Summer weekend events are always full of fun. Here are a few great ones coming up for New Yorkers to enjoy.
The 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party will take place June 11-12 and August 13-14, reveals a sublime program of new offerings, including a stunning luxury package, a scrumptious food line-up, St-Germain libations and refreshments, new vintage vendors, musical acts and more. Each weekend, guests will don fresh linen, lace, seersucker and straw, transcending time once upon the shore of Governors Island to celebrate the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s and ‘30s. The romance, joie de vivre and infectious rhythm of that halcyon age come to life once more, as the distractions of the modern world fade away.
The Jazz Age Lawn Party is offering the tent for $5000. Additional tickets and packages are still available for the June 11-12 and August 13-14 events and include: General Admission ($55), Jazz Baby ($95), Bee Knees ($115-$125), Bonnie & Clyde ($235). Tickets can be purchased at jazzagelawnparty.ticketfly.com. Different levels of tickets offer everything from food to lovely drinks to go along with fantastic music.
Thrillist’s 4th Annual Best Day of Your Life is on June 18 to celebrate the longest Saturday of the year with one completely ridiculous, afternoon-long, dozen-bar party through Williamsburg. Access includes such fun things as Custom BDOYL burgers, pickles and a milkshake at Burger Guru, An empanada and wine wonderland at Shelter, Margaritas and ceviche at Rosarito Fish Shack, Hot sauce tastings and a “make your own Bloody Mary bar” at Heatonist, Beer and truffle bacon popcorn at Kent Ale House, Special BDOYL dog and chili tater tots from Crif Dog, Create-your-own BDOYL cookie at Schmackary’s, Craft cocktails, brunch bites and patio chill-time at Falcon Laundry and more.
The event will take place at Rough Trade from 1 to 5 pm with an after-party to follow. Get tickets here.
In the Hamptons, the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area’s Summer Beach Ball on Saturday June 18. Alexandra Lebenthal & Jay Diamond will host the event at their bay front home on between 6pm and 11pm. The Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area has been operating since 1965 as the Bellport Area Community Action Committee Inc. (B.A.C.A.C.) and affiliated with BGCA in 1996. The Club serves over 850 members, between the ages of 5-19, and many other youth through various annual activities. Members are young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances; nearly three-quarters of annual household incomes are $19,000 or less. All proceeds from the Beach Ball contribute to the operating expenses of the Boys & Girls Clubhouse and ensure that over 850 children, ages 5 through 19 have a safe place to learn, grow and most importantly, feel a sense of belonging and community.
The Beach Ball will be a memorable event filled with delectable food and drinks, music and dancing to kick off the summer season on the Great South Bay. The live and silent auctions will be focused around “The Art of Summer.” The one-of-a-kind auction items – whether fashion, jewelry, home goods, or services – will be spotlighted amongst artwork from an array of prestigious galleries and well-known and emerging artists. The 13th Annual Beach Ball benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area will feature “Art of Summer” live and silent auctions as well as an amazing pyrotechnic display from Fireworks by Grucci.
And, for the special dad in your life, next weekend for Father’s Day, Ludlow Coffee Supply (176 Ludlow Street, LES) is your one-stop shop for fathers and sons looking to spend some quality time with each other. As a special Father’s Day promotion on Sunday, June 19th, fathers and sons can celebrate the holiday together by enjoying any 2 menu items (from Ludlow Coffee Supply) and 2 haircuts (from Ludlow Barber Supply) all for just $40. Whether you want to grab a pair of cold brews and Caesar cuts or foamy lattes and fades, come do it together at Ludlow Coffee Supply. Ludlow Coffee Supply is a new coffee shop from Sweet Chick owner (and father of three!) John Seymour. Inside of the coffee shop, John has found a way to serve his customers cups of caffeine that come with an extra “buzz” with Ludlow Barber Supply—an intimate barbershop within the coffee shop.
Exciting events are also taking place at Treadwell Park on the Upper East Side. Beer Geeks are wanted for this super exclusive beer-centric event on Monday, June 20th. Guests can sit in on Beer Sessions radio show hosted by Jimmy Carbone and Anne Becerra with special guests brewing legends Olivier Dedeycker from Brasserie Dupont and Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey. The event will include a Q&A with the beer masters, a special tasting of their new collaboration beer and Posca Rustica (no longer available in NYC), and a guided tasting through four hand-selected Dupont beers. The fun starts at 1:30pm and tickets are 40 dollars. You can learn more about the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-sessions-radioprivate-tasting-and-qa-with-two-brewing-legends-tickets-25907424805?aff=es2.
A spectacular Italian Festival is kicking off July 6 in Brooklyn honoring Saint Paolino has it all: faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations and international visitors.
Neapolitan immigrants from Italy settled in Williamsburg long ago and brought a beautiful tradition to the streets of Brooklyn with the first ‘Giglio’ (Italian for “lily”) festival in 1903.
During the 12-day extravaganza, a five-story, spectacular, hand-created tower featuring Saint Paolino’s statue and a 12-piece brass band playing on a platform, is carried on the sturdy shoulders of a 125-man platoon through the Williamsburg streets.
Music, muscles, parades, artwork, tempting treats, children’s rides and Catholic Masses in several languages make up the wide array of activities and attractions during the spectacular Italian festivities – promising a memorable experience for every visitor.
A “Capo” – a very honored gentleman of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish – using a megaphone, calls out orders to the ‘lifters” – Forward! Up! Down! Dance! Circulate! – and the immense tower, defying laws of gravity, “dances”.
A re-enactment of the Neapolitan St. Paolino’s release from captivity includes an ornate, custom-made ship docking with the Giglio tower on the Brooklyn streets, providing a Broadway show caliber spectacle!
The great appeal to many, including those who have attended the Giglio for decades, are the Italian-themed souvenirs, the tasty Italian delicacies including seafood, zeppoles and braciola, and kiddie rides for the youngsters.
The festival will take place at 275 North 8th Street at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg.
Here is to a beautiful weekend.
Photo – Michael Arenella, The Dreamland Follies at 10th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party