Every “Single” Weekend: Things to Do in NYC August 18th-19th
This weekend is your last chance to go zip lining over NYC at Summer Streets. The other events include free ice cream, free cocktails, a chance to check out over 25 food, and art vendors, and Meet Spike Lee at a film screening and Q&A of his new film Red Hook Summer.
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Saturday August 18, 2012
What: Last chance to have fun at Summer Streets. Run, Play, Walk, and Bike, at the 5th annual Summer Streets event. The streets are closed so you could enjoy a zip line, 20 ft rock climbing wall. Ride your bike and roller blades or rent some. There is also a free helmet giveaway, martial arts classes and more.
Where: From Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park
When: 7am – 1pm
For more information: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml
What: Free ice cream, cocktails, and make up advice at Dylans Candy Bar.
Where: 60th and 3rd, New York, NY
For more information: http://www.89thandbroke.com/2012/08/coming-up-free-ice-cream/
What: Check out over 25 craft, food, and art vendors and two film screenings at BK Farm & Flea
When: 12pm- 10pm
Where: The Loom , 1087 Flushing Avenue
Cost : Free Admission
For more information: http://bunnaethiopia.net/bkfarmandflea/
What: It’s 5 0′clock somewhere! Meet author Peter Joseph as he talks about his new book Boozy Brunch and get some free cocktails!
Where: 126 Franklin St.Brooklyn, New York
For more information: http://www.wordbrooklyn.com/event/daytime-drinking-peter-joseph
What: Watch a screening at BAM of Red Hook Summer and then join a Q&A with Spike Lee
Where: BAM, Brooklyn NY
For more information: http://www.bam.org/film/2012/red-hook-summer
What: The “If You Build It” Comedy show brings you some of the best up and coming comedians who have been featured on MTV, Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, and more. This show features Victor Varnado, Pat Dixon, Barry Rothbart, Joe Machi, Phoebe Robinson and Ben Kissel hosted by Kara Klenk and Nick Turner.
Where: 153 East 3rd St. New York, NY 10009
For more information:http://east.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/2835
Sunday, August 19, 2012
What: The Third Annual Ice Cream Sunday. Sample some of the 30+ flavors made using only seasonal or responsibly-sourced ingredients.
Where: At the Old Fulton Fish Market, on South Street Between Beekman Street & Peck Slip
For more information: http://www.newamsterdammarket.org/2012/08_19.html
What: Bike the Boro’s Borders! Grab your bike and ride along the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Hosted by The Levys’ Unique New York!
Where: Meet at the corner of Metropolitan & Scott Streets
Cost: $5, $3 if you can name 3 neighborhoods on each border!
For more information: http://levysuniqueny.com/events/bike-the-boros-border/
What: Artists, programmers, designers, and other creative people created digital, analog, and physical games about Jean Claude Van Damme. Check out their creations and watch a panel of judges decide who has the best game.
Where: 540 West 21st Street New York, NY (C,E to 23rd St.)
For more information: http://www.eyebeam.org/events/jean-claude-van-jam
What: Check out the Theater for the New York City’s Dream Up Festival, featuring 22 premiere performances, from drama and poetry to music and dance.
For more information including schedule and venues: http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/dreamup.htm
When I’m in a relationship at some point my weekends became “our” weekends. At some point when that guy decides he wants his weekends back or I’m between relationships my weekends become 48 hours of Netflix and take out on my beloved couch. So a while ago I started a website called Every “Single” Weekend (ESW) to make sure that I spent at least 24 hours (not cumulatively) doing anything other than sitting on my couch. Now I’m making it a section here on Say Waugh?! and I’m sharing some of the events I may be checking out this weekend and every weekend until I choose to be on my couch in a Netflix induced coma because there’s a fine guy to enjoy it with. Even if I do acquire a steady man friend “me time” is mandatory.
Every Friday lookout for a listing of some of the coolest events in NYC including events that keep you fit, fed, fantastically buzzed (shout out to my fellow winos), and fundamentally inspired. I’m a fan of day trips outside of the city, so if I happen to be going away for the weekend I’ll post some cool stuff that’s happening abroad too.