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Nightlife in New York City This Weekend - June 8-June 10

June 4, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Nightlife in New York City This Weekend Photo: Jazz Guy/Flickr 

New York City is the ideal metropolis for night owls wanting to stay out late long past the setting of the sun. From evening shows and late night performances to bustling bars and packed nightclubs, find exactly what you're looking for on City Guide's weekend nightlife guide to New York City.

POPSUGAR Play/Ground Festival - Pier 94
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

The Two-Day Interactive Festival of Diverse Experiences, Panels, and Indulgences to Empower and Delight Body, Mind, and So POPSUGAR Play/Ground is a breakthrough two-day festival that will provide experiences that are playful and grounding by finding the ultimate happy place with this one-of-a-kind interactive wonderland with programming and panel conversations featuring Play/Ground creative advisors Kate Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Yara Shahidi, and Gabby Bernstein. Attendees will also be able to experience curated brand activations. Presenting partner, eye-love, will educate women about the importance of eye health. “With experiential marketing on the rise, our involvement provides an exciting opportunity to engage with consumers in a new way, while encouraging them to prioritize their eye health,” said Michelle Nguyen, Consumer Marketing Lead, Ophthalmics at Shire. Freeform, Disney’s young adult television television network, is also a presenting partner, and will have activations presenting their summer programming.

Yes! Brooklyn Pride - House of Yes
Through June 10, 2018 - Brooklyn

YES! Brooklyn Pride Celebrates its 4th Year at the one & only House of Yes with over 1,000 LGBTQueers, Kweens, Girls, Boys, Bois, butches, femmes, Daddys, Zaddys, Sixtrixes, Transfam and NB folk coming together! Expect an over-the-top, all-night celebration of love, uniqueness, freedom, glitter & most of all... PRIDE! Pride experience. YES! Brooklyn Pride brings you the best of BK nightlife with awe-inspiring, high-flying acts, colorful face & bodypainting, costumes, glitter & kick-ass music! From Holy Ship! to Coachella, The Queen of Club, international DJ / Producer and our Headliner, UNIIQU3 ( has been skyrocketing to the top of the festival scene and music industry. For Pride, she's bringing her signature Live / DJ performance hybrid to the main stage. Keeping the soundtrack of the night right is International DJ, Betty Ford from Germany ( and Whitney Day (, playing along with custom 3D visual projections by award-winning VJ, Mamiko Kashuda.

Westchester Magazine Wine & Food Festival - Kensico Dam Plaza
Through June 10, 2018 - Valhalla

With seven events over seven days, Westchester Magazine’s 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of gourmet food, exceptional wines, beer, spirits, mouth-watering burgers, and award-winning chefs. Join the more than 7,000 guests who will sip and savor, enjoy the county’s finest plates and pours, mingle with Westchester’s top chefs, sommeliers, and specialty food purveyors, and attend exclusive dinners, tastings, and demos. Wine & Food Festival is a not-to-be missed experience celebrating the culinary spirit of Westchester County. To Learn More:

BGX Nerdy Thursdays - Black Gotham Experience Studio
Through June 21, 2018 - New York

Black Gotham Experience’s signature Nerdy Thursdays weekly mixer brings professionals and creatives from Wall Street, Red Hook, Paris and beyond to gather around cocktails, conversation and culture. Join us at our studio in the Seaport District and enjoy complimentary drinks, a thematic soundtrack by a featured DJ that moves your heart, feet, and mind, and an engaging, thought-provoking crowd. Starting May 3rd, our interactive, immersive walking tours depart from Nerdy Thursdays at 7:30pm and provide a new perspective on the hidden history of Lower Manhattan. Free Admission / Complimentary Drinks. RSVP required but does not guarantee admission. Space is limited and admission is first come, first serve basis. Walking tour is a premium, ticketed experience ( Use code NERDYCITYGUIDESPRING18 for $5 off.)

Compass Song - Times Square
Through August 03, 2018 - New York

Artists Mendi + Keith Obadike have stretched fragments of music, poetry, stories, and myths across the pedestrian plazas and surrounding blocks in all four cardinal directions, for visitors to discover whether they’re exploring the neighborhood or simply on their way to work. The result is Compass Song, a free app-based public sound artwork inspired by Times Square’s rich history as the Crossroads of the World that officially launches Wednesday, July 12th. Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts. As you turn on the app, plug in your headphones and walk through Times Square, a voice will accompany your wanderings with poems about searching for freedom, reflections on navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions, woven through with quotes from and reworkings of Walk With Me, the African-American spiritual turned Civil Rights freedom song. The voice in Compass Song is always underscored by a drone, a unique harmony that translates the latitude and longitude data for Times Square into sound and modulates as you walk north, south, east, or west. Interspersed with this are vocal performances of the sounds of Ti... (read more)

Models and Bottles Fridays ... Free on the A.C. Pass Guest List - Show
Through December 29, 2018 - New York City

Models and Bottles Fridays Text keyword SHOWNYC to 83361 for Instant RSVP and chance to win a VIP Party (FREE Admission, Bottle & More!) SHOW. NYC Nightclubs. 135 West 41st Street. Times Square. 10 pm-???(Broadway and 6th Ave) A.C. Pass List invites you to "The Original" Models and Bottles Fridays at NYCs newest premier hotspot, Show NYC! This will be the biggest Friday Night party NYC has ever seen. Top DJs, aerialists, dancers, expert mixologists, bottle service served by our #Showgirls, a true VIP experience, a sexy crowd, all in a spectacular new venue. Ask about our specials, VIP packages and Group/ Birthday specials.. World reknown DJs play open format, house music, old skool, top 40, mash-ups and more. Everyone receives complimentary admission on the “A.C. Pass List” (ladies til 12am, Gents til 12am). Ask me about special birthday (& group) packages. Call me direct @ 917.653.0768 for Table Service and more details. 21+ID. To expedite entry, get on the "A.C. Pass Guest List" please e-mail me directly, Doors and list opens at 10 pm & all list closes at 2 am. All admission is at the discretion of the doorman. Dress fashionable please. Dress code: Ladie... (read more)

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