Where To Play This Memorial Day Weekend: The 2012 NYC Guide

by guestofaguest · May 25, 2012

Ah, summer in the city. It's here! Not heading out to the Hamptons this weekend? Just for you folks, here's our guide filled with tons of GofG-approved events happening in the city to make sure you start your summer off right. Hint: there may be some zombies and astronauts involved. Also, city beaches are open on Monday! So make sure to check out our Calendar Page and follow us on Twitter as well!

[Photo via JRL's Facebook]

Friday, May 25

Le Bain Rooftop Opens For The Summer!

When: Friday, 2 PM

Where: Le Bain

Why: The rooftop lounge of the Standard is kicking things off with DJ Sets from Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend.


Saturday, May 26

Secret Project Robot Spring Kick-off Garden Party

When: Saturday, 2 PM

Where: 391 Melrose, Brooklyn

Why: Outdoor afternoon yard party with bbq and live music.


Breakfast on Mars With Tom Sachs

When: Saturday, 11 AM

Where: Park Avenue Armory

Why: Ease into your Saturday morning with a coffee and chat with the creator of SPACE PROGRAM: MARS and Adam Steltzer of NASA.


Heatwave at Hotel Chantelle

When: Saturday, 4 PM

Where: Hotel Chantelle

Why: DJ sets from Cousin Cole & Phi Unit, DJ Benny B, and K!O.


5 Boro PicNYC at Governors Island

When: Saturday, 11:30 AM

Where: Governors Island

Why: A two day celebration with craft beer, gourmet eats and live tunes!


Sunday, May 27

STK Rooftop Brunch

When: Sunday, 2 PM

Where: STK Rooftop

Why: Enjoy the new weekly Sunday Sunset Brunch party on the rooftop with music by DJ Truth.


NYC Zombie Crawl

When: Sunday, 3 PM

Where: Williamsburg, multiple locations

Why: The sixth annual crawl will take place at multiple locations with professional make-up artists, horror burlesque and open bar all on hand. Yikes.


Riviera Sundays at LAVO

When: Sunday, 7 PM

Where: LAVO

Why: Enjoy a high-energy dinner while DJ's and dancers perform the night away.


And if you are traveling to Atlantic City...

Beyonce At Revel Atlantic City

When: Friday, 9 PM

Where: Revel Resort, Atlantic City, Ticketed.

Why: Kick off summer with Beyonce for the premiere of Revel resort. Beyo will be performing all weekend and Luke James will open all four shows.