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The Best of NYC in August 2022

July 29, 2022 | 4 min Read

The last official summer month is a glorious time to visit New York City. The city that never sleeps continually offers world class entertainment alongside new, engaging events to check out. From tennis to blues to roller skating and beyond, we have 5 great activities to make your New York summer memorable!

The US Open

Tennis anyone? There’s nothing quite like watching the best players in the game duke it out for the title of US Open Champion. The legendary tennis tournament returns to Queens at Flushing Meadows from August 29- September 11. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will be running at 100% capacity this year, which means more opportunities to watch some great matches. Tickets to the U.S. Open for the 25 tournament sessions, from reserved stadium seating to general admission grounds passes, are available on USOpen.org and Ticketmaster. For more information and schedules see the US Open site.

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadow – Corona Park

Flushing, NY 11368

Met Sun Sets

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a weekly music event dubbed Sun Sets targeting younger patrons. The event is designed to encompass a diversity of music, perspectives and international artists. Each week the Cantor Roof Garden on the Met’s 5th floor will host a different DJ from New York’s underground music scene. Stellar views of the park and the New York skyline provide beautiful ambience to accompany the DJ sets and mingle. There’s also a bar with light food fare for purchase.

The Sun Sets series will run Friday and Saturday evenings, from 5:30-8:30pm, July 1 through September 3. No reservations are required— but space is limited. For a complete lineup of DJs see the museum’s Sun Sets site.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

Blues BBQ Festival

The blues music and August nights go together like W.C. Handy and his guitar. This month, catch up with some of today’s brightest blues stars and enjoy top notch barbecue at Hudson River Park (Pier 76). The Blues BBQ Festival brings together New York barbeque restaurants, brew houses and blues. Blues musicians performing include Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Jackie Venson, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Bette Smith and Don Bryant.

Pier 76, Hudson River Park

408 12th Ave West,

New York, NY 10018

Saturday, August 13

1:00pm – 9:00pm

DiscoOasis Roller Rink

The Wollman Rink in Central Park is turning back time— to the 1970s— with its fabulous, glittery disco roller rink, DiscoOasis. Grab your skates or rent a pair and hit the rink and come boogy! The music and lights show are guaranteed to get the wheels of those skates moving!

The rink has a roster of programs (skate aerobics, anyone?) and performances that include live DJs, surprise guests, day-glo art installations, plus open skate during the day and full blown skate parties in the evenings. Reservations are recommended and tickets can be purchased online for specific events at the DisocOasis. Skating starts at $23 for adults and $17 for kids, and the rink is open from 10am – 10pm Wednesday- Sunday. Skating sessions run through October 1, 2022.

Wollman Rink

Central Park

830 5th Ave

New York, NY 10065

Poster House Block Party

Poster House, a museum dedicated to the art and history of posters and printmaking, is turning the Flatiron Plaza into a block party extravaganza on August 6. From noon to 5pm the museum will host activities, musical performances, giveaways and the opportunity to watch live screen printing with legendary Mike King. Participants will also learn how to wheatpaste posters and can enjoy the custom photo booth. Tickets are free and available here, admission to the Poster House Museum is included.

Flatiron Plaza

27 W 24th St.

New York, NY 10010

Poster House Museum

119 W. 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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