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What’s Happening in NYC in August

The blistering summer continues as August arrives in New York City. But for travelers who can brave the sticky heat, the rewards are substantial. After all, August is filled with a number of exciting events and activities for travelers who don’t mind breaking a bit of a sweat to get there. Whether you feel like donning some classic 1920s-era duds or a baseball cap, these are four of the best ways to spend an August trip to New York City.

NYC Events in August 2018

August 12: Secret Summer

secret summer nycSkip the bar and sip instead at Secret Summer, a farm-to-table-inspired cocktail festival taking place in Long Island City on August 12. Drinks are the focus of this late-summer fete, featuring Brokman’s Gin, Brugal rum, Hangar 1 vodka and Suntory whisky. A general ticket costs $100, and includes unlimited drinks, access to all the musical performances (Moonhooch; Sitar & Tabla) and the after-party. Photo courtesy of @secretsummernyc

August 13: Hometown rivalry at Yankee Stadium

Head to Yankee Stadium to watch a rivalry game between New York’s two home teams, the Yankees and the Mets. For one night this month on Monday, August 13 at 7:05pm, the two teams face off for what is guaranteed to be an electric —and passionate — game. Tickets start at $33.

Through August 17: NYC Restaurant Week

nyc restaurant week

Join New Yorkers around the city’s hottest tables during the summer iteration of New York Restaurant Week, which began in July and runs until August 17. This is your chance to try some of the city’s most sought-after (and expensive) restaurants without maxing out your credit card. Think: $26 two-course lunches and $42 three-course dinners at renowned restaurants like Nougatine at Jean Georges, Red Rooster and Ai Fiori. Photo courtesy of @nycrestaurantweek.

August 25, 26: Jazz Age Lawn Party

On August 25 and 26, Governors Island will be transported back in time to the prohibition era for the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Don your favorite 1920s duds and prepare for a day filled with classic motorcars, croquet matches and musical performances by The Dreamland Follies and pianist Peter Mintun, among others. Revelers can imbibe on Aperol Spritzes and glasses of French rose while picnicking on the law, or perfecting their Peabody dance moves.

August 27 – September 9: U.S. Open

See the world’s finest tennis players compete at the U.S. Open, which begins this year on August 27. Tickets give you the opportunity to watch world class athletes like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, along with up-and-comers.

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