MoMA’s weekly outdoor dance party Warm Up wraps up next weekend. Credit: Charles Roussel
Soon, it’ll be time for wool accessories and knee-high boots. Even the Pumpkin Spice Latte has already arrived — but we still have one last weekend of summer.
Food & drink
What’s more decadent than brunch on a Monday? Grab a sidewalk table at Amigos (2888 Broadway) and get comfortable for the bottomless boozy brunch. The pig roast returns at Sotto 13 (140 W. 13th St.), with Italian and Puerto Rican dishes ready to sop up the West Village spot’s unlimited brunch cocktails ($29) all weekend starting at 11 a.m. On the Upper East Side, unlimited brunch ($39) at Maya (1191 First Ave.) has not only bottomless drinks but food, too, with small plates like chorizo-potato hash sliders and Mexican-style French toast.
As summer Fridays at Saxon + Parole (316 Bowery) end, get your final 3 Martini Lunch: mini carafes of the cocktail alongside a three-tier tower of seafood ($30). On the terrace, live bluegrass music begins at 2 p.m.
Savor the beach at Maison Premiere. Credit: Noah Fecks
If you wish you had sand between your toes, find a taste of the shoreline at Brooklyn’s oyster-focused Maison Premiere (298 Bedford Ave.), where doors open at noon Monday for specials and live music in addition to the restaurant’s usual seafood-and-cocktails fare.
Things to do
The outdoor movie season isn’t over yet. At South Street Seaport, you can still catch Ryan Gosling in a rare role that requires neither fast driving nor shooting in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” on Saturday. Or if you do like that sort of thing, “Skyfall” screens Sunday. There’s also “The Lego Movie” on Friday (Westerleigh Park, Staten Island) and “Despicable Me 2” on Saturday (Brower Park, Brooklyn). All movies start at 8 p.m.
Get your dancing in during the second-to-last Saturday for Warm Up at MoMA PS1 with electronic music talent from London, Berlin and NYC keeping the arty party going. (22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 3-9 p.m., $18 advance, $20 door)
When it comes to rooftop parties, to enjoy more than the open air you have to get pretty high up. At Skyroom (330 W. 40th St.) every seat has a view of the city skyline, and if you come Sunday there’s an open bar from 10-11 p.m.
Play two rounds of miniature golf for the meager price of $9 per person on the 36-hole course at Randall’s Island. Or be a tourist in your own town — the Central Park Zoo is open even on Labor Day.
Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m., the Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St. ) becomes an urban carnival of the borough’s culinary, musical and creative talent. This weekend’s headliners are Single Mothers and No Joy; catch them between rounds of black light ping-pong.
Chelsea Market Baskets take the work out of picnics. Credit: Provided
Sprawl in the park with these treats
Squeeze in one more lazy afternoon with a picnic. Save yourself the cooking by grabbing a Chelsea Market Basket. The curated boxes ($45-$142) include a five-borough market tour and a comprehensive savory-sweet spread. Slip in a bottle of summer’s wine, Stemmari’s Pinot Grigio ($9.99), a Sicilian savory variety with notes of magnolia and ripe citrus. Or catch the last seasonal batch of Sam Adams’ Latitude 48 IPA, made with six types of hops including domestic as well as U.K. and German varieties.