August’s Events

Dragon Boat Festival


Location: North Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows
Corona Park Queen
Date: August 6 and 7 2016

The second Sunday of August one of the most important celebrations of the year for the Chinese community in New York is held, the Festival Dragon Boat HONG KONG. This is an event that is organized around a famous rowing boat competition held on Lake Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. This is the biggest festival of its kind in the United States and somehow commemorating a great tradition of rowing boats competitions in China.

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Big Apple Roll

Location: Streets of New York
Date: From 4 to 7 August -2016
Schedule: In you can check the schedule

For adrenaline junkies and outdoor sports, we invite you to join the group of skaters in New York City. Every summer there is an event in the Big Apple, where skaters from all over the country and the world come to join the party, adventure, explore and experience the city of New York on skates. It is free.

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Shakespeare in the Park


Location: Central Park
Dates: The Taming of the Shrew: May 24 to June 26
                Troilus and Cressida:           July 19 to August 14
Schedule: 8 pm

Shakespeare in the park is a set of Shakespeare’s plays  presented every summer at the Public Theater’s in Central Park; this one of the best free events in the city.  Usually, well-known actors are part of the cast, such as Anne Hathaway, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington who have acted in previous editions.

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Restaurant Week


Date: January 18th to February 5th – 2016
              July 25th to August 19th – 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

It is an event that takes place in New York City twice a year (summer and winter), it lasts 20 to 25 days. During this period, many recognized restaurants offer a prefixed menu at a lower price. It is an excellent opportunity to try those restaurants you always wanted to go but they are out of  your budget.

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Summer Streets


Date: Saturday 6th, 13th and 20th August – 2016
Hours: From 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

New York opens its streets for three consecutive Saturdays letting locals and tourists to  enjoy NYC streets  free of traffic; hundreds of people attend this event to enjoy the free activities such as climbing a rock wall , zipline and outdoor art.

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Harlem Week


Event Place: Harlem Cultural Centers
                              International Cultural Showcase
                              US Grant National Memorial Park –
                              135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
                              Apollo theater
                              Schomburg center
Date: Sunday, July 31 – Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Admission: Free events

In Harlem Week the past, present and future of this district is celebrated. It is a series of events throughout the summer that brings together all cultures and ages to celebrate the unique essence of this multicultural and diverse neighborhood. Annually 2 million people around the world are attracted to be part ot these events, a colorful variety of cultures. people can enjoy  activities such as concerts, exhibitions, youth programs, sports competitions, dances, street fairs, fashion shows and tours.

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Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Date: From August 29th to September 11th, 2016
Schedule: During the day from 11:00 am
                        During the night from 7:00 pm

The US Open is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis tournaments and with no doubt one of the most important sporting events of the world. The championship lasts 2 weeks and has been held since 1978, every year during August and September.  This is an excellent program to do during the long weekend “Labor Day” a holiday (which takes place the first Monday of September).

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Central Park Summer Stage



Location: Central Park
Dates: June to August

For music lovers, Central Park Summerstage is always one of the highlights during summer. It tries to capture a diverse audience offering a large number of genres musical starting from  classical music, African music to Metal. For sure you will find a concert for your taste, most  concerts are free, except those for charity.

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Summer Concerts

Locations: Central Park
                         Hudson River Park
                         Battery Park
                         East River Park

Manhattan is full of green spaces to breathe fresh air, walk, play sports, and enjoy summer concerts at the following parks: Central Park, East River Park, Hudson River Park and Battery Park.

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