New York City Events August 2010

NYC Insider Guide Top Picks

Hot, hot, hot! Everyone is out of town, mostly at the beaches – Hamptons, Montauk, Fire Island and the Jersey Shore. So the two great things for you are you’ll have the whole city to yourself and everything is on sale!

Submit your event to the New York City August Events Activities Calendar or check the current New York City Events August Calendar, for the current monthly guide.

As I write this, I am looking at the 2009 August page (Happy One Year Anniversary to the NYC Insider Guide), where I predicted, “I’m going to watch the Yankees sweep Boston, because this year, they are going all the way!” And they did….go Yankees!

King Tut NYC: Return of the King – Half Price Tickets

King-Tut-NYCApril 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Discovery Times Square Exposition
226 W 44th St, 7th/8th Aves

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs returns to NYC after more than 30 years. (sorry, haven’t been yet, cannot comment).

$27.50 Adults, $17.50 (4-12), Under 4 free. 4/23/10 through 1/2/2011.

29th Annual Downtown Dance Festival, Battery Park

© Photo by Richard Termine
August 14-20, 2010

Battery Park and One New York Plaza

The 2010 DDF features Kathakali dancers and musicians from India, supported by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Another international highlight will be performances by one of Japan’s most respected classical modern dance companies, Yuko Takahashi Dance Company from Sendai. More on the FREE Downtown Dance Festival.

Ringling Bros: The Greatest Show on Earth – Half Price


Coney Island Illuscination Show Tent

July 28- August 1, 2010

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey returns with brand new acts in The Coney Island Illuscination. Illuscinator David DaVinci introduces the extreme hair hang performed by the Empresses of the Air, the martial arts prowess of the Kung Fu Kings, Brian McMillan and his golden lionesses and the antics of the Clowning Caveagna Family.

Metropolitan Opera – Summer HD Festival FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival
Metropolitan Opera Live Outdoor Summer Series
August 28-September 6

The Met’s popular Summer HD Festival, first presented in 2009, returns on August 28 with screenings of ten productions from the company’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series. The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights—for free.

Global Pipefest Challenge at Intrepid Museum

The BT Millennium Piping FestivalEdinburgh 2000, by Pipefest
August 7, 2010, 4pm

Come see another potential Guinness Book of World Record Events as 500 Bagpipers play atop the flight deck of the USS Intrepid in aid of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Free to watch or buy a ticket for the boat and take a tour!

8th Annual, 2010 Central Park Film Festival

Central Park FREE Outdoor Film Festival
Iconic New York Film Festival

August 24-28, 2010

Taking of the Pelham 1 2 3
Saturday Night Fever
King Kong
Viewers’ Choice

Rain or shine, all screenings are free and start at 8 PM; gates open at 6:30 PM at the Mineral Springs, just north of the Sheep Meadow, mid-park at 69th Street.

Tuesday, August 24: Fame, a musical from the 1980s that follows talented students through their studies at a Performing Arts High School in New York City.

Wednesday, August 25: The Taking of the Pelham 1 2 3, a remake of the classic 1970s flick about a criminal (John Travolta) who hijacks a New York City subway train. Dispatcher Walter Graber (Denzel Washington) tries to gain control of the situation in this intense crime thriller.

Thursday, August 26: Saturday Night Fever, a disco classic that follows Tony Manero (John Travolta), a Brooklyn youth who is king of the 1970s dance floor.

Friday, August 27: King Kong, a cult classic featuring a giant gorilla that abducts a beautiful blond actress.

Saturday, August 28: Viewers’ Choice! Visit through August 15 to cast your vote for either Serendipity, a romantic comedy about a couple (John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale) who find each other again years after the night they first met and fell in love in New York City, or Manhattan, a Woody Allen classic about a writer (Allen) who has a troubled romantic life but finds love with his best friend’s mistress (Diane Keaton).

Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale

barneys-ny-warehouse-saleAug 19 – Sept 6, 2010

255 W 17th St (7th and 8th Aves)

Run and grab up everything! This is the famous Barneys New York Sale (maybe you saw it on the TV show, Will and Grace?).

Shoes, clothes, bags – all at least 50% off, usually more.

2nd Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Intrepid-Musuem-MoviesAugust 6th: Raiders of the Lost Ark

August 20th: Rocky

Join The Intrepid Museum this summer as they kick-off our 2nd annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series.

Enjoy a FREE feature film under the stars on the Flight Deck! Doors open at 7:30, film begins at sunset. Movie Series dates include: JUNE 19, JULY 9, JULY 23, AUGUST 6, AUGUST 20

More New York City Events August Coming Soon

More New York City Events August 2010:

  • Air Force Week in New York City (August 24-29)
  • HBO Bryant Park Film Festival
  • Fringe Festival
  • Metropolitan Opera Outdoors
  • Diesel Pre Block Party and Mad Descent Block Party at the South Street Seaport, August 6th and 7th.

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