An outdoor concert in Queens, a bar/bite/buy crawl across Brooklyn, and your choice of French fun or folk art on the Upper East and West Sides, respectively—you might want to wear your comfy sandals if you plan on hitting all these stops this weekend.
Eating + Drinking
Follow up your Independence Day partying with a magnifique celebration of France’s national holiday, Bastille Day. Jacques Brasserie will host a full-on Bal Des Pompiers–style event, replete with street-style French bites, specialty cocktails, DJ sets, and a sidewalk game of Pétanque. Saturday, July 13; 2–6 p.m.; 204-206 East 85th Street (between Second and Third Avenues), Upper East Side
Musical duo 75 Dollar Bill bring their electric blues and West African beats to Bang on a Can‘s summer concert series, taking place in the outdoor space of the Noguchi Museum. Arrive early for a front-row seat on the first come, first served sculpture garden benches! Sunday, July 14; 3–4 p.m.; 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City
The art looks back at you at “Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art,” a deep dive into how self-taught artists created work for urban businesses—like this optician’s trade sign (below)—and impacted American folk art throughout the years. Through Sunday, July 28; 2 Lincoln Square (between West 65th and 66th Streets), Upper West Side
This isn’t your typical bar crawl. Take part in the Total Greenpoint Immersion for not only a few free brews at the Brooklyn nabe’s best drinking spots, but also some exclusive deals at local shops and eateries along the way. (We’re big fans of Greenpoint, BTW, especially this one street.) Saturday, July 13; noon; Start at the Brew Inn, 924 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint
In Darfur playwright and activist Winter Miller spent a few years as a research assistant for The New York Times, and her new play (which she also directs), No One Is Forgotten, was painfully inspired by the plight of fellow journalists—Daniel Pearl, James Foley, Jamal Khashoggi—who were abducted and murdered in their quests for truth. Through Saturday, July 27; 7:30 p.m.; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry Streets), Greenwich Village