NYC Weekend Guide for August 19 – 20, 2017

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Summer is still rolling on here in NYC! With outdoor movies, dance festivals, fireworks and much more on deck this weekend, the Big Apple is going to be packed with fun things to see and do. Here are just a few events and activities to check out this weekend!

Summer Streets

The popular Summer Streets event returns this Saturday! The event will close off a section of Park Avenue, Broadway and East 72nd Street to pedestrianize them and offer a chance for car-free biking, walking, artistic performances, fun activities and more! Don’t miss out on this!

The All-Night Donut Ride

This overnight bike ride starts Friday night at 11:30PM in Central Park and winds its way through Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Best of all, cyclists can pack on the calories they’ve just burned off with doughnuts provided by some of the best bakeries in the city! Additional information can be found over at

Hudson RiverFlicks

What better way to enjoy the summer weather and relax than with a free movie in the park? Hudson RiverFlicks offers just that, screening free movies on summer evenings that cater to a wide array of audiences. Visit for more information!

Battery Dance Festival

The 26th annual Battery Dance Festival is a fun, free event that offers the perfect opportunity to see some of the top dancers from across the United States and all around the world! Be sure to visit for more information about this premier artistic event!

Coney Island Fireworks

Head on over to Coney Island in Brooklyn for a free and spectacular fireworks show! Grab a famous Coney Island hot dog, relax and enjoy the show! Takes place at the Coney Island Boardwalk this Friday evening.

Blues BBQ Festival

Great barbecue food and music collide at this popular and unique event. The 18th annual Blues BBQ Festival will feature some of the top blues and roots artists in the country, so don’t miss out! Takes place at Pier 97 in Hudson River Park in Manhattan.

Stroll Along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Summertime is perfect for a leisurely stroll along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Offering striking views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, the promenade offers a great respite from the summer heat and a visually-astounding place to relax and enjoy the weekend!