The weather has cooled down; summer may finally be coming to a close.
Make the best of it by making your weekend count.
Grab a friend, and your phone-keys-wallet and head out the door!
Friday, August 24
90s Hip Hop + R&B Sing-Along (54 North 11th St, Brooklyn @ 7 PM)
Who doesn’t love a 90’s sing along?!
Along with two hours of playing original music videos to rap along to, there are free giveaways with 90’s swag.
Featured favorite artists include 2Pac, Usher, Biggie, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Aaliyah, Snoop Dogg.
Advanced tickets $10, $15 at the door.
Santos Hot Chicken Sandwiches Pop Up (31 Carmine St, Manhattan @ 6 PM)
Are you craving a Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich?
Chef Daniel Santos’ sandwich ishas got just the cure. Back for only one night, the full menu has yet to be released. But make sure to reserve your hot chicken now, and if you’re looking for a hot fish, he’s got you covered!
Studio C Live from NYC feat. Kenan Thompson (311 West 34th St, Manhattan @ 6:30 PM or 9:30 PM)
Join Kenan Thompson and Studio C Live from NYC for two live tapings featuring the entire cast performing new sketches that will air as the first episode for season nine.
This family-friendly event is sure to have you laughing all throughout the night! The tickets range from $13-$33, all proceeds will are donated to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.
Children must be over eight years old.
Singles Booze Cruise (2430 FDR Dr, Manhattan Sailing @ 8:30 PM)
Single (or not!) join the booze cruise to meet other New Yorkers and sail the East River to the Statue of Liberty.
Enjoy cocktails, live DJ, and mingling. Passengers must be 21+
Saturday, August 25
Afropunk Festival (Flushing Ave & North Elliot Pl, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)
Possibly one of the funkiest and best - dressed festivals of New York, Afropunk is returning to Commodore Barry Park with big names Janelle Monae, Tyler the Creator, Miguel, and Pusha T set to perform.
Enjoy music from emerging and seasoned musicians but also art, film and skate culture. The festival runs from Saturday to Sunday.
RAMMΣLLZΣΣ: Racing for Thunder (220 West 18th St, Manhattan)
Ending this weekend on August 26th, make sure to check the Red Bull Arts New York exhibit dedicated to RAMMΣLLZΣΣ’s cultural impact.
Influencing artists such as the Beastie Boys, his largest survey to date examines the artist’s diverse body of work, featuring the most important art and sculptures he created in his last 20 years of his life. Admission is free.
Babetown BBQ (640 Grand St Apt #1, Brooklyn @ 7 PM)
Even though summer is coming to an end, end it with an unforgettable BBQ popup for queer women, trans and nonbinary people.
Babetown is grilling up local vegetables and fish while sipping on all you can drink beer and summer wines.
Tickets are $35. Wash your fish and veggies with tequila shots supporting people at Not Yet Series.
Jersey Shore Brunch Party (1437 Bleecker St, Manhattan @ 12 PM)
Who doesn’t love a GTL (gym, tan, laundry) themed brunch?
Dress in theme as your favorite Jersey Shore stars like JWowww or The Situation. Enjoy a Saturday that Snooki and Vinny would approve of filled with 2-hour bottomless drinks and entree of your choice followed by a dance afterparty.
Tickets are $39. 21+ only.
Sunday, August 26
A Day Party with Drake and Virgil Abloh (140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn @ 4 PM)
If you can’t make the Drake and Migos tour stop at MSG, fear not!
Drake and Virgil Abloh, Off-White founder and Louis Vuttion menswear artistic director, are throwing a day party of a lifetime at the Brooklyn Mirage that is sure last all night.
Also set to take the stage is Shiggy performing his dance to Drake’s “In My Feelings” that created the viral In My Feelings Challenge. Tickets range from $49 to $189. 21+ only.
Voss Event’s Drag Brunch (431 W 16th Street, Manhattan @ 12 PM)
Unleash your diva at Drag Brynch at the Highline with performances by the top Queens of New York!
Special appearances by contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race television show. Enjoy the show with brunch and bottomless drinks.
$40 advanced tickets and $50 at the restaurant. 21+ only
Empty MetTour (1000 5th Avenue, Manhattan @ 8:30 AM)
Love the Met but hate the crowds, then this tour is for you.
The EmptyMet tour provides the opportunity to see the Met before doors open to the public. For an hour and a half, have one of the world’s largest art collections.
This tour will be incredibly intimate, with only 25 people per tour.
Tickets are $175 and include access to the Met, The Met Breuer, and the Met Cloisters.
Michael Arenella's 13th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party (Colonel’s Row, Governors Island @ 11 AM)
Jazz Age Lawn Party celebrates as the world’s largest and prohibition-era event. Beginning as a small gathering in 2005, the event has grown and is one of the most looked-forward-to events.
Step onto the lawn and step through time with the sounds of Armstrong, Ellington, and Armstrong play.
General Admission is $35 and children under 12 are free.
Making plans for next weekend's holiday? Check out our East River concert booze cruise with Blac Rabbit (and open beer, wine, gin, and vodka bars) grab your tickets here.