Things to do for May 05, 2011

The Weekender

Mint Juleps, Street Food and Basement Raving

Nothing in life is guaranteed but death, taxes and the weekend.

Thursday
Spider-Man, the Derby & the Yankees
PERK ALERT

Spider-Man, the Derby & the Yankees

So. Spider-Man, the musical. It’s back—and we’re getting you 45% off Premium seats. We’ve also got last-minute tickets to the sold-out Manhattan Cocktail Classic. Plus, we’re serving a dinner by the Yankees’ executive chef at The Kitchen NYC. Finally, exclusive access to the season’s hottest accessory: lighter cufflinks.

Friday
A Food-Filled Market in Mad. Sq. Park
HIP TO BE SQUARE

A Food-Filled Market in Mad. Sq. Park

You’d normally go “long walks on the beach” over “long walks in the park.” But that was before your strolls through Madison Square Park included a murderers’ row of food stalls from the likes of Momofuku, Roberta’s and Asiadog. It’s the massive public distraction your Shake Shack speed runs require.

An Artfully Done All-Night Dance Party
IN THE PAINT

An Artfully Done All-Night Dance Party

If you’ve seen one dank basement raver, you’ve seen them all. Well, maybe all except this subterranean soiree at Santos. The bottom floor’s been redone with pastel-colored art installations, disco-thumping DJs and dancing celebrities in knit Aztec masks. Sometimes a little touch of Warhol goes a long way.

Saturday
Horse Racing at a Beer Garden
TRIPLE CROWN HEIGHTS

Horse Racing at a Beer Garden

So it’s a no from Churchill Downs (turns out, they don’t make jockey silks in your size). Instead, try the Garden at Studio Square, where in addition to microbrew-filled growlers, you’ll find the prerequisite mint juleps and a “best bonnet” contest. Looks like you’ll be defending that title after all.

A City Block’s Worth of Lunches
COURT HESTER

A City Block’s Worth of Lunches

The Hester Street Fair is back. And while you may find yourself having to get reacquainted with the sprawling maze of LES commodities, it’ll come back to you. Because really, ingesting a fully dressed oyster po’boy and Nutella soft pretzel in rapid succession is just like riding a bike. Helmet optional, but recommended.

Saturdays starting May 7, 10am-6pm, Hester Street Fair, Hester and Essex St, 917-267-9496

Tuesday
80% Off Gant
GANT FARM

80% Off Gant

Your button-down collection is nothing if not robust. But necessity sort of goes out the window when Gant is trying to virtually give away their trad-styled summer wares. Honestly, a few more casually creased chambray shirts wouldn’t kill you. Unless, of course, they become self-aware.

May 10-13, Tue-Thu, 8:30am-6:30pm, Fri, 8:30am-5pm, Gant, 20 W 55th St, 11th Floor

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