What To Do In New York City This Weekend (June 23-June 25)

Ashley Falzone
Ashley is your semi-above-average 20 something living in Astoria who lives and breathes NYC life. She goes about her days looking forward to all the food she will consume. She also loves referencing Kanye West quotes in her articles whenever applicable.

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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.

 

Pride Parade

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 Tacos and Tequila

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.

 

NYC Craft Beer Festival

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.

 

Swedish Midsummer Festival

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.

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For events to keep you going throughout the month, check out the below:

Ice Cream Carnival at Chef’s Club Counter

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.

 

BAM Cinemafest

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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New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:

Holocenter: Center for the Holographic Arts

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.

 

&pizza

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.

 

Chawla’s 2

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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