SURRENDERING TO DOROTHY: If glittery gal-about-town Dorothy Parker were alive today, would she hop the ferry to a party in her honor on Governor's Island? Since they'll be serving martinis, probably. The 11th Annual Parkerfest runs all weekend long -- don't miss our favorite part, the roaring '20s jazz lawn party with the Dreamland Orchestra. Dress sharp, babies. Saturday and Sunday, schedule varies.
SOAKING UP ART: Brooklyn's crawling with creative endeavors this weekend: May we recommend taking in as many of the 50+ exhibits and events that make up the Atlantic Avenue Artwalk as you possibly can? Better download the event map; it's gonna be a long weekend. Saturday and Sunday, schedule varies.
DANCING UNDER THE STARS: Pro intructors from the Piel Canela Dance & Music School are ready to hand down some serious cha-cha, bachata and salsa moves at Summer on the Hudson's Let's Dance party on Pier I at 70th Street. It's edutainment at its most edutaining -- and it's free. Sunday, 6-9PM.
EATING YOUR WEIGHT IN RICE: Chefs from the likes of Mercat, La Nacional and Socarrat will battle it out at the South Street Seaport for paella supremacy during the First Annual Paella Parade. You, the hungry public, will get to taste the entries, paired with plenty of chilled riola wine. Sunday, 11AM-3PM.
HONORING THE OLD: St Patrick's Old Cathedral -- New York City's very first church cathedral -- celebrates its 200th anniversary with a day-long bash including a 19th-century parade, a festival all along Mulberry Street, and more. Sunday from 11AM.