Drag Queens, Music Fests and Other Weekend Ideas

Friday, September 28, 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 a drag convention to two music festivals. What unites them all is that they’re worth your time.



You better work! The annual Rupaul’s DragCon returns to the Javits Center, and will have plenty of special guests, including Ru himself. Don’t miss it, bitch!

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York

Friday, September 28th – Sunday, September 30th


Global Citizen Festival

Festival season’s not over yet! Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Cardi B and more will be performing on the Great Lawn of Central Park this weekend for the first Global Citizen Festival.

The Great Lawn, Central Park

Saturday, September 29th at 2 p.m.


There’s No Leaving New York

That’s not the only fest this weekend. Forest Hills Stadium will also host There’s No Leaving New York, a two day concert series headlined by indie rock stalwarts The National.

Forest Hill Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Queens

Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th

Red Hook Regatta

Ahoy! Head on down to Pioneer Works in Red Hook this weekend for the annual fourth annual Red Hook Regatta, which will see dozens of homemade 3D-printed boats compete in the waters of Brooklyn.

Valentino Pier, Coffey and Ferris Streets, Brooklyn

Saturday, September 29th at 1 p.m.


92Y Street Fest

The 92nd Street Y is holding its annual street fair this Sunday. It will feature performances by the Big Apple Circus, the cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and many more.

Lexington Avenue between 79th and 94th Streets, New York

Sunday, September 30th at 12 p.m.


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


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