You’ve been working hard all week, so let loose and try our awesome recommendations for the best things to do in NYC this weekend. There are amazing movies, concerts and museum exhibitions to explore, but if you feel like getting out of the city for a moment, take a gander at our weekend getaways from NYC suggestions. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the best brunch in NYC (and the best Bloody Marys) on Saturday and Sunday too.
Things to do in NYC this weekend
It's been quite a month for anglophiles in NYC, what with the recent launch of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway and the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. For those of us who somehow have not been invited to the May 19 bonanza across the pond, there are still ways to properly celebrate in NYC. Here's our list of picks.
In the words of the immortal Big Tymers, everybody get your roll on. The popular roving roller-disco party presents two nights of freewheeling fun in Queens before returning to House of Yes for Memorial Day weekend. Grab your skates (or rent a pair there for $10), slip into your finest disco attire and go shimmy to the musical selections of DJ Jason Smith, Scram Jones, DJ Soul NYC and DJ Wonder. Rental skates are first-come, first-served, so don’t roll in late.
The unbeatable duo of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin have grounded their world-touring record label and Mister Sunday dance party at the stunning Nowadays space in Ridgewood. Join them every Sunday for jubilant dancing, food truck bites and beyond. The Memorial Day rager promises a packed dance floor and cute looks from guests of all ages.
Brunch may be a New York institution, but too often the perfect brunch experience gets messed up by long lines, watered-down mimosas and substandard eggs. Ugh. But don’t despair, dear bruncher: With our guide to the best restaurants in NYC for brunch, you can discover under-the-radar and overlooked joints by browsing the full list of spots for the best brunch.
Looking for an amazing flea market? NYC has many options, and we list the best right here. If you’re a lover of vintage clothes shops and thrift stores, a food lover or hell, a New Yorker, then you know how much we love a good alfresco or indoor market. So flea-goers, satisfy the itch and start shopping for craft jewels and antiques, and indulge on gourmet eats from the best food trucks—we'll help you find the best flea market NYC has to offer.