Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
4th of July Pool Party
King & Grove, 160 N. 12th St., Williamsburg
Spending the 4th of July poolside is just how our Founding Fathers envisioned it. We're grabbing a sun bed at this swank hotel in W'burg and kickin' it until they kick us out. Or until the sun goes down. Either one. There'll also be live tunes thanks to Vacationer. Tickets are $55.
Nearby Deal: Fanny
Thursday, July 4, 7 p.m.
Dances of Vice: July 4th Rockabilly Night Market
SRB, 177 2nd Ave., Brooklyn
If a pool party isn't really your thang, try a little twang. Hit up this rockabilly-themed party in Gowanus that will include live bands, DJs a vintage car show, and a bustling vintage craft and food fair. Jitterbug the night away, get your photo taken at the Pinup Photo Booth, and enjoy PBR specials all night long. Nothing says America like a Blue Ribbon.
Nearby Deal: Burger Bistro
Friday, July 5 & 6
Gigawatts Festival 2013
603 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn
The multi-functional art incubator in Bushwick known as Silent Barn is celebrating its one-year anniversary the only way it knows how—with 20 different bands over a two-day period. Rock out this weekend to the musical stylings of Lil Kids, Turnip King and Lunchbox, among others.
Nearby Deal: Arepera Guacuco
Saturday, July 6
AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place
UCB East, 153 E. 3rd St., East Village
Screwball living situations—we've all had them. Might as well turn them into comedy gold during this night of improv. Lob up your weirdest roommate scuffle or Craigslist horror story and watch the cast of Airwolf hit 'em out of the park in the form of hilarious sketches and impersonations. Remember, laughter is always the best medicine.
Nearby Deal: S'mac
Sunday, July 7, 2 p.m.
Ice Cream Takedown
The Bell House, 149 7th St., Brooklyn
It's hot out there. Your body naturally craves ice cream. So, obviously, an ice cream take down needs to happen. Hit up this event and watch as 30 local New Yorkers accept the challenge of coming up with the most inventive scoop ever. If this year is anything like the past, look forward to flavors like Absinthe Chocolate Chip, Sugar Mama Nut Cracker and Caprese Freeze, which layers tomato, marscapone, and basil ice creams together. Done.
Nearby Deal: Feluccio