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Stay Cool with These Summer Activities
by GP Admin

Wave Hill

August 7th, 4-7 pm

©Wave Hill

The big stars don’t only hang out  in New York City…This Sunday Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff of Showtime’s Billions will participate in a live taping of Person Place Thing with host Randy Cohen. This is an incredible opportunity to hear the world-renowned actors speak in an intimate setting – a setting that was the backdrop for several scenes in Billions! Learn more about the event and buy your tickets here

August 14th, 1 pm 

©Wave Hill

Join us at Wave Hill for one of Chef Rob Valencia’s signature cooking workshops. On the menu this class: Pies, Cobblers, Bucklers, and Grunts.

The combination of homemade desserts and an air-conditioned workspace will certainly make these tickets sell out fast. Buy yours here.

MCNY  August 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 6-9 pm 

©Museum of the City of New York 

Although The Kick Off event just passed, you have many more opportunities to attend this outdoor block party hosted by the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio.

Each party will have DJs, dance lessons, gallery tours, and more. Not to forget, there will be refreshing snacks and drinks served as well! Check out Museum of the City of New York’s calendar of events for each party’s unique offerings. A fan of Purple Rain? Don’t miss August 3rd’s Tribute to Prince!

Brooklyn Museum

August 4th, 6-8 pm

Juliana Huxtable will control the tables at this installment of the Summer DJ Boom Box Residencies at Brooklyn Museum, and happy hour will be provided by The Norm, 6-8 pm.  

August 6th, 5-11 pm


Beat the heat in Brooklyn at Target First Saturdays. Each first Saturday of the month, Brooklyn Museum hosts a day-long event of free art and entrainment. August will pay tribute to Caribbean culture with “CaribBEING in Brooklyn.”  In addition to dance workshops, film, and music, Target First Saturdays are home to drinks and food that match the day’s theme; Jamaican beef and chicken patties, anyone? 

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center

August 16th – August 28th, 7:30 pm

©Jazz at Lincoln Center 

Enjoy dinner and an unforgettable show at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola this month. Trio Da Paz & Friends will be performing their renowned jazz-inspired Brazilian music during a two week residency at the club. Reserve your table now!  

Apollo Theater

Every Wednesday, 7:30 pm

©Apollo Theater Instagram 

“The Best Fun You Can Have in This Town for Under $30,” states the Apollo Amateur Night website and we agree. Every Wednesday evening throughout August, head up to the iconic Harlem theater for a true taste of rising New York City talent! Every week will feature different talented performers, and you decide who goes on to complete for the Top Dog award in November. Be ready to boo and cheer accordingly! The Pre-Party begin with DJ Jess’ music and the bar opening at 5:30 pm!

 Tickets can be purchased here.

Signature Theatre

Every Friday until September 2nd, 2-6 pm

Nothing screams summer like Summer Fridays at work! Take advantage of these shorter work days and head to Signature Theatre for its Summer Friday Happy Hour, every Friday at Signature Café. Offerings include beer, wine, and margarita deals!

If Fridays don’t work well for you, the Café also has a Late Night Happy Hour after ever show! 

Asia Society

Daily, 12-2 pm

Take a break from the sweltering concrete jungle and sneak into Asia Society’s Garden Court Café for leisurely (and air-conditioned!) Afternoon Tea. A wide variety of herbal and loose-leaf teas are served alongside petit fours, scones, and tea sandwiches. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. To do so, call the café at 212-570-5202.

As a reminder, Garden Court Café will be closed August 20th through September 5th.

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