Friday, July 19 - Saturday, July 20
Randall’s Island Park
With performances by Mark Ronson and Chromeo and food from NYC-favorites like Roberta’s and Van Leuween, the Pinknic is a festival inspired by the summertime bliss of rosé. Put on your finest pink-and-white outfit (trust me, you’ll stick out like a sore thumb in an LBD) and head to Randall’s Island, where the lawn will be filled with thousands of fellow rosé enthusiasts. A ticket includes a souvenir Pinknic wine glass, access to the food and drink gardens, and plenty of Instagram pic opportunities.
Cost: GA tickets start at $95; food and drinks available for purchase
Friday, July 19
The Bellhouse is hosting Music Video Time Machine, which gets the dance floor going with fan-favorite -- and long-forgotten -- music videos from the '80s and '90s. This party is summer-themed, so expect lots of pre-Y2K beach bods on the big screen. Music Video Time Machine is produced by music video historian (yes, it’s a job!) Stephen Pitalo, so you’ll have a blast whether you’re a film nerd or just there to dance the ass off of your vintage mom jeans.
Cost: Free to enter, drinks available for purchase
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo II moon landing. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating America’s incredible achievement with “Apollo’s Muse,” a collection of art inspired by that big hunk of Swiss cheese hanging above us. Including portraits of the USSR’s ill-fated canine cosmonauts and Galileo’s sketches of the moon, the exhibit might just make you want to join the Space Force. (For a really good time, take your Flat Earther friends).
Cost: Adult admission is $25; pay-as-you-wish for NYS residents