Summer is an excellent time to visit New York City. The weather is mild, there are outdoor activities, and plenty of things to do and see. If you are looking for the best things to do in New York next month, here are a few that might interest you and the rest of your friends or family.
New York Renaissance Faire
Starting August 4th and running through the end of September, the New York Renaissance Faire is a visit back to medieval times. The family-friendly event has events like jousting, characters from The Legend of Robin Hood, Acrobatrix, the Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale, and more. There is also an artisan marketplace, a pub crawl, food and drinks, and games and rides for the kids.
You’ll find the events at 600 Rt 17A in Tuxedo, which is just 45 miles from NYC proper. Tickets are $29.95 with discounts for seniors, military, and children.
Jazz Age Lawn Party
For two days on August 25 and 26th, the Jazz Age Lawn Party is New York City’s original prohibition era inspired gathering. The events range from dance contests and croquet to a pie contest and a 1920s motorcar exhibition. There is vintage clothing available, the Dreamland General Store, food, drinks, and fun for the kids as well with parades and more.
To join in on the fun of the Jazz Age Lawn Party, you’ll find it at Governor’s Island. Tickets should be purchased in advance and range from $35 to $5000 for a private party personal tent. Taxes and sales fees apply.
Long Island Beer Tasting
If you’re looking to whet your whistle, the Long Island Beer Tasting is for you. Located at Heckscher State Park on August 11, you are able to sample beer, wine, and cider and there are more than 100 available from international craft breweries and national craft breweries. There’s more to do as well such as live music, barbecue food, and competitions.
Tickets are $55 for general admission and $75 for VIP. Keep in mind this is a 21+ event so adults only.
Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s
On Sunday August 12th, NYC’s Greenwich Village hosts Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Featured performers pay tribute to the beatnik riots to the summer of love. You’ll find this at SummerStage, Central Park (Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan) and this is a free event which means you can enjoy the show without having to spend a dime.
WFAN’s Yankees Radio Fan Fest
If you’re a Yankees fan or want to learn more, you must check out WFAN’s Yankees Radio Fan Fest on August 12th. Located at Macombs Dam Park, right across from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Included at the WFAN’s Yankees Radio Fan Fest:
Games to play, lots of free samples to try, and current and classic Yankees on hand, including Willie Randolph, David Wells, Bucky Dent, Jim Leyritz, Mickey Rivers, Cecil Fielder, and Brian Cashman. Later in the day, the Bombers will host their AL East rivals, the Boston Red Sox, so it will be a great place to hang out before the game.
This is a free event so bring the whole family and enjoy getting to know the Yankees.
No matter what part of August you visit New York City, there is always something going on. These are a just a sample of the hundreds of events and things to do while you’re enjoying the greatest city in the world.