What to do in NYC August 5 - 11

By: Stefanie DiMartino

So many fun and exciting things going on in NYC as usual! Here are my top picks of the best trending parties, events, museum exhibitions, and entertainment to check out for August 5– 11.

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Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11249

August 10 | 11pm | $12 | 21+

“If you've seen Will Eastman and Brian Billion DJ together before you know they have no guilt about musical guilty pleasures. Neither do you. Don't even deny it. Now it's time to bring back HOT IN HERRE: 2000's dance party. Your favorite hits of the millennium including Missy, Ludacris, Destiny's Child, Jay-Z, Gwen, Akon, Britney, R Kelly, 50, The Killers, Maroon 5, Nelly (both of 'em), Rihanna, Outkast, Sean Paul, Shakira, Usher, White Stripes, Avril, T.I., Christina, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Kelis, Keri Hilson, Lil Jon, M.I.A., Rick Ross, Pharrell, T-Pain, Timbaland, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye and more. See you there! Visuals by Kylos. Special guest DJ: Ozker” – Brooklyn Bowl

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Live Jazz City Lights Sail in NY Harbor

Chelsea Piers departure location

Thursday through Sunday weekly

“Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II while listening to live jazz music by the Classic Harbor Line's live jazz trio - "Boat Band"!

On this cruise you may hear anything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves and hits from today!” - Classic Harbor Line

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Sarah on a Classic Harbor Line cruise

Sarah on a Classic Harbor Line cruise


The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

August 10 | 12-4pm | $55 | 21+

“In 2018, Hop Culture threw the first annual Beers With(out) Beards Festival, the country's biggest celebration of women in the beer industry. This year, we've been joined by Yakima Chief Hops to make the event even better! This ticketed tasting festival will be held at The Well in Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, August 10th, and will feature 20+ women-owned breweries or breweries helmed by female brewers. Music provided by Rimarkable.” – Beers with(out) beards

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Barton Orchards, 63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag, NY 12570 US

August 10 and 11 AND August 17 and 18

10am-6pm | $14+

Travel up north, about an hour and a half away, to Barton Orchards for their first annual sunflower festival! Buy tickets online for special pricing – prices will increase at the door on the days of the festival. If you can’t make it the weekend of August 10 and 11, it’s also happening August 17 and 18! “Explore 5-acres of sunflowers, consisting of classic yellow sunflowers that will mature to about 5 feet tall, as well as many different varieties. The Sunflower Festival is an experience. Guests spend as much time taking pictures and exploring around the field, as they like. Each ticket includes a hayride to the field of sunflowers. After exploring the sunflowers, guests may enjoy ice cream, donuts, fudge, cookies, and more from the farm market. Our concession will be open for lunch, snacks, and dinner. Both weekends will include live music, craft vendors, and more!” – Barton Orchards

To get to the orchards from NYC, you can take Metro North (Wassaic Line) from Grand Central. Ends at Southeast station and change trains to Pawling Stations. Can take a Lyft/Uber/taxi to Barton Orchards – only 15 minutes away from the Pawling station.
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Photo by  Elijah Hail  on  Unsplash

Photo by Elijah Hail on Unsplash


New York Botanical Gardens

Now through Sunday, September 29, 2019

“Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94) was a force of nature in Brazil—through his bold landscapes, vibrant art, and passionate commitment to plant conservation. His powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during our Garden-wide exhibition of lush gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.” - NYBG



The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Now – August 18 | $16

“One: Egúngún tells the life story of a twentieth-century Yorùbá masquerade dance costume (egúngún), from its origins in Ògbómọ̀ṣọ́, Nigeria, to its current home in Brooklyn. Composed of over three hundred textiles from Africa, Europe, and Asia, this egúngún swirls into motion during festivals honoring departed ancestors. Centuries old, egúngún is still practiced in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and in the Yorùbá diaspora.” – The Brooklyn Museum

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Everybody Knows Bob NYC, 78 Grand Street, NY, NY 10013

Through August 8

10:30am-7:30pm | $15 

“Everybody Knows Bob is the first ever art exhibit that presents pop art in an interactive and entertaining way. This show not only features original artworks but also dope installations that people can play with to express creativity. In Everybody Knows Bob show, you will find a giant pink rose throne floating in the air, vault with cash piling up, a polka dot mystery room that can energize your body, and so much more. You will also meet Bob who has a rafflesia flower head, talk to his teeny-tiny friend Bee, and oh...try to catch the dwarf unicorn!” – Everybody Knows Bob

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61 North 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Through August 15

11:00am-8:00pm | $29 

“Wonder World NYC, an immersive exhibition invites you to the realm of the fantastical. Originally stationed at the historical studio of Andy Warhol in the Summer of 2018, Wonder World returns to Williamsburg after a successful run in Los Angeles this past Spring. The Wonder is back and is ready to deliver the biggest exhibition to ever pop-up in the Williamsburg area! Wander through eleven exquisitely designed installation spaces designed by eight New York based emerging artists.” - WonderWorld

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New York City Center, Mainstage 131 W 55th St (between 6th and 7th Aves), NY, NY 10019

Now – September 8

“Following sell out seasons in London and Toronto, Jim Steinman’s smash-hit musical Bat Out of Hell heats up New York City Center this summer for six unmissable weeks only! Join Strat, the forever-young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’ as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of Obsidian’s tyrannical ruler, in a thrilling rock and roll love story for the ages. This award-winning musical thunders through Meat Loaf’s legendary anthems including I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, Dead Ringer For Love and Bat Out of Hell, in a theatrical spectacle unlike any other.” – Bat out of Hell

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Stage 42, 422 West 42nd Street, NY, NY

A New York Times Critics’ Pick! “Fiddler on the Roof “strikes a deep emotional chord” and “offers a kind of authenticity no other American Fiddler ever has” (The New York Times). With direction by Oscar and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey, this production “speaks to us all” (Newsday). It has been hailed as “a richer, deeper interpretation” by The Wall Street Journal, “a mitzvah” by Time Out New York, and AM New York gives it four stars, calling Fiddler on the Roof “perfect.” Harold Prince, the legendary and original producer of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (1965 Winner of 9 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical) says, “If you have seen Fiddler before, you must see this production because it will make you feel you are seeing Fiddler for the first time. In Yiddish with English and Russian Supertitles.” – Fiddler on the Roof 

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