This weekend is cut a bit shorter but it doesn't lack flair. Join one of the fun festivals happening across the city, celebrating different communities and cultures. The film festivals and music festivals combine socializing with performance art and live music-making any of them suited for your interested. If you're in the mood to watch, partake in the Summer Shorts play event or watch a film with Image Nation.
Friday, August 30
Whether you just enjoy the salsa genre or want to partake in dancing and performance, this event is one to experience. The New York International Salsa Congress is showing out with a jam-packed agenda. Visitors can enjoy workshops, watch live performances, listen to salsa concerts, and watch the competitions commence. The New York Marriott Marquis of Times Square is hosting the event. Get your tickets while they're still available!
Brooklyn is hosting the Soulfrito Fest, a combination of rising and prominent performers from both the hip-hop and r&b scenes. Artists performing during the concert include Farruko, Ozuna, A Boogie, Gunna, Farina and more. The merge of Latin trap and New York sourced talent will give this event an unforgettable edge.
The Image Nation Outdoors Film & Music Festival is a totally free event happening this weekend. The party begins with socializing, music and dancing at 6 PM. The celebration portion will lead to a film screening. The movie starts at sundown or 8 PM. Visit their site to find the event best for you in one of the three participating Harlem parks.
Saturday, August 31
Make your Labor Day special by attending the Richmond County Fair. The event is a family affair featuring kids crafts and activities. Adults can enjoy historical demonstrations. Vendors will turn out with amusement park rides for the attendees.
Some programming will include eating contests, classic cars shows, petting and feeding farm animals at a petting zoo, live music and more.
Experience the creations of classic playwrights as well as new upcoming talent at the Summer Shorts event. American plays that have earned a reputation in the academic spheres for their cultural and historical implications are reintroduced in this series alongside new plays. The 59E59 theater will be hosting showings around 30 minutes in length, of 6 different plays.
Board the ship before it departs from Pier 40 in Manhattan. The Hornblower vessel's luxury model makes room for a night of fun thanks to its accommodating dance floor. Patrons can purchase drinks all night from the fully stocked bar on board or take in views from the deck throughout the voyage. The boat party is for guests 21+. If you're itching to be out on the sea with skyline views, you can read more about the ship and the event on their website.
Sunday, September 1
End the summer the right way with BBQ deliciousness, a myriad of ice-cold craft brews, and rooftop views on Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st from 1 pm - 3 pm. The rooftop-only event includes 2 hours of unlimited BBQ Hot dogs & Cheeseburgers as well as 2 hours of unlimited house rosé and select draft beers and access to Life-Size Jenga, Connect Four, Crossword Puzzles, Uno and more. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased by visiting their site!
Music from Trinidad and Tobago radiate through the event this Sunday titled Brize. Turn up for drinks and dancing with good company. The venue opens at 2 PM and invites party-goers to enjoy the night until 9 PM.
Another amazing event is being hosted at the House Of Yes. Famous for their style, inclusive mission, high energy, and theatrics, the House Of Yes is the perfect place to celebrate any holiday. This Sunday, their WERK event promises to shine among others with their spacious dance floors and courtyard pools.