July doesn’t miss a beat this weekend, with a variety of music, shopping, and of course, constant eating.
The Studio Museum in Harlem features Uptown Fridays!, a summer series that celebrates the sights and sounds of summer by transforming the courtyard and galleries into a vibrant social hub. The event features food and drink specials, free-guided tours, and musical libations to help you get down on it.
Come celebrate the sights and sounds of summer this Friday for the very first Uptown Fridays! event of the season! From 7-10pm, dance to the beats of Libation's DJ @ianfriday with @Manchildblack, and enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials. Tag a friend or come solo & make a few during a festive evening of art and culture! #StudioMuseum #UptownFridays [📷: @elliott_ashby]
Spend the weekend doing exactly that down in the Lower East Side. Curated cocktails, a handpicked selection of shopping goods, and fresh food & desserts from local vendors is even better with free entry. Tickets are available if you happen to want to drink a lot, starting at $5 and up. It’s probably best to make it that kind of excursion.
Do you love Kanye like Kanye loves Kanye? Or do you wish for One Dance with Drake? Clearly they both deserve a tribute to their lyrical genius, and Brooklyn Bowl is bringing you just that this Saturday. There is a $20 cover in order to celebrate the kings of the hip hop game.
NYC music festivals never stop, and Full Moon is no exception to the rule. Taking place on Governor’s Island this Saturday, the fest is waterfront party featuring Vic Mensa, Kelela, DJ Harvey, and so much more. Tickets are now $61 if you haven’t snagged some already.
For events to keep you going throughout the month, check out the below:
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Prospect Park, the alliance is bringing together artists, notable Brooklynites, and the public to create a site-specific art installation, on view July 7 through 17. The Connective Project is an immersive art installation of thousands of pinwheels that will create an evolving, undulating wave of color and beauty that will encompass the two-and-half acre former Rose Garden.
In celebration of Prospect Park’s 150th anniversary, the @Prospect_Park Alliance commissioned #ReddyMadeDesign and @WeAreArea4, an experiential marketing firm, to create a large-scale public art installation called “The Connective Project,” which is composed of more than 7,000 individually designed #pinwheels. They will be constructed of weather-resistant, compostable paper made from stone dust and printed with work submitted by artists and the public. On view July 7-17! #prospectpark #design #publicspace #nycparks #installation #architecture #publicart #theconnectiveproject #art
Pretend like you’re in Paris or sauntering the south of France for NYC French Restaurant week, taking place from July 3-July 16. At least 42 French bistros are participating, with prix fixe 3 course lunch at $17.80 and dinner at $38.
$17.89 Lunch & $38 or $178.90 for two Dinner Menu at @petitpouletny at the @themartinique #Midtown #NYC. Eat. Drink. Be French. #eatdrinkbefrench #bastilleweek #frenchrestaurantweek _____________________________________________ #frenchfood #frenchcuisine #frenchgastronomie #frenchgastronomy #nyceats #nyc #foodaddict #nycfood #nycdinning #chicagoeats #restaurantweek #nycrestaurantweek #zagat #eeeeeats #timeoutnewyork #timeoutchicago #huffposttaste #nycfood #nytimes #foodporn #foodies
New restaurant openings/art to check out:
Ji Zhou’s “Real Illusion” is on exhibition at the Klein Sun Gallery through August 5. By using photography as his main medium, this series of works chronicles the daily changes of light, texture, and activity within natural and urban scenes. This exhibit presents us with information that is both factual and illusory.
NOMOFOMO WHAT: REAL ILLUSION: PLANTS COVERED IN DUST. "…utilizes both positives and negatives of the same image to create a juxtaposed version of black and white plants covered in soot. The installation challenges the audience's perception of what they are truly seeing, much like his fragmented collages". You can also download an app to see added details not visible to the naked eye. WHO: Ji Zhou WHERE: Klein Sun Gallery (@kleinsungallery) 525 W. 22nd Street. WHEN: Thru August 5, 2017. M-Sa from 10am to 6pm. FEED INSPIRATION:#jizhou #kleinsungallery #plantscoveredindust
The financial district is finally getting some more decent food options with the opening of the Brooklyn outpost City Acres Food Hall next week. It will feature a variety of famous NYC vendors such as the Cinnamon Snail, Artichoke Pizza, Vanessa’s Dumplings, and Beyond Sushi.
This NYC opening of the Reykjavik, Iceland novelty shop with mainly fish, minus the chips, takes a fresh approach on the dish that differs from the UK. The fried fish varies in species, with at least three or four flown in from Iceland daily. Sides a must, since there really are no chips given.