This Sunday is a great time to visit our neighboring borough, Queens, because there are two really special events taking place there. First up, the 29th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is happening in Flushing Meadow Park from 9am-5pm. Head over midday to catch some of the races and musical performances, and be sure to chow down on some of the various dumplings and other delicious snacks that will be available for purchase.
If you’ve still got some mojo after all that, the Secret Summer farm-to-bar cocktail festival will be at The Foundry in Long Island City from 3-9pm. Now in its 5th year, the immersive garden party has a bevy of drinks to enjoy, each featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms. There will also be a raw bar and other great food food, live music, and 1000+ new friends to meet, all in a sprawling, spectacular setting on the water. Tickets are $125 apiece.