The Dumbo Art Festival is a free, three-day celebration of art, music and performance in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Art revelers can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions; experience digital art and large scale projections; visit artists in their studios and watch dancers, poets and performers throughout the neighborhood. The festival attracts over 200,000 people and has upwards of 400 artists from a variety of disciplines who participate.
Join Global Citizen Festival 2013, Cotton On Foundation, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and John Mayer as they celebrate success and accelerating progress to a world without extreme poverty by 2030. The campaign focuses on health, education, women equality and global partnership. The free-ticketed festival is taking place on Saturday, September 28, in Central Park (Great Lawn). Gates open at 2pm; concert starts at 4pm.
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.
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.
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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.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released their debut studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which charted at number 2 on the US Billboard 100 chart and introduced two ubiquitous singles: Thrift Shop and Can’t Hold Us. They are scheduled to perform at 7am (yes, 7am) on Friday, August 16. The performance is part of the Good Morning America Summer Series in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield. Suggested time of arrival is 6am. For die-hard fans only.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors presents Ozomatli, the multi-Grammy winning L.A. based band with an activist spirit. Ozomatli’s diverse sound includes funk, cumbia, hip-hop, rock and more. The free performance will take place on Saturday, July 27, 8pm, at Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center (62nd Street Amsterdam Avenue). Free.
Philadelphia’s DJ, producer, poet, Rich Medina, will be spinning at LeBain (The Standard rooftop), located at 444 West 13th Street. The event will take place on Monday, July 22, 8pm. Medina is popularly known for his hip hop, jazz, house, spoken word, Afrobeat and bass heavy future soul styling and mixing. The event is brought to NYC by Giant Step. Free with RSVP.