Hot Child Summer In The City: What To Do In NYC This Memorial Day Weekend

by ALANNA LINDER · May 27, 2010

As the annual city-wide migration to the Hamptons begins, those of us who are trapped in the city humidity are left wondering whether we’re going to be sweating in our studio’s all alone this weekend. Have no fear fellow city dweller, there are plenty of events designed to help us ring in the summer and forget our abandonment issues for a while.

For those of you who are on the edge of your seats in anticipation of Snooki’s return to MTV, you can be your own Jersey Shore character this weekend and attend one of these events in Atlantic City – rumor has it MTV is still casting for the next season.

Get Wet With Ludacris When: Sun, May 30,3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Where: The POOL at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City NJ

Why: Because it’s the official MTV Jersey Shore Casting Celebration … unfortunately we aren’t kidding, we really wish we were. [Details]

Aquatic Memorial Day with Kim Kardashian

When: Sat, May 29, 10 pm – 4 am

Where: The POOL at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City NJ

Why: What does Kim Kardashian really look like without makeup? This is totally your chance to push her in the pool and find out. [Details]

But, if you refuse to ride NJ Transit and just want to party in your own damn city for once check out some of these memorial day-esque events:

Beer Garden at Hudson Terrace

When: Fri, May 28, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Hudson Terrace

Why: We’re planning on supplementing most of our meals this summer with beer, so since its already ninety degrees out – why wait any longer? [Details]

Memorial Day Sunday Soiree with DJ David Berrie

When: Sunday, May 30th 6:00 pm – 4:00 am

Where: Kiss & Fly

Why: Finally, something that makes staying in the city for Memorial Day weekend sound better than bearable. For the first time since winter, spend a Sunday night partying into the wee hours without feeling guilty about the impending doom of Monday morning. [Details]

Memorial Day Sunday Celebration at Griffin

When: Sunday, May 30th 11:00 pm – 4:00 am

Where: Griffin

Why: If you feel like taking off the bathing suit and rinsing the Central Park grass out of your hair, get a little dressed up and ring in summer amongst the other people who couldn’t get a summer share in the Hamptons in time. [Details]

If you’ve been dying to belt out the ‘I’m on a Boat’ song and you just can’t hold it in anymore, I’m sure there are a few other obnoxious Lonely Island fans who would join you aboard the …

NYC All Stars Boat Party!

When: Sat, May 29 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Star of Palm Beach, Pier 40 (Clarkson Street & Westside Highway)

Why: The theme is retro sports gear so you can even dress like Andy Samberg if you really, really want to. [Details]

And for the New Yorker that just wants to chill and buy some chintzy arts and crafts:

The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

When: Friday May 28th – Sunday may 30th , 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where: East 10th Street, NY

Why: Walk, talk, eat, shop, buy … be an adult and make your Memorial Day PG. [Details]

And finally, for all of you folks who are thrown off by the lack of patriotic events to attend in honor of this year’s Memorial Day weekend, as long as you show up at any club, barbeque or street fair covered in red, white and blue body paint you are officially considered the most respectable and patriotic American we’ve ever met. But, if you really insist on doing something mild mannered, start trekking up to the UWS for some tree lined streets and foodfoodfood!

Boozie Bash

When: Mon, May 31, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Fatty Crab UWS, 2170 Broadway

Why: Even though the name sounds like it but be too much fun to handle, it really is all about the food (they are roasting a whole pig) and the indoor/outdoor block party.[Details]