(Long Meadow Ballfields, Prospect Park, Brooklyn @ 8 PM)
In a successful attempt to add a relaxing touch to the intense and grand performances from the orchestra as well as accessibility to the public, The New York Philharmonic Concerts in The Park are back. Since 1965, Didi and Oscar Schafer have presented classical music lovers with performances of classic hit songs as well as scores from well-known films. Grab a picnic blanket, your best bites and secure your spot beneath the open sky.
Human Rights Watch Festival (Numerous Theatres and Showtimes)
The unique collection of films scheduled during the 30th Human Rights Watch Festival utilize techniques that foster feelings of intimacy, credibility, and transparency. The film festival’s line up concerning real life shifts in culture, news and activism causes allowing audiences to better comprehend and relate, will chronicle different issues through storytelling, first-hand documentation, and documentaries.
Sunset On The Hudson Concert (Hudson River Park, Pier 45, Manhattan @ 7 PM)
Sunset is promised, along with open air and a night of live music. The grass will host everyone who arrives to celebrate the event which has grown a reputation for their great performers. Those interested in catching this concert will have a chance to listen to sounds from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra.
Adventures NYC (Bandshell, Central Park, Manhattan @ 11 AM)
Before we get into how awesome this one will be, remember to arrive early because it will develop long lines. Why? This event is totally free for one and a rare opportunity to enjoy Central Park like never before. After close setup and design, the park will be transformed and prepped for zip lining, archery, rock climbing and more! This is going to be an awesome opportunity to get physical and view the park from some unique heights.
Sweden Day (658 Clarence Avenue, Bronx @ 2 PM)
This celebratory event in the Bronx, at the Manhem Club, will be honoring the MidSommar tradition for a 79th year. Visitors can come prepared to eat delicious food from their Swedish menu, an outdoor bar and grill, a traditional dancing performance around the Majstang Midsummer Pole and a scholarship giveaway presentation. The music will be taken care of by Smorgasbandet and Banklubben Elsa Rix. Arrive on time are you’ll also be able to watch the Miss Sweden Day contest.
Edison Veganfest (97 Sunfield Avenue Edison, NJ 08837 @ 12 PM)
Located only an hour from the city via the LIRR, anyone can make it to New Jersey for this explosive festival of vegan food, drink, businesses and innovation. Visitors can expect to eat delicious food, both plant-based and grain based. There will be plenty of cooking demonstrations, tastings, and product showcases. Did I mention vegan alcohol?
Jewish Culture Street Festival (131 W 55th Street, Manhattan @ 11 AM)
The signature event brought to NYC, sparks the interest of foodies and more every year. Our Taste of Jewish Culture Annual Street Festival is full of fun, curating dozens of passionate and diverse vendors that supply delectable foods and drinks as well as other artisan goods. Those who attend can expect to enjoy the music, activities and good vibes.
NYC Electroacoustic Music Fest (NYU, Manhattan @ 8 PM)
The NYC Electroacoustic Music Fest is celebrating music with a bit of a twist. Musicians will present works of mixed media, including live electronics, orchestra, live coding, instruments, vocals and more ambitious processes in front of audiences. The performers will include veteran as well as emerging talents with innovation at the center of it all.
Dirtybird BBQ (140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn @ 2 PM)
The Brooklyn Mirage is coming through again, hosting something carnally satisfying and a little weird, in a good way. Dirtybird BBq is a music festival that meets BBQ. The grub available for purchase will be slathered, smoked, fried, grilled and tasty. The set list will include music from Claude VonStroke, Gene Farris and more.