HEY NYC, WE MADE IT! Lest we speak too soon, it sure SEEMS like we’ve survived the longest winter in our memories and maybe, just maybe, are now inching toward genuine, good old-fashioned summertime (you know, that time of year when you spend happy hours on patios, after dark hours on a rooftop, and weekend afternoons somewhere like Tiki Disco, PS1, or Mister Sunday…)
Though probably not intentional, some of our favorite venues are offering you a celebratory token of spring joy this weekend: We realized that only 25% of our top picks below are actual PAID events. Some of them do require a cover after midnight or an advance RSVP, but if you plan things out right, you can get in completely free and save that money for a nice cocktail or a taxi home. (Check event pages and/or their respective links for details on the “free” stipulations.) The events marked with a “$” below indicate ones that do require paid entry (though in all cases, very worth the money!)…
We also apologize for our absent post last week — Asheville, NC’s Moogfest ended up exceeding expectations, so we were kept very busy covering the festival. Stay tuned for lots of pictures and words about the event, coming very soon! (We’re already marking our calendars for a return next spring, and highly suggest you do the same…)
Read on for your recommendations for the next three days follow below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **) — you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s goin’ on.