Sunday, July 27th

Before you throw up your arms and conclude that a weekend in the Hamptons is synonymous with Dante’s Sixth Circle (you know, the one where the heretics are roasted), think about this: You could be in the city watching a group of “young entrepreneurs, socialites, filmmakers and ping-pong fanatics” (if you had any doubt that the word “socialite” has lost all meaning, doubt no more) host an outdoor ping-pong event in Union Square, in the name of celebrating ping-pong as an Olympic sport. Ping-pong “professionals” will be offering tips to passersby; this is not going to end well.

[Paddle in the Park, Union Square, noon, http://v2.nakedpingpong.com%5D

mbryan@observer.com

Sunday, July 27th