Don’t miss out! NewYork.com picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for July 11′s best events, from Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Beacon Theatre to Broken Hearted: Twisted, Romantic Short Films at MetroTech Commons (featuring a film directed by Rose McGowan).
1. MUSIC: Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Beacon Theatre
Bring your parents and your ponytail down to the Beacon Theatre for this blowout concert from the original monsters of folk rock. Since the 1960s, these three talented dudes (and sometimes Neil Young) have been making politically tinged music for the people, and they’re back together once more for a summer tour of the U.S. In addition to decades of old favorites, each old head will be bringing some new material to the table, so get ready.
DETAILS: 8pm; $46-$156; 2124 Broadway; beacontheatre.com
2. FESTIVAL: The Second Annual Steampunk Weekend
Do you fancy yourself a gallivanting adventuresmith, a splendiferous scientist or simply a big fan of the movie Wild, Wild West? Then don your goggles and drive your steam-powered car to the Second Annual Steampunk Weekend, which is taking over New York City with all manner of fanciful revelry. For three days in a row, Gemini and Scorpio is presenting theater, parties and theatrical parties in which your retro-futuristic fantasies might play out freely. Tonight’s offering: Absinthe Heroes, a one-man steampunk musical.
DETAILS: various times, prices & locations; geminiandscorpio.com
3. FILM: Rooftop Films 2014: Broken Hearted: Twisted, Romantic Short Films at MetroTech Commons
Love is a many splendored thing for some, a confusing nightmare for others. See a program of short films that focus on the latter experience at this free outdoor screening from Rooftop Films. From a man experiencing his lover’s phantom pains after a motorcycle accident to a deer obsessed with interdimensional travel, these are not your average love stories. Featuring actress Rose McGowan’s directorial debut!
DETAILS: 8pm; free; 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn; rooftopfilms.com
4. FOOD: Le Fooding Beach Club at Rockaway Beach
Calling all foodies! This weekend, Le Fooding and San Pellegrino (yes, the seltzer) are advancing gentrification’s steady annexing of the Rockaways with a fancy-yet-rustic pop-up restaurant helmed by hot young chefs and the coolest DJs money can buy. Each day brings forth a different entree, but all the meals contain contributions from Rockaway Taco, Momofuku Milk Bar and Lynnette Marrero. Today’s main dish, a chilled dashi ramen, comes courtesy of Ivan Ramen and will be set to tunes spun by Cibo Matto. How very.
DETAILS: sittings at 12pm and 2:15pm; $40; 97-01 Shorefront Parkway, Queens; evenements.lefooding.com
5. KARAOKE: Karaoke on the Boardwalk at Deno’s Wonder Wheel, Coney Island
Belt out a torch song to the Wonder Wheel at this low-pressure, Friday night carnival karaoke event. Held in the shadow of the storied ride, Wonder Wheel Karaoke is your chance to show the whole boardwalk what you’re made of before the weekly fireworks light up the sky.
DETAILS: 7pm-11pm; free; 3059 W. 12th St., Brooklyn; coneyislandfunguide.com