Like "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and other random holidays before it, topgunday.com suggests celebrating Tony Scott’s ridiculous 1986 action classic by quoting the movie a lot and wearing aviators. The site even has a Call Sign Generator (ours is “Wild Weasel,” in case you were curious). But short of climbing into the cockpit of an F-14, we can think of no better way to show your love of all things sexy fighter pilot than by re-creating the film’s famously over-the-top beach-volleyball scene. Head to the waterside courts at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (Furman St at Atlantic Ave, Dumbo, Brooklyn; brooklynbridgepark.org) or Hudson River Park at Pier 25 (West St at North Moore St; hudsonriverpark.org). You and your buddies may lack the freakishly rippling ab muscles (and super-shiny torso) of ’80s Tom Cruise, but throw on some Kenny Loggins, and you’ll be in the zone…the Danger Zone. For more details, visit topgunday.com.
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