The days become shorter. The weather gets colder. The green transforms into yellow, orange, brown. It’s summertime sadness as fall begins to creep its way into Manhattan and the surrounding burrows. But these last few events provide the perfect summer encore! Here’s your end of summer guide to NYC.
For three consecutive Saturdays in August it’s your chance to take back the streets through the city’s largest public event. Described as “a celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space,” Summer Streets stretches across 7 miles—from Brooklyn Bridge to the Upper East Side—and provides a plump amount of space to play, bike, walk or run!
Summer Streets will take place August 5, 12 and 19th between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm. Check here for the official map and full list of activities.
Deliciously frosty beer, aromatic wine, finger-licking nibbles and live music: we couldn’t possibly think of a better way to salute summer goodbye! Mark your calendars for August 12, 2pm to 8pm, for Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest. With over sixty craft beers and artisanal wines to taste, you’ll forget all about the setting sun.
Tickets can be purchased here for varying prices.
Restoration Plaza; 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn.
Hear ye, hear ye! From early August to early October be transported back to 16th century Elizabethan England at the New York Renaissance Faire. Set in greater New York’s Tuxedo Park, this is one of the more eccentric events in summer’s calendar. Jousters, games, rides, an artisan marketplace, and a pub crawl to boot!
Purchase tickets here.
New York Renaissance Faire; 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, 10987.
To ring in the fifth moon of the lunar calendar, the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival washes its way into Queens on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August. A celebration of multiculturalism and sporting—and paired with traditional Chinese performances and foods—the festival will see more than 120 dragon boat teams competing for all sorts of exciting prizes!
Flushing Meadows Park; Queens, 11375.