Things to do for May 28, 2009

The Weekender

Pool Parties, Blue Crabs and Booze Delivery to Restaurants

The weekend seems unusually short…

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

There's nothing like a good rooftop…at least once the rain lets up. This week Perks brings you a string of gratis happy hours at the lavish Westside rooftop known as Hudson Terrace.

The LES's Newest Pool Party
THE SHALLOW END

The LES's Newest Pool Party

The chest-deep pool at the Thompson LES has been whispered about for weeks—maybe you've even seen a few pics of the Andy Warhol snap printed on the bottom—but now you'll be able to see it firsthand from the poolside bar, provided you're a hotel guest, have a card at Above Allen or, more importantly, land a reservation at Shang. We suggest tucking into some pork belly and then making a beeline for the shallow end...

190 Allen St (S. of Houston), 212-460-5300

Friday
BYOB Goes OYO
BOOZE DELIVERY

BYOB Goes OYO

We love a good BYO, but lugging around a bottle all night can get downright tedious and cumbersome. Luckily, a FiDi wine shop called New York Vintners is pioneering something we like to call Order Your Own (OYO), bringing bottles of bubbly (and non-bubbly) to Kuma Inn just in time for your reservation, provided you give them a ring before 5pm. More restaurants are in the works, but until then, we'd keep a Shiraz on you at all times.

21 Warren St (E. of Church), 212-812-3999

Saturday
The Second Annual Manhattan Polo Classic
HORSEPLAY

The Second Annual Manhattan Polo Classic

This charity polo match brings together Prince Harry and Russell Simmons (finally) for an equestrian bash unlike anything this side of Louisville. Your options: pack up an afternoon's worth of champagne and hop the public ferry, or spring for a picnic lunch package and get a ticket to the afterparty at Pink Elephant. Decisions, decisions…

VIP ferry at noon, match at 3pm, May 30, Governors Island, reservations at 212-763-8596

Sunday
Paul Smith's Vintage Library
HITTING THE BOOKS

Paul Smith's Vintage Library

The English dandy is adding something a bit more scholarly to his shelves, with a set of ultra-rare fiction, art and photography books that all have at least a few decades behind them. When you take a break from the new suits, we'd recommend settling in with some of the Mad Men–era city photography from William Klein…if only to give you a few ideas on what to buy.

May 28 through June 8, 142 Greene St (S. of Houston), 646-613-3060

Tuesday
The Wonder That Is Crab Season
THE HARD SHELL

The Wonder That Is Crab Season

Our second favorite crustacean makes its way onto northern plates starting this weekend, with a butcher-papered feast at the Hideaway—complete with a few mallets and a full crate of Old Bay—and more of the same at Back Forty. This could be the start of a beautiful crab season.

Hideaway, Sun & Mon starting May 31, 212-334-5775; Back Forty, Tues starting June 2, 212-388-1990

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