Around NYC Today (8/11) HK Dragon Boat Festival, Summer Streets, Mavis Staples

THINGS TO DO Summer Streets, Various locations, 7am – 1pm On the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. Enjoy live performances, zip-lining, adaptive basketball games, free fitness classes with Shape Up NYC, art and science workshops, and more along the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (8/11) HK Dragon Boat Festival, Summer Streets, Mavis Staples

Around NYC Today (8/4) Summer Streets, Sun Ra Arkestra, Comedy at Stonewall

THINGS TO DO Summer Streets, Various locations, 7am – 1pm On the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike. Enjoy live performances, zip-lining, adaptive basketball games, free fitness classes with Shape Up NYC, art and science workshops, and more along the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (8/4) Summer Streets, Sun Ra Arkestra, Comedy at Stonewall

Around NYC Today (7/28) Hester Street Fair x Brasil Summerfest, Twelfth Night

THINGS TO DO Hester Street Fair x Brasil Summerfest present: The Summerfest Block Party, The Intersection of Essex and Hester Street – LES, 12pm – 7pm Brasil Summerfest, the largest international contemporary Brazilian music & arts festival in the world returns for its 8th year this summer. The festival will open with the popular Street Fair + Block Party featuring the best of Brazilian food … Continue reading Around NYC Today (7/28) Hester Street Fair x Brasil Summerfest, Twelfth Night

Around NYC Today (6/23) Hester Street Fair, Lee Ranaldo, Queens Night Market

THINGS TO DO Hester Street Fair’s Iced Coffee Competition, Corner of Hester and Essex – LES, 11am – 6pm The Hester Street Fair is rounding up the best local coffee shops and roasters and challenging them to bring out their best iced coffee for the chance to win the audience award. For $10 you get a voting ticket which grants you one vote and a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (6/23) Hester Street Fair, Lee Ranaldo, Queens Night Market

Around NYC Today (6/16) Kool & The Gang, Girl Power Fair, Adventures NYC

THINGS TO DO Girl Power Fair, Corner of Hester and Essex – LES, 11am – 6pm Hester Street Fair’s Girl Power Fair is back for its third edition with experimental art projects, performances and more. Featuring performances by Jennifer Vanilla, Juliana Huxtable, Venus X and Poster Child. Vendors include Wharf Cat Records, JONESY and Even Keel. Free. Sambo Afro/ Brazilian Dance Class, Pelham Fritz Recreation … Continue reading Around NYC Today (6/16) Kool & The Gang, Girl Power Fair, Adventures NYC

Around NYC Today (5/26) Summer Kick Off, Queens Night Market, LINOUQ

THINGS TO DO Summer Kick Off, Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village in Forest Park – Queens, 2pm – 6pm Celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Free admission to the park. Tickets for rides and games at the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village costs $3.50 for one ticket, $10 for three tickets and $30 for 10 tickets. Kayak the Bay, Little Bay … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/26) Summer Kick Off, Queens Night Market, LINOUQ

Around NYC Today (5/5) Queens Night Market, P.S. Bklyn, The Dirty Show

THINGS TO DO Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour, Flushing Cemetery –  Queens, 2pm – 4pm Local historian James Driscoll and horticultural specialists Fred Gerber and Chuck Wade lead an informative tour highlighting key figures and features of this park-like burial ground. The cemetery was first established on the 20 acre farmland of John Purchase, when Queens’ population was 20,000 and expanded in 1875. It is the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (5/5) Queens Night Market, P.S. Bklyn, The Dirty Show