The 2013 Jazz Age Lawn Party
Though New York remains hot and humid, there are still a few good weeks of summer left, with Willie Nelson at Celebrate Brooklyn!, drinks and drawing lessons from the Museum of the City of New York, the International Fringe Festival, and the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island.
Monday, August 10th
This Monday, visit the Lilac, a Lighthouse tender launched in 1933, for Lilac X Green, a showcase of artists who use disposables to create paintings, photography, collages, and sculptures. LILAC is a nonprofit aimed at restoring a vintage steam ship.
The Urban Park Rangers are hosting weekly obstacle-challenge Adventure Courses in Queens’ Alley Pond Park, for people of all ages and physical ability. The next outing takes place on August 16th and registration opens August 10th.
Books Beneath the Bridge, a story-telling and reading performance from local authors, will take place outdoors at Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Tuesday, August 11th
For those lovers of old school rock, Grammy winers YES and Toto will play the Barclay’s Center, presented by Brooklyn Direct.
Aspiring artists can head to On the Terrace: Sketch and Sip at the Museum of the City of New York, offering drinks and drawing lessons on the building’s terrace overlooking the Central Park Conservatory Gardens.
Wednesday, August 12th
Willie Nelson & Family and Old Crow Medicine Show will play Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell for one of Celebrate Brooklyn!‘s benefit concerts.
Thursday, August 13th
Measure, a new exhibit at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, will open on Thursday, and “seeks to find measures, resist measurement, and measure the immeasurable by presenting drawings that range from the real to the fictional and from the functional to the symbolic.”
Catch a showing of Wall-E at the outdoor Summer Movie Series, ongoing at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Contemporary composer Dai Fujikara will play at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.
Friday, August 14th
The Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest will kick off next Friday with a pub crawl and a Saturday morning beer tasting, presented by Tap + Cork
New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) also kicks off on Friday, featuring 200 companies from around the world holding 1200 stage performances in 20 venues.
Saturday, August 15th
Summer Streets NYC, put on by the New York City Department of Transportation, will return for the third and final time this Saturday. Consult this full list of available attractions at the day-long event.
Parlor Entertainment presents the first night of its its 23rd Annual “Jazz at the Mansion,” featuring Harlem jazz pianist Marjorie Eliot at the Morris-Jumel Mansion
Governor’s Island will throw back to the Roaring 20s with its Jazz Age Lawn Party. Visitors are invited to dress up and dance to the Dreamland Orchestra. The even will also include a Charleston dance contest, dance lessons, follies, food, and 1920s cars.
Sunday, August 16th
Sunday marks the first date of our latest Untapped Cities ‘Secrets of Grand Central‘ tour, led by Untapped Cities architecture writer and guide, Tamara Agins, author of our popular series on Grand Central.
Ecofest also premiers on Sunday, with exhibits exploring alternative energy and the environment, green vehicles, an eco fashion show, food, and entertainment on Broadway at 43rd Street.
Lastly, catch the India Day Parade that begins noon at Eeast 38th Street, featuring food booths and cultural programs at Eeast 27th Street.