The Witty, Wacky, and Wonderful Weekend Guide 😜🔍📝


Us too, we thought the city would cool off after the rain, but it seems after spending all winter asking for some sun, the universe is finally delivering. 

Even though it's August, there are still events for you to enjoy as you wind down from the crazy-busy work week.

Grab a friend, and your phone-keys-wallet and head out the door!

Friday, August 10th

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (SummerStage, East River Park @ 7 PM)


Making its SummerStage debut, PCDC is based within Peridance Capezio Center at Union Square. The Company is comprised of classically trained dancers from across the globe.

Their brilliant musical choreography has been showcased at performances at venues including the Rose Theater and the Joyce Theater at Lincoln Center, and internationally in Israel, South Korea, Italy, and Bulgaria.

The performance at SummerStage will feature their most popular work of modern dance including, “Face to Face” with choreography by Norbert De La Cruz III, and Igal Perry’s recently premiered, “Gran Partita.”

Silent Disco Under The Unisphere (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens @ 6:30 PM)


Get a chance to rage as a family at this family-friendly silent disco with music for everyone to enjoy!

Corona Park is welcoming three DJ’s to orbit you around the Unisphere as they spin along all night to your favorite songs. They will play selections of Top 40’s, Latin, Hip Hop, Throwbacks, and R&B.

Your experience includes a pair of glow in the dark gear and quiet wireless headphones. These headphones allow you to adjust your individual volume and flip and choose between the three DJ’s with just a flip of a button.

Intrepid Free Movie Screening (Intrepid Deck, Manhattan @ 7 PM)


Imagine bright stars, cool summer air and a bright movie screen propped up ahead of you!

Welcome to the Intrepid Museum’s Summer Movie Series.

This weekend’s movie pick is one that summons feel-good nostalgia - “Ghostbusters!” Bring a blanket and your best comfy clothes because it’s going to be a relaxing night of laughs. Tickets are free, but first come first serve. Get there at 7 and snag yours!

Escape the New-York Historical Society  (170 Central Park W, Manhattan @ 6 PM)



This escape-the-room experience by Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts is a fun way to explore one of the city’s coolest museums!

Due to the wicked spell of an evil magician, you and your group have been poisoned. In order to survive and receive the antidote, you must solve a series of puzzles using objects on display within the museum.

Think you have what it takes to find the cure and save yourself and the team?!

Saturday, August 11th

Hong Kong Drag Boat Festival  (Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows, Queens @ 9 AM)


Dragons, food, and artistic performers, oh my!

Meadows Lake is hosting the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, showcasing the beauty and strength of this tradition. Head down to the vast and lush park to enjoy food, music and the competitive races on water. There will be a medal ceremony to honor the winners.

Not to mention this entire festival is family-friendly and free!

Hester Street Fair’s Balls Bistro (Hester St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)


The Lower East Side hosts some of the best collections of food vendors, adding more every week.

This time, they are debuting their first-ever "Ball’s Bistro!"

This is the first ever ball-shaped food festival. Collection of vendors include Might Balls, Adirondack Creamery, Wonder City Coffee & Donut. Might Balls is most known for its globally inspired dips spicy-sweet jalapeno jelly and purple cranberry-horseradish chutney, which is perfectly paired with their famous mini-bite meatballs made with fresh cheese. Adirondack Creamery is an upstate local dairy store that sells pints and cups of flavors such as Strawberry Moon, which is a blend of vanilla ice cream and fresh diced strawberries.

They’ve got all ball-shaped foods imaginable, such as meatballs, snowballs, cheese balls, truffles, and then some.

Beer Without Beards Event (272 Meserole St, Brooklyn @12pm)

Hope culture magazine has organized Beers With(out) Beards, an opportunity for beer drinkers to celebrate women of the industry.

Snagging a ticket will give you four hours of access to 20+ breweries and their brews. Come by, sip and show your support for the diverse flavors and crafts available.

The event will be held at The Well, in Brooklyn.


Choco-Story New York (350 Hudson St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)

Get a glimpse at Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and visit The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres.

New York’s first ever chocolate museum takes fellow chocolate lovers on a journey through guided tours, up to 8 premium tastings, and a bon-bon making demonstration. Come to the museum for a fun-filled, educational and delicious experience shared with your friends, family, and children.

The museum also features a kid’s corner, where upon arrival, kids will receive eight stickers and a sheet of paper on which the stickers need to be arranged in a correct order. Throughout the museum, there are eight small wall panels which show the correct order. When finished, the kids hand in their sheet inside the gift shop before leaving. If the eight stickers are put in the right boxes, participating children will be given a surprise chocolate prize.

As Tom Hanks would say, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get.”

Sunday, August 12th

Phantom Thread - Rooftop Cinema Club (60 W 37th St, Manhattan @ 10:45 PM)


This takes Netflix & Chill to a whole new level.

Nothing says “movie night” than a glass of wine and endless popcorn.

Thanks to the Rooftop Cinema Club, your viewing experience has been perfected with hand-crafted cocktails, bottomless box of popcorn and a sunset view of the city. So relax, kick back and enjoy the intimate outdoor space with friends and family at the SkyLawn at Embassy Suites by Hilton.

Honey Tasting and Candle Making (W 249 Street and Independence Avenue @ 10 AM)

If you’re looking for something educational to do alone or with the company, this buzzing festival at the Public Garden and Cultural Center is for you!

The agenda if full of activities from candle-making to honey-extraction demonstrations and a family-centered craft project for everyone to participate in. Children over 6 pay the entrance fee of $12, along with adults. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn about the bee crisis from professional beekeepers and taste some sweet honey samples.

Travel is a breeze, there's a free shuttle from the nearest train station; leaving you right at their front gate entrance!

Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real  (10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan @ 7 PM)


A little bit of Nashville, Memphis, and Texas find a way on stage in the form of Margo Price.

This first-come-first-serve free at Lincoln Center will feature a soulful mix of rhythm and lyric, brought to you by Price as well as singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson. The gates in Damrosch park will open up around 6 pm to accommodate guests, get there early!

Sueno - Public Play (107 Suffolk St #202, Manhattan @ 8 PM)