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Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend - August 9-August 11

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

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New York City takes its seasonal specials and holidays seriously. City Guide's got all the latest and greatest news on the holiday events and specials coming up in New York City this weekend. While August might not feel like a particularly holiday-filled month, that doesn't mean that the calendar for this upcoming weekend isn't filled with all sorts of special events happening around the city. From street fairs to farmer's markets, here are all the best holidays and specials in New York City this weekend.

Sceneless Scene Showcase - North Music Venue
August 09, 2019 - Patchogue

What is Sceneless Scene Showcase? A musical festival meets art show meets flea market extravaganza, dedicated to showcasing local Long Island crafts, goods & talent!

Bowling Green Park Fair - At Broadway - Whitehall St
August 09, 2019 - New York

NY locals and tourists take to the streets of our great city to meet, greet and enjoy what summer in N.Y. is all about. One of the few, FREE things, left to do in NYC. Street Fairs are a Welcome break for all to enjoy the streets without cars, bikes and construction sites that plague our usual day to day. Experience the 20+ Authentic food booths, Browse the 50+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories and much more. Bring the dog along too!

For Teens by Teens - Gravesend Public Library
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join the team of friendly teens to plan and do teen activities in the library. Come by yourself or with friends. Suggest whatever programs you like! Sign up as a Summer Book Buddy to get volunteer credit.

Sceneless Scene Showcase - 89 North Music Venue
August 09, 2019 - Patchogue

What is Sceneless Scene Showcase? A musical festival meets art show meets flea market extravaganza, dedicated to showcasing local Long Island crafts, goods & talent!

Friday Night Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
August 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us every Friday night from June 21st until August 30th for a spectacular show that lights up the Coney Island skyline. Looking for the best seat in the house? Anywhere on the Boardwalk from West 10th to Stillwell has a great view!

We are a vendor at the Cooperstown Saturday Farmers' Market - Cooperstown Farmers Market
August 10, 2019 - Cooperstown

The Market is located down Pioneer Alley at 101 Main Street in Cooperstown. Pioneer Alley is located between Key Bank and the Wax Museum. Organic offerings include beef, veal, pork, chicken, lamb, bacon and other smoked meats, vegetables, honey, eggs, maple syrup, cheeses, jams, jellies, pickles, and our granola. There are also vendors offering wonderful baked goods, hand-woven baskets, woodworking items, woven and knitted pieces, handmade toys and puppets, pottery - something for everyone! Come and peruse this Market which has been named one of the 20 best Farmers' Markets in America by Parade Magazine. Hope to see you there!

Columbus Circle Fair - On Broadway from 60th - 61st St
August 10, 2019 - New York

Y locals and tourists take to the streets of our great city to meet, greet and enjoy what summer in N.Y. is all about. One of the few, FREE things, left to do in NYC. Street Fairs are a Welcome break for all to enjoy the streets without cars, bikes and construction sites that plague our usual day to day. Experience the 20+ Authentic food booths, Browse the 50+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories and much more. Bring the dog along too!

Founder's Day - Finger Lakes, Auburn
August 10, 2019 - Auburn

Annual FLAACA Car Show featuring hundreds of classic & antique cars and vendor market.

Hop Culture + Yakima Chief Hops Present: Beers With(out) Beards Beer Fest - The Well
August 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

In 2018, Hop Culture threw the first annual Beers With(out) Beards Festival, the country's biggest celebration of women in the beer industry. This year, we've been joined by Yakima Chief Hops to make the event even better! This ticketed tasting festival will be held at The Well in Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, August 10th, and will feature 20+ women-owned breweries or breweries helmed by female brewers. The festival will be held in one four-hour session. Session Time: 12pm - 4pm General Admission Ticket: $55 plus fees Designated Driver Ticket: $20 plus fees

Water Lantern Festival Long Island - North Hempstead Beach Park/Bar Beach
August 10, 2019 - Port Washington

