Mah-Jongg Night at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
7 p.m.; 514 Union St., nr. Nevins St., Gowanus; 347-223-4410.
Standing shuffleboard takes center stage at this Florida-inspired warehouse, but at a few card tables, the owners have been hosting a weekly mah-jongg night since April. Wrangle three friends, sip on island drinks served out of Mason jars, and amass sets of Chinese tiles in an addictive rummylike challenge.
Donkey at LOVEGUN
10 p.m.; 617 Grand St., nr. Lorimer St., Williamsburg; no phone yet.
For his first Brooklyn venture, gay-bar impresario Benjamin Maisani has created a black-walled and neon-lit locale channeling Studio 54 (launching in mid-June). DJs Josh Sparber and Mikey Fuentes (together they go by Donkey) will hold court over the industrial space’s two floors, playing a blend of funk-infused house music.
Jazz at District M at the Row NYC Hotel
7 p.m.; 700 Eighth Ave., at 44th St.; 212-869-3600.
Row NYC might be the latest hotel addition to Times Square, but its downstairs cocktail lounge is a respite from the madness. Revelers can recline in leather banquettes and listen to the vintage jazz band Fleur Suele croon 1930s-era swing tunes in Italian, Portuguese, French, German, and Spanish.
Air a Danser at Battery Harris
5 p.m.; 64 Frost St., nr. Lorimer St., Williamsburg; 718-384-8900.
For the past decade, Steve ShakeWell has hosted his semi-underground Sharegroove parties all around Brooklyn; as of last month, he and DJ Matt Brownell can be found spinning Balearic beats on the outdoor patio at Battery Harris. Hard to find in New York, the mid-tempo Balearic genre—born in ’80s-era Ibiza—pairs well with the rum, coconut, and pineapple-flavor Frozen Balearic Breeze, a ShakeWell family recipe.
6 p.m.; 97-20 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach; 347-954-9063.
The artist-designed Playland Motel’s beachside parties kicked off very quietly last summer. Play a round of beanbag toss, or dance barefoot to a rotating cast of DJs spinning a hypnotic mix of disco and laid-back electronic.
Downtown Saturday Night at the W New York Downtown
9:30 p.m.; 123 Washington St., nr. Albany St.; 646-826-8600.
Katie Longmyer, she of Dark Disco fame, has set up shop at the W Downtown. The summer season means the fashionable crowd can finally spill onto the outdoor terrace, while DJ Jasmine Solano plays up-and-coming hip-hop and dance tracks.
Sunsets at the Jane Rooftop
2 p.m.; 113 Jane St., at West St.; 212-924-6700.
Since the hotel opened in ’08, the Jane’s rooftop has been for members only. This summer, with a reservation, anyone can enjoy the upstairs bar, with its vintage-y fringed furniture and custom cocktails like the West Street Sunset (tequila, orange bitters, and blackberry brandy), starting in the afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays.