Afropunk Festival is an annual event that takes place in August at Brooklyn's Commodore Barry Park. Over the course of a weekend, Afropunk 2017—NYC's outdoor summer music festival celebrating multicultural arts—hosts a wide array of well-known musical artists (including some of the biggest hip-hop artists), as well as food trucks, live art, a craft market and more. Additionally, Afropunk strives to raise multicultural awareness in New York City with its Activism Row initiative.
Artist as Sza, Solange, Soul || Soul and more!
Brooklynites should take advantage of this open-to-the-public eclipse viewing party (however, reservations are recommended). For $35, guests will receive a specialty "Frozen Eclipse" cocktail, a scrumptious lobster roll sandwich and a pair of solar eclipse sunglasses at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Trust us, the view will be stunning. 60 Furman St (347-696-2500, 1hotels.com). Rooftop opens at 11am; $35.
This is a FREE, non-ticketed event. MORE INFORMATION
Alt-R&B star and a millennial sensation in smooth rhythms
Adding to the memorable list of mononym performers, once Khalid Robinson truncated his name to simply Khalid, everything just took off from there. With his breakout album American Teen (which takes listeners on a journey through the average high school kid’s day), the nineteen-year-old Khalid erupted onto the scene. The silky-smooth megahit single “Location” has garnered over 26.5 million Spotify streams and 4 million YouTube views (and counting). Speaking to his Millennial contemporaries, the track brought to light the hardships facing young people in today’s world. Mirroring the tech-heavy milieu of modern... See More
August 12, 2-8pm
The main event takes place Saturday, August 12 with the ultimate tasting experience. General admission includes 15 sample tastings (additional sets of 5 tasting tix will be available for $5 at the event) and a commemorative sampling cup.
August 13, 11am – 4pm
After a night of partying, join us for an afternoon of good food and relaxation to start the new week.
Celebrate extended summer Friday hours at The Met Cloisters. Enjoy sunset over the Hudson and the glory of the summertime gardens while listening to live jazz. Trumpeter Alex Nguyen, winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition and his quartet will perform music of the 1930s, the decade in which The Cloisters was built.
This event is part of #MetFridays: New York's Night Out and is made possible by The Helen Clay Frick Foundation.
'Secret Summer' is New York City's first and only Farm-to-Bar Cocktail Festival where food, music, fashion and performance converge.
TICKETS (USE PROMO CODE FOR A 20% DISCOUNT: SecretJulie)
15 DISTINCT BRANDS, 1000 TASTEMAKERS, 1 UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FEATURING
TWO OF A KIND FURNITURE & DESIGN
BESPOKE SOLUTIONS FARM-TO-BAR MIXOLOGY
FARM.ONE URBAN FARMS
CARIBBEING HOUSE 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Mobile art center caribBEING House is stopping by our Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden for the month of August. Share your stories of #MyCaribbeanHeritage and see #LifeWithBasquiat, intimate photos of the artist by Alexis Adler.
RIVA & Bohio Music mix traditional Haitian songs with elements of soul, R&B, and jazz.
Join Allie Rickard, Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, for an inside look at the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.
Get inspired by the sea and create a painting with watercolor and salt. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
Catch a sneak preview of the film Bruk Out! (Cori Wapnowska, 2017, 69 min). The documentary follows Dancehall Queens across the globe who travel to compete in an annual international dance competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and the global influence of Jamaican music and culture. Followed by a talkback with director Cori Wapnowska and Dancehall Queen Famous Red, moderated by Seph Rodney, editor at Hyperallergic. 310 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
MOVEMENT WORKSHOP: WUKKOUT! 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Learn how to juk, wuk up, and wine in this high-energy soca dance class.
Teen Apprentices host ten-minute talks about pre-Columbian objects from the Caribbean.
FLAG FETE 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Bring your national flag and enjoy a lineup of female-identified Caribbean artists showcasing a range of genres from Brooklyn and across the Caribbean, including masqueraders from Sesame Flyers and Freaks Mas.
