What's on in New York City: August Edition
New York City is known for being the city that never sleeps for a reason. There is always something to see, hear, or eat. Make the most of your trip and check out some of the events happening this month. There’s something for everyone whether you want to take in some art, catch a game, or looking to be entertained.
ART: If you’re the artsy type, these events will certainly pique your interest.
Guggenheim Tuesdays running through Sept. 11
The Guggenheim is always worth a visit but this summer Tuesday’s are the night to go. Every Tuesday the museum extends their hours for a special public program like the conversation series Summer of Know. All exhibits are still on view and no advance tickets are required.
The Met Heavenly Bodies Exhibit running through Oct. 8
For anyone enamored by this year’s Met Gala theme, it’s necessary to see the inspiration behind some of this year’s most stunning looks. Fashion has long taken style cues from the Catholic Church’s propensity for ritual drama and flair. The cornerstone of this show are papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel. Many of these pieces have never been displayed before so this might be your only chance to see them in person.
Free Walking Tours in the Garment District running through Dec. 30
Fashion is art and this tour gives you an insider perspective. Every show is unique and you might visit a private showroom or a sample sale, all while learning about this historic neighborhood’s background.
Sports: Knicks. Yankees. Giants. These teams are the heart and soul of the city but we suggest taking in some fresh events that won’t disappointment.
Brooklyn Cyclones running through Sept. 3
Come see where the big stars get their start. The Brooklyn Cyclones play in Coney Island and provide the chance to hit the beach and the pier before the game. This team is known for their odd promotional days with upcoming events including a Star Wars jersey giveaway, Harry Potter night, and a tribute to the Office. Make sure to visit for an experience that can’t be provided at CitiField.
U.S. Open running from Aug. 21- Sept. 9
This event only happens once a year so if you’re in the city during this tournament, it’s where you want to be. The U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam in the country and the only time to see the biggest stars in tennis. Will Serena Williams win another Grand Slam? Who will be victorious between Nadal and Federer? The answers to these questions await at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
New York City Football Club running through Oct. 28
If you’re a fan of sports, a trip to the city should include a visit to Yankee Stadium but we don’t suggest watching a ball game. The New York City Football Club is the city’s newest club and Yankee Stadium has become their temporary home creating a unique experience to watch a soccer game. Join the Third Rail, their local fan club, to cheer the team on in a thrilling match.
Movies with a View running through Aug. 30
The title movies with a view isn’t an understatement. Take in gorgeous views of Lower Manhattan’s famed skyline while watching a diverse line-up of movies in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Next up is last year’s blockbuster, Wonder Woman, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival running through Sept. 3
Head to Lincoln Center Plaza to see the Opera’s prominent stars get their moment on the big screen. There are thousands of seats but they will fill up for this FREE festival so make sure to get there early.
Coca-Cola Generations Jazz Festival running through Oct. 7
This festival kicks off at the end of August but will provide the city with 6 weeks’ worth of entertainment from the best and brightest in the jazz world. The lineup was crafted to inspire young and old generations of jazz fans so this means that there is something for everyone to enjoy and new acts for fans to discover.
Heading from event to event is tiring work so don’t forget to rest up at the Fitzpatrick Hotel. We have delicious food, tasty drinks, and comfy beds to keep you energized for your entire stay.
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