NYC Weekend Guide for August 5 – 6, 2017

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The first weekend of August offers plenty of great activities and events to escape the summer heat here in NYC. Concerts, food fairs and even turning city streets into public pedestrian spaces are all on the menu this weekend in the Big Apple! Here’s just a quick look at a few of the top activities and events going on for the weekend of August 5 – 6, 2017.

Summer at Lincoln Center

Summer at Lincoln Center offers a wealth of dance, music, spoken-word and performing arts events for the whole family to enjoy. For a fun and culturally-enriching time, don’t miss this!

Summer Streets

Summer Streets is back this Saturday! From 7AM to 1PM, the sounds of honking horns and rushing traffic will vanish for several major streets and avenue from Lower Manhattan to East 72nd Street, replaced by a haven for pedestrians and cyclists as they’re closed off to the city’s infamous traffic. In addition to providing much needed pedestrian space to enjoy, a fun variety of events and activities such as climbing walls, ziplines, waterslides and musical performances will also be available. When it comes to something fun and truly unique in NYC, you can’t beat Summer Streets! More information can be found over at www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml.


Central Park’s famous SummerStage offers a rich array of free concerts, poetry readings, theatrical performances and other performing arts events for everyone to enjoy. No matter what you’re interested in, SummerStage definitely has something for you! Additional information about this popular event can be found over at www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/.


Brooklyn’s top food festival returns this weekend to the East River State Park in Williamsburg on Saturday and Prospect Park on Sunday. Featuring nearly 100 food vendors that cater to every taste and budget imaginable, it’s no wonder why Smorgasburg draws up to 30,000 people each week!

Tribeca Driver-In Dinner and a Movie on Oculus Plaza

The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center offers outdoor movie nights for the whole family to enjoy. Friday features West Side Story and the new Ghostbusters remake for Saturday. Don’t miss out!

Bandstand Sings the Big Band

Enjoy music from the new hit Broadway musical Bandstand at Feinstein’s/54 Below 254 West 54th Street. For music lovers and theater fans alike, this is a must!

Explore Central Park

Central Park is glorious in any season, but summer offers something extra special. The park’s leafy idyll is a great escape from the summer heat, offering the perfect place for a leisurely stroll. Don’t miss out on renting a rowboat on the park’s scenic lake, strolling along The Mall or enjoying some great food at the Tavern on the Green or the Loeb Boathouse!