Weekend Picks: New York City
SmorgasBar, DJs, Shakespeare, and more.

Brews & Grub: SmorgasBar

Brooklyn Flea Market’s newly launched project, SmorgasBar showcases a dozen local food and beverage vendors, all curated by the world renowned BK Flea Market. Food vendors include  Asia DogBlue Marble Ice CreamBrooklyn Oyster Party, Brooklyn Soda Works, Landhaus (with grass-fed burgers), Milk Truck Grilled CheesePizza Moto, and Red Hook Lobster Pound. Among the array of mouthwatering foodery, there are also two amazing bars, one on Front Street between Fulton and Beekman that will feature tasty brews, wines and spirits. South Street Seaport pairs SmorgasBar with an all-together art installation stage for movie screenings and music performances. 

South Street Seaport. Open 7 days a week, Sun.-Thurs. (11am-10pm) and Fri.-Sat. (11am-11pm)


DJ Sets: Red Room: Gansevoort Park

Friday: John Hamilton 

This Sacramento native and NYU grad has opened for the likes of Steve Aoki and TV Rock. Headlining countless venues throughout NYC such as Santos Party House, Pink Elephant and WIP, John Hamilton's undeniable talent resembles some of the greats

Saturday: DJ Stitch

Gansevoort Rooftop Bar: 420 Park Avenue South. Dress to Impress. Doors open at 10pm.


Theater: Shakespeare in the Park: The Comedy of Errors 

For the first time in 20 years, The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, returns to Shakespeare in the Park. The comical tale follows two twins that were separated by birth and now live in close proximity; this, of course, results in a mayhem of mistaken identity, displaying the young writer’s affinity for humor as he continuously places his characters into unbearably awkward and hilarious situations. Staring Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family); both, of whom, are no strangers to the realm of the Public Stage (the two performed together in The Winter’s Tale in 2010)  

Tuesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 30th. 7 days a week/all performances at 8:30pm

Admission: Free tickets are distributed at Noon everyday there is a public performance.

Museum of Modern Art: The Rain Room

The Rain Room is the accumulation of science, technology and art that would make any liberal art college student mouth water. Ticket holders are free to roam a dark, rainy and mystical field that uses modern technology to inhibit any sort of wetness. The concept is perfect, simple with a complex technological twist to widen the demographic: a perfect display ofMOMA’s ability to quite simply captivate a large population of people. Who wouldn’t want to walk around in the rain without getting wet? Channeling the fantastical romanticism of a rainy day into a dark 300-sq foot field, The Rain Room is MOMA’s largest and most innovative project yet. Using a 3D tracking system, The Rain Room allows those who enter to experience an unrealistic physicality while simultaneously catalyzing very real emotions.

Museum of Modern Art: West 54th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Sunday-Friday: 10:30am to 5:30pm / Saturday: 10:30am to 8pm

Tickets: Student: 4$/Adult: 25$/Members:Free