The massive first-floor pavilion of the Brooklyn Museum erupts into an open-bar frolic designed by the likes of Opening Ceremony and Rodarte. At some point, a 20-foot candy-stuffed Andy Warhol piñata will be sacrificed by baseball bat.
Things to do for April 22, 2010
Smashing Crabs, Snow Cones and a Giant Pinata
The weekend will be the first to arrive and the last to leave.
Crab Feast Nights
The West Village's own Chesapeake Bay-loving Choptank has a fresh supply of blue crabs and is slinging them by the baker's dozen on the back patio. Waiters demonstrate the proper way to crack them open. Feel free to ignore their instructions.
Freemans West Village Outpost
The rugged handmade trousers and suits of Freemans Sporting Club (cousin to Freemans Restaurant) make their Bleecker Street debut Friday, with an on-site tailor and coffee bar on the way. Look out for a full selection of camping gear as well, because style shouldn't be limited to the city limits.
A new contender in the Meatpacking's inebriated brunch party playground, Abe & Arthur's daytime soiree launches Saturday with its dedicated, thirsty crowd of sunglassed revelers. Expect the cocktail-to-food ratio to skew liquid.
The scenic citizens of the LES will be out in force this weekend at the first installment of the Hester Street Fair. Go to town on Luke's Lobster, hot pretzel sandwiches from Sigmund Pretzel Shop and snow cones courtesy of the Meatball Shop. Hopefully not in meatball flavor.
Master of the Italian yachting look for almost 100 years, Paul & Shark offers deep discounts on both lightweight and heavy versions of jackets and trousers. Because you never know when you might be called on to perform some heavy yachting.