Summer in New York City

City Tales

Summer in New York City

City Tales

2 August, 2017

Summer in the city is full of amazing things to see and do, and this year is no different! While you visit the Big Apple, why not take in some of these wonderful events?

Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest 2017, Aug 12, 2017

Now into its 5th year, the Tap+Cork Beer & Wine Festival in Brooklyn is a reasonably priced event with tickets starting at $25. Once inside the festival area your ticket allows you to sample a number of the huge selection of artisanal wines and craft beers on offer. With the festival running from 2 – 8 pm, you’d be wise to also try some of the street food being served from the various food trucks. 

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Aug 12 & 13, 2017 

This annual event at Flushing Meadows has it all – from Dragon Boat racing where the vessels paddle to the beat of the boat’s drummer – to live music and Asian inspired cuisine.

One of the boats on display prior to the festival

Elements Festival, Aug 12 & 13, 2017

An arts festival suitable for a wide range of tastes but particularly those into electronic music. The Elements Festival features primarily electronic music producers & DJs and boasts an impressive lineup with the array of DJs and producers playing across 5 stages. Like any respectable, modern festival there will also be additional entertainment such as audio-visual performances, 3D projections, circus performers, acrobats and a range of vendors and food trucks from across the city.

Check out the Elements Festival website for more info and tickets.

Elements Fest 2017 Lineup

Blues BBQ Festival, Aug 19, 2017

What’s better than eating some of the best BBQ food New York City has to offer? That’s right, eating the best local BBQ food New York City has to offer whilst listening to blues and roots music! Now in it’s 18th year, the music and food festival in the Hudson River Park succeeds year after year thanks to the good vibes. Did we mention it’s free!

US Open Tennis Championships, Aug. 28 – Sep. 10, 2017 

New York hosts world-class tennis at one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. All the action happens at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, Queens.

Arthur Ashe Stadium is the centrepiece of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and main stadium used during the US Open tennis tournament

The impressive Arthur Ashe Stadium is the main arena used for the US Open tennis tournament!

Labor Day, Sep. 4, 2017

This annual US holiday traditionally marks the end of the summer season. There will be celebrations across the city – from the West Indian Day parade and carnival to Tug Boat racing on the Hudson and an electronic music festival at Randall’s Island.

If you’re planning to visit New York City for a show, a sports game or to experience one of the top annual events in New York that was covered in this blog post, then City Tales New York can help you make even more of your trip to the city that never sleeps:

You could join us on our Statue of Liberty tours, which take you through the sights at Battery Park, Ellis Island and the National Immigration Museum.

Or there’s our tours including the World Trade Center and One World Observatory, a must for anyone wishing to experience the heart of New York. We even have private tours if you prefer to plan out your own tour at your own pace. Check out our website for more information.

See you soon!

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