This has been an eventful long weekend so far (not quite over)–we started off with back-to-back art events. Friday night we met in Prospect Park for a picnic dinner of sandwiches from Dom’s Italian grocery (sorry, no website, but it’s a must-visit in Soho). As we were discussing our next move, a friend called to invite us to an art opening at a rooftop gallery in Dumbo. The art was terrible; I’ve seen better work at BFA exit shows. But the setting? Spectacular. We were out on a deck eleven stories up overlooking the East River and the entire Manhattan skyline. It was definitely worth walking through some bad art.

The following night we joined some other friends for the Brooklyn Art Museum’s monthly Saturday night party. A huge crowd was dancing to a DJ’s beats behind the building, and hundreds more were browsing the galleries. We were a little disappointed in the aesthetic offerings that night as well (the featured exhibition was faux graffiti on canvases), but again, the setting was great, as well as the atmosphere of a genial neighborhood party.