NYC Weekend Guide for August 26 – 27, 2017

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The summer may be winding down unfortunately, but there’s still plenty of fun things to see and do here in NYC! With music festivals, comedy shows and much more in store for this weekend, there’s still plenty of summertime fun on the way here in the Big Apple. The following is just a quick look at a few of this weekend’s top activities and events here in New York City.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

One of the most popular jazz festivals in the country, the 25th annual rendition of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns this weekend! Head up to Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan for some of the best jazz music the city has to offer! Starts this Thursday and ends on Saturday.

Jazz Age Lawn Party

The popular Jazz Age Lawn Party returns to Governors Island this weekend. Head on over for 1920s-themed food and drinks as well as plenty of dancing and music. More information can be found over at www.govisland.com/.

Brooklyn Comedy Festival

The popular Brooklyn Comedy Festival will feature a top-notch roster of great comedian like Roy Wood, Jr., T.J. Miller and Liza Teyger, not to mention comedy sketch shows, improv sessions and much more! Visit www.bkcomedyfestival.com for more information!

Beach Sessions

This Saturday offers your last opportunity to enjoy Beach Sessions, Rockaway Beach’s popular outdoor dance festival. While you’re there, be sure to take a stroll along the beautiful boardwalk and enjoy the picturesque scenery all around. Starts this Saturday at 6:00PM.

Greenwich Village Summer Walking Tours

Interested in history and New York City’s neighborhoods? Why not go to a Greenwich Village Summer Walking Tour? These fun, free tours take place starting this Saturday at 11:30AM at the historic St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery and offer a fascinating look at Greenwich Village’s rich history, culture and important historical figures!

Explore Governors Island

With the summer winding down, be sure to head out to Governors Island at least one last time! The island, accessible by ferry from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, offers a little bit of something for everyone. History buffs will love Fort Jay and Castle Clinton while art fans will appreciate the island’s wealth of contemporary artwork on display. Governors Island also offers great food, fun events, bike rentals and some truly outstanding views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge – so don’t miss out!