What’s On August 2015



Who’s missing the Australian Beaches right now? If there was any doubt summer in NYC had arrived, the temps this week will definitely confirm it for us. This summer will bring sweltering highs (95 degrees Fahrenheit expected this week!) so we have put together a list of NYC events that we hope will help to keep you entertained, well-fed and above all well-watered while enduring the stickiness of August in New York City. Make sure you get along to one of the many AAA or AWNY events this month too. Curated by Joanna Hishon and the AWNY Communications Team.

Get along to the America Australia Association’s Rooftop Summer Social on Thursday August 6th from 6.30PM. Held at the Northern Territory in Brooklyn (12 Franklin Street), you can gobble free sausage sarnies (or portobello mushroom sarnies) in the reserved area (no cover charge) and catch up with your fellow AAA and AWNY members. Cash bar.

The Ashes are on from August 7th – 20th and what better place to watch than at The Australian on West 38th Street. Live coverage from 11.00AM and replays in the evening.

Kitty Napanangka Simon, Australian Aboriginal Artist, is exhibiting her work at Chasm Gallery in Brooklyn. Opening night is July 31st and the exhibition runs until August 16th. There is a special afternoon for AWNY members and friends on Saturday August 15th at 3.00PM (Tickets $10). For more information about the artist visit Pollon Art.

If you’re a dancer or prancer, a biker, walker or runner, then get along to Summer Streets. The first three Saturdays in August are dedicated to the streets of New York City. 7.00AM – 1.00PM on the 1st, 8th and 15th.

Kasey Chambers performs at City Winery on August 7th (this event is sold out but you can add your name to the wait list and keep your fingers crossed) and at AmericanaFestNYC (part of the Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors program) on August 8th.

Australian production Stalker: The Musical joins the line up for NYC Fringe Festival . Catch this or any number of great productions between August 14th – 30th.

EAT! Restaurant Week is running until August 14th so make sure you take advantage of the great prices and great fare!

If you haven’t attended the Jazz Age Lawn Party yet then check out Governor’s Island on either the 15th or 16th August. Tickets are $55 and you can book for either Saturday or Sunday. Performances run from 11.00AM – 5.00PM across 2 stages.

DGA NY Theater is screening Australian film Healing on Friday August 14th at 3.00PM. Staring Hugo Weaving, Don Hany and Xavier Samuel, the screening is a free event but you need to register to secure a seat. Email istewart@dga.org.

Photo credit: Joanna Hishon

Author: Australian Women in New York

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sources stories and guides that will help make you win the Big Apple. We also love to profile fabulous Aussie and Kiwi women.

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