"The Playground" Your Guide On What To Do This Weekend In The City...

by THERESA WON · May 22, 2009

[Photo by NY Mag] Hampton's not your thing? Look no further than below to check out what's happening this weekend in the city.  Soak up some sun, culture, and good eats without having to bother with traffic on 27. And as always, check out our Calendar to find out the latest on what's going on!

Fleet Week & The Intrepid So maybe you're over the cute sailors in their uniforms, but the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is open for the first time since 2006 in honor of Fleet Week. Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Pier 86 (46 Street and 12 Avenue) Why: Special events commemorate the men and women who have served this country, ranging from a ceremonial wreath laying in honor of those who were at Iwo Jima and its survivors, to cheering on your favorite marines and sailors as they duke it out in athletic competitions.  For more details and times, go here.

Crawfish Boil For NOLA 2009 The Big Easy comes to The Big Apple and takes it by storm with 4 crawfish pours (4-5 lbs of crawfish per person), tasty BBQ favorites (corn on the cob, potatoes, etc), and all the beer and New Orleans Hurricanes you can consume!  Go here to purchase tickets. Where:  SolarONE, 2420 FDR Service Road East @ 22nd Street Why: Proceeds benefit Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation which aids Hurricane Katrina survivors When: Sunday, May 24, 3-7 pm

Memorial Day Concert Music lovers rejoice!  The NY Philharmonic is giving a free concert, led by conductor David Robertson. Where: Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (Amsterdam Ave & 112th St) When: Monday, May 25, 8 pm (keep in mind that seating is first-come, first-served)

Times Square Memorial Day Celebration & Screening This New York City tourist attraction has been rearranged for the pedestrian's maximum comfort, by creating pedestrian plazas where outdoor screening, festivals, and art exhibits will be held, starting with a free screening of the musical "On the Town" Where: Times Square Promenade (Broadway between 42nd & 47th Streets) When: Monday, May 25, 12pm

Today Show & Good Morning America Host Free Concerts From Black Eyed Peas to Taylor Swift, the Today Show and Good Morning America compete for your attention by hosting an exciting line-up of musical artists every Friday this summer, starting with Fall Out Boy and Rock of Ages this weekend.  Go here to check out the line-up for Today and here for GMA. Where: Rockefeller Center for the Today Show concerts and Rumsey Playfield in Central Park for GMA When: Fridays at 7am

Lucky Daredevil's Feast of Flesh & Wild West Burlesque Straight from the carnival to Coney Island, The Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow and The Wild West Follies team up to give you a Double D Dose of Danger and Dancing Girls in this star-studded circus sideshow stunt spectacular.  Super sexy sword-swallowing, snake charming, and red-hot fire and flames guarantee a good time! Where: Sideshows By The Seashore, corner of Surf and West 12th street, NYC When: Friday, May 22, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Memorial Day Midnight! Come dance to the beats of DJ Phresh and enjoy an open bar from 10-11pm Where: Tenjune, 26 Little West 12th Street When: Sunday, May 24, 10pm-4 am