The NBA All-Star Weekend is back in NYC after more than 10 years away, and that means there’s lots of partying to make up for.
Before the players take the court at Madison Square Garden, the floor belongs to Puff Daddyand Snoop Dogg for The Tip-Off on Thursday at 7 p.m. They’ll be joined onstage by special guests including A$AP Ferg and French Montana, with additional music by DJ Camilo, DJ Enuff and Funk Flex.Tickets are $59-$95 and selling out fast.
Fresh off almost reprising his Best Album stunt at the Grammys, the most disruptive man in musicKanye West will bring his talents to the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza (23rd Street and Broadway) on Thursday at 8 p.m. with a free 45-minute concert.
Fashion Week and All-Star Weekend collide in a runway show featuring basketball players at the Attic Rooftop Lounge (251 W. 48th St.) for two good causes benefiting literacy education and neglected animals.
Don’t be fooled by the name — the NBA All-Star After-Party is actually the kickoff to the weekend, happening Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Stage 48, 605 W. 48th St. Meek Mill and Nikki Minaj will host, with music from DJ Self, DJ Quicksilva, DJ Ty Boogie and DJ Flipstar. Good luck getting to work Friday morning! Tickets are $65. On Friday, P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz will introduce the out-of-towners to how things are done in the 212 with a Welcome to NY party (10 p.m.), and on Saturday,Funkmaster Flex is hosting a sneaker expo (10 a.m.)
The Liberty Theater has All-Star parties lined up every night from Thursday to Sunday, with stars like Rick Ross, JuelzSantana, Floyd Mayweather and John Walls.
Young Thug and T.I. are closing out the weekend at B.B. King Blues Bar and Grill (237 W. 42nd St.) on Sunday at 11 p.m. If your job values the presidents as much as the government and banks do, Monday will be a holiday, so no excuses to turn down.