Saturday, August 6 – Sunday, August 7: Dragon Boat Festival

Head up to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the most exciting race of the season. On the first weekend of August, almost 180 dragon boat teams from all around the world will come to celebrate and put their strength to the test. While you cheer on your favorite team, enjoy endless food, entertainment, and activities for all ages.

http://www.hkdbf-ny.org/

Saturday, August 6 – Saturday, August 20: Summer Streets

New York’s annual celebration of its streets is back and not to be missed. For three consecutive Saturdays in August, almost seven miles of city streets will be reserved for the public to participate in various outdoor recreational activities. It’s time to put Netflix aside and soak up the summer sun.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml

Saturday, August 20 – LIC Block Party

Long Island City is hosting its fifth annual block party at SculptureCenter, and everyone is invited. Open free to the public, the celebration will include local food, live performances, and art activities all afternoon. Before you leave, don’t forget to stroll over to the boardwalk for a stunning view of Manhattan’s skyline.

http://www.sculpture-center.org/eventsEvent.htm?id=113566

Anytime – Enjoy SUMMER!

As much as we hate to say it, the start of August means the last of summer. Take advantage of the sunny season to experience places and events that the cold weather cannot accommodate. We’re thinking rooftop bars like Mr. Purple and The Press Lounge, hotel pools like McCarren and Sixty LES, or one last weekend trip to Montauk.