Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: July 5–7, 2019

For those actually spending the 4th in NYC...

Photo courtesy of Saved by the ’90s

Keep the fireworks going with a holiday weekend of soulful brunch festivities and a night of sweet ’90s nostalgia.

Immersive Performance

Enter a real-life ghost story with fellow audience members—or, fellow Elgin Park citizens—and discover the truth behind the sudden disappearance of a townsperson in this live, psychological, and thrilling theatrical experience. Through Sunday, July 14; Wildrence, 59 Canal Street (between Allen and Orchard Streets), Lower East Side

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Ace Hotel’s Artist-in-Residence Tom Pearson realizes his own dreams through film and augmented reality in his newest installation with Third Rail Projects, “Libraría: Stanzas.” Friday, July 5–Tuesday, July 6; 20 West 29th Street (between Broadway and Fifth Avenue), Koreatown


Named after a Ugandan newspaper that published the names and addresses of 100 LGBTQ+ people and called for their hanging, The Rolling Stone is a new play by Chris Urch that examines the persecution of sexual minorities in Africa. It played already in London, where it won raves for its unflinching portrayal of a political and moral nightmare. Through Sunday, August 25; Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street (off Amsterdam Avenue), Upper West Side

Photo by Jeremy Daniel/Courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater
Eating + Drinking (and Music!)

Brunch and beats, what more could you want? Independent music platform Soulection hosts a midsummer party with music played by the label’s talented collective of artists and DJs, along with tasty gastropub bites at the popular outdoor hangout, Freehold. Sunday, July 7; 45 South 3rd Street, Williamsburg; 2 p.m.

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This Brooklyn bash is all that and a bag of chips. Take it back to everyone’s favorite decade (and if it’s not, this band will easily change your mind) at Brooklyn Bowl’s Saved By The ’90s dance/bowl event. The Bayside Tigers and DJ Suga, up your holiday weekend festivities game—with a little help from The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls. Friday, July 5; Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg; 8:30 p.m.

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