"The Playground" Your Guide to What to Do This Weekend...

by Samantha Hui · July 1, 2011

It's time to figure out where the parties are this weekend. For more parties, be sure to check out our NYC Party Guide. Headed out east? Check out our Hamptons Party Guide!

Shark Attack Sounds When: Sat, July 2 9pm Where: Ricks Crabby Cowboy, 435 E Lake Dr Montauk, NY. Open Why: If you're heading out east, head over to Ben Watt's annual bash with DJ sets by Chelsea Leyland, Cheeky Pants and Kieren Taylor [Details]

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Viewing Party When: Mon, July 4th 7pm-10:30pm Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Ticketed Why: Catch unrivaled views of the fireworks at Macy's annual viewing party [Details]

Fourth of July Pier Party When: Mon, July 4th, 8pm Where: Piers 81 and 83, 11th Ave and 43rd St. Ticketed Why: Tickets will include music, beer, food and unrivaled views of the fireworks display [Details]

Dance.Here.Now Open Air Festival When: Fri, July 1- Mon, July 4th Where: Governor's Island. Ticketed Why: Get your fill of electro-house, trance and everything in between at this four-day festival [Details]

Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Contest When: Mon, July 4th, 11:30am Where: 230 Fifth Ave. Open Why: Admit it. The annual binge-eating fest peaks your interest a little.. [Details]

The Liberty Belle Spectacular When: Mon, July 4th 5pm Where: Empire Hotel Rooftop. Ticketed Why: Get your American on at the rooftop party complete with live music and burlesque performances [Details]