This past weekend, hitting the powder didn’t mean catching the Snow Bus to Whiteface Mountain. It’s finally spring, see, and what better way to celebrate the season than by throwing colored powder at a total stranger? That’s exactly what happened at the fifth annual Holi NYC, a tribute to Holi Phagwa, the Hindu festival of colors. The riotous celebration of spring, which had been held in East Flatbush in the past, was right in Bushwick this year, meaning locals didn’t have to ruin their Uber rating by leaving orange butt-prints on some poor bastard’s backseat. There were also some awesome powder-blasting canons this year, which turned the skies into one big rainbow bagel. Click through our shots to see all the local color.
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Smorgasburg kicked off its outdoor season in Williamsburg Saturday. Click through to see who showed up and what they chowed down on.
At yesterday’s Bernie in the Bronx rally, we asked Sandernistas what they’re so fired up about, anyway. Click to see answers from DJ/producer Tommie Sunshine and his fellow Berners.
We’d been counting the days till Day Off ever since we spoke to A-Trak, founder of Fool’s Gold (above), about the Williamsburg label’s end-of-summer waterfront banger. If you didn’t make it out yesterday, click through our slideshow, below, to see who turned out and who was turnt up. Among the highlights: some Drake-related drama from headliner Meek Mill, who was hanging backstage with Nicki Minaj; high-energy sets from Falcons and Flatbush Zombies; and surprise appearances from ILoveMakonnen, ASAP Ferg and Fabolous.
The city was awash in color Saturday. While the lucky few got to attend a party at Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern in East Williamsburg (peep the amazing shots that hit Instagram), some 4,000+ people poured into an industrial space deep in East Flatbush for the third annual Festival of Colors: HOLI NYC, a tribute to the Hindu holiday centered around welcoming spring.