Don't have any plans for the weekend? We're here to help.
There are plenty of reasons to get out of the apartment and experience real life.
Here are our picks for things to do in your city this weekend.
Create a custom hair mask at DevaCurl (July 20)
DevaCurl's flagship salon in SoHo is having a day full of teaching from stylists and influences and an opportunity to create your own custom mask cocktail with Belle Bar Organics and get a free full-size product at a Mix and Mask bar. (2 to 7 p.m., 425 Broome St., devacurl.com)
Subway Series viewing parties (July 21)
Celebrate and watch the Subway Series on Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., from 2 World Trade Center, which will have free live music, the mascots from both teams' minor league affiliates and food and drinks for sale from local eateries. For example, Choza plans to do themed tacos.
Gotham Market at the Ashland (590 Fulton St.) is also screening the series at Fulton Hall and the Flamingo. The Flamingo has a $5 Five Boroughs Summer Ale to celebrate.
'Go Fact Yourself' (July 21-22)
The comedic quiz show/podcast "Go Fact Yourself" is doing live tapings at Caveat with fashionista Stacy London, Scott Rogowsky, Ophira Eisenberg and Charles Busch this weekend. ($10, noon, Caveat, 21A Clinton St., caveat.nyc)
Ultimate Picnic Day (July 21)
Grab a free picnic kit from Fairway Market, which will include picnic snacks and a blanket, at the supermarket's Ultimate Picnic Day event. (Free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Madison Square Park)
The Confetti Project (June 21)
Hey Instagrammers, another photo-ready experience awaits you at The Confetti Project. A photography brand that profiles people doused in confetti is launching a monthly experience starting July 21. Enter into its 500-foot-square foot space and play in confetti as the company takes candid shots of you. ($60 per person/couple, 2 to 6 p.m., address will be given at point of purchase, theconfettiproject.com)
Phoenicia Flea (June 21-22)
The celebrated Hudson Valley market, Phoenicia Flea, is coming to the city this weekend at the William Vale Hotel. You'll be able to peruse handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, furnishings and more. (Free to enter, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 111 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, phoeniciaflea.com)
Mural paint day (June 21)
Watch or take part in a community mural that will be painted on Saturday at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park. The 188-foot-by-15-foot mural is designed by Brooklyn artist Angel Garcia, who themed it around the working industrial waterfront, job access and waterfront access. The mural will be officially unveiled on Aug. 3. (Free, noon to 4 p.m., take the bike path entrance off 50th Street and First Avenue, facebook.com/NYCEDC)
Astoria Flea & Food (July 21-22)
Astoria's outdoor flea market is returning to Kaufman Astoria Studios' back lot this weekend. HGTV's "Flea Market Flip" will be filming there on Saturday night, for those who want to try for their 15 minutes of fame and on Sunday, a live band will be playing favorite tunes from noon to 6 p.m. (Free entry, 5 to 11 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m., 34-12 36th Ave., Astoria, facebook.com)
OZY Festival (July 21-22)
Central Park's OZY Festival -- the annual hub for music, arts, politics, tech and food now in its third year -- has announced synth-rockers Passion Pit (pictured) and former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as this year's headliners, along with a host of political figures including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and DNC chairman Tom Perez. The festival, which drew 5,000 people to Rumsey Playfield last year, has expanded to a two-day run. ($55 for an individual Sunday ticket, $75 for an individual Saturday ticket and $98 for an individual two-day pass, ozy.com)
Taking Back Sunday and Coheed play (July 21)
Taking Back Sunday and Coheed & Cambria will play songs from "Tidal Wave" before beginning work on a follow-up to the album, which spawned four singles, including the title track and "Call Come Running." ($39.50-$59.50, 6:30 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, livenation.com)
‘This Ain’t No Disco’ musical premiere
Late nights at Studio 54 circa 1979 get the rock musical treatment from Stephen Trask, who created "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." The world premiere is directed by Darko Tresnjak. In previews for a July 24 opening (runs through Aug. 12). (From $81.50, the Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St., atlantictheater.org)
'The New Genres: Video in the Internet Age' (through Sept. 2)
This exhibition looks at the history and appeal of new forms of video that have emerged on the internet. The more prominent ones include vlog (blogging through video), Let's Play (a user-narrated video game demonstration), Unboxing (unwrapping a consumer product or object), and autonomous sensory meridian response (a pleasurable tingling that begins in the head and scalp). ($9 to $15, free Fridays 4-8 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, movingimage.us)
The New York Musical Festival (through Aug. 9)
SpongeBob himself, in the form of Ethan Slater, star of the Broadway musical, is the honorary chair of the 15th annual festival, which will feature a series of offbeat new productions (such as "Emojiland," which takes place in the digital world of a smartphone), readings, concerts and educational events. nymf.org for information on tickets and locations.
