Planning a trip to NYC this weekend? Here are 10 things you can’t miss
Visiting New York City is a lot like taking a trip around the world. This week’s events have just enough diversity to send you exploring through every borough. Ever heard of Chinatown…in Queens? Or how about a dance party under a bridge? Look no further, it’s all here.
Want the Big Salad? For all the fans of Seinfeld, this is for you. Now, you can catch your favorite episodes of Seinfeld on Hulu and if you’re headed our way, you can taste some of the notorious foods from the best episodes. Use this link, yadda yadda yadda, and enjoy. http://nyti.ms/1Se2p2t
City of Water Day: Don’t forget that NYC is surrounded by water on all sides. To celebrate, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance has created a festival on July 18 filled with free water activities in and around the city. The celebration boasts 30 different locations from Governor’s Island to Maxwell Park Place in Hoboken, New Jersey hosting activities like boat tours and kayak rides. For more information, go to http://www.cityofwaterday.org/
Rubin Museum Block Party: From 1 to 4 p.m. July 19 the Rubin Museum is hosting a block party highlighting the current exhibition Becoming Another: The Power of Masks. Enjoy art activities, outdoor yoga, museum tours, live performances, refreshments and more! Visit htt://bit.ly/1Mj2cJs.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic: This free concert is going down from 7 to 9 p.m. July 15 at the Queensbridge Park. Enjoy views of the city as the sun goes down, while listening to these Hall of Famers perform all their funkiest hits. http://bit.ly/1eYlbP4
Outdoor drinking: Let’s face it, one of the best things about summer in the city is enjoying seasonally inspired cocktails at a gorgeous outdoor bar. Grab your drinking buddies and check out this link that compiles some of the best of the best venues to check this activity off your bucket list. Visit http://bit.ly/1byDJnI.
The Rise of the Sneaker Culture: Sneakers. Everyone has at least one pair. Some sneakerheads have upwards of 50. Whether standing in hours-long lines to get the newest Jordans, or breaking in your new Chuck Taylors, there’s a ton of history behind sneakers’ rise through history. Head to the Brooklyn Museum to get the full story. Visit http://bit.ly/1FdM8VY.
Foo Fighters at Citi Field: Only July 15 and July 16, Foo Fighters will be taking over the Mets’ house at Citi Field. Hop on the 7 train and head out to the new stadium to catch them while you’re both in town. Added plus, hop off the 7 and enjoy some authentic Chinese food in Flushing’s own Chinatown. http://foofighters.com/tour
The Total Bay Ridge Immersion: What makes NYC the greatest city in the world has a lot to do with the unique and diverse neighborhoods. You can hop on the train in Chinatown and get off in the West Indies. On July 18 head into Brooklyn to immerse yourself in the food, drink and culture of Bay Ridge. Get your tickets in advance. Visit http://bit.ly1MI7F2n.
House Party @ Webster Hall: Every Thursday night starting July 16 Webster Hall will be throwing the best House Party you can find. Featuring DJs from all across the nation, you’ll be sure to get the best of the best in electronica. Use this link to get reduced admission. Ladies are free all night! http://bit.ly/1l0oSyp
Tunnelvison Dance Party: On Juy 11 from 3 to 7 p.m., you can dance your heart out underneath the Manhattan Bridge in one of Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods. This DUMBO event boasts a lineup of DJs spinning everything from house music to soul. Free for all! For more info visit http://bit.ly/1fv8Cei.
Stacey Leigh is a creative and an educator living in Brookly, New York. You can email her at [email protected]