Things to do for April 02, 2009

The Weekender

Pillow Fights, Beer Gardens and Cheap Whiskey

The weekend is out like a lamb.

Saturday
World Pillow Fight Day
SLUGGERS

World Pillow Fight Day

The world's largest coordinated pillow fight comes to Wall Street to exorcise all the economy's bad vibes in three concentrated hours of flying feathers and soft, cushiony aggression.

3pm, April 4, Wall St at Broad St, more info here

Terrazza Toscana
ROOFTOP

Terrazza Toscana

This no-frills Italian neighborhood joint just landed in Midtown West, armed with a mouth-watering wild boar stew. But what we're really interested in is the small, mouth-watering roof deck, where you can scope out the scenic sights of 9th Ave, laundromats and all.

Opening April 4, 742 W. 9th Ave (at 50th), 212-315-9191, roof deck opens in two weeks

Sunday
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
BEERFEST

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

You know it's spring when the beer gardens come out to play. The beloved outdoor Astoria hangout has finally opened its doors for our favorite rite of spring, the outdoor brat-and-lagerfest.

Now open, 29-19 24th Ave (at 29th St), Queens, 718-274-4925

Gowanus Yacht Club
MORE BEERFEST

Gowanus Yacht Club

Of course, if you find yourself a little farther south, this Carroll Gardens patio is offering free beer, free hot dogs and copious camaraderie to anyone who walks in the door this weekend. They're also asking for help setting up… so we'd plan to arrive just as they're finishing.

April 4-5, starting at 11am, 323 Smith St (at President), Brooklyn

Monday
$15 Burger, Beer and Shot at Irving Mill
RYE-FECTA

$15 Burger, Beer and Shot at Irving Mill

The Gramercy workhorse offers the first recession special that's actually worthy of the name. Fifteen small ones get you a Sixpoint Righteous Rye ale, chef Ryan Skeen's burger and a few ounces of (ri)1 whiskey—exactly what you need after finally opening your 2008 401(k) statement.

Mondays in April, 116 E. 16th St (W. of Irving Pl), 212-254-1600

Summer Gear and BBQ at Openhouse
SALE-ING

Summer Gear and BBQ at Openhouse

This Openhouse open house combines the low-key greasiness of the spring barbecue with the highbrow rack-sifting of the downtown sample sale. It's easily one of the cleverest ideas we've heard all year, and $50 sneakers from 3:33 just sweeten the pot. Squirt guns are welcome… just keep them away from the denim.

12-8pm (bbq starts at 5pm), April 6-9, 201 Mulberry St (S. of Spring)

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