Updated: Aug 5
To help you make the most of your summer, here are 31 August events--one for each day of the month--happening in and around New York City.
See Wangari Fahari at the Harlem Meer Performance Festival August 1, Harlem Kenyan singer Wangari Fahari, who was mentored by both Joan Baez and Miriam Makes, will perform at Central Park’s Harlem Meer.
August 2, Bridgehampton
Learn to use watercolor gouache to capture the beauty of Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton during this art workshop.
August 3, East Harlem
El Museo del Barrio presents "Nuestra Mesa," a celebration of Latinx art that will include cocktails, a private exhibition viewing, and a special dinner.
Enjoy Music Outdoors
August 4, Flatiron
Listen to performances by members of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect as you experience Maya Lin’s “Ghost Forest” exhibition.
Experience the Cab Calloway Orchestra
August 5, Astoria
The Cab Calloway Orchestra, directed by Cab’s grandson C. Calloway Brooks, will perform at Astoria Park.
Attend the Southampton Rose Society Cocktail Party
August 6, Southampton
Enjoy cocktails and a silent auction in a garden setting during this fundraising event for the Southampton Rose Society.
See the Warm Up Music Series Live
August 7, Long Island City
Back for its 24th season, MoMA PS1’s “Warm Up” will feature outdoor musical performances on three consecutive Saturdays in August.
Enjoy the Met Opera Summer Recital
August 8, Central Park
Head to Central Park’s Summerstage for an evening of arias and duets by the Metropolitan Opera.
August 9, Bed-Stuy
Learn the basics of pottery making during this Artshack Brooklyn class.
August 10, Meatpacking District From “Cabaret” to “Clueless,” enjoy outdoor movie screenings at The Standard.
August 11, Midtown West
The newly built Little Island will host a four-week festival of music, dance, poetry, and comedy performances.
August 12, Upper West Side
Brian Stokes Mitchell returns to Lincoln Center for "Out with the Old, In with the New," an evening of Broadway and contemporary numbers.
Enjoy Midsummer Weekend in Water Mill
August 13, Water Mill
Enjoy a weekend of festivities, including a dance and dinner, presented by the Parrish Art Museum.
August 14, Governors Island
Find yourself transported to the Roaring Twenties when you attend this lawn party in your best period garb.
August 15, Sunset Park
Enjoy a rooftop food-and-drink pop-up at Brooklyn Grange, featuring New American fare by chef Alex Harris of the non-profit Emma’s Torch.
Learn the Essentials of Thai Cooking
August 16, Battery Park
Learn how to make summer rolls, satay with peanut sauce, pad Thai, and yellow chicken curry at this Institute of Culinary Education class.
See the BAAND Together Dance Festival
August 17, Upper West Side
New York’s premier dance companies—including the New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—will come together on one stage.
August 18, Hudson
See this installation by David McIntyre and consider your relationship with nature at the Greenport Conservation Area in Hudson.
August 19, Prospect Heights
Spend an evening at the Brooklyn Museum’s backyard beer garden, where you will sketch live models and experiment with materials.
August 20, East Harlem
Celebrate ‘80s hip hop with live DJ sets, specialty cocktails, and a visit to the Museum of the City of New York’s “New York, New Music” exhibition.
Experience Jazz at the Morris Jumel Mansion
August 21, Washington Heights
Local jazz legend Marjorie Eliot and a lineup of talented musicians will play outdoors at the mansion on two consecutive days.
Indulge in the Taste of Two Forks
August 22, Water Mill
This popular Hamptons event returns for its 10th year to celebrate the North and South Forks’ restaurant scene.
Visit Shapes From Out of Nowhere -- A Ceramic Exhibition
August 23, Midtown East
See 125 modern and contemporary ceramics by various artists at this Met exhibition, which closes soon.
August 24, SoHo
See Chinatown in the 1970s and 1980s through the eyes of photographer Emile Bocian, born to eastern European Jewish parents.
August 25, Upper West Side
End your day with a sunset Hatha yoga session at Riverside Park South.
August 26, Midtown West
This Museum of Arts and Design exhibition places a spotlight on craft, featuring more than 70 works in the genre.
Roll Your Own Sushi August 27, Chelsea
Learn how to make sushi in this hands-on cooking class at CocuSocial. You will be making a California roll, spicy salmon roll, and vegetabGle roll.
August 28, Prospect Heights
Celebrate the arrival of the official portraits of the former President and First Lady at the Brooklyn Museum with live music and poetry, as well as art-making and food vendors.
August 29, Park Slope
Prepare for the September reopening of Broadway with this outdoor music festival featuring a stellar lineup of stars.
Experience Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality
August 30, Midtown West
This new MoMA exhibition presents six works of “video sculpture” by Kubota, who was a Japanese video artist and avant-garde performance artist.
Attend the Hampton Classic
August 31, Bridgehampton
One of the largest outdoor horse shows in the country, the Hampton Classic will include nine days of exciting competition and fun activities for spectators.
Visit BHS Now at the start of each month for a fresh calendar of new and exciting events throughout the city.