NY Life Weekender — 02 September 2011
What to Do in NYC This Weekend- 09/02/11

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

Friday, September 2nd- ODAINGEROUS! The new clothing and lifestyle brand from entertainer Odain Watson personifies anyone willing to create their own reality. Head on over to the Sky Room Rooftop to witness the release of this highly anticipated street luxury line which is sure set new trends. In addition the party will be celebrating Odain’s new single, “How Far Will You Go” featuring Lil Wayne. You may have heard of him.(Odain Watson Luxury Line)

Monday, September 5th- Labor Day might mark the end of the season, but hold on to summer with one last street carnival set amid the flavors, sights, and sounds of the Caribbean. The 44th West Indian American Carnival sends a parade along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, surrounded by Caribbean treats with a ton of festivities and raffles including hotel stays, a 7 day cruise, iPads, laptops and much more! (West Indian American Carnival)


Friday, September 2nd- Monday, September 5th- The US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium is an annual rite of passage. It’s also a great reason for you to head up to Flushing while those Mets stink up the joint. Tickets might be scant for some of the more competitive days, but there’s nothing like seeing live Tennis featuring the sport’s biggest stars. Yes, even you Andy Roddick. The Open runs through 9/11, but secure your tickets now. (US Open Tickets)

Friday, September 2- Monday, September 5th- It wouldn’t be a holiday weekend unless the Yankees were playing at home. Head out to the Bronx at any point this weekend as the Bombers host the Toronto Blue Jays Friday to Sunday, and the Baltimore Orioles on Monday for a weekend of epic proportion. Can the Yanks keep up with the Sox for AL East supremacy? (Yankees Tickets)

Music & Entertainment

Friday, September 2nd- Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out these releases coming out today- Big weekend for fans of Sci-fi and Horror, not so much for big name actors- “Apollo 18” (PG-13) explores what if the cancelled 1970’s trip to the moon did occur in a fake docu-esque suspense thriller. Also, “Shark Night 3D” (PG-13) features a group of friends at a lake house for a weekend of fun. As the title implies, there’s likely to be more blood than beer. Look, neither of these is beating “The Help,” so let’s just move on. Don’t blame us if you hate them all.

Friday, September 2nd- Monday, September 5th- Not much doing in Manhattan this weekend in terms of live music. Trek out to Jones Beach tomorrow to catch Incubus live or out to Homdel, NJ on Sunday at the PNC Bank Arts Center. For something a little different, old-school ska punkers The English Beat drops bass to kick off Labor Day weekend. Melding ska with reggae and soul, the Beatsters will get the Bell House in Brooklyn bouncing with “Mirror in the Bathroom” and other hits that will make it okay to wear black and white stripes again. Tickets are just $25. (The English Beat Tickets)


Friday, September 2nd – Sunday, September 4th- Hit up Randall’s Island for the Electric Zoo. Single passes are just $119, but it’s a huge party of electro-fun-dance-trance and more featuring more DJs than we can name here. Let’s try: Tiesto, Moby, Tiga, MSTRKRFT, Josh Wink, Crookers, and more. Afterparty commences tonight at Pacha with Fatboy Slim and more starting at 11. Dancing as always is included. Blowouts, as you may have heard, are optional. (Electric Zoo Tickets)


Saturday, September 3rd- College football season is kicking off in a big way! Don’t miss all of the action at sideBAR. Fans are invited to enjoy the following drink specials:$5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas and $10 Bud Light pitchers. Not a bad choice for a day of Boozin. (SideBAR)

Monday, September 5th- Fort Greene’s No. 7 celebrates it’s third birthday celebration with free fried chicken at 8pm and great happy hour specials starting at 5:30. (No. 7 Restaurant)

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