Weekend plans? We got you.
This time of year always gives us a wanderlust itch. Maybe it's the subtle shifting of temperatures that reminds us that summer is out and winter is coming, maybe it's the shortening of the days that remind us to try and fit. it. all. in., or maybe it's just something in the air with the falling leaves than makes us want to pack it up and hit the road. So we do. But. While there's certainly something to be said for making moves out of the city, let us also remind anyone with limited energy/discretionary funds/vacation days that sometimes making moves in the city can be just as much fun as high-tailing it to Tuscany. It all depends on who you know. Luckily? You know us. Here, our perfect NYC-weekend-staycation itinerary, deVivre style, for killing it this weekend.
Kick off the weekend at the Five Boro Craft Beer Fest at The Well on Meserole in Brooklyn. Food, live music, and unlimited tastings from 33 (!) local breweries are all included in the price of admission.
It's Smithsonian Museum Day! The "annual celebration of boundless curiosity" means you can get 2 free tickets to the participating museum of your choosing. This is an awesome opportunity to peep some of the lesser-known museums and exhibits. If you're feeling disruptive/engaged, we can't recommend the Museum of the City of New York’s uplifting permanent exhibition on Activism in New York enough or for your friend obsessed with street style, peep the original master Henri Cartier-Bresson—India in Full Frame at the Rubin Museum of Art.
After you get your culture fix, head on out to the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, Queens for the annual World Maker Faire. This family-friendly event will be chock full of science-tech-nerdy-artsy-craftsy-inventor-type stalls, as well as interactive exhibits in the makerspace, so explore as much as your attention span will allow before heading back to Manhattan.
Saturday evening is the perfect time for Jazz. Feeling highbrow? Reserve a table or just show up to the late night session of Jazz at Dizzy’s, part of Lincoln Center's Generations Jazz Festival which hosts performances every night in September. Feeling lowbrow? Kick on down to Fat Cat in the West Village where the jazz is just a cool $3 cover and the beer is usually cold.
Today's the last chance to catch Photoville, the annual photography exhibition held in shipping containers in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Fantastic workshops, talks, guided tours and some really great photography-related freebies (we got a legit Canon Focus tripod this year BOOM) all in one of the, ahem, most picturesque parts of NYC.
It's just a quick walk up the Promenade to the head of Atlantic Avenue, where the 43rd annual Atlantic Antic Festival kicks off its crawl. This is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn and it is not to be missed! You’ll find all the usual street fest fare along with 12 stages of performances. Grab a beer and a smoked meat poutine from Mile End and stroll the avenue, drink in hand, pretending like you're in New Orleans.
To wind down your staycation, check out the Viva Latino Film Fest at DCTV ground floor space at 87 Lafayette in Chinatown. This four-day festival wraps up with the comedy ‘Y Los Tamales?’ directed by Tomas Chi and/or the drama ‘The Children of Hip Hop’ directed by Antonio De La Cruz. deVivre loves discovering new visionaries + fresh voices. After the festival? We're going right to bed, WHEW!
Whether you want to see it all and do everything or sit back and put your feet up, we got you. Let deVivre craft your customized staycation or vacation itinerary for any destination.