I don’t know about you guys, but after enduring a week of downright tropical heat and humidity, I could really use a giant, old-fashioned water fight right about now. Luckily, an organization called Water Fight NYC is one step ahead of me, having planned a free, giant water gun shootout that is open to all starting at 2pm on Saturday in Central Park’s Great Lawn. Once you dry off, Flavorpill is throwing a roller skating “Magic Hour” party at the LeFrak rink in Prospect Park on Saturday evening. For $14, you can skate for hours to tunes from DJs Metro Area and Free Magic, and you’ll have access to LeFrak’s full restaurant and bar, gelato parlor, and splash pad.
Interested in old cars? DUMBO is throwing its Second Annual Antique Car Rally on Anchorage Place between 10 and 4pm on Sunday. Twenty meticulously restored and maintained Ford Model As will be on display, along with live music from Jan Bell and the Maybelles starting at 1pm. For a totally car-free experience, the Bay Ridge Summer Stroll is back this Friday, and if you missed our Immersion last weekend it’s a chance to hit up a few of the restaurants and shops we missed.
As the Internet has been telling us for months, the new Wet Hot American Summer miniseries, which will be set as a prequel to the beloved and oft-quoted 2001 film starring pretty much everybody, debuts on Netflix on July 31. Real-life sisters Michelle Joni (whose name you might recognize from the glut of blog posts about the Brooklyn adult preschool she started) and Jessica Lapidos were both extras in the original cult comedy set at Camp Firewood, and although they were a little put out that no one asked them to bring their talents back for round two, they wasted no time in organizing their own Wet Hot Brooklyn Summer Talent Show at X Marks the Lot in Bushwick. On August 4 from 6pm to midnight, fans can get together for reenactments, stories from the set, free Wet Hot American wheat ale, a canned food drive (obviously), and a talent show featuring the weirdest and wildest talents in Brooklyn. We’re giving you a little lead time because a) costumes are mandatory, and b) if you want to enter the talent show as a contestant, you need to audition by posting a preview of your talent on Instagram by August 2 so you should get started.
If you have a soft spot for shellfish, you should treat yourself next Thursday to a serious surf and turf feast in the backyard of PDR, the private dining room of Naturally Delicious caterers. Lobster, scallops and fluke crudo are all on the five-course menu and cocktails and wines are included. Check out the full menu here.
Turning back to the present though, there are a bunch of things going on that struck our fancy for the seven days ahead. Wishing you fun, sun, and tolerable body temperatures, we give you Your Ideal Week:
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