What To Do In NYC This Weekend (August 11-August 13)

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.


This weekend, discover your musical elements while eating a ton of international food, and spending precious time with some cute pups. Top if all off with some Cheetos-inspired meals for dinner.

Elements NYC Music and Art Festival

BangOn!NYC is returning this weekend to host their annual ELEMENTS Music & Art Festival. The organizers finally announced the secret location at Hunts Point in the Bronx. The festival will feature five different stages of music, interactive and large-scale themed art installations, 3D projection mapping, aerial performances, delectable food vendors, clothing/jewelry vendors, circus performances — just to name a few events. Tickets are $95 for one day and $120 for two days.


International Food and Beer Weekend in LIC

LIC Flea off of the 7 train in Queens is hosting an International Food and Beer weekend, featuring a ton of vendors for food and beer from around the world. Subject your taste buds to some diverse flavors and learn about the unique offerings. An RSVP will get you the chance to win $100 flea bucks to spend on the curated selections.

RSVP at LICFlea.com for a chance to win flea bucks! #globalbeer #internationalfood

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Dogs make everyone’s day just a bit brighter, and to prove that point, America’s first art exhibition for dogs opens this weekend at Brookfield Place. dOGUMENTA is a curated art show for your pup pup and aims to invite artists to create work addressing the canine senses through a variety of media — such as kibble and squeaky toys. This event allows the creative community to engage with a new breed of art lover with our doggies like never before. RSVPs are encouraged.


Bourbon Day Camp

Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn will be hosting its inaugural Bourbon Day Camp this Sunday. The day will be spent learning about how whiskey is made, gaining insider knowledge about the craft whiskey process, and getting a behind-the-scenes look at barrel aging. There will also be a picnic lunch with a session on tasting whiskey and creating flights. The day concludes with a hands on class in creating your own craft cocktail — all for only $40.

Open #kingscountrydistillery #bourbon #whiskey #brooklyn #newyork

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

Battery Dance Festival

The Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival in Battery Park City Park. Taking place from August 13 to 19, the festival will feature a collection of international original dance works that will be free for the public. There is also a free closing event that features champagne, which you obviously need to reserve your spot for today.

Dancers are Amazing!!! #batterydancefestival #Repost @newyorkermag (@get_repost) ・・・ Every August, the Battery Dance Festival enlivens summer evenings with a series of open-air performances in Battery Park City. One full program, on Aug. 15, is devoted to Indian classical dance, under the auspices of the “Erasing Borders” festival. That program is always a highlight; this year’s participants include a young couple specializing in bharata natyam; Dimple Saikia performing the less-known sattriya, a dance practiced in the monasteries of Assam; and the Bethesda-based kuchipudi ensemble Kalanidhi Dance. But the entire weeklong series, which includes performances by international companies like Mophato Dance (from Botswana) and Compañía Elías Aguirre (from Spain), is worth exploring. Photograph by Darial Sneed.

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New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:

Galeria Melissa-The Future of Her

The Galeria Melissa, which recently opened in SoHo, is a part shoe boutique, part art gallery titled “THE FUTURE OF HER.” The location features an installation created “by and for all women” by Sam Cannon. The extremely cool LED tunnel is sure to get some Instagram likes. Catch it through September open every day.


The Spotted Cheetah Pop-Up

Uhhh Cheetos as a part of every single meal?! Yes please, is this real life? The Spotted Cheetah pop-up will ONLY be open for three days, from August 15 to 17 in TriBeCa. The restaurant menu is featuring Cheetos grub curated by Chef Anne Burrell, and reservations are must. Spicy Cheetos nachos, Cheetos meatballs, and Cheetos Sweetos sweet and salty cookies sound too good to not try.

"A pop-up restaurant with an all #Cheetos menu will be making an appearance in Tribeca next week. The #SpottedCheetah will be at 211 West Broadway with a menu curated by TV chef Anne Burrell. The pop-up will be around from August 15 to August 17 according to the website. The menu has three categories named “dangerously cheesy starters,” “the big cheese,” and “sweet spot,” with Cheetos and Burrell stating they’re “elevated” and “upscale” versions of Cheetos dishes. Dishes include Cheetos Meatballs, Flamin’ Hot and White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheetos and Cheetos Sweetos Crusted Cheesecake, with all entrees costing between $8 and $22 USD." "This isn’t the first Cheetos fusion around, as its joint effort with #BurgerKing creating the Mac ‘n Cheetos was so tasty it made a return to fans’ delight." "There are a limited number of reservations available for #TheSpottedCheetah, so visit its website to try to secure a spot." #hypebeast #feelinamerican #feelinamericanpodcast

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PS Kitchen

This newly opened vegan spot in Hell’s Kitchen is more than just restaurant with all plant based food. Dishes on the opening menu include a Spinach-Artichoke Dip with toasted croutons, as well some fun takes on the stuffed pepper and burger. However, “P.S.” in the name shows that there is so much more to the story. They work to donate all profits to charitable organizations, and hire staff from underprivileged backgrounds, which is even more reason to spend your hard earned cash here.

PS Kitchen is officially open. Make your reservation today #NYC!

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