Things to do for May 21, 2009

The Weekender

Beach Parties, Ice Cream and the New Wine Bar/Pizzeria

The weekend is not forgetting the sunblock.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

Travel season is upon us and we here at Perks think you deserve more...or actually, a lot less. So we're taking a round three-digit number off your flight. We're just good like that.

Friday
Jacques Torres Ice Cream Cart
TRUCKING

Jacques Torres Ice Cream Cart

Hot times call for frosty measures, so JT is adding a few icier options to his Soho shop—specifically, an in-store cart that'll dole out more than a dozen flavors of frozen delights. Soft-serve sorbet and a caramel-rum vanilla swirl are go, but nothing says summer romance like a little powdered cocoa.

Saturday
Water Taxi Beach at South Street Seaport
SAND TRAP

Water Taxi Beach at South Street Seaport

The Water Taxi Beach Empire expands to a Coney Island–esque beach party in the seaport, with a little help from a former Studio 54 DJ, a battery of skee-ball machines and a staggering amount of sand. Think of it as a more conveniently located Hamptons—give or take an estate or two.

$20, Starting at 10pm, May 23, Pier 17, South Street Seaport

Sunday
Rooftop Season Begins
ON THE ROOF

Rooftop Season Begins

The rooftop season kicks off in full as the members'-only A60 reopens for business. If you've somehow misplaced your access card—check your summer '08 blazer—there are always another few months of scenic grilling and cabana-side carousing at Highbar. Choices, choices…

Monday
Veloce Pizzeria Opens in E Vill
VELOCITY

Veloce Pizzeria Opens in E Vill

The wine bar formerly known as Solex is getting a longer name and a new secret weapon: pizza. The familiar wavy ceilings and deco trappings will now be sharing space with checkered tables, fresh slices and the occasional semi-soused pepperoni-seeker with a taste for malbec.

Opening May 25, 103 First Ave (S. of 7th St), 212-777-6677

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