If you're looking for some non-traditional activities this weekend, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is taking place all weekend long. Saturday and Sunday from 9-5, there will be dragon boat racing, food, and other cultural activities in Flushing Meadows Park. Dragon boat racing has a long history that, according to legend, symbolizes the race to save someone that committed suicide.
Gothamist will be there, participating in at least four races. How will you find us? We'll be the one dragging ass at the front of one of the boat. Fun times! No news on whether the snakeheads of the lake will make an appearance or not.
Directions to the event can be found here.