What’s on in New York, August 2017

We hope you’ve been out enjoying the gorgeous Summer weather, surviving the school holidays and making the most of the (hopefully) quieter time at work to get out of the city. With only 47 days left of Summer its time to take advantage of the outdoors in August with Manhattan’s Summer Streets and The US Open just a few of the great events to check out with our AWNY wrap up below…

Enjoy! – The AWNY Communications Team

Every summer (and winter, for that matter), NYC Restaurant Week returns with dining deals at restaurants all across New York, more than 380 restaurants offer three-course pre-fixe dining deals for both lunch ($29) and dinner ($42). The summer session runs through Friday, August 18, 2017 reservations available here.

Summer Streets is back! On Saturday, August 12 and 19th between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk and bike. Find out more here.

Don’t miss your chance to see major artists in shows devoted to Bollywood musicals, Eastern European and Central Asian folk music and dance, and West African and West Indian carnival culture at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on up until August 13.

Yet to make it to a Baseball game? The Subway Series is a series of  Major League Basketball games played between the two teams based in New York City, the Yankees and the Mets. Previously, this applied to the Giants and Dodgers as well, before they moved out of New York City. Every historic and current venue for such games has been accessible via the New York City Subway, hence the name of the series. So whether you’ve adopted Yankee blue or Mets orange or you’re just there for the hot dogs and beer, it’s sure to be a good day out at Citi Field between August 14-17.

Iconic Aussie rock bands Midnight Oil & The Living End team up for a show in Hells Kitchen on August 21st tickets available.

The Jazz Age Lawn Party is returning to Governor’s Island on August 26 & 27. Sip on Prohibition-era cocktails during incredible daylong jazz performances from Philadelphia’s prized Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, as well as singer-songwriter Queen Esther. Get a bunch of friends together and dress up in 1920’s attire for an unforgettable experience.

Tennis fan? Head to flushing and tick the US Open off your NYC bucket list! August 28 to September 10.

On August 28 join the AAA at the Brooklyn Brewery for ‘Science on Tap’ an evening of astronomy with astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate and ANU Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Brian Schmidt, Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator and Deputy Program Manager, Space Communications and Navigation NASA HQ Philip Liebrecht and AMNH Associate Research Scientist, Lehman College Professor and Host/Writer of PBS Space Time Professor Matthew O’Dowd. Networking and meat pies by The Australian to follow the panel discussion.

Photo credit of Summer Streets: NYC-Arts.org


What’s On August 2016

Hot enough? Hot. Enough. While we do love a good New York Summer, the heat and humidity of the past couple of weeks has pushed the limits. It’s especially obvious on the subway, where the platforms are like ovens and the air conditioning is frequently failing, dragging our tolerance levels down with it. This weekend looks to provide a welcome break with cooler conditions, and to perk us up even more, here’s the pick of the best events in New York in August. Make sure you get to the Australian Writers in New York event next week at the Australian Consulate, and the AAA Rooftop Summer Social at the Northern Territory Brooklyn on Aug 10, and get out and experience New York Restaurant Week, or soak up one of …

Curated by the AWNY Communications Team

Australian Writers in New York, hosted by AWNY, is on next August 4th, in the Monash Room at the Australian Consulate. The reception will commencing at 6.30PM, the panel event shortly thereafter with authors Georgia Clark, Lexi Freiman, and Rachel Hills, discussing what it takes to make it as a writer in New York City. Tickets here.

AAA Rooftop Summer Social at the Northern Territory, Brooklyn, will on August 10th from 6.30PM. There is no cover charge for this event (cash bar) so get along and catch up with Aussie friends, new and old. All welcome, and additional information can be found here.

Head’s Up! Broadway Week doesn’t actually start until September, but the tickets go on sale on August 18th so mark your calendar for this date, hop online and grab some show tix at 2 for 1 rates.

Brooklyn-based Australian Artist, Courtney Bae, will be exhibiting her work at the Denise Fibro Fine Art Gallery from now until August 3rd. The Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 4W.

It might be called New York Restaurant ‘Week,’ but it actually runs well into the month of August and it’s a great way to experience your favorite restaurants or try new ones, at great prices (including UWS Aussie-owned favorite, Burke and Wills). Search restaurants and book directly through NYCgo.com. Runs until August 19th.

The Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors program is running until August 13th and is a great way to escape your sticky apartment and enjoy totally free performances in and around the Lincoln Center Plaza (W66th and Broadway).

The New York Blues BBQ Festival is a great experience if you’ve got the afternoon of August 20th free. It’s now in the 17th year and is moving to the larger location, Pier 97, commencing at 2PM. The event is free, more information here.

Remember Belinda Carlisle? Her 80s’ rock band The Go-Go’s are performing on August 13th at the Rumsey Playfield Central Park as part of the SummerStage series. Tickets are still available for general admission and reasonable at $50 a pop. For the diary – The Beach Boys perform as part of the same series on September 14.

Keen to get fit post summer? Here’s a FREE way how. The biggest mass peer-to-peer fundraising event in Australia has arrived in NYC! Register to walk/exercise 10,000 steps a day every day from 1-28th September by taking part in the worldwide challenge STEPTEMBER. Let’s put some Aussie effort behind it in its first year in the Big Apple. Grab 3 friends, register, choose ‘AWNY’ as your organization and use the promo code ‘AWNY’ to get free rego + a pedometer! You will also be helping to support research into a cure for cerebral palsy; the most common physical disability in childhood.

And finally – save the date girls! AWNY Bike Tour Brooklyn to Manhattan is on September 17th!

Photo Credit: Joanna Hishon