Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: June 14–16, 2019

I came, I saw, I drank a lot of wine.

Photo by Ahron R. Foster/Courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Some enjoy wine, others prefer whiskey, but the clever ones know that a little bit of tea makes for great weekend fun.

Eating + Drinking

If you thought brunch was only a Mother’s Day activity, you haven’t done your homework. Not only is the Campbell Bar offering some seriously dad-worthy plates (bourbon barbecued short ribs, charred octopus salad, Bailey’s-infused milkshakes), but it is also adding a couple special Father’s Day finishing touches with rolled cigars, whiskey tastings, and live jazz performances. Sunday, June 16; noon–5 p.m.; 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (between East 42nd and 43rd Streets), Midtown

Photo courtesy of Campbell Bar

The Secret Life of Bees has been a bestselling novel and a popular movie. Now the story of a young white girl taken in by African-American women in the 1960s returns as a musical. The book is by Lynn Nottage (Sweat) and the score is by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). Will this story of sisterhood, civil rights, and beekeeping find an audience? Let’s just say there’s buzz. Through Sunday, July 21; Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues), Chelsea

Wellness (and Wine!)

Veni, vidi, vino! Award-winning restaurants pair summertime bites with amazing wines and cocktails mixed by the best at the 2019 Vinho Verde Wine Experience. Sommeliers will be on-site to teach a thing or two about the effervescent young wine; live music will flow through the halls of the airy second-floor event space, and photographers will be there to document the entire event so you can focus more on sipping than on snapping selfies. Saturday, June 15; 849 Sixth Avenue (between West 29th and 30th Streets), Koreatown

Photo courtesy of Vinho Verde Wines/Facebook

E. Patrick Johnson spills the oh-so-sweet tea on what it’s really like to be a Southern black gay man in society today, touching on his personal experiences and how he’s using his book of unique stories to create a new documentary. What can make this Pride event even better? How about a live performance by members of the Illustrious Blacks. Saturday, June 15; 4–8 p.m.; Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Avenue, Harlem

Photo courtesy of Harlem Stage
Live Music

Lazy Sunday afternoon, meet your new best friend: Open Air’s outdoor event series. This summertime party has everything you need to forget about the weekend’s end, with backyard barbecue vibes, frosty cocktails, and dancing to all-vinyl sets spun by DJs Biz Markie and Danny Krivit. Sunday, June 16; 2 p.m.; 99 Scott Avenue, East Williamsburg

Photo courtesy of MeanRed/Facebook

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