Water Lantern Festival was Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY. Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflect upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It's a night that you'll never forget. Check out www.WaterLanternFestival.com for more information! https://www.facebook.com/events/414586356054856/

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

Photo: BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival/Facebook

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Concert Series - Prospect Park Bandshell
Through August 10, 2019 - Prospect Heights

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival celebrates its 41st season with 29 performances, running from June 4–August 10. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Stroller parking will be available on the 9th Street side of the venue. Do not bring cans, bottles, coolers, tents, alcoholic beverages, pets, video cameras, audio recording devices, or professional cameras into the festival site. On July 5 enjoy music by Mick Jenkins | Leikeli47 | Leven Kali | Joy Postell On July 6, enjoy music by Oddisee | 47soul | Narcy On July 12 enjoy the Eventbrite Music Series, Latin Alternative Music Conference (Lamc) Showcase: Gaby Moreno And Van Dyke Parks: Spangled | El David Aguilar On July 13 enjoy the music of Salif Keita | Courtnee Roze On July 18 enjoy the music of American Express Women In Music Series: I'm With Her | Darlingside On July 19 enjoy the music of Bud Light Music Series: Burna Boy | Sampa The Great | Dj Tunez On July 25 enjoy the Bud Light Music Series: Surprise Headliner | Nilüfer Yanya On July 26 enjoy the Eventbrite Music Series: Jidenna | Anik Khan | Dj... (read more)

The Sunday Matinee - Coney Island Museum
August 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. Admission is only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 online, or at the door. 75 tickets sold per performance. Advance online purchase recommended. There are no extra fees for online purchases.

Columbus Avenue Fair - On Columbus Avenue from 96th - 106th St
August 11, 2019 - New York

NY locals and tourists take to the streets of our great city to meet, greet and enjoy what summer in N.Y. is all about. One of the few, FREE things, left to do in NYC. Street Fairs are a Welcome break for all to enjoy the streets without cars, bikes and construction sites that plague our usual day to day. Experience the 50+ Authentic food booths, Browse the 300+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories and much more. Bring the dog along too!

Adirondacks & 1000 Islands Festival - Piers 16 & 17
August 11, 2019 - New York

Taste the farm fresh food and ice cold craft beverages of the Adirondacks & 1000 Islands Regions of New York. Live music & activities for kids, hiking and camping demos by Adirondack Mountain Club. 40+ farmers & producers will converge on Piers 16 & 17 to offer samples and sales of their maple, cheese, beer, wine, spirits and other regional delicacies alongside Fulton Stall Market’s regular outdoor farmers market. Taste, learn and get inspired to take a weekend getaway to their regions. Go this fall for harvest season and for the spectacular foliage or in the winter for ski season and to explore the craft beverage trails! Brought to you by Visit Adirondacks, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Development Authority of the North Country, EscapeMaker.com and Fulton Stall Market. Scheduled producers: Essex Farm, Nettle Meadow Cheese Company, Hidden Pastures Dairy, Moser's Maple, Black River Valley Natural, Adirondack Beef Company, Zoar Tapatree Syrup Co., Chet Lyndaker and Family Maple Products, Naturally Yours Honey. Wine & Craft Beverage - 4 Maples Vineyard, Plattsburgh Brewing Co., Busted Grapes Winery, Saint Lawrence Spirits Château, Tug Hill Vineyards, Lake Placid Spirits. More added!... (read more)

Shop Around the World Pop-Up - Grand Bazaar NYC
August 11, 2019 - New York

Come discover and shop from an incredible selection of unique handmade goods from around the world. From traditional to fashion-forward designs, you'll find it all. Meet the independent designers, makers, and fair-trade dealers, and hear their amazing stories! Expect to find lively and colorful curated selection of unbelievable craftsmanship like Japanese kimonos, Tibetan jewelry and scarves, Indonesian indigo dyed batik pillows and bags, Ethiopian scarves and leather bags, Turkish pillows and towels, African masks and drums, Russian flax linen bedding, traditional Afghan and Persian rugs, West African leather handbags and sandals, Peruvian alpaca throws and fashion, and much more! Come hungry and enjoy a wide variety of international bites! 100% of Grand Bazaar NYC's profits are donated to four local public schools, benefiting over 4,000 children.

