New York for a 17-year-old
July 10, 2008 6:07 AM   Subscribe

Activities for a 17-year-old girl this weekend in New York City? Extra points for music venues that are all-ages, but all suggestions are good.
posted by elvissa to Society & Culture (9 answers total)
Does she like theatre? City Center is doing a TERRIFIC production of Damn Yankees.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:47 AM on July 10, 2008

It's not the venues that are all-ages, but the shows themselves. Even venues with bars will have all-ages shows. Just grab a Village Voice, check out the show listings and call the venue in advance to find out if it is AA/18+/21+.

If you want names: Knitting Factory, Irving Plaza, Webster Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Cake Shop, Living Room, Mercury Lounge (those last two I doubt play AA shows...)
posted by griphus at 6:52 AM on July 10, 2008

Friday night there's a free No Age show at South Street Seaport. I love that venue since as a resident it gives me an excuse to see a beautiful yet touristy part of town.

If I wasn't going to Philly, I'd 100% be at the Highline Saturday night for the Fuck Yeah Fest Tour 2008. All Ages show, but it's $17. Matt & Kim and Team Robespierre are both awesome.

Sunday afternoon, you have the McCarren Pool show with the Breeders and Matt & Kim. It's free and open to all.
posted by yeti at 6:59 AM on July 10, 2008

The yard is pretty awesome. Has an all ages rock show, daytime, this weekend.
posted by Shebear at 9:18 AM on July 10, 2008

Nearly everything I listed in this post about NYC activities this weekend is all ages.

Go to, things that are 16+ or all ages are clearly marked.
posted by kathryn at 9:18 AM on July 10, 2008

Check out the Main Squeeze Accordion Festival on Saturday in Riverside Park.
posted by dogrose at 9:32 AM on July 10, 2008

The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater -- very funny, inexpensive, all ages.
posted by Tren at 9:58 AM on July 10, 2008

How about a WNBA game? The first-ever outdoor professional basketball game will be played on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The Indiana Fever will take on the New York Liberty. Tickets start at $10.00.
posted by Carol Anne at 11:00 AM on July 10, 2008

There's a free Bon Jovi concert in Central Park on Saturday.
posted by lullaby at 9:55 PM on July 10, 2008

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