Looking for something new and exciting to do this weekend?
Get up and get out with this guide to events and activities for your upcoming weekend:
SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd
Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Saturday, June 23rd
From W 21st St and Surf Ave to the Boardwalk at W 15th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell Ave.
Glitter-covered seminude revelers, aquatically adorned floats and classic cruisers fill Surf Avenue for this annual art parade, which celebrates its 30th year. The party has grown quite a bit over its three decades and now draws an audience of more than half a million, with well past a thousand marchers. This year's king and queens—comedian Jackie Martling and Brooklyn-born actor Annabella Sciorra (The Sopranos)—will reign over the costumed mermen and -maids.
After the sun goes down, head to the Mermaid Parade Ball at the nearby New York Aquarium (602 Surf Ave at W 5th St; 7pm; $30, VIP $75) to continue the party.
Get more information here: http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid.shtml
The Governors Ball (Saturday and Sunday)
Sat Jun 23 - Sun Jun 24
Randalls Island Park
20 Randalls Island Park New York, 10035
Having recently returned to action with a pair of instantly sold-out club dates, Fiona Apple commandeers Randalls Island June 24 to properly celebrate the release of her new album, which naturally has a 23-word title. Beck, Modest Mouse and Explosions in the Sky are among the major acts that share the Sunday bill; on Saturday you can catch Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Chromeo, Santigold, Special Disco Version and more.
Buy tickets here: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/
Bronx NYC Parks & Recreation 2nd Annual Summer Festival
Saturday, June 23rd
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
West Bronx Recreation Center, Bronx
This free Summer Festival is sponsored by NYC Parks and Recreation and is open to all Bronx communities and their entire families, from children to seniors. It will be a fun filled day of fun and games, Kubic’s Cube, Robotics, sports, fitness, stage performances, music, arts & crafts, giveaways, and an awesome Swiss Cottage Puppet show for children of all ages.
No registration is required to attend this festival; however, we do encourage families to enjoy the continued activities by applying for a year long membership at the recreation center.
For more information click here.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24th
NYC Pride March
Sunday, June 24
March begins at Fifth Ave and 36th St and proceeds south to the reviewing stand at Fifth Ave and 8th St before turning west down Christopher St to Greenwich St..
Subway: A, C, E, D, F to W 4th St; D, F, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq; F to 14th St or 23rd St; L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq; 6 to Astor Pl, 23rd St, 28th St or 33rd St.
More than a million spectators line the streets for what is always one of the year's most dazzling spectacles, commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots. This year's grand marshals are musician and activist Cyndi Lauper, Kiehl's president Chris Salgardo, and the adorable Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov, the first same-sex couple to legally marry in New York.
Patriotic Sunday Annual Concert
Sunday, June 24th
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Westerleigh Park, Staten Island
The South Shore Band will be playing in Westerleigh Park on June 24, 2012 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring your chairs and blankets and listen to the South Shore Band play patriotic tunes. They are sponsored by the Westerleigh Improvement Society.
For more details click here.