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!
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Friday, May 25
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
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.
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
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.
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