We’ve rounded up our top ten list of things to see and do in the NYC area this month. Including art installations, music festivals, jazz concerts and more! On our list of things to do and check out:
10. Designer Gregore Abril, known for his industrial furniture and interior designs is having a studio sale to make room for new works. Sale is running until the inventory runs out, list of items can be found online via Gregore Abril's site or by visiting his workspace in Williamsburg, BK.
9. While in the borough of Brooklyn why not catch an outdoor concert at one of our favorite NYC venues, BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! One of the sweetest perks? Most of the shows are free. Full schedule for the summer can be found on the BRIC Arts Media website.
8. Just across the park from the Celebrate Brooklyn bandshell, on Wednesday evenings at 7pm you can take advantage of yoga in the park. One of our favorites Sunset Yoga BK’s pay-by-donation classes take place every Wednesday now through the end of August in the Neathermead section of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. For more info and directions visit the Sunset Yoga BK website or Facebook page.
7. Sunset Salsa July 12th at Hudson River Park complete with a live DJ and beginner dancing lessons that start at 6:30pm before the party officially kicks off at 7:15pm. More information can be found on the Hudson River Park website.
6. Although Dia: Beacon has been accepting visitors well before the Summer, it seems that everyone is taking advantage and making the trip to Beacon, NY now to escape the city and take in some art and culture. If you’ve been seeing the many photos on Instagram and getting a bit of art envy, it’s okay you can take the trip too. We highly recommend it. For more information and how to get there, visit the Dia Art Foundation.
5. If you’re still feeling adventurous and ready for another road trip, The International Center of Photography (ICP) has just opened in their new location on the Bowery but often overlooked is the sister location, ICP gallery at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. On display right now and running through August 6th is Weegee’s Bowery — a look back to the Bowery in the 1940s and 1950s through a selection of images by Arthur Fellig, the legendary New York press photographer — better known as Weegee. We recognize the irony that you have to travel to Jersey City to see works of the Bowery, but it’s worth the trek especially if you’re a fan of the late great master’s black and white photography. More info can be found on the ICP site.
4. Temperatures are rising in the city and it might be worth planning a few nights indoors, where AC is flowing freely and hopefully great music is playing. One of our favorite guitarists, Albert Alabedra, is playing at a few select venues in downtown Manhattan this month. For list of dates and information please visit albertalabedra.com.
3. Keep the jazz going and see saxophonist Melissa Aldana & company perform an evening of jazz duets 7/26/16 at Mezzrow in the West Village, tickets $20 for purchase here.
2. Up for some experimental poetry readings and literary tales? Molasses Books in Bushwick, Brooklyn is hosting their funny/sexy/sad reading series at the bookstore July 14th. This month’s reading will feature work from writers who have published in outlets such as Esquire, xoJane, McSweeney's, and the American Poetry Review. More info about the event can be found at Bushwick Daily.
1. An oldie but a goodie, Shakespeare in the Park at Delacorte Theatre, tickets may be free but can be difficult to get, first come first serve. For more information visit the Public Theatre online or visit Public Theatre’s box office location in person on Lafayette Street near Astor Place. Performances begin July 19 and run through August 14, so mark your calendars!
Anything we might have missed or you have an art, music and/or NYC community related event that we should know about? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might be featuring your event in our next post!