Planning a trip to NYC this weekend? Here are 10 things you can’t miss
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 https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10004229
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 http://www.centralpark.com/events/show/2750/summerstage-catch-a-fire-tour-2015
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 http://www.newislandgroup.com/event/941587-portuguese-bend-mineral-brooklyn/
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 www.stillmisseducated.com
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 www.usopen.org.
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 http://fringenyc.org/ 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 http://bkcomedyfestival.com/
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 http://www.centralpark.com/guide/activities/central-park-film-festival.html
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 http://www.grandcentralterminal.com/event/lifes-a-picnic-at-grand-central/2145454798
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 http://mistersaturdaynight.com/2011/05/mister-sunday-arrives/
Stacey Leigh is a creative and an educator living in Brookly, New York. You can email her at [email protected]