What’s on in August…

A short list of things to do and see in NYC this August.

Art

If you are a fan of Cézanne’s you will want to take the short journey down to Philadelphia and see the Barnes Foundation’s new exhibition “The World is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.”

Comprising 23 Cézanne masterpieces, The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne seeks to render succinctly the richness and novelty of still lifes created by an artist of rare intuition and unerring aesthetic sensibility.

The exhibition runs until September 22, 2014. It is highly recommended to pre-purchase tickets. The museum has timed entry and some popular times sell out weeks in advance.

*Insider tip: The Barnes Foundation has live music and a cocktail bar in the foyer on Friday nights. 

Food

Summer is the time to eat Lobster rolls! For an “only in NYC” experience, pick up a Lobster roll from Luke’s Lobster at the Plaza Foodhall and head to Central Park for an impromptu picnic.

Music

The Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is on August 23 at Marcus Garvey Park and August 24 at Tompkins Square Park.

Dance

The 14th Annual New York International Salsa Congress is on August 27 – September 1 at the Hilton. It includes workshops, performances, competitions and live music (including sets by Bronx conga king Eddie Montalvo and the Jimmy Bosch Orchestra).

Sport

The US Open runs from August 25 – September 8. Click here for tickets. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a bit skint this month, NYCGo.com has some great tips on US Open Deals for the Frugal Fan.

Culture

Did you know there are three Shakespeare in the Park productions?

  • Central Park: King Lear presented by the Public Theatre runs from July 29 – August 17. Click here for details and how to obtain tickets.
  • Bryant Park: Love’s Labor’s Lost presented by Boomerang Theatre Company runs from August 14 – August 30. Click here for more details.
  • Riverside Park: The Winter’s Tale presented by Hudson Warehouse runs from July 31 – August 24. Click here for more information. Or see this post of last year’s production.

 Social

New York Summer Streets festival is on August 2, 9 & 16. Nearly seven miles of NYC streets are open to the public from 7am – 1pm to run, walk, bike or play.

 

by Nicole Smith