Get your PRIDE on all weekend long, or simply sit back and enjoy some tacos, ice cream, and craft beer as summer has officially begun.
Come out and participate in one of the biggest Pride celebrations in the world this weekend, with the annual parade taking place on Sunday down Fifth Avenue. With more than 80 floats, last year’s march was one of the largest in history, and continues to impact the civil liberties of the LGBTQ community. There will also be various parties, shows and celebrations throughout the boroughs this weekend.
Time Out NY will be hosting a day of tacos and tequila at Salvation Taco this Sunday. Your $39 ticket will get you unlimited tacos and cocktail tastings from its menu. Sunday Funday to the fullest.
The NYC Craft Beer festival is pretty much the best for those diehard craft beer lovers who occasionally can be described as “IPA snobs.” Taking place this Saturday at the Metropolitan Pavilion, the $45 ticket includes unlimited tastings from over 50 craft breweries for 2 ½ hours with a complimentary souvenir glass. There will also be a variety of food available for purchase when you need to pair a beverage with some grub.
Celebrate summer this Friday in Battery Park as they host this unique Swedish Midsummer Festival celebration. People of all ages come together for this free event to picnic on the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and dance to authentic Swedish fiddle music. Food stands will offer delicacies from New York’s finest Swedish restaurants and food purveyors.
For events to keep you going throughout the month, check out the below:
Starting this week and on every Saturday until Labor Day, Oddfellows Ice Cream will be hosting a fun-filled free carnival with a focus on ice cream inside Chefs Club Counter (Nolita). You can partake in the fun by sampling a variety of themed flavors, including caramel-popcorn soft serve, cotton candy wrapped vanilla-tangerine swirl and much more.
BAMcinemaFest in Brooklyn is returning from June 14 to 25 with a huge lineup of this year’s most exciting independent films. The fest will feature New York premieres, cast appearances and filmmaker Q&As. Tickets run from free to $16 and up for each film or Q&A session.
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As if there isn’t already enough to see and do on Governor’s Island, this Center for the Holographic Arts will really enable you to get on that first ferry over. It’s open until October 1 on weekends and holidays and the museum exhibitions feature super cool light-based installations, multi-dimensional imaging and experimental visual media.
NOMOFOMO WHAT: HOLOCENTER: CENTER FOR HOLOGRAPHIC ART. "Explore classic and innovative holographic art · learn about holograms, light, 3D and more". WHO: @holocenternyc WHERE: Governors Island (@governorsisland) Center is located at Quarters • Colonels Row 403. Take the ferry from 10 South Street or Pier 6 in Brooklyn. Check schedule for times. $2. WHEN: Thru Oct 1, 2017. Weekends 11am – 5 pm, Fridays and Holidays (Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day) 2 – 4pm. FREE FEED INSPIRATION: #holocenter 📷: @teirrabyte
This very popular DC pizza chain has finally landed in NYC this week to much buzzed about reviews. Make your own oblong-shaped pies and order in an assembly line — kind of like Chipotle but with unlimited toppings. The employees refer to themselves as “Tribe Members,” which makes for an extra fun excursion.
Prolific Indian chain Chawla’s 2 has opened its first Manhattan location this week, branching out from Queens. The menu is tikka and naan heavy, with a variety of meat and vegetable curries. One thing specific to this location is the cream chicken, made of boneless meat cooked in milk, cream and a “secret” blend of spice.
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