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, July 12th – Sometimes the best things in New York are in fact free. This weekend is Manhattanhenge folks, and if the word itself is unfamiliar to you, make yourself available outdoors on Friday evening as the sun miraculously shines a light on every single city street- on both sides of town. It only happens four times a year and there’s no RSVP or line to wait in to enjoy some of Manhattan’s breathtaking splendor. Just head to the east side and enjoy the sights. The sounds meanwhile, are still probably just as crass as ever.
Sunday, July 14th – New York City celebrates French pride annually as 60th Street shuts down for the annual Bastille Day celebration between Fifth Avenue and Lexington. Families galore will be crowding the streets tasting three full blocks of pastries and cheeses as well as live entertainers and music, and a variety of vendors selling all you can imagine. It’s as fun and festive a street fair as you’ll find all year long. And it’s only this Sunday! (Bastille Day NY)
Friday, July 12th – Sunday, July 14th – As Major League Baseball approaches the All-Star Game, the Bronx Bombers close out the season’s first half against the AL Central’s Minnesota Twins. Yankee Stadium plays host to two teams desperate for a short break as Flushing meanwhile, prepares to host a slew of fun filled fan fests beginning on Monday with the Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s All-Star Game. But first things first, let the Yanks mop the floor with the lowly Twins. (Yankees- Twins Tickets)
Music & Entertainment
Friday, July 12th – Movie release day. Quiet night tonight? Check out the films opening this weekend. Sandler, James, Rock, and Spade are back at it again. Hopefully this time, it’s funny. The PG-13 rated “Grown Ups 2” comes to you in theaters everywhere. We’ve got hopes for this one, despite us panning the previous. Meanwhile, “Pacific Rim” (PG-13) opens in 3D and Imax and everything else. And from all accounts, the sci-fi thriller is a fun and entertaining masterpiece from the mind of Guillermo del Toro. Starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Idris Elba (The Wire), we can’t wait to get out the popcorn and watch this thrillride.
Saturday, July 13th – In celebration of the MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field, the iconic Mariah Carey joins forces with the New York Philharmonic for a show in Central Park on Saturday evening. You can bet that procuring tickets this late in the game will be difficult if not impossible- but hey, it’s happening, it’s going to be memorable, and it’s where you should try to sneak off to this weekend. Just don’t tell your boys. If you’re a lady, then round up your gals and get to the park. I mean hey, the woman’s got a lot of hits. (Mariah Carey in Central Park)
Saturday, July 13th – Say What, Say What? Join the likes of Redman, Dizzy Wright, EPMD, and Pusha T as artists from hip hop’s past and present join forces for the now annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Brooklyn Bridge Park plays host in Dumbo for what’s sure to be one of the summer’s most well attended and fun shows from start to finish. Slap on your snapback hat and make your way out this weekend. Word? (Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival)
Saturday, July 13th – It’s the Last Saturday Pool Party at DIP Aqua Bar tomorrow. The Grace Hotel plays host to a wet and wild pool party. Don your trunks and your nightwear for a fun as all get out evening of boozy swimming. No mood to get wet? Sit outside and watch the action live. Come on. It’s not gonna NOT be fun. And for $25, enjoy an hour of open bar, pool access, and much more. (DIP Aqua Bar)
Saturday, July 13th – Head up to that borough that you don’t visit often enough for Yankee games. No you clown, not Staten Island- we’re talking about the Boogie Down Bronx. And for just $40 you can join some likeminded Boozehounds this weekend for The Great Bronx Bar Tour. Get this, you’ll check out TWENTY pubs while you kick back on cheap beers and free hot dogs. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bronx County Historical Society. So for once, you blacking out is a good thing. (Great Bronx Bar Tour)
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