Events

Everything You Have to Do in NYC This Weekend

Updated On 07/20/2017 at 05:38PM EST Updated On 07/20/2017 at 05:38PM EST
rockaway beach
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Friday
Jul 28
Prospect Park Bandshell
Hit the Prospect Park Bandshell at 6:30pm (show at 7:30) to see these indie singer-songwriters live, outdoors (rain or shine) for free, as part of the summerlong Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
French Louie
French Louie
Friday
Jul 28
Various locations
If the weather doesn’t cooperate and you need a place to camp out (and eat), book a last-minute reservation for NYC Summer Restaurant Week. Some of the city’s best restaurants are offering three-course dinners for just $42.
Friday
Jul 28
Various locations
Looking for a way to chill out in some AC and keep yourself entertained? This is it: opening today, Atomic Blonde stars Charlize Theron as an MI6 spy assigned to infiltrate a seedy German crime organization shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. And by infiltrate, we mean "break the bones of."
Friday - Sunday
Jul 28-30
Randall’s Island
Tickets are still available on Stubhub for this Gov Ball-esque music festival, returning for its second year and promising tons of big names (and food from the likes of Roberta’s, Pasquale Jones, Chef’s Club Counter, and Ice & Vice)
Friday - Sunday
Jul 28-30
Try a Scotch Egg Collab From Dominique Ansel & Dan Barber
Try a Scotch Egg Collab From Dominique Ansel & Dan Barber
West Village
This weekend only, stop by Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village to try the Cronut master's latest collab: a Scotch Egg Roulette, made with Blue Hill's Dan Barber. The dish (which will cost you a pricy $16.50 and is available from 9am until they're sold out) is the chefs' version of the classic Scotch egg, made with eggs from Blue Hill farm wrapped in beet sausage and a malted millet crust with grilled baby corn and corn mustard on the side. The roulette aspect comes from the fact that a select number of the farm’s chickens are fed red pepper, so some of the eggs' yolks are bright red. 
Hester Street Fair
Hester Street Fair
Saturday
Jul 29
Lower East Side
Shop from local vendors selling everything from snacks to clothes at this weekly summertime fair on the Lower East Side. This weekend also promises an iced coffee competition from 11am-6pm (for $10 you can get a voting ticket and a 2-ounce sample from each coffee of the competing purveyors).
Saturday
Jul 29
Long Island City
For $18 ($16 if you’re a museum member) you can hit this outdoor dance party, featuring live electronic music from both local and international artists. Things kick off at noon and run ‘til 9pm, with food and drinks served by M. Wells Dinette.
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 29-30
Governors Island
Spend the next two days on Governors Island for the free NYC Poetry Festival, which promises slam poets, readings from local poets and authors, a chance to type out your own haiku on a public typewriter, and an oddly intimate experience with The Poetry Brothel, which lets you commission a professional reader to privately recite poetry to you. Brooklyn Brewery will also be sponsoring a beer garden, should you need liquid courage. The event starts at 11am and runs ‘til 6pm.
rockaway beach
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Sunday
Jul 30
Queens
Sunday is looking like the perfect beach day, so hop on the A train early and make the most of the day at Rockaway Beach -- we’ve got you covered on how to get there and everything you need to eat and drink in between swims.