No travel plans? No problem. We curated an insanely-fun checklist comprising local Memorial Day Weekend events, which prove New York is where the party’s at this year. From concerts at one of the city’s best beaches to outdoor dining, here’s how to kick-off the unofficial start of summer with a bang!
Brooklyn Pig Roast
Wear your stretchy pants so you can pig out on celebrity chef Michael Psilakis’s Korean bo-ssam– or Southern-barbecue–style porker and wash it down with booze. The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn (718- 387-4001, cegpresents.com). Fri 27 6–10pm; $15–$40.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Summer Movie Series: Top Gun
Give a proverbial salute to the U.S. military (and Maverick) by watching a free outdoor screening of this pro-American classic on the flight deck of a historic aircraft carrier. Pier 86, Twelfth Ave and W 46th St (212-245-0072, intrepidmuseum.org). Fri 27 at 6pm; free.
Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Poets, musicians, thespians, dancers and comics of the Lower East Side and the East Village show off their talents during this three-day multicultural performance.155 First Ave at 10th St (theaterforthenewcity.net). Fri 27–Sun 29 at various times; free.
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