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What to Do in NYC This Weekend

It's time to hit the pavement
What to Do in NYC This Weekend June 8 to 10
Photo: Max Dworkin

No plans? We've got all the events you need to keep busy from Summer Friday to Sunday afternoon. Venture beyond the walls of your apartment and watch the Yankees play the Mets, beat the heat at a wine festival where the vino never stops flowing and top the weekend off with live music and barbecue in Madison Square Park.

All Weekend

Big Apple Barbecue

This annual barbecue's lineup includes all-star chefs from Blue Smoke, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Salt Lick BBQ, all gathering at Madison Square Park. Expect beer, music and a selection of saucy goodness from 16 pitmasters from around the country.

 

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Friday, June 8

Shakespeare in the Park

Throw it back to high school English with a performance of Othello at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. Grab a sweater and get cozy to watch Shakespeare's greatest tragedy (free of charge) before paying a visit to newly opened Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. for a towering cup of pickle soft-serve ice cream.

Mets vs. Yankees

Gear up to watch these rivals play each other at Citi Field as part of this year's Subway Series. (Get there extra early, so you can check out Mikkeller's massive new brewery.)

Saturday, June 9

Vinho Verde Wine Experience 2018

This wine fest brings you unlimited tastings from Vinho Verde's wineries, plus live music, cocktails, bites from NYC restaurants, a photo booth and lessons from sommeliers. 

PopUp Dinner Brooklyn

Party under the stars at this secret Brooklyn event: Guests bring their own picnics and set up at the tables and chairs provided, with the actual location being kept a secret until the day of the event.


Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Reserve a seat at the oldest of the Triple Crown events, place your bets on a winner, and then stop by the Coors Light Food Truck Village for everything from Korean bulgogi burritos to piping hot empanadas. 

Sunday, June 10

Elmhurst Creamery at MeMe's Diner

MeMe's Diner in Prospect Park is paying tribute to the old-school soda fountains of NYC's past: For one day only, it's putting a modern spin on classic drinks, like a hazelnut milk punch, a peanut milk soft-serve milkshake and a sundae with sweetened condensed coconut milk sauce.


Fairway Food Festival

All you need is five bucks to get access to hundreds of tastings of Fairway's latest products, from charcuterie to the latest snacks to stock your pantry with. 

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