If you’re looking for a low-key stroll this weekend, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is a good idea. Attendees include a cosmopolitan mix of art lovers, tourists, faculty and students. The show has its venue on University Place, and starts at East 12th Street extending south along the east side of Washington Square Park ending at West 3rd Street.
Fool’s Gold presents Day Off at Williamsburg Park on Monday, September 2. This high energy (18+ crowd) event will exhibit a dj set by Unibros, and performances by Run the Jewels, A$AP Ferg, Migos and other special guests. Time: 2pm – 10pm. Location: 50 Kent Ave BK. Free.
If you’re in NYC during Labor Day Weekend, join thousands of Brazilians as they celebrate Brazilian independence and culture on Sunday, September 1. Brazilian Day NYC is the largest Brazilian celebration in the United States. The festivities begin at 10am and will take place in Little Brazil, Sixth Ave between 42nd and 56th Streets, and 46th Street between Madison and Seventh Avenues.
Randall’s Island Park is being transformed into an electronic playground during Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 2. E-Zoo is an annual electronic music festival that represents all genres of electronic music and brings together DJs and live acts from around the world. It’s one of those events every New Yorker should experience at least once in their lifetime.
For acts, trailer, after parties, tickets and more, click ish.
Join hundreds of salsa and bachata dancers as they take the stage for their annual extravaganza: The International Salsa & Bachata Festival. The festival will take place between August 28 – September 2 at the Hilton New York, located on 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Tickets are on sale now.
On Friday, August 30, attend Three Open MIc, a live display of street originality presented by Street Poets NYC. Three Open Mic will consist of street poetry, musical performances, live art and painting. Sounds like a great way to tap into your creative senses and get inspired. 7pm – 2am with a $10 cover charge. Located at the Street Poets Den, 80 Vernon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
After receiving positive feedback from the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert two weeks ago, ISH recommends you to start your Labor Day weekend with a Good Morning America performance by Alicia Keys. Keys is scheduled to perform on Friday, August 30, at 7am. The free concert is part of the Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
On Tuesday, August 27, learn the intricacies of pairing Spanish wine and cheeses from Spanish wine expert, Kerin Auth. Kerin, owner of Tinto Fino, will educate participants on her personal favorite wine selections while cheese expert, Waldemar Albrecht, will lead the cheese section of the class. The class will last 1.5 hours and costs $75. Located on 254 Bleeker Street (btwn Morton & Leroy Streets).
The Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet, featuring Orlando Bloom and Tony Award nominee, Condola Rashad, begins preview performances on August 24 and opens on September 19. The production is located at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street. Bloom and Rashad are an interracial pair of young lovers doomed by intolerance in the Shakespearian inspired drama.
I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.