Here is your weekly curated events guide.
Join Hella Bitter for a night of DIY Mixology at Story on 10th Avenue! From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., enjoy handcrafted cocktails from the Hella Bitter’s master mixologist and learn how to upgrade your gin and tonics with quality bitters at the same time. Click here for more information and to RSVP to this event.
Make your way to The Skyscraper Museum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the John Tauranac Book Talk on his discussion of his most recent book The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark. In this book, Tauranac focuses on the inception and construction of the building along with its history throughout the interwar years. This is a free event however all guests must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head up to Lenox Avenue for the “Summer Sizzles on Lenox” sidewalk café crawl. From 6-10 p.m., you could enjoy $5 cocktail and appetizer specials at the 12 participating restaurants in Harlem. Summer Sizzles is offering a 2-for-1 advance ticket deal — you could purchase your tickets here.
From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., attend A Column of Jerash: Controversy, Politics and Archaeological Diplomacy at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, a guest lecture with Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor and Deputy Executive Officer, the MA in Liberal Studies Program, the Graduate Center, CUNY. The lecture will take place at the Arsenal in Central Park. Click here for more information.
Don’t miss out on the 11th annual Animation Block Party at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn from July 24th-27th. The Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast that is dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world’s best independent, professional and student animation.
At the Queens County Farm Museum, enjoy the 36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid Summer Pow Wow! NYC’s oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of Native American dance competitions and a large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food. Click here for more information about the event and how to purchase tickets. Entry to the pow wow is free with farm membership.
Make your way to Citi Field for the Bacon and Beer Classic! From 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. get a taste of history with hundreds of craft brew samples and bacon-inspired tastes from local restaurants. The Bacon and Beer Classic is an event hosted inside major league baseball stadiums around America centered around traditions and baseball and of course, love for beer and bacon. Enjoy live music, interactive games and cooking demos. Click here for tickets before they’re all gone!
At Pier 94, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., enjoy over 350 sneaker vendors and accessory, apparel, and footwear brands at Sneaker Con. Additionally, the Ace of Customs production will feature a four-customizer British Knights challenge, the culmination of a competition that originally began with twenty different participants. Don’t miss out on the largest Sneaker Con in the city’s history! For tickets and more information, click here.
After a tour of The Skyscraper Museum’s exhibition TIMES SQUARE 1984, children will work together to understand site conditions that shape skyscrapers. Using maps and zoning techniques, children will construct a grid and expand it vertically. Young architects will also add their own high-rise designs to the existing Times Square landscape. This event is for children 8+ and registration is required. Click here for more information about the workshop and the TIMES SQUARE 1984 exhibition at The Skyscraper Museum.
Enjoy your Saturday afternoon with a walking tour of the East Village Community Gardens! Learn about the plants, people, history, and culture that make these gardens such a vital part of the neighborhood. This event is from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the location will be provided after a reservation is confirmed. Click here for more details regarding this event and how to make a reservation. This event is in collaboration with Green Guerillas and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
It’s the 40th Anniversary of Harlem Week! Celebrate all that Harlem has to offer with over 100 events including outdoor and indoor concerts, the Upper Manhattan Auto Show, film festivals, sporting events, adult and children’s fashion shows and more. Harlem week is a series of events created to bring together all age groups and cultures to celebrate the unique and diverse essence of Harlem. Click here for more information and for a complete list of events.
Join Atlas Obscura and Other World Tours for a tour of the “shadows” of Nieuw Amsterdam in lower Manhattan. Participants on this tour will encounter the surprisingly tangible aspects of this old port town which provided the establishment for New York City to grow. The tour will last from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and they will meet in front of the Native American Museum. Purchase tickets here.