You’ve worked hard all summer and now it’s time to play hard!  Check out this fun summery playlist from Daily Candy while you plan your perfect holiday weekend.

One thing you need to make sure you do this weekend is to check out some live music. Electric Zoo is taking over Randall’s Island with sounds from Tiesto, Chromeo, David Guetta, SBTRKT, Armin Van Burren, Calvin Harris,  and so many more, or head to Governors Island to see hip-hop legends such as Nas, Lauryn Hill, Common, Raekwon and Ghostface, Cypress Hill, Childish Gambino, and more at Rock the Bells.  While you’re on the island check out Better Than Jam, a pop-up shop that sells handmade items from local Etsy artists in the first floor of a historic home (they have a free craft workshop to learn how to make origami sea creatures).

Don’t miss out on seeing a movie alfresco style in a park, here’s a list of movies and where they’re playing.  Or catch the very last weekend of Brooklyn Botanic Gardens’ breath-taking exhibit “Native New Yorkers.”

And of course do NOT forget to get your fix of BBQs, click here for the most delicious recipes, both traditional and unique (and all tasty)!