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

by CHRISTOPHER CONFESSORE · June 19, 2009

Whether you’re staying in the city, or going east, it’s time to figure out where to spend your time. Below are our picks of some of the weekend’s best events in the city, and as always, you can find the full details as well as more events on our full NYC calendar HERE. If you are heading out to the East End, go HERE for our Hampton listings.

Swedish Midsummer Party Where: Union Square Ballroom Why: If there’s one thing that might limit the number of beautiful blond people in the Hamptons this weekend, it’s gonna be this blowout!  See last year's! When: Tonight, 9:00 pm - 4:00 am

Swedish Midsummer Party Where: Greenhouse Why: The usual great Friday DJs, now with ligonberries! When: Tonight, 10:00 pm - 4:00 am

Summer Solstice Party Where: Chelsea Art Museum Why: The Chelsea Museum Young Associates invite you up to the roof to see art and items for auction, with open bar all night and DJ Brion Issacs When: Saturday, 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Summer Nights Where: Cain Why: A fabulous party for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with open bar, catered appetizers, and music by DJ Paz. When: Saturday, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

U.S. Open Golf Championship Where: Bethpage, LI Why: If Tiger doesn’t win, at least you may get to relive your childhood on a natural Slip’nSlide! When: Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Happy Place Where: 26 Broadway, Williamsburg Why: Experience a “a design collective cum postmodern yardsale” as well as ping pong, lemonade, treats, keg beer, and lovelove. When: Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm

Bicycle Film Festival Street Party Where: 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue Why: Bike games and other fun stuff including the Bike Beauty Contest When: Saturday, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Mermaid Parade Where: Surf Avenue, Coney Island Why: Harvey Keitel will be there, and we wouldn’t put it past him that he’s in costume When: Saturday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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