What’s On in New York August 2018

As summer continues, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events in NYC to enjoy the sunshine or stay cool and beat the heat. Here’s What’s On in New York, August 2018:

AWNY hosts several events through the month, which are open to members and the general community:

Thursday, August 23 – Jersey City: AWNY New Member – Small Group Meet Up
Are you an Australian or NZ woman who is new in town? Get to know our fun, diverse and creative AWNY committee, in Jersey City, over cocktails at a small group meet up – and ask all your burning questions about AWNY and this fabulous city. For more details about this and upcoming new member meet ups, please register for the AWNY Meet and Greet Program.

For more upcoming AWNY events, be sure to check our website and Facebook page.

summer streets in NYC, street closed down for events

Until August 12: NYC Restaurant Week
NYC Restaurant Week offers special prix-fixe menus at hundreds of restaurants across town with 2-course lunch for $26 and 3-course dinner for $42, with Aussie favourites Burke & Wills, and Babu Ji participating.

Until August 12: Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Lincoln Center Out of Doors continues with the program of FREE world-class music, dance, film, and more.

Until August 12: Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center
The Mostly Mozart Festival continues at the Lincoln Center continues, featuring a thrilling slate of international dance, theater, and classical music. If you’re not sure which show to see, take this handy quiz.

Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island New York

August 4, 11 and 18: Summer Streets
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On the first three Saturdays in August from 7 am – 1 pm, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk and bike.  

Aug 13: Subway Series Finale at Yankee Stadium
The Subway Series is a series of Major League Baseball games played by NYC rivals, the Yankees and the Mets. The finale has been postponed until August 13, due to rain. Tickets start at $35. Pick a team and be part of this NYC institution.

Aug 25 – 26: Jazz Age Lawn Party
Held on Governor’s Island, the Jazz Age Lawn Party is New York City’s original prohibition era inspired gathering. Starting in 2005, the event is a chance to dress up 1920’s style and step back in time. Tickets start at $45 for general admission. Kids under 12 are free but you must still reserve a ticket.

Aug 27 – Sep 9: The 2018 US Open
This year’s US Open kicks off on Aug 27, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens. Check the schedule and get tickets here. On a budget? The FREE Fan Week, including the US Open Qualifying Tournament, begins on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 with the grounds open for fans to watch the best players in the world prepare for this year’s Open.

Until Sep 3: Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
Fans of the series Downtown Abbey have a little more time to catch Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, before it closes. You’ll be transported back to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. The exhibition is located at 218 West 57th Street between Broadway & 7th Avenue.

Until Dec 31: Catacombs by Candlelight
Escape the humidity! This exclusive 90 minute narrated small-group tour takes you by candlelight through the storied underground of St. Patrick’s Basilica, on Mulberry Street in NoLita, including a tour of off-limits areas and the cemeteries. Tickets start at $35 and there are tours in the morning, afternoon and evening.

New York Public Library Culture Pass

New York City Museums for FREE with Culture Pass
There’s no better way to beat the heat than to escape to a museum. If you’re a New York Public Library card holder, your library card now gives you free access to museums and cultural institutions courtesy of Culture Pass. Simply visit culturepass.nyc and follow the prompts to reserve a pass for 2 or 4 guests at more than 30 institutions, including The Met, MOMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

May this be your best summer ever! Stay cool and enjoy the sunshine.

Image credits: Summer Streets NYC, Jazz Age Lawn Party, NYPL Culture Pass

Author: Angela Tohl

Adelaide-born Angela came to New York in search of the ultimate adventure, by way of Australia and Japan. She juggles technical and copywriting projects, with chasing her kids around (usually on roller skates). Find Angela on Twitter @angelatohl and at www.australianwomeninnewyork.org/author/angelatohl/. Image credit: Susie Lang

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