Weekend Fun

Holiday! Celebrate! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: August 31–September 3, 2018

Cheers to the long Labor Day weekend!

Photo by Lily Brown/Courtesy of Brooklyn Cider House

If you’re already having summer withdrawal, we’re more than happy to abet your end-of-season denial with a jam-packed Labor Day weekend lineup—just maybe hold off on that Pumpkin Spice Latte until fall!

Summer Fun

If we must begin to say goodbye to summer, we can at least also say hello to apple season at Brooklyn Cider House’s Labor Day Clambake. Along with an outdoor seafood feast (all the clams, shrimp, mussels, and calamari you can eat), enjoy sips of award-winning cider and live music by Afro-funk Latin jazz band Underground Horns. Sunday, September 2; 2–5 p.m.; 1100 Flushing Avenue, Bushwick

Weekend Events NYC August 31-September 3 2018
Dine outside while you still can, New Yorkers! / Photo by Lily Brown/Courtesy of Brooklyn Cider House
Fun & Games

Beat the clock or get blasted with paint in Brooklyn’s newest escape room…with consequences. In Beat the Bomb, you’ll have to use knowledge, speed, and teamwork to break out of a sticky situation or find yourself counting down to a very messy (and colorful!) end. Paint-protective hazmat suits are included. 247 Water Street, Suite #106, Dumbo

Weekend Events NYC August 31-September 3 2018
French dance-pop group or escape-room customers? / Photo courtesy of Beat the Bomb/Facebook
Immersive Experience

We can almost guarantee you’ve never seen a performance quite like Pumpkin Pie Show. Author and performer Clay McLeod Chapman takes his audience members one by one on a 20-minute theatrical ride “through the domestic horrors of the everyday.” Horrifying, heartbreaking, and darkly hilarious—you can say it more likely shatters the fourth wall. Sunday, September 2–Sunday, October 7; Under St. Mark’s Theater, 94 St. Mark’s Place (between Avenue A and First Avenue), East Village

Eating + Drinking

Don’t be late for this very important date! Take a trip down the rabbit hole (aka a double-decker bus in East Williamsburg) and enter the Mad Hatter’s exclusive tea party. You’ll make three inventive cocktails, feast on bite-size pastries, and unwind in Brooklyn’s very own Wonderland. Through Sunday, September 30; 173 Morgan Avenue, East Williamsburg

Weekend Events NYC August 31-September 3 2018
So shook. / Photo courtesy of Mad Hatter’s
Music

It might not be Woodstock, but this three-day extravaganza of pop EDM will do quite nicely for fans of the genre and anyone else itching to get outside. Head over to Randall’s Island for performances by celebrity DJs Martin Garrix and Kaskade; a recently unmasked Marshmello; and the Dutch godfather of contemporary electronic dance, Tiësto. Friday, August 31–Sunday, September 2; Randall’s Island Park

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