While the theme of this weekend is certainly music heavy, what with Siren Fest bringing out all the kids to Coney Island, and the Summer Hummer party with Fucked Up DJing at the Soho Grand, you have your pick of where to sway and sweat. While I promise myself every year I’m gonna suck it up, deal with the crowds, and go to Siren, I pussy out every year and regret it. So the lesson is, don’t be me. But if the idea of rubbing elbows with a large chunk of the population seems overwhelming, I recommend you flee the island, for another island at Yelp’s Summer Camp at Governor’s Island.
Join the NewNew and Etsy Labs for some DIY lessons under the sun. Break out those girl scout skills and master the art of the sailor knot for some nautically inspired jewelry. If your hungover shakey-hands can’t handle more intricate hands-on skills, watch others do the dirty work while you lounge on your picnic blanket and drink some spiked punch. Either way, stop by and say hi at Nolan Park. And as always, the ferry is free.
Yelp Summer Camp
Ferry at the Battery Maritime Building
10 South St, between Broad & Whitehall St