Summer is really kicking into high gear here in the Big Apple. With everything from special museum exhibitions to music festivals to food fairs, this weekend promises plenty of fun and entertainment for New Yorkers and visitors alike! Here’s just a quick look at a few of the top events and activities in NYC for the weekend of June 24 – 25, 2017.
Summer on the Hudson
The annual Summer on the Hudson festival is back! Stop by the scenic Riverside Park in Manhattan for concerts, artistic performances and other fun activities all summer long. Don’t miss out on this!
Cuba! at the American Museum of Natural History
This fascinating collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History and the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Cuba offers a unique glimpse into Cuba’s stunning environment and natural history as well as its culture and history. For something unique and fun, don’t miss this special exhibition!
Interested in photography? Then you’ll definitely want to head on over to the International Center of Photography at 250 Bowery in Manhattan to check out its new exhibition on Magnum Photos. The exhibition offers an interesting look at the latter half of the 20th century through the camera lens and features more than 200 prints, not to mention a number of historic documents, books and magazines. For photography fans, this is a must!
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! is back and better than ever. This fun, summer-long festival of music, dance and film offers a rich array of cultural and performing arts events to discover. Head over to Prospect Park in Brooklyn this weekend to see for yourself!
Famed multimedia artist David Chihuly’s special outdoor exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is now underway. Explore more than 20 unique sculptures while also taking in the scenic greenery and beauty of the botanic garden itself. Contemporary art fans won’t want to miss this!
Brooklyn’s favorite (and tastiest!) food festival is back in town! Smorgasburg features nearly 100 of the city’s most acclaimed food vendors, offering something for every budget and taste. Takes place on Saturday at 90 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg and on Sunday at Prospect Park.
Relax at Brooklyn Bridge Park
A summer weekend offers the perfect time to relax and at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Take in the lush greenery, play sports or just enjoy the picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline from across the East River. Whatever you do there, Brooklyn Bridge Park is always a fun and unforgettable time!