Long Island Retro Gaming Expo 2019 - Cradle of Aviation Museum
Through August 11, 2019 - Garden City

The Long Island Retro Gaming Expo is now in its 5th!! consecutive year for lovers of retro games and classic gaming. Get ready to play all your retro favorites, browse retro gaming vendors, participate in panel discussions, bring your best cosplay, enter tournaments and win prizes! Admission also includes the Long Island Tabletop Gaming Expo

Lewiston Art Festival - Greater Niagara, Lewiston
Through August 11, 2019 - Lewiston

Lewiston's signature event featuring work by more than 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media, and photography. Event also features food vendors, music, KeyBank Chalk Walk Competition and more!

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

Photo: Putnam County Wine & Food Fest/Facebook

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest - Mayor's Park
Through August 11, 2019 - Cold Spring

Join us at our 9th annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest, an event that highlights the abundance of food and spirits available in the Hudson Valley and beyond. It provides an ideal day in the country for anyone who loves the farm to table and artisanal lifestyle. • Taste and purchase ciders, wines, and spirits • Shop for gourmet specialty foods, fine art, crafts, and more • Cooking demonstrations • Listen to live music while enjoying food from various vendors including the Beer Garden Food and beer is not included in the admission price. Tickets are Non-refundable. Rain or Shine. Children age 12 and under are admitted free. Travelers can take the Metro North Hudson Line to the Cold Spring Station and the venue is within walking distance. You can also take the trolley that will stop at the venue throughout festival hours also from Beacon, NY. There is Free Parking along the perimeter of Mayor's Park as well as metered parking at the Municipal Parking Lot just south of Mayors Park.

Taste of Ellicottville 2019 - Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Tourism
Through August 11, 2019 - Ellicottville

ugust 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m. On each day, it's the Taste of Ellicottville where everyone can sample the best of Ellicottville's fine restaurant menus as they set up "Cafe Style" on the streets. This family-friendly event celebrates Ellicottville's 22 amazing and diverse restaurants surrounded by fun and exciting street performers. Judges sample each restaurants signature dish in front of a live audience. An Ellicottville Chopped competition sponsored by the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will have your mouths watering and anxious to try the recipes out at home. Food item tickets are $1.00 each and restaurants will charge $1 to $4 for their dishes. Entrees, desserts, healthy choices and non-alcoholic drinks will be some of the featured choices. For more information on this event please visit http://www.ellicottvilleny.com/event-calendar/taste-of-ellicottville/

National Book Lover's Day - INNSiDE by Meliá New York NoMad
Through August 11, 2019 - New York

INNSiDE by Meliá New York NoMad (27th Street btw. 6th & 7th Aves.) is encouraging New Yorkers to take a moment to relax, regroup and read this National Book Lovers Day. Beginning Friday, August 9 (National Book Lover's Day) until Sunday, August 11, the hotel is inviting locals and guests alike to read, stay inspired and enjoy complimentary coffee in its NoMad Creative Room. The NoMad Creative Room, an intimate space located on the hotel's second floor, is used to spark team creativity through access to built-in audio-visual equipment and a variety of colorful couches, vibrant chairs and interactive games meant to create and socialize. No RSVP necessary.

