What To Do In New York City This Weekend (July 7 – July 9)

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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July doesn’t miss a beat this weekend, with a variety of music, shopping, and of course, constant eating.

 

Uptown Fridays at the Studio Museum

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.

 

Sip. Shop. Eat! at The Collective Market

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.

See you this weekend! #thecollectivemarket @belanoelle #nyc #theroyalcardcompany

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Drake versus Kanye Tribute Party

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.

😆 #drakevskanye #hahaha lol

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Full Moon Festival

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.

Time is ticking — only 3 days left to grab your tix to see @kelelam live at #FullMoonFest! 🌴🙌🏽 @larssonjennings #LinkinBio

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

The Connective Project at Prospect Park

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.

 

French Restaurant Week

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.

 

New restaurant openings/art to check out:

Ji Zhou-Real Ilusion

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.

 

City Acres Food Hall

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.

Step 1. – Our Farm Table offers a wide variety of fresh and organic vegetables 🌱#cityacres #vegetable #farm #organic #fresh

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Icelandic Fish and Chips

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.

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