Hello Everyone, Yana again! It’s time for the next edition of Summer in New York. I’ve put together a list of 5 relaxing and interesting events and shows in the city under $50. During the month of August most of New Yorkers leave town and the city feels less congested, with less traffic and less crowds. Those of us that do stay get to enjoy the semi-empty streets and we have several options of how to spend our free time. There are so many events and shows happening, and if you know where to look you can get great deals. Here are my top 5 picks for shows + events to watch in New York City this summer with tickets under $50.
MoMA PS1: Warm up 2014
Warm Up is now in it’s seventeenth year and takes place every Saturday during the summer. It’s basically like a huge dance party, from 3-9pm! The event introduces audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and local and international DJs. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day-of.
NYC Parks Events
I love attending events at NYC parks – they are a great way to enjoy the outdoors during the summer and they are always free. There are events every day, and they are in parks throughout the city so you can be sure to find something near you. My favorites are Shakespeare in the Park, Bryant Park Movies and Movies in Central Park. I like to bring a picnic blanket and a few snacks and settle in for the evening.
Lincoln Center Events
Lincoln Center is one of my go-to stops when searching for events. They host a wide variety of shows, from theater to music and they are always entertaining. Lincoln Center is one of those places that’s also holding events daily, so you can never run out of things to do. Most tickets start at $35.
Dixon Place is a friendly and intimate theater located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They put on community and experimental shows, and I’ve always had a great time here! If you’re looking for insight into the underground arts scene in New York, this is the place to go. Tickets start at $15.
Governors Island is the not-so-hidden gem of New York City. Getting to and from the island is free, through a beautiful short ferry ride from lower Manhattan. Once on the island you can picnic, visit food trucks, hang out at a small “beach bar”, ride bikes and so much more! It sort of feels like a day trip away from the rest of the city, even though it’s only 5 minutes away! Free.