NYC Weekend Guide for August 12 – 13, 2017

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Summer may finally be winding down, but there’s still plenty to see and do here in NYC! With everything from music festivals to comedy shows to walking tours available, this weekend will really offer a little bit of something for everyone. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the top events and activities in store for the weekend of August 12 – 13, 2017 here in the Big Apple!

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The popular Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns for its 26th year to NYC. Located at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, the festival features a race of 180 traditional Chinese dragon boats as well as music, dance performances and great food! Takes place this Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00AM.

Grand Bazaar NYC

Taking place at 100 West 77th Street in the Upper West Side right next to the American Museum of Natural History, Grand Bazaar NYC is your chance to explore a wealth of handmade wares, vintage furnishings and tasty treats! Visit www.grandbazaarnyc.org for additional information!


A pop-up museum for dogs? Only in New York! Dogumenta is a great new exhibit at Arts Brookfield over at 230 Vesey Street in Brookfield Place. The event features art exhibits that cater to dogs through the use of touch, color, smell and sound. Fun for dogs and dog lovers alike, Dogumenta is not to be missed!

Clip Show: A Sketch Show

This fun sketch show features local comedy and improv acts to enjoy. Takes place this Saturday at The Creek and Cave at 10-93 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. Don’t miss this!

Greenwich Village Summer Walking Tours

Explore the rich history and culture of Greenwich Village with a free walking tour! These 90-minute tours start at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery at 11:30AM on Saturday and Sunday and offer an up-close and personal look at the architecture, history and people that made the Village one of the country’s most famous and unique neighborhoods. More information can be found at www.villagealliance.org!

Rite of Summer Music Festival

Head on over to Governors Island for a fun festival dedicated to experimental and cutting-edge music! Starts this Saturday at 1:00PM.

Relax on the City’s Beaches

Enjoy the city’s many public beaches while you still can! Coney Island in Brooklyn, the Rockaways in Queens and the scenic Orchard Beach and Promenade in the Bronx are just a few of the top beaches in NYC to explore this weekend.