What To Do In New York City This Weekend (August 4-August 6)

Ashley Falzone
Ashley is your semi-above-average 20 something living in Astoria who lives and breathes NYC life. She goes about her days looking forward to all the food she will consume. She also loves referencing Kanye West quotes in her articles whenever applicable.


Reign in August with a weekend of events at the beach, art murals, some karaoke and exercise to wipe away all the gluttonous activity.


Brokelyn Summer Beach Club

Famed Brooklyn guide for those with no money, Brokelyn, is throwing a summer beach party this Saturday at the Coney Art Walls. The event will consist of drinking, dancing and giveaways for all those ticketed attendees. For $39 you will get you three hours of unlimited drink sampling from Coney Island Brewery, games, beautiful custom murals and more. Your tickets will also give you deals to the Coney Island area, and end the day with a free party, including more music, games and contests. Beach clubbin’ never looked so fun.


Fad Market-Beach Edition

FAD Market will also be heading to Coney Island for its first-ever free outdoor market. Take a break from the beach party by browsing the best of New York’s artists and designers with a curated selection of over 40 independent makers. Items for purchase will include jewelry, apparel, bath & body care and art. An RSVP is helpful, but not required.


Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke

If you ever wanted to belt your favorite tunes in a public space, rather than a secluded, grungy bar, #totallypublickaraoke at Riverside Park South is meant for you. Get the crowd up on their feet this Friday night, and maybe pretend as if you’re actually on “The Voice.”

#Repost @summeronthehudson (@get_repost) ・・・ #TotallyPublicKaraoke tonight #RiversideParkSouth. #uws #allages #fun #freenyc

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Queens Beer + Art Run

Exercise and beer clearly go hand in hand in the summer, especially with a little bit of art. Runstreet’s Art Run this Friday will take you on a 10K journey to see the incredible new murals at Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria. Complete it with complimentary craft beer at Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City. Tickets are $25 to participate.


For events to keep you going throughout the month, check out the below:

Summer Streets

This annual NYC celebration of our Summer Streets kicks off this weekend and runs every Saturday until August 19. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and offers over 7 miles of activities, including a zipline, obstacle course, bouldering, bike rental, yoga, music, cooking demos, and a variety of other activities that happen every day on the streets of New York.


Brasil Summerfest

Starting this weekend until August 13, check out what’s already dubbed the “largest and most important international Brazilian festival in the world.” The festival  features a variety of Brazilian concerts across several venues in New York, including Central Park, South Street Seaport, and Prospect Park — the lineup is sure to make you feel like you’re actually partying in Brazil. While most of the concerts are free, others are $15 or less.

🇧🇷 Vem aí um dos festivais mais bacanas e aguardados do verão nova-iorquino, o Brasil Summerfest. Durante uma semana (5 a 13 de agosto), haverá shows e apresentações em diversos locais de Nova York, como o Central Park, Lincoln Center e outros. Entre as atrações desse ano, estão Elza Soares, Liniker, Lan Lanh, Aline Muniz, Forro in the Dark e os filmes Tropicalia e Tim Maia. Veja a programação completa no blog. ————– 🇺🇸 Brasil Summerfest is a weeklong festival presented in multiple venues across New York such as Central Park, Lincoln Center and others. It celebrates the Brazilian culture showcasing a fine selection of artists in concerts and movies. If you want to get to know more about Brazilian arts, you can’t miss it. August 5 – 13. Check out the schedule at www.brasilsummerfest.com #nyc #newyork #Iloveny #vemprany #dicasdeny #nytips #manhattanhenge #nypostnyc #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #Iloveny #novayork #vemprany #dicasdeny #dicasdenivayork #dicasdeviagem #travelgram #wheninnyc #seeyourcity #new_york_city_insta #nypostnyc #manhattan #nycshare #unlimitednewyork #timeoutnewyork #onlymobileart #wow_newyork #brazil #brasilsummerfest #brazilianculture

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New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:

 Time Square Arts: Covolution Weave~Lattice Domain

Step into Times Square from 11:57 p.m. to midnight to witness artist MSHR’s “Convolution Weave~Lattice Domain” on Times Square’s electronic billboards. Part of the Midnight Moment project, MSHR created their own highly aestheticized, psychedelic version of the type of sensory overload found on the digital screens surrounding Times Square. The spinning virtual sculptures shift in color as they reflect digital light, making it flow from real to imaginary within seconds.


The Jim Henson Exhibit at the Museum of Moving Image

The Museum of Moving Image in Astoria is now featuring the Jim Henson exhibit, exploring the filmmaker’s groundbreaking work for film and television, along with his transformative impact on culture. It of course will feature various elements of The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock and Sesame Street, among others. Admission to the exhibit is free with the cost of museum admission, at $15, and is running until the end of September.


Industry City-Infinity Mirrored Shipping Container

Industry City in Sunset Park features a variety of food vendors, art and public space located on the water. The Collision Project is now featuring the Infinity Mirrored Shipping Container, in which photos will be taken to new heights.


Becky’s Bites

Recently opened in the East Village, Becky’s Bites feature an elegant array of bite sized cream cheese featuring morsels that could be popped by the dozen. The best feature of this menu are the childhood throwbacks, which include a snack similar to the famed but never forgotten dunkaroos (aptly titled “Beckaroos”). You can also build a box with a variety of her bite sized items of your choosing, making you realize that cream cheese doesn’t solely belong on a bagel.