You can always find a list of things to do in the greatest city on the planet on our FREE and Cheap Events Calendar
Our most popular posts of the week were our roundups of FREE museum days.
Get a NYC ID card, which provides FREE admission to a long list of NYC museums, and you can use also as a library card.
We suggest going to museums ASAP, since NYC will be bursting at the seams the week of August 16, for the FREE Homecoming Week Concerts, especially the one in Central Park with superstars including Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J.
FREE Tickets start rolling out on Monday, August 2. Attendance is limited to those who can prove they’ve been vaccinated.
More news you can use:
NYC Restaurant Week is underway through Aug. 22 with dining deals at 500 restaurants in all five boroughs.
It has nothing to do with the Pandemic. Unfortunately, there was another suicide – the fourth since it opened, this time by a teenager.
The Vessel re-opened in May with a new $10 ticket fee, and a new policy prohibiting by solo visitors, so this desperate young man jumped in front of his parents.
Architects and community leaders are figuring out what to do to protect visitors to the open-lattice staircases and overlook views.
If you are having mental health issues, please visit our suicide prevention page with a list of resources in NYC and nationwide.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens has reopened for in-person tours.
Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room is back with in-person talks.
The World’s Biggest Applebee’s at 50th St. and Broadway re-opens August 4th, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks (and booking groups and events again)
- Here’s where to eat in Times Square at locally-owned restaurants, not national chains.
The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is a must experience. We loved it.
What’s Happening in August
Arthouse cinema The Paris Theater reopens August 6th
The Dragon Boat Festival is back—nation’s oldest and largest returns to Queens on August 7th
The popular Jazz Age Lawn Party returns to Governors Island the weekend of August 14/15. This is your chance to dress and dance like the Great Gatsby.
The popular FREE Bryant Park Outdoor Movie series returns on August 23 through the end of September
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival returns to Marcus Garvey Park the weekend of August 28/29.
What’s Happening in September
After a year and a half, Carmine’s in Times Square is set to reopen in early September
The age of cannabis tourism begins in NYC on Sept. 15 when the immersive experience The Stone Age opens in Chelsea (cannabinoid goodie bag included)
Another immersive experience Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition opens on September 30th
The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit is another must experience. We loved it.
Greenwich Village’s creative history to inspire 3rd annual The Village Trip Festival, September 18th-26th
Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth will have its world premiere for opening night of the 59th New York Film Festival on September 24th
Open House New York Weekend is back in person, October 16th-17th
New art fair The Art Show comes to the Park Avenue Armory November 4th-7th
And because we need a little Christmas right this very minute (as the song says) –
Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes is back for a November 5th-January 2nd run
The weather forecast for August is hot and humid, so be prepared.
Check our NYC Parking calendar for all dates when you can ignore the parking meters, and other NYC parking rules
Check our cheap gas page for where to find the cheapest gas in NYC.
And finally, this important tidbit –
Join our NYC on the Cheap group on Facebook
where you can share photos, ask questions and get tips
on how to make the most
of the greatest city on the planet.
Find more FREE and cheap events on our calendar:
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021