Volkswagens, Lighthouses and other Weekend Ideas

Friday, July 6, 2018

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do over the weekend. In New York and the Hamptons, there are just too many options. Fortunately, AVENUE’s editors have put their collective heads together and come up with a few suggestions, ranging from an unusual auto show to a lighthouse tour. What unites them all is that they’re worth your time.

It’s Still July Fourth Somewhere

Just because the Fourth has come and gone doesn’t mean there aren’t still exciting Independence Day happenings out there. Check out our roundup from last week for some of them.

Through Sunday, July 8th (you’ve got to go back to work eventually)


Sorry to Bother You

Boots Riley’s satirical exploration of capitalism, race and telemarketing has already been acclaimed as one of the year’s strangest and greatest films. See it for yourself.

AMC Loews Lincoln Square and other cinemas

Opens Friday, July 6th


Arab Street Festival

We love Middle Eastern food, which is why we’re happy to recommend the Arab-American North African Street Festival, featuring food, musical performances and more. Save some Shawarma for us!

Great Jones Street, New York

Saturday, July 7th at 10 a.m.


Volkswagen Traffic Jam

Like vintage cars? At the NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam on Governors Island, you can look at (and judge) nearly 100 vintage Volkswagens from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Vroom vroom!!

Governors Island

Sunday, July 8th at 10 a.m.


Little Red Lighthouse

Every child in New York City knows about the Little Red Lighthouse, the charming beacon under the George Washington Bridge. And on Sunday, the lighthouse will open its doors for a rare tour. We promise you’ll be de-lighted.

Fort Washington Park, 181st Street and Riverside Drive, New York

Sunday, July 8th at 1 p.m.


And for more things to do, be sure to check out Avenue’s Social Calendar.


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