you’ve come a long way, baby. been laborin’ hard all summer, workin’ on that tan, practicing those moves, moving those hips, loosening those lips, sinking those ships and dancing til dawn and making love and drinking rose all the hours in between. and now you can finally collect the fruits of your labor on this magical 4-day weekend filled with music and magic, backyard barbecues and rooftop ragers, long beach days with obnoxiously large inflatables, and nudity.
yep. gonna be that kind of weekend. so strip down, turn on, tune in, drop out and explode.
(further instructions below…)
Sunset Beer Garden at North Brooklyn Farm in Williamsburg.
ugh, well, thanks north brooklyn farm for depressing me with that reminder that thursday will mark the last day and consequent sunset of august. makes me want to drown my sorrows with kcbc beers and seasonal wines and the most famous skyline in the world, backlight and illuminated while me and all of my friends and lovers hold hands and dance well into the moonrise. ah, you know, maybe life ain’t so bad after all. come commiserate with me at the sunset beer garden pop-up at north brooklyn farms. it’s all happening from 5-10pm. free entry, picnics welcome. all info here. 320 kent ave at north bk farms, where it’s goin’ down (the sun, that is) at the pop-up.
Broken Spoon Pop-Up Dinner at the Diamond in Greenpoint.
sometimes i feel like my entire life is just one big search for pork buns. and then, sometimes i don’t. regardless i get really fucking happy when i find them, and especially when they roll their little pillowy buns of joy right into the backyard of my favorite spot in brooklyn, and inevitably pair themselves up with a perfect beer and each finds its way into my hands and then straight down the hatch. (this is getting weird.) (i’m drinking rose). YEP, the diamond’s weekly pop-up dinner welcomes good friend roos from broken spoon and all of the pork buns your greasy little hands can grab and all the beers your saturated little liver can handle. eat em up, drink em up, beat em up (at shuffleboard) then meet me in the gondola where we will share pork buns and secrets. #porkbunsandsecrets 43 franklin st.
Rooftop Movie Night: Back to the Future at Rooftop Reds in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
be present thursday night atop new york’s only rooftop winery with a glass in hand, slice in the other, and christopher lloyd screaming alongside you. rooftop reds is back at it with wine-pizza-movie night, this month featuring back to the future. come and relax in the hammocks, or barefoot in the astroturf, or just play cornhole or dirty balls or grab ass during the film to piss people off. it’s labor day weekend baby. you earned this, so take it however you want to take it. tickets $30 and include 2 slices of pizza and a glass of wine, plus the film. available here
. 299 sands st.
Fish, Brew and BBQ in Prospect Park
there’s nothing better than some good fishing, be it a clothing line
or a casted line, sitting on the dock and drinking beers with your mates and talking about the one that got away. (what was her name again?) it’s the perfect way to slowly welcome you to your long weekend. go to the prospect park fish, brew, bbq in prospect park. fishing lessons available for all you city slickers, plus poles and bait. live music, drinks, food. life is motherfucking good. all info here
Live at the Archway: Underground Soundsystem, in DUMBO.
the very word underground
makes folks in brooklyn come a-runnin’. underground dance party? bury me baby. underground sex club? my pants are already down. underground dinner society? tease me, please me, feed me. this thursday underground soundsystem plays under the archway of the manhattan bridge. their sound is engaging, aggressive, and guaranteed to make you move. it’s free, 6-9pm. more info here
, under the archway of the manhattan bridge in DUMBO. live at the archway – the only way to get over it is to get under it.™
Ice Cream Party at the Museum of Food and Drink, Williamsburg.
i don’t really believe that ice cream has a season or particularly needs a reason. so let’s not pretend like ice cream will lose its sweetness once the temperature drops, or that we’ll miss that obnoxious mister softee music (heLLOO?!) let’s just realize that we’re all screaming for it, all the time, and there’s no place better to do it than at the MoFaD ice cream party this thursday night. author stella parks will be talking about her new book and the evolution of ice cream in america. go, get some free treats, beers from bk brewery and scream your motherfucking head off. do it. we’ll all do it. because it’s ice cream. all info here
. 62 bayard st.
Taco or Beer Challenge at the Well in Bushwick.
people like to judge those who over indulge in tacotuesday, and tacwednesday, and thacothursday and… ok well you know. and they also love to hate on those of us who like to enjoy a beer, or 5, most days. but unfortunately the sickening stigma surrounding abortions runs much much deeper. in our current political environment, we are quickly losing access to this vital right and thus the voice and movement from those opposed is getting stronger. come and #revelwithacause by over indulging in tacos and beer and support access to abortions at the taco and beer challenge at the well this friday. proceeds go to the New York Abortion Access Fund. all info here, 7-10pm, 272 meserole at the well. be like timmy, fall into the well.™
Live Music, Dinner, and Seductive Cocktails at Le Fanfare in NoGreePo.
come get yourself a fancy little cocktail made from my fancy little hands at the fanciest spot in NoGreePo, le fanfare. live music 830-1030 and burrata so fresh you’ll want to smack it. but you won’t, of course. read my ridiculously enthusiastic review here (disclaimer: this was written before i started working there. now it’s even better than it was then.) then come. 1103 manhattan ave.
