Ok. So maybe the beach isn't your thing and being on a boat makes you feel like you rode the Tilt-a-Whirl 17 times to many after a funnel cake fiesta. Or perhaps fireworks aren't your gag either - remember that time when you were four and you were burned by that sparkler?. It's understandable that the exploding powders of color in the sky aren't in your flight plan. Or even still, the very thought of watching a panel of adults shovel as many hot dogs as possible down their gullets in ten minuets makes your heart ache with a coronary.
Whatever the case may be, we've got you covered. Here are a few events happening this Fourth of July weekend that are sure to be tasty to your ear and eyes.
Ok, let’s get real. Its Independence Day weekend and here at Joonbug we take this holiday very, very, seriously. Our forefathers didn’t fight an entire revolution solely so we could live in freedom. No. They did it so each year we could properly commemorate our sovereignty and celebrate our liberty. And that is exactly what we are doing this weekend! Below are our favorite events to celebrate this 4th of July.
What is a 4th of July party without electro-beats? I’m sure our forefathers would be please with this, uh, “celebration.” Governor’s Island, in association with Cielo, Pacha and Glo Fridays, is hosting a four-day long party starting tomorrow July 1st until the 4th. The event kicks-off with a six-hour (six!) DJ-set by Paul VanDyk on Friday. Saturday will be all about Fat Boy Slim and James Zabiela. As the day gets closer, the acts get hotter. On Sunday Benni Bennassi and Laidback Luke will turn tables. On Monday, Brooklyn born DJ Victor Calderon will swap the (common? Unoriginal?) happy birthday song with some house and a lot of techno. Check out the full line up and find tickets here.
Cara: 21 years old
We spotted Cara having lunch at Bryant Park and absolutely adored her outfit! Cara is wearing a vintage cardigan paired with a American Apparel oversized tank. Her floral leggings are Betsey Johnson, and her shoes are Dolce Vita. She accessorizes this look with a Miu Miu hangbag, vintage ring, and awesome A-morir sunglasses! We must say her diamond encrusted sunglasses definately make this outfit!
We spotted Nicki looking chic in Bryant Park, so we decided to track her down and get the scoop on her outfit. Nicki is wearing a black cut out Lulu top, paired with a black architectural Lulu skirt. She accessorises this look with black cat eye 80's purple sunglasses, black china ebay tights and brings a pop of color with bright red lipstick and a jungle green vintage shoulder bag. We love her take on the architectural trend and the way she adds color to the classic all black ensemble!
Top Gear USA is celebrating their premiere on the The History Channel Sunday by giving a ride to anyone in New York City. Not a gear head? No need to be. Head to Bryant Park Wednesday, November 17 till Friday, November 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. to take a passenger’s seat in one of six hot cars. Take a free quick ride around a few city blocks in the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Maserati Quattroporte, Lamborghini Gallardo Superlegerra, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren or the Dodge Viper Coupe. The ride is free and the lines are not long.
The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, along with fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg will officially open the Mercedes-Benz New York City Fashion Week on Wednesday September 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Presenting live from The Upper West Side, fashion icons from around the world will celebrate the week-long showcase's move from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center.
Do you need something to do during your hour-long lunch? They do go by quit quickly, so why not watch a performance while you eat your lunch. At least you can do something fun during your quick lunch break. If you work close to Bryant Park then you are in luck. This Thursday enjoy a free Broadway performance in Bryant Park during your lunch break. Performances begin at 13:30pm.
Performers from Broadway shows will perform 2 to 3 songs during the concert. Don’t worry there are plenty chairs and tables, so there shouldn’t be a problem finding a seat.
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4Food, a New York City burger chain, will be opening on July 6 near Bryant Park. This burger joint is unlike any we have seen before. With bleachers and communal tables for dining, what can we expect? Serving organic burgers with holes, you get to choose your own toppings and create you very own burger. Better yet, you can even name your creation and post it on Twitter or Facebook. If people start ordering your burger, you will receive 25 cents per burger! Unfortunately, you will not get the payment in cash but you will be able to build up store credit and eventually get a free meal or more! That's not it! As 4Food supplies a 220 square feet monitor, you can stream Twitter feeds, Foursquare check-ins, as well as Facebook activities. Best of all, employees will be using the new iPads to take your orders. How's that for being tech-savvy! So come check it out, I know I'll be there tweeting along.
Here's an animated video that 4Food created to better explain their concept.
In a psychedelic rainstorm in New York City, we made our way to Target's Liberty of London popup on the edge of Bryant Park, only to discover that this hyped-up venue had been closed a day early due to product outage. A tribute to the fashionable, '60s-meets-down-home patterns and textures, the popup expressed a trend in modern expression, selling out of everything from the popular, low-priced shirt dresses to paisley piggybanks we thought would fit nicely on our coffee tables.
As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week comes to an end, designers, models, and celebs are getting ready to head back home. I am pretty confident that most of you were not able to get yourselves within those white tents of Fashion Week, mecca to any fashionista walking the streets of New York City. But although you may never get inside the star-studded shows, there is a chance of spotting designers, models, editors, and even celebrities at restaurants and clubs around the city.
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New York, NY 10014