Don’t cry because summer’s over, smile because it happened. Um, OK? But if you actually can’t hold back the tears, New York City is ready to console you with these awesome weekend events.
Eating + Drinking
Beers at a bucolic waterfront farm might just be one of the best ways to close out the summer season. Take in the East River views with unlimited pours and grilled cuts courtesy of Ends Meat. Saturday, August 31; 4–9 p.m.; North Brooklyn Farms, 320 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg
Creativity is booming on Brooklyn’s streets—and walls! Get an up-close look at Bushwick’s best graffiti art on New York Gallery Tours’s first-ever graffiti tour of Bushwick. Saturday, August 31; 3 p.m.; 421 Troutman Street, Bushwick
In an inspired pairing of institutions, the Public Theater teams up with Disney to present a live musical version of its 1997 animated hit Hercules! Lear DeBessonet directs the production, which includes masses of extras from various community organizations. Saturday, August 31–Sunday, September 8; 8 p.m.; Delacorte Theater, Central Park
You can’t call yourself a cyclist until you’ve tried the fastest thing on…one wheel. Join the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at its annual NYC Unicycle Festival, where you’ll learn to ride a uni, play a few games, and get your shot at winning fun giveaways. Through Sunday, September 1; Governors Island
Special Holiday Event
Celebrate the kickoff of a new season with a crisp Labor Day special event. Brooklyn Cider House is spreading a little autumn cheer with an epic clambake (and shrimp and mussels and calamari and crab) celebration—and, of course, tons of apples to go around. Monday, September 2; 1–4 p.m.; Brooklyn Cider House, 1100 Flushing Avenue, Bushwick