amNY Weekender – things to do in NYC June 17-19
friday june 17
Mutual Mentoring Festival for Musicians: Celebrate the first in-person festival co-presented with Winter Jazzfest at Greenwich House Music School. With 19 live performances and six new duo commissions, M3 is a platform enabling visibility for women, non-binary and traditionally underappreciated musicians, a place to perform and collaborate to create beautiful music. Doors open at 6:46 p.m. Barrow St New York, NY 10014.
Club Nihil – Tribute to Depeche Mode: Play along to your favorite 80s new wave music at Club Nihil’s Depeche Mode Tribute party. Organized by No Return Post Punk Society, this event is free before midnight so make sure you arrive on time! Doors open at 10 p.m. Eris Evolution, 167 Graham Avenue, New York, NY 11206, 21+ event.
Saturday June 18
New York Afrobeats Spring Festival: Celebrate the upcoming June 16 holiday by attending this year’s Afrobeats Spring Fest, where you can enjoy music, food and fashion from vendors honoring cultures from different parts of Africa. An amazing shopping experience with music and delicious food awaits you! Tickets start at $20. 4-9pm Blue Midtown 220 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. 21+ event.
Drag Queen Drag Royale Dinner: Pride month is never a boring affair, and what better way to celebrate than by having dinner with some of your favorite drag queen divas impersonating stars like Liza Minnelli, Nicki Minaj, Whitney Houston, Sia and many others ? Tickets start at $20. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Harbor New York City 621 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. 18+ event.
Sunday June 19
Father’s Day cruise for kids: Spend the day with Dad on an Encanto-themed cruise! Start at Skyport Marina and have an amazing day singing and dancing to the music of Disney’s Encanto while on the water. Tickets are $40 per person. 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Marina Skyport, 2430 FDR Drive, New York, New York.
Father’s Day Brunch: There’s no better way to spoil dad than by taking him to the ultimate brunch! Celebrate dad, yourself or any father figure in your life with a delicious meal. Dads eat for free! Tickets are $40 per person (excluding Dad!) 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Venture Kids 1731 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
June 19 Charity Bike Ride: Honor both June 19 and Father’s Day with a charity bike ride through Central Park! Mimms, Inc. and The Round Table will coordinate a charity bike ride in support of the Alvin T. Mimms Scholarship Fund at St. Charles Borromeo School. St. St. Charles Borromeo has served the children and families of Harlem for over 100 years, helping generations to thrive. A donation of $20 is suggested. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Central Park 110th & 7th Avenue, New York, NY.