Calling All Book Lovers to INNSiDE By Meliá New York NoMad - INNSiDE by Meliá New York NoMad
Through August 11, 2019 - New York

INNSiDE by Meliá New York NoMad (27th Street b/w 6th & 7th Aves) is encouraging New Yorkers to take a moment to relax, regroup and read this National Book Lovers Day. Beginning Friday, August 9 (National Book Lover’s Day) until Sunday, August 11, the hotel is inviting locals and guests alike to read, stay inspired and enjoy complimentary coffee in its NoMad Creative Room. The NoMad Creative Room, an intimate space located on the hotel’s second floor, is used to spark team creativity through access to built-in audio-visual equipment and a variety of colorful couches, vibrant chairs and interactive games meant to create and socialize. Please visit www.innsidenyc.com for more information. No RSVP necessary.

20th Annual Brockway Truck Show - CNY Living History Center
Through August 11, 2019 - Cortland

Cortland will celebrate its 20th Annual Brockway Truck Show with events held at venues throughout the city August 9 – 12. Thousands of people of all ages are expected to take part in the weekend-long celebration, a popular destination for truck and regional history fans as well as those who simply enjoy local festivals. The Brockway Motor Company operated in Cortland from 1912 to 1977. Founded as Brockway Carriage Works in 1875, the company manufactured custom heavy-duty trucks. Brockway trucks each had a hood ornament of a husky dog with a harness, giving Cortland the nickname "Huskie Town, USA." Events include "Huskie Drive," a convoy of Brockway trucks; a wine, beer and cider tasting at the Brockway Truck Museum (Part of the CNY Living History Museum); a reservations-only Italian dinner; and a truck parade, exhibit and award ceremony.

Summer Shorts 2019 - Series A - 59E59 Theaters B
Through August 11, 2019 - New York

Applauded by The New York Times as "shamelessly clever and deeply satisfying!" this acclaimed festival of short plays returns to 59E59 Theaters for a thirteenth consecutive season allowing audiences to get reacquainted with some of their favorite American playwrights and discover new talent. Featuring two separate series (A & B) of three plays each, running in rotating repertory, Summer Shorts offers a diverse range of voices, styles, and subject matter. Series A HERE I LIE By COURTNEY BARON Directed by MARIA MILEAF INTERIOR By NICK PAYNE Directed by RORY MCGREGOR THE BRIDGE PLAY By DANIELLE TRZCINSKI Directed by SARAH CRONK Series B PROVIDENCE By NANCY BLEEMER Directed by IVEY LOWE APPOMATTOX By NEIL LABUTE Directed by DUANE BOUTTÉ LUCKY By SHARR WHITE Directed by J.J. KANDEL

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival - National Comedy Center
Through August 11, 2019 - Jamestown

Presented by The National Comedy Center! The comedy festival features more than 50 events and 30 artists in Jamestown, NY. The annual festival attracts over 13,000 visitors from 47 States who all come together to share laughter while honoring the craft and it's contributors in dozens of venues across Lucille Ball's hometown, along with events and activities at the National Comedy Center. Past performers included Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Trevor Noah, Brian Regan, Amy Schumer, Joan Rivers, Lewis Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Dan Aykroyd, Paula Poundstone, Nick Offerman, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, The Smothers Brothers and more.

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair - Cobleskill Fairgrounds
Through August 11, 2019 - Cobleskill

This 143-year family-fun tradition features midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, livestock events, horse shows, Canine Center, Miniature Circus Museum, Model Railroad Exhibit, Antique Tractor Display, Heritage Village, community exhibits, demonstrations, contests and fair food. Daily entertainment includes the Royal Hanneford Circus, Nerger's Performing Tigers, World of Wonders sideshow acts, Escape Explosion Wild West Show, Heather Brooke Hill Clydesdales, Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs, Buffalo Barfield & Un-Herd of Entertainment and Master Chainsaw Sculptor Brian Ruth. Fair highlights include NY Sire Stakes Harness Racing (noon), Shine Hill Road Band (8 pm) on Tuesday; Draft Horse Shows (9:30 am, 1 pm), Karaoke By Piano Man's DJ Productions (8 pm) on Wednesday; Kiddie Tractor Pull (7 pm), Demolition Derby (7:30 pm) on Thursday; NYS Sanctioned Tractor Pull (6 pm), Skeeter Creek band (8:30 pm) on Friday; Truck Pull (3 pm), Big Sky Country band (7:30 pm) on Saturday; NBHA Barrel Race (noon) and Championship Demolition Derby (5:30 pm) on Sunday. Daily admission (for ages 3 and older) is $15 Tuesday - Th... (read more)

