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Five outdoor parties you don't want to miss this weekend

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Kristen Zwicker

We're midway through August and you know what that means: You should be dropping absolutely everything to make the most of the waning summer. And, honestly, how better to do it than dancing under an open sky with a nice summer drink in your hand? Luckily for you, there are some really top-notch shindigs this weekend that will allow you to do just that. (And if you're hungry for more, check out our summer party guide.)

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Select Fridays Fri Aug 22, 3pm, Le Bain
Jules Kim and Katie Longmyer's after-work get-together offers cocktails, crêpes and stunning city views—the perfect way to toast the week and glide into the weekend.

SwimROOT Fri Aug 22, 5pm, McCarren Hotel & Pool
ROOT Studios hosts this Friday evening pool bash, with DJs, drinks and—of course—plenty of sun

The SOUP Beach Party: Mark Farina Sat Aug 23, Noon, A Place to Beach
A bevy of talented selectors deliver a groovy set of house tunes at this beach soiree, hosted by the good people at Supporting Our Underground Properly. Mr. Mushroom Jazz himself, Mark Farina, plays at sunset.

Warm Up 2014: Kevin Saunderson + Éclair Fifi + DJ Earl + Shamir (live) + The Range (live) + Gifted & Blessed (live) Sat Aug 23, 3pm, MoMA PS1
One of the godfathers of Detroit techno descends on MoMA PS1's weekly summer bash. LuckyMe rising star Éclair Fifi adds an eclectic, party-igniting set.

SummerStage & Fania Records present: Armada Fania Sun Aug 24, 6pm, Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Legendary salsa pioneer and famed Latin-music label Fania wraps up its summer-long 50th-anniversary celebrations with a big ol' dance party in Central Park, featuring sets from Joe Claussell, Whiskey Barons and Bobbito Garcia.

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