Friday, June 6, 11:59 p.m.
Karaoke Killed the Cat
Union Hall, 702 Union Street (Brooklyn)
Now that video killed the radio star, at Union Hall karaoke is killin’ the cat. They’ve dubbed their weekly fête “equal parts vocal chord shattering sing-along and booty popping dance party” with “sprinkles of crowd surfing, choreography and feats of strength.” Audience members are invited to take the stage and shave off one of Fluffy’s nine lives, or watch on the sidelines and take in the madness. Admission is free, and the singing begins at the appropriately drunken hour of midnight.
Deal nearby: Feluccio
Saturday, June 7, 2 p.m.
Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue (Brooklyn)
Summer Thunder is typically a foreboding set of words, entailing one of those random drenching afternoon storms that makes for messy music festivals. Not so at this weekly party over at Union Pool. No matter the weather, they’ll have ample tacos and booze (with specials from Brooklyn Brewery and Jameson, no less) along with live shows and beats all day long. Better yet – admission is free.
Deal nearby: Santos Anne
Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If the new Hammock Grove and the old historic castle weren’t enough to lure you to Governors Island, then here’s another reason: the Figment art fair takes over the tiny isle with two days of participatory art projects, mini-golf, the City of Dreams Pavilion, interactive sculptures and a tree house to explore. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own pieces (that comply with the fair’s guidelines, natch) even if they weren’t submitted in time for official inclusion in the fest, so hop on the next ferry outta here and BYO art. Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Blue Planet Grill
Sunday, June 8, 12 p.m.
14th Annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street (Manhattan)
The cultural mash-ups in NYC neighborhoods are our favorite part of what makes the city so delicious. The Lower East Side has been home to New Yorkers from all over the world, so this Sunday they’ll celebrate with some cross-cultural fun. The 14th Annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival promises a day of “Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer music, Yiddish and Chinese language lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts, food and folk art demos, crafts, synagogue tours, and more.” Admission is free.
Deal nearby: Elevate Restaurant & Lounge