Mostly Mozart Festival (through Aug. 12)
The summertime festival of dance, classical music, documentaries, theater and debate returns with an expanded lineup and new venues that include Central Park and Brooklyn. The festival pays homage to Mozart through programs featuring the creative work of other geniuses such as Leonard Bernstein, Lucinda Childs, Mark Morris, Ashley and Adam Fury and guest artists including Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax and Christian Zacharias. See website for a complete schedule of events. lincolncenter.org
The Rosé Mansion
The Rosé Mansion, a 14-room pop-up, unfolds like a rose with every turn of the corner. Each room is a completely different experience that is geared toward getting you to learn more about rosé and its history, sample it (there are eight tastings) and take pictures of everything you see and experience. From giant chandeliers you can swing on and a pink champagne fountain to a wall you can scratch and sniff, all your senses are used throughout the walkthrough. You'll even get to create your own custom glass of rosé. Check out our photos and video of the pop-up here. If you visit before 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, tickets are priced at $35 and go up to $45 if you go after that and anytime on Friday through Sunday. (445 Fifth Ave., rosewinemansion.com)
'Antigone' (July 5 - 29)
A new take on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, this version of "Antigone" is a dystopian one that calls on African-American traditions and captures the strong spirit of a woman who does not back down despite what's at stake in a patriarchal society. Ty Jones, Alexandria King, Kahil X. Daniel, Avon Haughton, Ava McCoy and Adaku Okpi star in the show, which is presented by Classical Theatre of Harlem. (Free, 8:30 p.m., previews are July 5-7, opening night is July 8 and performances are on Tuesdays through Sundays through July 29, 18 Mount Morris Park W., Harlem, cthnyc.org)
Freddy’s Bar ditches dog fashion show/parade (July 21)
Freddy's Bar is hosting an outdoor doggy social meetup -- a casual evening of drinks, music and dancing with the furriest Brooklynites -- that may evolve into the first-ever Freddy's Dog Parade. If the bar doesn't receive permits to temporarily and safely close down Fifth for the pups, there will be a smaller-scale parade that heads around the block outside the bar. Dogs should show up in their best attire. (Free, 5 p.m., 627 Fifth Ave., South Slope, freddysbar.com)
Catch a movie under the stars
Enjoy a summer outdoor movie screening this weekend. Here's what's playing:
July 20: "Wonder" at Hudson River Park, 8:30 p.m.; "Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi" (rain date: July 27) at Roosevelt Island, 7 p.m.; "You Will Be My Son" by Gilles Legrand at Riverside Park, Pier 1, sunset; "Fences" at West 135th Street Plaza in Manhattan, 6 p.m.; "The Jungle Book" at Dry Dock Playground in Manhattan, 8 p.m.; "Southside with You" at Beach 59th Street and Boardwalk at Rockaway Beach, 8 p.m.; "Wonder Woman" at WIllbowbrook Park Archery Range on Staten Island, 8:30 p.m.; "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" at Ocean Breeze complext on Staten Island, 8:30 p.m.; "Flubber" at De Matti Playground on Staten Island, 8:30 p.m.; "Lullaby of Broadway" at Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan, 8:30 p.m.; "Coco" at Basil Behagen Playground and at Ferry Point in the Bronx, 8:30 p.m.; "The Fate of the Furious" at Maria Hernandez Park in the Bronx, 8:45 p.m.