- 7–8 pm Sol Nova
- 8–8:30 pm Young Devyn
- 8:30–10 pm Ting & Ting featuring Kitty Cash
Melissa Bunni Elian discusses her work on view in the exhibition The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America.
FILM: CROWN HEIGHTS 8:00 p.m.
When Crown Heights resident Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder in 1982, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence in Crown Heights (Matt Ruskin, 2017, 99 min.), winner of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Catch an exclusive preview of this harrowing true story, plus an introduction by actress Natalie Paul and a Q&A with Colin Warner; Rick Jones, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem; and Ames Grawert, attorney, Brennan Center for Justice. 310 free tickets at Admissions at 7 pm.
BOOK CLUB: ONEKA LABENNETT 8:00 p.m.
Oneka LaBennett reads from her book She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn. Followed by a signing in the Shop.
MUSIC: DRUMS AND BUGLES INTERNATIONAL BANDS ASSOCIATION 8:30–9:30 p.m.
Panamanian marching band Drums and Bugles International Bands Association ends the night with a bang.
Grab your wide-brimmed hat and head to the spectacular Good Story Rooftop at Arlo SoHo for The Veuve Clicquot + Moët & Chandon Rooftop Champagne Brunch Party, taking place from 1:00pm until 3:30pm on Sunday July 30, 2017.
I DON’T DO CLUBS- MUST LOVE BEARDS is a national day party for men who rock beards and women who can’t get enough of them. Women’s tickets are sold in advance to ensure the event is gender balanced. Men are allowed into the event for free, beard or not.
MUSIC: DJ Chubb E. Swagg
VENUE & ADDRESS: Stage 48 | 605 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
Crazy Line-up! This musical festival expands over 3 days on Randall's Island.
Some of Panorama’s headliners are Frank Ocean , Solange, Tame Impala, Alt-J and A Tribe Called Quest, and the undercard includes MGMT, Future Islands, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, Nicolas Jaar, Belle & Sebastian, Justice, Angel Olsen, Mitski, DJ Shadow, Foxygen, Vince Staples, Pinegrove, S U R V I V E, Cloud Nothings, Jamila Woods, Noname, Cherry Glazerr, Dhani Harrison and more. Not bad!
Music by: Quiana Parks, Odalys, Yamez, DJ Wavy
- 3 Full Cash Bars + Dinner Menu Available On-Board
- VIP Premium Open Bar with exclusive roof bar access + expedited boarding
- Table Reservations and Bottle Packages available.
- Unique Drake photobooth on-board so you can catch a photo with Drizzy on the high seas!
- Drake Cupcakes for light emotional snacking
Make the most of your summer season by taking a culinary tour of the Atlantic coast and feasting on unlimited fresh crustaceans at The Brooklyn Crab Festival, taking place in Williamsburg on Saturday July 29, 2017.
Grab your $39 ticket (a $49 Value) to enjoy admission to either Session 1 (2:00pm-3:30pm) or Session 2 (4:30pm-6:00pm), where, in the spirit of a true oceanfront crab fest, you'll enjoy 90 minutes of all-you-can eat Blue Claw Crabs!
New York City's hottest summer festival! Described as "TED meets Coachella" by The New York Times, this all-day party in Central Park brings together incredible music, provocative ideas, laugh-out- loud comedy and mouth-watering food under the city skyline. Join the party this July and experience it for yourself. (Dj C. DeVone in between sets)
Roni Size / Full Cycle / Bristol, UK
Evian Christ / Warp Records / Ellesmere Port, UK
Laurel Halo (DJ set) / Hyperdub / Berlin, DE
Jlin / Planet Mu / Gary Indiana
J. Albert / Exotic Dance/ Ridgewood, NY
Experience Warm Up, MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series, for its 20th season in summer 2017. Presenting the best in live and electronic music—both local and global—across a range of genres, this season’s to-be-announced lineup will feature a range of emerging and established artists for an ambitious ten-week program.