What To Do In NYC This Weekend (June 9-11)

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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The start of summer in New York brings out the best of the best in block parties, festivals, good food, and concerts. This is just the icing on the cake as to what the rest of summer shall bring.

 

Beer and Taco Getdown

Get down and get your wiggle on at the LIC Flea in Queens this weekend with unlimited craft beer tastings topped with tacos from authentic taquerias the borough has to offer. Tickets are $41 and up and feature unlimited beer tastings with the tacos for purchase.

 

Big Apple BBQ Block Party

As one of the nation’s premiere BBQ events, the free Big Apple BBQ will be making its return to Madison Square Park all weekend long. The BBQ features the best of the best from across the country, and all are available for purchase. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of Texas, food wise.

Go pig or stay home. @jimnnicksbbq #bigapplebbq

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Jazz Age Lawn Party

The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island this weekend aims to take you back to a prohibition era and features a variety of jazzy performances and activities, including dance lessons and vintage portraits. Dress like its 1925, drink Rose, and have a ball. Tickets are $55 and up.

 

Northside Festival

The annual Northside Festival is sweeping its way across Williamsburg this weekend, with a whopping 300+ bands and 150+ guest speakers across 30+ North Brooklyn venues. There’s also a block party and a host of freebie and ticketed shows. Prices for ticketed shows start as low as $10.

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Brooklyn Pride

June is LGBTQ Pride month, and Brooklyn celebrating early this weekend with the Pride 5K, multicultural festival and twilight parade. Although you need to register for the run, the other events are free to attend. Show your support for the community!

 

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

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn

The 40th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is a staple of the summer season, with a variety of free and ticketed shows. This year they will grace us with Andrew Bird, Alice Smith, Esperanza Spalding, Yeasayer, Youssou n’dour, and a variety of other artists at the Prospect Park Bandshell stage.

 

Museum Mile Festival

On Tuesday, June 13, the museum mile uptown will offer free access to seven of their museums, including the MET, the Guggenheim and Cooper Hewitt. The event will be one big block party, featuring performances and art as well to help expose New Yorkers and tourists around the world to the museums.

Walking freely on the street of #MuseumMileFestival!

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Lower East Side Film Festival

Running through June 15, the Lower East Side Film Festival aims to create a great experience for both the filmmaker and audience through a variety of events, neighborhood engagement, film screenings of the newest talent and free industry panels. Ticketed events are $16 and up, and all include an open beer and wine bar.

 

New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:

Cote Korean Steakhouse

Newly opened this past Thursday by Seoul born chef David Shim, the menu features dry ages cut in house, along with classic steakhouse meals such as steak tartare and shrimp cocktail. Soju cocktails are also a must-have as you grill your steaks.

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World Gin Day at Oddfellows Ice Cream

In honor of World Gin Day on Saturday, June 10, the delectable OddFellows Ice Cream Co. in Williamsburg is launching a flight of gin treats. Get a little tipsy scoop with the trio, available from June 9 to 11. A three-scoop tasting is $13.

 

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor museum of street art now features 33 engaging wall murals for the 2017 season. After spending a day eating Nathan’s in the sand, this installation is a great photo op for the Instagram feed.

 

Bortolami Gallery-Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren’s fourth exhibition in this gallery is To Align: works in situ 2017, using situated work as a visual tool, with white and color alternating stripes, completely transforming the space into a visual masterpiece. The exhibit will be in place until June 24.

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