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

by Samantha Hui · August 19, 2011

It's time to figure out where the best parties are this weekend. Make sure to check out our Calendar Page and follow us on Twitter as well!

PARKED! Food Truck Festival When: Sat, Aug 20th 10am-9pm Where: South Street Seaport. Open Why: This year's food truck festival will feature crowd pleasers like Frites n Meats, and Red Hook Lobster Pound. Complete with a beer garden, DJS and a playground for the kids [Details]

Jelly NYC Rockyard When: Sat, Aug 20th 2pm-8pm Where: The Morgan, 25 Bogart St. Open Why: Jelly's Rock Beach may be no more, but the party's still on in Williamsburg [Details]

Bier Disco at Loreley Williamsburg When: Sat, Aug 20th 4pm-12pm Where: Loreley Williamsburg, 64 Frost St Brooklyn Why: Loreley WIlliamsburg is kicking off the weekly Bier Disco with a free keg of HB Summer Beer [Details]

RCRD LBL Rock-A-Way Summer When: Sun, Aug 21 1pm-8pm Where: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk, Beach 96 St Why: It's a summer beach blow-out with music by Vampire Weekend's BAIO [Details]

And for those of you heading out east this weekend...

ELLE 25 Summer Cocktails When: Sat, Aug 20th, 6pm-9pm Where: Invite Only Why: Robbie Myers and Elle are celebrating Fall's 25 hottest sensations in pop culture [Details]

Save the Great American Wildlife Benefit When: Sat, Aug 20th, 7pm-10pm Where: Invite Only Why: The first annual Endangered Species Coalition benefit in the Hamptons will be hosted by Tom Sachs and Denise and Arden Wohl [Details]

3rd Annual Evening of Smiles Event When: Sat, Aug 20th, 7pm-10pm Where: Axe Lounge, 1181 North Sea Rd, Southampton. Ticketed Why: The third annual Evening of Smiles' event will benefit the children of Operation Smile [Details]