Motion Studies, Tmboy and Olmsburgh at C’mon Everybody in Williamsburg.
weird disco. even in a city as wildly dynamic as new york, how often is our nightlife routine completely shaken up, if not in a cocktail shaker? ok well maybe every time you go to house of yes but with that one exception, it’s not often. make that change this friday night with … he performs at … and his sound has been described as one that “matches tribal-flavored fills and a yearning, wordless vocal melody with a synthetic four-on-the-floor pulse that pumps liquid-mercury synths” thank you, idolator. trust me, go to this show. lose your mind. it’s the weekend. tickets $8/10 available here. 325 franklin ave at c’mon everybody, where it’s better than comin’ on nobody. (that was gross) (don’t care)
Every Body Party at North Brooklyn Farms, Williamsburg.
food, drinks, music, dancing, sunsets along the east river and boozy fucking popsicles. i really don’t need to say anything else. be there, at north brooklyn farms, for their fifth and final every body party. get your body there. then fill it with frozen booze and dance all night. tickets, $10 available here. 320 kent ave.
Makossa Cookout at Our Wicked Lady in Bushwick.
summer is ending. and that fucking sucks. but what doesn’t suck is that we can still pack in as much rooftop parties and cookouts we can until the air turns crisp. head to our wicked lady saturday evening for their end of summer makossa cookout. food, drinks, those really amazing frozen cocktails they make, dancing, and love. free before 4pm, $5 after. other info here. 4pm-late. 153 morgan ave.
COME TO DIAMOND, I’m working!
yep. taking back my saturday post, at least this week. come by the best little bar in brooklyn. have an expertly poured beer from my hands, or wine or cider. play shuffleboard, chill in the backyard, make out in the gondola.my shift starts at 8 and goes ’til late. 43 franklin st.
Union Hall Reopening Celebration with DJ Bengey, Park Slope.
for as many nights as we burned the house down on the dance floor at union hall, it suffered a real fire 4 months ago and finally reopened two weeks ago. dj bengey holds down his residence saturday nights on the 1’s and 2’s and also is reportedly the on-call fireman, just in case. let’s all rally around this beloved park slope institution and help them make up for that lost time by dancing our asses off and spending our monies at the bar. bengey starts at 11.30 and won’t stop until you stop. more info here
. 702 union st.
Taxidermy and Etymology Class with Brooklyn Taxidermy in Greenpoint.
i have an agreement with my cat. just before he breathes his last breath, he promised to whisper in my ear “it’s time” and i wil go get the hemlock and then we will both go together. morbid? whatever. anyway, what i’m saying is, taxidermy isn’t for me because the only creature i want perched forever by my side in a glassy state of permanent pouncing is my little bearcat
. and i will not live to see that happen. but if YOU would like to have some permanently mid-pouncing glassy-eyed animal hanging out with you for all eternity, learn how here at Brooklyn Taxidermy. 2-6pm, more info here
. 681 morgan ave.
The Heartland Passage Tour : Documentary Screening and Barge Party in Red Hook.
let’s face it – most of the barges in this town are overrun with douchies with croakies drinking tecates and bitching about absolutely everything. what is it with bros and floating bars? i just don’t get it. however, this party will be definitively void of that crowd, but very present with inspiration, libations, and good vibrations. come to new york’s only screening of Boom and Bust : America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, a documentary about the erie canal, on a barge in a waterway that is just as influential to us. listen to some live folk music. celebrate summertime. $15 tickets and info here. 8-11pm, 290 conover st.
Virginia Tech vs WVU.
virginia tech plays west virginia university at 730pm. this legendary rivalry competes on the eipic stage of fedex field and your girl will be watching at barley on manhattan ave in greenpoint and she’d love for you to be there, wearing orange and marroon and shaking your keys and cheering on the country’s best football team. that is including all nfl teams, fyi. because fuck the nfl.
Labor Day Extravaganza at House of Yes, Bushwick.
no one does and end-of-summer party like house of yes. actually no one does any kind of party during any season or consequent ending of wuch like house of yes. because it’s the best venue in brooklyn and it’s where you want to be this monday. wear your americana gear and be ready to dance for 12 hours straight. 2pm-2am. tickets and info here. 2 wyckoff ave at house of yes, where they put the sensual in consensual.™
your only #reasontocrosstheriverthisweekend is this dope waterfront beach cookout party at la marina in manhattan. tickets somehow range from $15-400, so choose your own adventure, booze your own adventure, reap the fruits of all of your labor and make love to a stranger. because as the temperature cools, so will our summertime flings. go out with a bang. tickets and info here, see you there 😉 348 dyckman st.