Looking for last minute, off-the-cuff weekend plans? LocalBozo.com has got you covered. It’s not too late to figure it all out. For a glimpse of upcoming events that we’ll be covering, check out the calendar in our side bar to your right. Otherwise, here are a few highlights to check out in and around Manhattan this weekend!
Arts & Culture
Saturday, July 16th – Join the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance for “On the Water, For the Water” tomorrow afternoon from 10am to 4pm. Free ferries, free boat tours, waterfront biking, food, live music and it all takes place at Liberty State Park in New Jersey and Governor’s Island in Manhattan and literally everywhere in between. Kayaks and canoes, arts and crafts- the only thing missing to revitalize the waterfront is you. (On the Water, For the Water)
Saturday, July 16th – Head over to Dumbo in Brooklyn to check out the Estria International Graffiti Battle from noon-6pm. The Tobacco Warehouse hosts the competition as street artists tag an 8×10 canvas, judged by west coast legend Estria Miyashiro. Tickets are just $15 and will definitely be something you ain’t never seen before. The Battles move to Los Angeles and Honolulu in the coming months, so make sure to check out the only local event of its kind this weekend. (Estria International Graffiti Battle)
Friday, July 15th- Sunday, July 17- Head out to Flushing this weekend, kiddies. The Mets open the year’s second half against their arch rivals from Philadelphia in an exciting NL East weekend set. Will Beltran, Reyes, and Company be able to knock of the National League’s best? How much longer will they play in New York? Only one way to see it for yourself. (Mets Tickets)
Sunday, July 17th- The Women’s World Cup finals take place on Sunday, and if you can’t make it out to the match, head over to The Paley Center on West 52nd Street and watch the game with other fans in hi-definition on a massive screen. Cheer on the United States women as they take on Japan and try to wrest away their third cup victory. (World Cup Finals)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, July 15th- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out some releases coming out today- “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (PG-13) returns with the hottest movie of the summer. Highly anticipated, this is the final chapter of Potter and company. Isn’t he 40 years old at this point? The only other notable film opening is the 69 minute run timed “Winnie the Pooh” (G) with the whole gang heading back to the Hundred Acre Wood. Don’t blame us if you hate them both.
Friday, July 15th- Children of the 90’s unite and head over to the Gramercy Theatre tonight! Be sure to wear your denim vests, scrunchies, gym shorts, and acid washed jeans. This is your one chance to channel your inner Zack, Kelly, or Screech, if you’re a dweeb! The Bayside Tigers have been known to get the crowd into a frenzy as they rip through a 90’s only set of pure pop gold. The tunes will be so sugary you may leave with cavities. (Saved by the Bell!)
Saturday, July 16th – Summertime. Drink it all in this weekend down at the South Street Seaport for the 4Knots Music Festival, which replaces the former Siren Festival. The Village Voice is throwing the free, day long party featuring 6 live bands, headlined by The Black Angels. Get down there early and secure your spot for one of the most exciting concerts in the city this summer. (4Knots Music Festival)
Friday, July 15th – Saturday, July 9th- Club it up all weekend long. Tonight, Mickey Factz hits up Katra for Chill Factor Fridays for 2 floors of music and 2 for 1’s from 10- midnight. Also, Ajna hosts Kiss-Stop Talking tonight on the Meatpacking District’s Little West 12th Street with mash-ups galore. Dancing included. Blowouts optional.
Saturday, July 16th- Brooklyn Based has done it again. It’s their latest Brooklyn
Brewery-fueled beer, food, and music crawl. The mammoth event descends upon 4th Avenue, noon this Saturday. Pacific Standard, Cherry Tree, The Rock Shop, and Mission Dolores will all be pouring complimentary cups of Brooklyn Brewery beer, Sheep Station is serving up a “beer brunch” featuring complimentary bottles of Local 1, Ghenet is offering 10% off all tabs, the skint has lined up a fabulous French band-and-burlesque show in honor of Bastille Day at Littlefield and The Rock Shop is celebrating its first year with Urge Overkill downstairs at 8pm and a DJ upstairs in the afternoon. To get beer specials and discounts throughout the day, you’ll need a free immersion card, which will be available starting at noon on Saturday at Cherry Tree (65 4th Ave.) and Oaxaca (250 4th Ave.), where you can gorge on $2 tacos all day! (Brooklyn Based)
Sunday, July 17th – Hudson Terrace will host a Beer & BBQ Festival where guests can sample from a list of over thirty summer seasonal beers. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon know then with cold brews, smoked meats, and live music. It also doesn’t hurt that Hudson Terrace provides some spectacular views. A ticket will grant each guest five beer samples, a hotdog or slider, one side-dish item and entrance.(Hudson Terrace)
- Jane Van Arsdale & Alan Smithee