August Monthly Round-Up

July 27th, 2018

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What will August bring to NYC? Cooler weather? Summer showers? It’s too early to know. We do know, however, that it will bring tons of fun stuff to do! Prevent summer boredom by joining us on our August monthly round-up!   Asian American International Film Festival: The masters of Asian film return to New York City once again for the longest running Asian film festival in the world. Excellent short films, documentaries and full-length features will all be there for your viewing pleasure. (August 1st-4th) Lincoln Center-Out of Doors: Who says that entertainment has to be indoors? The weather is nice so go an experience world-class films, music and dance performances outside! NYC has never been more thrilling. (August 1st-12th) Mostly Mozart Festival: Let’s face it: Mozart was pretty much the best composer ever. That’s why the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center is such a pleasure. This yearly festival brings you the best Mozart and Mozart-inspired music in classic live performances. (August 1st-12th) shutterstock_406851730 Shakespeare in the Park: The Delacorte Theater continues their marvelous free Shakespeare performances in Central Park. Take on the Shakespearean drama Othello, or opt for lighter fare with the comedic Twelfth Night. August is the last month to check it out! (August 1st-19th) Harlem Week: Harlem is an epicenter of art and culture in NYC. The soul and character of the city runs through it. Harlem Week is a yearly celebration of one of our most iconic and exciting neighborhoods. (August 1st-25th) Broadway in Bryant Park: Do you love live show tunes but can’t find the time or the money to repeatedly attend Broadway performances? Broadway sends its top musical talent to Bryant Park for free live musical performances all August long! (August 2nd-16th) shutterstock_15955429 Dodgeball World Cup: Yes, there really is a Dodgeball World Cup. It’s totally a legit sport. Check out the game that decides it all at Madison Square Garden. Just watch out for rouge balls. (August 4th) The Victory Cup: Take a trip to Governor’s Island and enjoy the site of men on horses playing golf...or something. We don’t really know how Polo works. You should go find out. (August 4th) Wine and Sweets Festival: Visit the fair borough of Queens and experience Long Island City’s most lovely wine festival. There’s also a wide selection of sweets for the little ones! (August 4th and 5th) shutterstock_309186728 NYC Summer Streets:  When the weather gets muggy the NYC streets transform into a playground. The city closes select streets to traffic and opens the fire hydrants to create makeshift water playgrounds. It’s tons of fun! (August 4th, 11th, and 18th) Warm Up 2018: The days may be hot but the beats at Warm Up 2018 are even hotter. MoMA PS1 in Queens hosts this experimental music festival. (Starts August 4th) Aloha Nights: The New York Botanic Garden celebrates Hawaiian heritage with a night of music, Lei-making, hula lessons and festive cocktails. It’s the perfect summer escape from the heat of the city streets. (Starts August 4th) New York Renaissance Faire: Dare to leave the city behind you to travel to medieval times. The New York Ren Faire is filled with jousting, courtly happenings, and old-world excitement! (Starts August 4th) shutterstock_607126325 EcoFest 2018: Head to Times Square to learn what you can do to make the world a happier, healthier, more beautiful place. Ecofest 2018 is a great opportunity for both kids and adults to learn how to be better custodians of our planet. (August 5th) Giglio Society Feast: The Giglio Society Feast is one of the oldest and most exuberant celebrations of Italian heritage in culture in our city. Theres an incredible parade, great food, and a mobile, 80 foot tall statue. (August 9th-12th) The Great Food Truck Derby: New Yorkers are serious about food carts, which means The Great Food Cart Derby is our kind of competition. No, the food carts won’t be racing or performing stunts, but they will be serving up the best portable food in the world. (August 10th) Play NYC: Video games are quickly surpassing all other forms of entertainment and Play NYC recognizes that. It’s your chance to get up close and personal with the latest and greatest digital fun. (August 11th & 12th) shutterstock_705011635 Scary Movies X: Lincoln Center isn’t just a great spot to see fancy concerts and masterful operas. It’s also home to an amazing scary movie festival. It’s a great way to get a terrifying chill during the warm summer days. (August 17th-23rd) Blues BBQ: Hudson River Park is lovely, but it’s even lovelier when there’s free music and tasty BBQ. Jam out to some smooth tunes while you feast on succulent meats. (August 18th) Jazz Age Lawn Party: Ever wanted to take a trip back to the roaring 20’s? This is your chance. Governor’s Island hosts this festival of flapper fun and retro celebration. There’s music, dancing and food. Just be sure to wear period appropriate clothing! (August 25th-26th) shutterstock_288597203