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What to do in New York in August 2021

Plan your month with the best events in NYC this August 2021

With the sun out and everything fully opened, New York is the place to be during summer. From dinner cruises and concerts to fests and parties, keep yourself busy this August with happening events around the city. 

Booze Cruise Party, Cruise New York City

(Friday, August 6)

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Booze Cruise Party, Cruise New York City, Source: website

Soak in the New York skyline with a drink in hand from the Infinity Yacht Cruise. 
It is a 3.5-hour cruise of the NYC harbor where you can see the Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, The Freedom Tower, and many more. Groove to the music on the open-air deck, or if you prefer the inside, head on over to one of the four climate-controlled dance floors. 

Here’s what’s in store for you:

  • Cash Bar (liquor drinks, beer, wine & soda)
  • Waitress Service Available; Order Drinks directly to your table
  • Guaranteed Reserved Seating
  • One Champagne Cocktail
  • Buffet Style Meal

*21 & above only.

Price - $30 - $80
 
Where - Pier 40 at Hudson River Park, 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014

Timings - Boarding - 9:30 pm, Cruise - 10:30 pm - 2:00 am

Book your Tickets

DJ Snake

(Friday, 6th August 2021)

All the DJ Snake fans in the house cheer up as the french producer is coming to NYC and will be performing at Brooklyn Mirage. The artist is taking a tour around the world where he will be performing in 31 upcoming concerts across 9 countries. During the concert DJ Snake will be playing from his old hits like ‘Turn Down For What’ as well as his new albums. 

Price - $168 - $210

Where - Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart AvenueBrooklyn, NY, 11237

Timings - 10 pm onwards

Fans can find DJ Snake concert tickets here

Hip-hop vs the Caribbean

(Every Saturday, through August)

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Hip-hop vs the Caribbean, source: website

With a lot of parties happening post quarantine, it is hard to judge whose party is the best? Hip-Hop Vs Caribbean solves the problem by bringing in some of the best DJs in the Tri-state and they will be playing all of those sounds which you like. Celebrate every Saturday with them and enjoy a Casamigos or Hennessy open bar while supplies last.

21+ only with Photo Id.

Ladies on the Guest List are FREE before 12:00 AM

Guys on the Guest List are FREE before 11:30 PM

Where - 5th&Mad, 7 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016

Timings - Saturday 11 pm - 4 am 

Book your tickets

Cupcakes & Cocktails

(Friday, 13th August 2021)

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Cupcakes and cocktails, source: website

All the cupcake lovers join The Heavenly Vegan for Cupcakes & Cocktails event. They present you with the most unique way of decorating your own treat while sipping on your favorite cocktail. 

Here’s what they have to offer you  

  • 4 pack cupcakes
  • 1- 16 oz Drink ( choices includes Rum punch and Strawberry Breeze cocktail)
  • Vegan Food 
  • Stand-up comedy show by @descomedy

Price - $60

Where - 55 South Macquesten Parkway, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Timings - 7 pm - 9 pm  

Book your tickets here.

Midnight Cruise NYC Yacht Party

( Saturday, 14th August 2021) 

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Midnight Cruise NYC Yacht Party, source: website

All the night owls in the house, this party is for you. The Slick Parties organizes the Midnight Cruise NYC Yacht Party which will sail from the Skyport Marina. With limited tickets available the party offers you 

  • Drinks Bar onboard
  • 2 Floors of music with climate-controlled
  • Hookah available

Please arrive early so you don't miss the Yacht. No Refunds if you miss it. 21+ only.
*Masks are required.

Price - $20 - $25

Where - Skyport Marina, 2430 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010

Timings - Boarding 11:30 pm on August 13th, sailing 12 am on August 14th 

Book your tickets

Hey Stamford! Food festival

(Thursday, 12th Aug - Sunday, 15th Aug & Thursday, 19th Aug - Sunday, 22nd Aug 2021)

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Hey Stamford! Food festival, source: website

Fellas the much-awaited Hey Stamford! The Food Festival presented by Leilo is here for two extended weekends. Come with your friends or family as this event has a lot to offer.

  • Thu, 8/12: The Blind Rhino Beer Garden
  • Fri, 8/13: Slice-slice Baby: The Ultimate Pizza Party
  • Sat, 8/14: Nelly (performing live)
  • Sun, 8/15: One Night Of Queen (performing live)
  • Thu, 8/19: The Blind Rhino Beer Garden
  • Fri, 8/20: Slice Slice Baby: The Ultimate Pizza Party
  • Sat, 8/21: Christian Petroni Presents: Parm-a-palooza
  • Sun, 8/22: Ice Cream Sunday: Sweetest Day Of The Summer

Children under 10 have free entry.
Guests who wish to attend The Blind Rhino Beer Garden must be 21 or above and should provide valid identification.

Price - $0 - $100

Where - Mill River Park, 1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901

Timings - 3 pm - 9pm 

Book Tickets Here

New York Rum Festival

(Saturday, 21st August 2021) 

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New York Rum Festival, source: website

Embrace yourself for the 4th New York Rum Festival & Congress. The event attracts people from the trade (bar, restaurant & retail sale of beer/spirits), rum experts, tourists & locals. There will be a panel of speakers who will be sharing their experiences and knowledge with all the guests. The event will be offering the following things for you:

  • Taste premium rums
  • Attend brand seminars (RSVP only as space is limited.)
  • Mingle with industry colleagues 

Strictly for 21+

Price - $20 - $120

Where - Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Timings - 2 pm - 7 pm

Tickets available here

The Cannabis Summer Fest

(Saturday, 21st August 2021) 

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The Cannabis Summer Fest, source: website

With the legalization of recreational cannabis in the majority of the states the Great.FM announces the first annual Cannabis Summer Fest at New York City’s famous Washington Square Park. Come out and celebrate a year of peace & music. The following things are stored up for you at the event:

  • Wristbands will be provided for the raffle
  • Blankets will be provided to the first 25 people
  • Speakers, music, and food
  • A stand-up comedy show for 30 - 60 minutes

*No alcohol will be served.
Pop-up with your group and hope you enjoy the show!

Price - $25

Where - Washington Square Park, New York, NY 10012

Timings - 9 am - 9 pm

Book tickets

Brooklyn Summer Wine Beer & Spirits Fest

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Brooklyn Summer Wine Beer & Spirits Fest, source: website

(Saturday, 28th August 2021) 

With the sun out, enjoy your evening at Brooklyn Navy Yard with your favorite local brew or exotic wine.
The Brooklyn Summer Fest is the access pass to try beers, wines, and spirits from around the world. The event has the following things lined up for you:

  • Enjoy beer, wine, and spirit samples 
  • Live entertainment and music
  • Food
  • Interactive games

*Attendees must be 21 or above and with a picture Id for entry.

Price - $15 - $60

Where - Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Timings - Session 1 - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Book tickets here

Manhattan West Woof Fest: Pooch Pool Party

(Saturday, 28th August 2021)

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Manhattan West Woof Fest: Pooch Pool Party, source: website

The Manhattan West organizes the Woof Fest. It is a pooch pool party where you can bring your furry friend to the pool and have a refreshing cool off! At the event, you can try out the tasty treats prepared for you. You can learn new tips and tricks from the trainer and splash around the puppy pool. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available.
*Each person is recommended to bring one dog to best experience the event.
*You do not need to register for your dog separately.

Price - FREE but pre-registration required

Where - Manhattan West Plaza, 395 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001 (Enter Plaza at 9th Avenue, Between 31st & 33rd Streets)

Timings - 3 pm - 7 pm

Register here

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