing an event for those looking to get out and get active. It is a glow in the dark bike ride through Prospect Park! It is an event for bikers that need a new route, socializing and delight. 

Make new memories and friends that will last longer than just one night. Participants are advised to pimp their bikes out with all the glowing accessories it can handle before pulling up. The night will wrap up with a group visit to Bergn beer hall.

Save Our Swarm Concert (158 Ludlow Street, Manhattan @ 6:30 PM)


Before you object, this event is for a great, if not dire, cause. The Save Our Swarm: Bee Benefit is raising funds to protect and rehabilitate bee populations in the city. SANiTY and Fine life are collaborating in the name of the ecosystem by dedicating proceeds to the New York Bee Sanctuary. 

The musical set will be handled by musicians as Kapo, Drybonez and special guests. There will also be a gallery of bee-inspired artwork for guests to enjoy while the tracks set the town.

Sunday, June 30th

Blowout Music Festival (268 West 47th Street, Manhattan @ 1 PM)


The Copacabana's Times Square location is hosting some big names under one roof for the Blow Out Music Festival this weekend. Native New Yorkers Dave East, Cam'ron, and Casanova are headlining along with others. Enjoy food and incredible drinks throughout the event, classic hip-hop, and nightlife in the heart of Manhattan.

Groovin In The Park Concert ( 177-01 Baisley Blvd, Queens @ 11 AM)


The Groovin In The Park event is one of the most varied celebrations of Reggae and Rhythm & Blues in North American. Each annual concert includes live performances from legends and seasoned musicians from those genres. This year's show will include performances from Sizzla, Michael Bolton, Keyshia Cole, and more.

Central Park Paint & Sip (1000 5th Avenue, Manhattan @ 2 PM)

Meet behind the water fountain at the MET for the B.Y.O.B Paint & Sip in the works this weekend. The sunset accompanied painting party is pushing the reputation of the events and making them just a bit more entertaining. The relaxed, creative, and welcoming setting allows artists and first-timers alike to explore their creative side and loosen up.

Sheets will be provided for sitting, but visitors are encouraged to arrive early to select a seat at designated picnic tables. The materials and guidance will be provided to you by a talented and communicative professional, meaning all you'll have to bring is your best attitude and creativity. 

[Feature Image Courtesy CHROMAT] 

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