TOP AUGUST EVENTS
1. Citi Taste of Tennis
The 19th Annual Citi Taste of Tennis New York will kick off tennis in NYC this summer! The evening will feature signature cuisine from the city’s leading chefs and appearances by your favorite tennis stars. You’ve never had food served like this at this exclusive food and tennis celebration! Full list of participating restaurants and tennis players can be found on www.tasteoftennis.com/nyc
2. Secret Summer
Secret Summer is a one-of-kind cocktail festival featuring seasonal farm-to-bar cocktails, unique food vendors and musical performances at The Foundry on Sunday, August 12th from 2pm - 8pm. The 4th annual fete will feature a Toki Whisky Washitsu tasting room and a Japanese Yatai food cart, in addition to a Brugal 1888 rum tasting experience perfectly complemented with dessert, a Brockmans Gin Juniper Forest where revelers can taste, smell and experience while getting lost in an atrium filled with foliage and juniper. There will also be a Blue Point Brewery Toasted Yacht where guests are invited to sip on Blue Point Beer cocktails from a boat in the middle of The Foundry's courtyard. The Choripan, Sophie's Cuban and Wisefish Poke will be on hand to satisfy everyone's appetites. And, Man vs Food host Casey Webb will be on hand to judge the best cocktail at Secret Summer this year. Tickets can be purchased by visiting -
3. Jazz Age Lawn Party
New York City’s Governors Island hosts the Jazz Age Lawn Party, a tribute to the music and style of the early 20th century. Founded by Michael Arenella, whose Dreamland Orchestra provides the soundtrack, the event draws costumed revelers for swing dancing, retro cocktails and fashionable fun.
Explore our sprawling sanctuary of confectionary bliss, tastefully curated by Hollywood Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin and realized by master fabricator Zac Hartog. This three-month event celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of our favorite sugary delights through a series of interactive art installations in over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. Bring your family, your friends, and your sweet tooth for an experience like none other!
5. Blues BBQ Festival
The 19th annual Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival returns to Hudson River Park's Pier 97 for a (FREE) day filled with smoky goodness and great music. Join local pit powerhouses like Brother Jimmy's, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Mighty Quinn’s, and Pig Beach fire up their smokers while you take in live blues and roots performances. Grab dessert from Melt or Ben & Jerry's, sip on beer from Sixpoint and sample a taste of Glenfiddich while you enjoy NYC before the summer ends with a blues and BBQ explosion.
6. Afropunk Festival 2018
Get your tickets to what The New York Times hails as “the most multicultural festival in the US.” With a mix of music, art, and politics, don’t just join the party—join the movement.
Electric Zoo is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day weekend in New York City on Randall's Island
See lineup- http://electriczoo.com/lineup/