Weekend Fun

Attention, Bookworms! What You Should Do in NYC This Weekend: May 31–June 2, 2019

Bibliophiles, unite!

Photo courtesy of YYDC

If you understand what ARC, TBR, and DNF stand for, clear your schedule—you don’t want to miss what we have planned for you. (And if you don’t, that’s OK, because rosé!)

Eating + Drinking

Rosé all day—or how about all summer? Loreley Beer Garden gets pretty in pink with a floral makeover, and, most important, a new seasonal menu of rosé wines, sangria, cider, cocktails, and frosé. 7 Rivington Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Street), Lower East Side

Photo by Lily Brown/Courtesy of MST Creative

Shanghai-born Yin Yue—choreographer, performer, and expert in Chinese dance—uses her signature FOCO technique to lead the YYDC dance company in her new show, The Edge of 30 Degrees, in which intense physicality and unique movements are implemented to bring about the meaning behind the concept of time. Thursday, May 30–Saturday, June 1; 7:30 p.m.; BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Fort Greene


Book nerds, you might want to bookmark this one. Popular authors, publishers, and BookTubers join thousands of avid readers at the Javits Center for BookCon, an experience “where storytelling and pop culture collide.” Join in on writing workshops, listen to Q&As, enjoy special screenings, and maybe have your favorite author sign the book you’ve been raving about all year. Saturday, June 1 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) and Sunday, June 2 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.); 655 West 34th Street (between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues), Midtown

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Live Music

If you’ve never attended the Governors Ball Musical Festival, you’re sleeping on one of the most exciting musical events of the year. And 2019 is no exception, with the weekend-long lineup featuring Tyler, The Creator’s tongue-twisting raps, total vibes from Florence + the Machine, and indie rock from Manchester via The 1975. Friday, May 31–Sunday, June 2; Randall’s Island

Photo by @jnsilva/Courtesy of Governors Ball

Prefer beakers over books? Celebrate some of the greatest scientific discoveries at this year’s World Science Festival, where innovators, thinkers, creators, and even artists come together to discuss the cultural impact and value of the many facets of science. Expect a little bit of theater, some interesting debate, and mind-blowing truths about what our future holds. Through Sunday, June 2

Seeking more weekend inspo? You’ve come to the right place.