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Met Opera Summer HD Festival

August 24, 2016

The Met Opera Summer HD Festival presents 10 free screenings of operas in Lincoln Center Plaza starting on August 27 and running through September 5. The screenings start around 8pm, but you should definitely get there beforehand as seats tend to fill up quickly. For dates and screening information, visit the website. Enjoy!


Arthur Ashe Kid's Day

August 22, 2016

To help set the spirit for the US Open, take the kids to the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday morning for some fun games and tennis activities. Some of the events include: watching the Pros practice, face painting, juggling workshop, balloon artists, 10 and under tennis, storytelling, and more! The majority of this is free, but there are some events that require paid tickets. For more information on all the events, visit the website.


Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 19, 2016

In our opinion, summer just went by way too fast. But it's not quite over. Next week in Marcus Garvey Park and Central Park watch some movies outdoors. The Central Park location is between the 72nd Street Cross Drive and Sheep Meadow. The movies start at 8pm and the area will open at 6:30pm, with a DJ until the movie starts. Movies will be held next Monday-Saturday. Visit the website for a list of the movies playing. 


Blues BBQ

August 16, 2016

Don't have the blues this Saturday, enjoy blues music and barbecue from some of New York City's best BBQ restaurants: Mighty Quinn's Barbecue, Arrogant Swine, Fort Gansevoort BBQ, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. It takes place this Saturday at 2pm at the Hudson River Park on Pier 97. It's free to enter too! So enjoy the music, people, and food on a lovely Saturday afternoon!



August 12, 2016

This Sunday in Times Square (Broadway between 42nd -44th) check out Ecofest. It's free and takes place from 10am-6pm. There will be fun activities for the kids, like recycling olympics and more. There will be interesting "green" products, an Eco Fashion Show, food, drink, and other entertainment. Also check out the workshops and seminars on sustainability and energy efficiency. Enjoy!


Hester Street Fair

August 10, 2016

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Street fairs can be a lot of fun even if you're not looking for something in particular to buy. Something might catch your eye or you might just have a good time walking around and observing. Every Saturday until October 29, check out the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side to do just that. It's open from 11am-6pm and has everything you could imagine: food, handcrafted jewelry, crafts, homegoods, and more! It's located on the corner of Hester and Essex Street.


Renaissance Faire

August 08, 2016

Weekends through October 2 head North of the city about an hour away to experience the Renaissance Fair. See knights jousting, costumes, shopping, games, food, and more. This weekend is Kid's weekend with a special parade and costume contest for the kids to enjoy. Visit the website for more information and other special events


Dragon Boat Festival

August 05, 2016

Go to an all-out cultural festival and sporting event this weekend at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Meadows Lake in Flushing Meadows Park. Watch hundreds of teams race in the lake, enjoy food, music, folk art, dance, and more. Entry is free and the event takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. Enjoy!


Summer Streets

August 03, 2016

The streets of New York City aren't very pedestrian friendly, with cars, taxis and buses whizzing by constantly. But for three Saturdays in August (6th, 13th, and 20th) from 7am-1pm, the streets are all yours to do as you please because the long stretch from the Brooklyn Bridge on Lafayette Street all the way up to Park Avenue and Central Park will be closed to vehicles. Bike, run, play, without the fear of being run over. There's also 5 rest stops with various activites such as a dog park, performances, free bike rentals, a climbing wall, fitness classes, and so much more. Visit the website for more information and enjoy this rare opportunity.