Night at New York Aquarium with fireworks
Photograph: Luciana Golcman
Did you miss out on your chance to see deep sea diver James Cameron last week? Well, this Friday the New York Aquarium is hosting NYA@Night that will keep the marine hub open after hours and it'll only takes museum admission to get in on the fun. Oh, and did we mention there'll an awesome fireworks show at the end? The event is from 6:30 till 10:30 p.m., so you'll get to check out sea animals in the dark. Who doesn't love a good seal under the stars?
Grab a craft beer from Coney Island Brewery, chomp on some fish tacos and get down to tunes spun by badass female-DJ Alexie Gratia. Not all at the same time, though. Pace yourself. It'll also be the 80th Anniversary of the historic and record-breaking Bathysphere dive by William Beebe and Otis Barton, which means you're get to see the actual deep-sea submersible vehicle, as well as detailed illustrations of what the explorers saw on their dive. And don’t forget to say hello (from afar!) to the piranhas at the aquarium's Conservation Hall, and the sea otters and penguins at its Sea Cliffs outdoor spaces.
Watch out for bad weather, though—a lot of NYA@Night takes place outside, so check the New York Aquarium's website before heading south.