July 21: "Brave" at Paul Raimonda Playground in Queens, 8 p.m.; "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street on Staten Island, 8:30 p.m.; "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" at the Meadow at Cedar Grove Park on Staten Island, 8:30 p.m.; "Mrs. Doubtfire" at School Road and Bay Street on Staten Island, 8:30 p.m.; "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" at Clinton Playground in the Bronx, 8:30 p.m.; "Despicable Me 3" at Owl's Head Bar in Brooklyn, 8:45 p.m.
July 22: "Edward Scissorhands" at Athens Square in Queens, 8 p.m.; "The LEGO Batman Movie" at Randall's Island Park, 8:30 p.m.
Here's a full lineup of movies this summer.
Yayoi Kusama's 'Narcissus Garden' (through Sept. 3)
"Narcissus Garden," Yayoi Kusama's 1500 mirrored stainless steel spheres, lives inside a former train garage at Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways. You can walk through the spheres from July 1 through Sept. 3 as part of "Rockaway!," a public art festival and celebration of the Rockaway Peninsula's recovery from Sandy. (Free, Fridays through Sundays, from noon to 6 p.m., 169 State Rd., Fort Tilden, moma.org)
Opening of AMNH's revamped climate change exhibit
The American Museum of Natural History unveiled a revamped, high-tech climate change exhibit on July 7. The new installation inside the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth replaces a 20-year-old exhibit with the newest data collected by organizations including NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. With the turn of a dial or a slide of a lever, you can flick back and forth over time to see jaw-dropping data on how storms, sea levels and temperatures have risen across the globe, from the shrinking Arctic ice caps to the forest fires in California and more. ($23, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily, West 79th Street and Central Park West, amnh.org)
A jazz cruise of New York Harbor
Enjoy live jazz music aboard a 1920s-style yacht while sailing New York Harbor and sipping vintage maritime cocktails. The 100-foot-long Manhattan I and Manhattan II sail twice a week and have a climate-controlled enclosed glass observatory in the stern and an open-air deck in the bow. The jazz trio "The Sound Waves" plays classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Porter and Ellington as well as contemporary Motown and R&B sounds. See website for advance ticketing for this rain-or-shine sail. ($64, 7:15 p.m. Sundays (through Sept. 30), 7:30 p.m. Fridays (through Sept. 28), Chelsea Piers (Pier 62), W. 22nd and Hudson River (specific location provided at ticketing), sail-nyc.com)
Free day at the Whitney Museum (Fridays)
Pay what you want to get into the Whitney on Friday evenings. The museum has 63,000 square feet of exhibition space and has about 15,000 pieces of work by artists like Willem de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. (7 to 10 p.m., 99 Gansevoort St., facebook.com)
Sit back for some Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown and Kenny Chesney tunes at Opry City Stage at this free, weekly concert series. Teaming up with Broadway's "Escape to Margaritaville," Opry City Stage is opening its doors to the public for free for these concerts. Attendees will get special drink deals on margaritas, as well as participate in live giveaways for tickets to the new Broadway hit. (Free entry, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., 1604 Broadway, oprycitystage.com)
Queens International Night Market (Saturdays)
Now in its fourth year, this food and art market in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park features live performances, too. New bites for 2018 include Thai roasted crickets, Moldovan waffle rolls and Wenzhou-style fried chicken feet. Shop for trinkets like vintage brooches, stationery and Mexican handicrafts, too. (6 p.m. to midnight, near 47-01 111th St., Queens, queensnightmarket.com)