As we head into the middle of July, the Big Apple is really starting to feel the heat from the dog days of summer. Fortunately, there’s plenty of cool things to see and do this weekend that offer something for everyone! From sports events to boat tours to special museum exhibits and everything else in between, this weekend will be offer plenty of chill activities and events to explore. Here are just a few things happening in NYC for the weekend of July 15 – 16!
City of Water Day
The summertime is the perfect time to get outside and embrace New York City’s expansive waterfront. Sponsored by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, this fun event takes place this Saturday and offers canoe, kayak and boat trips, fishing, biking, food, music and more! Visit www.cityofwaterday.org for more information.
New York Asian Film Festival
The popular New York Asian Film Festival continues in NYC this weekend, offering 50 new films of all sorts of genres to discover. Catch new releases from China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and many other Asian countries while also meeting more than 20 international filmmakers leaving their mark on the Asian film scene. Takes place at the School of Visual Arts Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Don’t miss this!
The famed NYC Triathlon returns this Sunday to the city! Watch swimming in the Hudson River, biking in the Bronx and Manhattan and running in Central Park in this fun and exciting sports event. For more information, please visit www.nyctri.com.
This fascinating new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side of Manhattan offers an intriguing look into microbes, DNA and microbiome research. For science fans, this interesting multimedia exhibit is definitely a must!
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
The ongoing Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum at 2 East 91st Street in Manhattan explores the culture, technology, art, fashion, film and architecture of the Roaring 20s in more than 400 artifacts from that decade. For fans of both history and culture, this exhibit is sure to be a fun time!
Explore Governors Island
With summer in full swing, it’s a great time to check out Governors Island! The island boasts more than four centuries of history to discover, including the War of 1812- era Castle Clinton and Fort Jay fortifications as well as a number of historic homes and military barracks. In addition to all of this, Governors Island also plays host to cultural and music festivals, food vendors, bike rentals, art exhibits, incredible views and much more to discover.