There’s only 4 more weekends left in August so go out there and enjoy your summer before it’s too late. We put together a list of something you can do each weekend so you have no excuses!
Science on the River
Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm; FREE
Science on the River. Image via www.nycgovparks.org
Families can see live Hudson River critters up close, learn about local citizen science projects, bird watch, go fishing, experience urban geocaching, learn about the impacts of sea level rise, build hanging planters, test the Hudson’s water quality, watch the filtering power of oysters, make recycled crafts, test gravity, plant seeds, see how NYC’s sewer system works, learn about the secrets of ladybugs, meet local birds of prey, and dance to the Anna Banana Band at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Details: Pier 46 at Charles Street, Hudson River Park | Directions
Comedy Central Live: The Dark Lords of Comedy with Mike Lawrence, Jared Logan, Dan St. Germain
Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm; FREE
Mike Lawrence. Image via www.nycgovparks.org
Mike Lawrence is a New York City based comedian who has been featured TBS’ Conan, Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, Paul Provenza’s Setlist “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” HIs first half-hour stand-up special, “Mike Lawrence: The Half Hour” will debut on Comedy Central this summer. Jared Logan got his start in Chicago and recently relocated to New York City. Logan has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” and weekly on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” The winner of the Best Comedian (Chicago Comedy Awards) and Comedy Idol Competition (Detroit) will debut his first half-hour stand-up special “Jared Logan: The Half Hour” this summer Comedy Central. Dan St. Germain is a regular on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and has performed stand-up on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” “The Electric Company,” “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast and as a “New Face” at The Montreal Comedy Festival. He’s the creator and star of the web series “Kicking Dan Out” featured on My Damn Channel and has his own podcast called “My Dumb Friends” co-hosted by friend and lover Sean Donnelly. St. Germain will debut his first stand-up special “Dan St. Germain: The Half Hour” this summer on Comedy Central. His album “Bad at The Good Times” comes out on A Special Thing Records this year. Check out these comics known as the “Dark Lords of Comedy.”
Details: East River Park | Directions
Chelsea Bazaar at Sundown
Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Purchase tickets
What’s better than open bar, unlimited tastings, and shopping some exclusive sales? Exactly! So check out the Chelsea Bazaar. This indoor event will be bringing the best of New York’s businesses to Chelsea for a one-night event on Saturday, August 24th. Guests will have access to unlimited tastings from some of the city’s top eateries and breweries, and will be able to exclusively shop from a variety of local businesses and boutiques. Don’t forget to purchase your tickets! Take a look at some of the vendors that will be there over on the official website and sign up for the mailing list while you’re at it.
Details: The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street | Directions
Tompkins Square Park Outdoor Pools
June 27 – September 2, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm; FREE
Tompkins Square Park. Image via www.timeout.com
Celebrate the last weekend that the Tompkins Square Park will be open be going for a swim. Make sure you bring a combination lock and swimsuit. Guys, make sure your shorts have a lining! We don’t want a free peepshow. If you like to cover-up, then bring your white tee or hat. Leave the food, glass bottles, electronics, and newspapers at home.
Details: Ave. A between E. 7th & E. 10th Streets | Directions