By Stacey Leigh DiPillo - For Weekender

Planning a trip to NYC this weekend? Here are 10 things you can’t miss

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10 things to do in NYC this weekend.

Summer is winding down, but the festivals are still going strong. Your choices this week can’t get more interesting- roller skating disco party, the Marley brothers, an art exhibit dedicated to Lauryn Hill’s historic album. Oh, and the U.S. Open! Enjoy!

Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco: Yessssss! It’s a 90s Pop Disco Roller party with the theme Hair Metal. Starting at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Lefrak Center in Prospect Park, tickets are $18, get them here

Catch a Fire Tour 2015: As part of the Central Park Summer Stage concert series; see Damian and Stephen Marley joined by Morgan Heritage at Rumsey Playfield from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 30. Get there early. For more info visit

Portuguese Bend, The Mineral Girls, Glowing-Eyed Friends and more: Fan of up-and-coming musical acts? New Island Entertainment presents a lineup of breakthrough artists performing live on Aug. 30 at the Kings County Saloon in Williamsburg. Show starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $8 in advance, buy them here

Still Miseducated: This pop up exhibit is a collaboration between The Culture LP and visual artist Imani Shanklin Roberts that takes a deep look at the record The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. DJ Anna Collecta spins, Saba Jenga performs live and the Future Project hosts a silent benefit auction. It all starts at 2 p.m. Aug. 30. RSVP at

U.S. Open Tennis Championships: Tennis fans you’re in luck! The final tournament of the year is going down Aug. 31-Sept. 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens. For all the info you need, visit

FringeNYC: The festival that features more than 1,000 performers will wrap up this weekend. Tickets are $18 and you can choose from shows such as opera, musicals, drama, comedy, dance, improve, vaudeville, stand-up and more. Check out for more info.

Brooklyn Comedy Festival: Featuring up and coming comedians at venues all across Brooklyn, this comedy festival runs from August 24-30. For schedules and tickets check out

Central Park Film Festival: Running from August 25-29, this free annual event is rain or shine. For schedule of screenings and more info check out their website

Life’s a Picnic at Grand Central: During the dog days of summer, there’s nothing better than an indoor picnic. Head over to Vanderbilt Hall August 24 to 28 to relax in some much-needed AC while enjoying that picnic feeling. For more information about the event visit

Mister Sunday: If you haven’t checked this out yet, you’re really missing something. From those who brought you Mister Saturday Night, get ready for an all day outdoor dance party. With Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter, it’s a guaranteed Sunday funday. Dancing, drinks and food, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Gowanus Grove, tickets are $10 with RSVP at

Stacey Leigh is a creative and an educator living in Brookly, New York. You can email her at [email protected]

By Stacey Leigh DiPillo

For Weekender

10 things to do in NYC this weekend. things to do in NYC this weekend.

Stacey Leigh is a creative and an educator living in Brookly, New York. You can email her at [email protected]