Rosé day, Whiskey Fried Classic, free cake with your comedy and more things to do in NYC – Metro US

Rosé day, Whiskey Fried Classic, free cake with your comedy and more things to do in NYC


Brooklyn Bowl’s 7th Birthday
It’s crazy to think this staple of NYC nightlife has only been around for seven years. This weekend’s birthday bash features a special edition of its famous Bowl Train, with $7 cover, $7 food (from individual pizzas to seven-piece wings) and beverage menus (including margaritas, punch and most beers), plus a DJ set by Brooklyn native Talib Kweli. July 7, 11:30 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., $7


Hamiltunes Singalong
Part of the New-York Historical Society’s Summer of Hamilton, which kicked off last weekend, are Hamilton Fridays, a night of special events that falls, conveniently, on pay-as-you-wish days. This week is the Hamiltunes Singalong where you can join a roomful of fellow fans and try to keep up with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fast-paced libretto. The singalong will include both Act I and II of the cast album. You can even email koconnor@nyhistory.org to reserve a solo! July 8, 6:30-10 p.m., New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, $5


Garth Brooks World Tour
Here’s a piece of music mythology for you: The last time country legend Garth Brooks played in NYC, over two million people turned up in Central Park to hear him. It’s been nearly two decades since that storied performance, and the superstar is finally returning to the city this weekend for two performances as part of his world tour, which also marks the first country music event to take place at the new Yankee Stadium. Trisha Yearwood opens. July 8-9, 8:30 p.m., Yankee Stadium, 1 E. 161st St., Bronx, $69.23


Governors Island is going all in on summer’s wine during the first-ever PinkNic. Over 16,000 guests will fill the island in pink outfits, with pink picnic blankets and spend the day drinking pink wine from Chateau D’Esclans and Chandon as they embrace the “rosé all day” lifestyle. There will also be picnic baskets by chef Chris Santos (Stanton Social), plus live music from Miami Horror, Cedric Alexander CMA, Claptone and more. July 9-10, noon-5 p.m., Governors Island, $65-$80


Whiskey Fried Classic
Southern bites, fried foods, whiskey, beer, cocktails and all of your favorite backyard games come together in an all-inclusive festival that’s kicking off its national tour in NYC. The Whiskey Fried Classic offers 2.5-hour afternoon and evening sessions this Saturday (VIP get an extra hour). Participants include Bareburger, Delaney Barbecue and Spoonable Spirits. July 9, 1:30-4, 6:30-9 p.m., Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., $85-$125


East Ville Websy Boozy
Continuing its mission to turn brunch into your central weekend event, Webster Hall branches out from East Ville des Folies to the new East Ville Websy Boozy series, starting this weekend. Each session will explore a different culture through food, cocktails and live music, starting with this Saturday’s tribute to the Caribbean. The menu will be provided by Vivid Caribbean American Bistro, with music from Root Shock. Tickets include drinks and/or food vouchers. July 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., $25-$35


The Total Red Hook Immersion
Brooklyn Based and Brooklyn Brewery have a pretty solid case for going out to Red Hook with the Total Immersion series, which continues its sloshy tours this weekend. Check it at Brooklyn Crab and pick up vouchers for four local beers ($15) and lunch ($25). Drink your way through a neighborhood tour that includes Rocky Sullivan’s, Grindhaus and Botanica. July 9, 1-7 p.m., Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed St., Brooklyn, $15-$25


ConSoul Big Band
Video game themes were as much a part of our childhoods as anything on Top 40 radio. ConSoul VGM captures that nostalgia with the intense big-brass sound of a 15-piece band specializing in the soundtracks to classics like Super Mario, Sonic, Tetris, Zelda and more. ConSoul’s members include Grammy Award-winning musicians, and Saturday’s show will feature guest artist Kris Keyser. July 9, 8 p.m., Club Sunnyvale, 1031 Grand St., Brooklyn, $10


Leslie Odom Jr.
As of July 9 there’s a new Aaron Burr (sir), but Leslie Odom Jr. isn’t exactly stepping out of the spotlight. The Tony-winning actor just released his self-titled debut album, and two days after his final “Hamilton” show he’ll be at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble to perform songs and sign copies of his album. You’ll need a wristband to get in, so line up early. July 11, 4:30 p.m., B&N, 150 E. 86th St.


Yum’s the Word
Robin Gelfenbien really loves her audience – she brings cake and candy to share with everyone at the live recording of the “Yum’s the Word” podcast, featuring true storytelling by rotating guests. In honor of National Ice Cream Month, the party comes to Le Poisson Rouge for “Half Pint: Stories from Childhood,” featuring Joel Marsh Garland (“OITNB”), Jordan Carlos (“The Nightly Show”) and Johanna Gohmann (New York Magazine). July 12, 8 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., $15-$20