Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20
Now in its fourth iteration, this rosé-themed picnic/pool party invites guests to “dress summer chic in pink and/or white” for the festivities. This year may be the biggest Pinknic yet, with Mark Ronson and Chromeo headlining (plus 20 more DJs performing over two days), and an expanded food and beverage lineup that includes options from 25 local restaurants shops (and half a dozen types of rosé plus pink cocktails!).
Cost: General admission is $95 Friday, $105 Saturday, and $185 for a two-day pass; VIP tickets start at $250; Cabanas are available for . . . maybe you should just see for yourself
Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28
Cruise over to Governors Island for the ninth annual New York City Poetry Festival, which was created to “liberate poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstore[s] and coffee shops... to bring together as many NYC poets as possible, in the bright light of day...” With readings every 30 minutes, set against the woodsy, colonial backdrop of Governors Island, the festival is the perfect place to spend a literary day. If you’re feeling really inspired, bring a poem to share on the open mic stage.