Things to do in New York City this weekend
Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25, participate in the Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt. The day includes two orienteering courses, for kids and adults. Explore the park while learning how to use a map and compass. Participate in arts and crafts and enjoy light refreshments. The event is free and takes place at Field 62-63 in Randall’s Island Park. Visit randallsisland.org/events/treasure-hunt for more information.
Rugged Maniac: Wear your most ridiculous costume to participate in this fun run/athletic events on June 25. The day includes beach volleyball, riding a mechanical bull and a stein-hoisting and pie-eating contest after the run. Participants will face obstacles during the race including bouncing on trampolines, climbing nets, going down a huge water slide, all while covered in mud. Tickets are $99 (the price will increase closer to the date), which includes registration to run and a free beer. Visit ruggedmaniac.com/events/newyorkcity to register.
Teaze: It’s Pride week in NYC. Events take place all week, but on the weekend, catch two of the largest. On June 25, Teaze is an exclusive event for women. Formally known as Rapture on the River, this 21-and-older event features DJs Samantha Ronson, Toni*K and Tatiana. The event takes place on Pier 26 from 3 to 10 p.m. Parking is guaranteed and can be reserved online. Visit www.nycpride.org/events for more information.
Pride Parade: The annual Pride Parade kicks off June 26 at noon. It begins at 36th and Fifth Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets. The March includes floats and performances that stretch down Fifth Avenue. Originally, the parade was an annual civil rights demonstration. Now, it recognizes the fight against AIDS and memorializes those who were lost to violence, neglect and illness from the LGBTQ community.