What To Do in New York City This Weekend: June 14-16, 2019
This weekend is the last official weekend of Spring 2019, and Music & Mojitos thinks it’s the perfect time to bid farewell to the cold and rain. Armed with our handpicked list of things to do in New York City this weekend, what better way to say adieu to allergies and hello to Summer than by participating in one of these awesome events?
Friday, June 14
On Friday nights in June and July, head to Brooklyn Bridge Park with the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York for some good old-fashioned stargazing. The group will be bringing their high-powered telescopes for free stargazing sessions open to the public. We think this is a great Friday night date activity!
If your boss doesn’t let you out early on Fridays, never fear—Summer Fridays just got that much better, with free sunset concerts in Hudson River Park. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and friends as you sit outside and enjoy music along the Hudson River. This weekend, you can listen to the sounds of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, but the eclectic summer lineup changes each Friday and includes diverse music ranging from a brass band to samba music.
Event is from 7-9pm at Pier 45 at Hudson River Park.
Saturday, June 15
Death Cab for Cutie and Jenny Lewis
Music & Mojitos would follow Death Cab for Cutie into the dark, but have you guys heard of Jenny Lewis? The indie-folk singer-songwriter is quickly gaining traction and growing in popularity, and for good reason. Jenny Lewis’s newest album On The Line makes you feel nostalgic for a certain era of story-telling music, similar to the latest album by the darling of the UK, Lucy Spraggan. Head out to Forest Hills Stadium to hear Jenny Lewis for yourself as she opens for legendary band Death Cab for Cutie.
Doors are at 5pm, show starts at 6pm. Located at Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl, Forest Hills, Queens, NY.
Hellotittie provides a platform for female artists at their Third Annual Creative Chicks Art Event. According to a recent press release, as a female empowerment brand, Hellotittie has curated many art events supporting women, including a month-long art collaboration with WHAM (Women History Artist Month), and helping to raise breast cancer awareness with Paint it Pink. Apparently Whoopi Goldberg made an appearance at last year’s Second Annual Creative Chicks Art Event, and there’s an open bar and free raffles. With so many of our favorite things, why wouldn’t we go?
Event is held from 5-8pm at 272 Seigel Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Sunday, June 16
Happy Father’s Day! I dare you to name a more dad-friendly movie than Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, where lovable goof and nerdy dad Rick Moranis invents a shrinking machine that he accidentally uses…on his kids. Maybe your dad never saw this movie—or maybe he wished he could have shrunk you down to the size of an ant for some peace and quiet. Nevertheless, we think Rick Moranis captures fatherhood in a quirky way that’s sure to get some laughs. Take your dad to the Nitehawk Cinema in Prospect Park for brunch and a movie to celebrate his special day.
Film starts at 10:30am at The Nitehawk Cinema located in Prospect Park, 188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY.
Whatever you have planned for the weekend—whether it be good food, a relaxing brunch, a visit to Smorgasburg, or rooftop cocktails to ring in summer—make sure your plans include a phone call to dad. Let us know what you’re up to this weekend (or if we missed your favorite events) in the comments!