Holidays and Specials in New York City This Weekend

Photo: Lake George Music Festival/Facebook

Lake George Music Festival - Lake George
Through August 23, 2019 - Lake George

Listen to chamber music and orchestral pieces alongside the calming waters of Lake George. Daily concerts, informational talks, open rehearsals, and public receptions will be held at various locations throughout the Lake George region. The "Late Night Concert" on Saturday, August 17 takes place right on Lake George, aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha. Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among others, are some of the talented artists who will perform at the festival. August 11–23; Lake George; Daily concerts range from $15–30; Festival pass is $199.

Rockefeller Center® Greenmarket Farmers Market Returns This Summer - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through August 23, 2019 - Manhattan

Rockefeller Center’s annual open-air farmers market returns this summer with a wide variety of specialty products from regional farms spanning New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The market will be open Wednesday, July 17 through Friday, August 23, Wednesday-Friday of each week from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at Rockefeller Center Plaza, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan. Shoppers will find fresh produce, flowers, meat, eggs, baked goods, cheeses, wine, spirits, and more. Additionally, special programming and demonstrations will take place each Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The market is organized by GrowNYC and is free and open to the public. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit rockefellercenter.com and follow @RockCenterNYC on Twitter and Instagram and Like Rockefeller Center on Facebook. Join the conversation by using #RockCenter

45th Annual HARLEM WEEK Festival - W. 135th Street
Through August 31, 2019 - Harlem

On Saturday, July 28, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 45th annual HARLEM WEEK in celebration of Harlem’s rich cultural, political, and economic heritage. This celebration - Sunday, July 28th and run through Saturday, August 31s - will celebrate its 45th anniversary and pay homage to Harlem’s influence across the world through its through its 2019 theme “Our Local History Creates A Global Impact”. Attracting over two million attendees from all over world each year, HARLEM WEEK offers over 100 free and low-cost events at renowned venues across Harlem and beyond. From July 28 through August 24, attendees can enjoy cultural events ranging from culinary, health and wellness, technology, arts, entertainment and more celebrating 45 years of HARLEM WEEK and Harlem’s rich history and influence across the world. Festival highlights include: -A Great Day in Harlem - HARLEM WEEK kicks off with a full day of family-friendly activities, including performances by world-renowned musicians and performers, hundreds of vendors exhibiting food, arts and crafts, and more. -Youth S.T.E.A.M. Hackathon - Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics confere... (read more)

Poliform Summer Kitchen Sample Sale - Poliform Showroom
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

From now through the end of August, Poliform is hosting a special sales event at their Madison Avenue (112 Madison Ave) and A&D Building (150 E 58th St.) showrooms. The sample sale offers patrons the opportunity to purchase some of the brand's luxury, high-design kitchen systems including Twelve, My Planet, Artex, and Phoenix, at 30% off and beyond. The showroom also offers customization services to assist buyers in retrofitting the kitchens into different space layouts in metropolitan homes. 112 Madison Ave. Showroom Hours: Monday to Friday - 10AM to 6PM Saturday - 11AM to 5PM A&D Building Showroom Hours: Monday to Friday - 9AM to 5PM Saturday, Sunday - CLOSED

Daniel Buren on the High Line - The High Line
Through March 01, 2020 - New York

High Line presents En Plein Air, a group exhibition that broadens and challenges historical ideas of outdoor painting. The exhibition is on view along the length of the park from April 2019 to March 2020. It will bring together work by eight artists, including French artist Daniel Buren, who will string his signature stripe piece The Gardland over the elevated walkway


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