Beyond the Burg: August 18 to August 24

image c/o j. rachel reyes

Sigh. Outdoor hangs are starting to get chillier. Locals are fervently taking what brief escapes from the city they can attempt. And new transplants are moving in and friends are moving on (as they do in this transient New York life). So it’s only natural that the summer calendar is starting to look a little sparse. Despite the winding down of free concerts and festivals, the boroughs are always thriving.

Here are picks for some events you can hit up as summer slowly fades:

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
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Brooklyn

• Tokyo Police Club / Against Me! / Big Freedia / Japanther / Team Robespierre
7:00PM
House of Vans, 25 Franklin St.
FREE with RSVP

Manhattan

Comedy Festival: Morrison Motel with Janeane Garofalo and More
8:30PM
Cornelia Street Cafe
$10

• Kreayshawn with Smoke DZA / Phony Ppl / Roach Gigz / Moe Green
8:00PM Doors / 9:00PM Show
Highline Ballroom
$15 SOLD OUT

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Beyond the Burg: August 5 to August 10

Image c/o Unreality Magazine

Check out these event picks for the upcoming week:

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
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Brooklyn

Celebrate Brooklyn: Ra Ra Riot with Delicate Steve and Buke & Gass
7:00pm
Prospect Park Bandshell
FREE

• Fireside Follies: Yr Friday Nite
7:00pm
Brooklyn Fireproof
Suggested Donation

• The Wonderdonk Bike-In Movie Series: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Bushwick / Ridgewood, 1820 Flushing Avenue
$7 Suggested Donation

Queens

Why Participate? Opening Reception
6:00pm
Flux Factory
FREE

Manhattan

• Lincoln Out of Doors: Kid Lucky feat. Alfonso Cid and Isabel Del Dia
6:30pm
Josie Robertson Plaza
FREE

• Lincoln Out of Doors: Bassam Saba & The New York Arabic Orchestra / Espiritu Gitano and Friends
7:30pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
FREE

• Summerstage: Henry V
8:00pm
Marcus Garvey Park
FREE

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Beyond the Burg: July 29 to August 4

It’s been almost a week since Amy Winehouse passed (pouring one out in her honor). So why not pay your respects tonight at the Amy Winehouse Tribute by doing what she liked best – partying?  Check out the details below on this event and more:

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FRIDAY, JULY 29
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Brooklyn

• Vans House Parties : Fucked Up / Cro-Mags / Screaming Females / Pissed Jeans
7:00pm
25 Franklin Street
FREE with RSVP

Celebrate Brooklyn : Oumou Sangare with Bassam Saba
7:30pm
Prospect Park Bandshell
FREE

The Newsies Sing Along
8:00pm
The Bell House
Tickets $8

• Amy Winehouse Tribute Party – Rehab
9:00pm to 4:00am
The Morgan
FREE with RSVP

Queens

• SummerStage: “Tunde’s Trumpet” by Chisa Hutchinson
8:00pm
Springfield Park
FREE

Manhattan

• Single’s Night (2), Zombie Dance Dress Rehearsal: Liturgy and Grand openings, and Echoing “The House in the Museum Garden” (inspired by Hajime Soma)
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MoMa

• Dark Disco
10:00pm
Le Bain
$5 or FREE with RSVP

• CHERYL’S Birthday Party : An Ice Cream Anti-Social
11:00pm
Le Poisson Rouge
$5

Now check out the rest of the week…

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Beyond the Burg: July 22 to July 27


Image c/o ABC News/Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

Ugh. It’s hottt.

And, yeah, this post is a bit late. But let’s be serious. Stay home. It’s damn fucking gross out there.

But after you cool down, rest, hydrate, watch the entire first season of Game of Thrones (so awesome), and hang with your hobo friends camping out on your floor to mooch the A/C, venture out this weekend. Cuz the hydrants are a-flowin’ through Brooklyn and our borough is poppin’ hard!

Check out super fun BK Saturday along with the rest of our picks for the coming week:

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Beyond the Burg: July 13 to July 20

image c/o someecards

A few weeks ago, “inter-borough dating” was a mini-trend among the New York blogosphere after How About We surveyed locals if they would dare bridge and tunnel it for love. Not surprising that, in a city of sexy things walking round every corner, a “yes” was predicated on level of hotness.  Oh New Yorkers, you so shallow.

But while some may be crossing the East River for romance, others have realized the single best advantage of doing the walk/bike/train/ferry of shame to true love – having a good time inventory scattered throughout the boroughs. According to Gothamist and The New York Post,  “double-borough dating” allows one to have their cake (Bushwick struggling musician?) and eat it too (Wall Street papi?). Whatevs. No judgment.

Anyways, this week is perfect for showing your special someones how you kinda care (but not enough to be exclusive or faithful or anything):

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Beyond the Burg: July 6 to July 11

image c/o L magazine

As we all know, July is the for reals start to the summer season with its sudden spike in free concerts, outdoor movies and rooftop parties.  But truly it isn’t summer without a Jelly Pool Party, right?

Well, JellyNYC has forsaken its old Williamsburg stomping grounds and is resurrecting the slip n’ slide down in the Rockaways. The 6-series party kicks off this Saturday, July 9. And even though it is now set in this far away Brooklyn land, you can catch a roundtrip party bus for $20 from Manhattan and Brooklyn. Or a better suggestion: bike your bikini bodies down to add mobile access to nearby Fort Tilden beach.  This back and forth will undoubtedly tire even the best of us, so luckily the last three shows (August 20, September 3 and September 10) will feature urban campgrounds for us to sleep away our hangovers before the trek home. Um. Awesome.

• Rock Beach: Penguin Prison / Wild Yaks / Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang / Monogold
with slip n slide, beach volleyball, dodgeball, DJs and more
2:00 pm to 8:00PM
Aviator Sports Complex, 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Rockaway
FREE

And check out our other picks this week:

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Beyond the Burg: June 28 to July 4

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in NYC c/o Steve Kelley

Hey guys! We’re still free from colonial power. Sorry US-installed puppet regimes and imperialist satellites we call “territories.”

This is awkward.

ANYWAYS, next weekend is our favorite (and only) summer holiday – the Fourth of July. So here are some picks on where you should shake that sexy freedom all week long.

Featured pick is a four-day electro dance party because dance parties are so United States right now:
Governors Island
Dance.Here.Now Festival: July 1 to July 4
Featuring Paul Van Dyk / Fat Boy Slim / and more
Ticket prices vary $36 to $350
And here are more picks for this week:

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This Week Beyond the Burg: June 21 to June 26

image c/o The New York Times

This week, New York celebrates all you hotties of any sexual / gender / age / ethnic / time period / transportation / non-categorical orientation.  So go out there and exercise those fundamental freedoms!

Here are the prime picks for this week…

PrideFest: June 18 to June 26

Bicycle Film Festival : June 22 to June 26

Makers Market: June 24 to June 26

Jazz Age Lawn Dance Party: June 25 to June 26

And specifically check out these events…

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