New York City Events August 2012

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New York City Events August 2012 include lots of outdoor Summer Movie and Film Festivals, such as Central Park, Rooftop, Intrepid Museum and Bryant Park. Other August 2012 events include Ironman Championship, Air Force Week, U.S. Tennis Open, ColdPlay and Kenny Chesney in concert, Yankees, Mets, Barney’s Warehouse Sale.

New York City Events August 2012 are 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! I’m thrilled to celebrate the Three Year Anniversary of the NYC Insider Guide.

New York Yankees Baseball Tickets and Schedule

Our 27-Time and 2009 World Series Champions return to our 4th Season at the new Yankees Stadium. With our favorites, A-Rod, Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher, there are few things in NYC better than a Yankees game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium – hosting 81 Home Games this season.
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NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games August 2012

New York Yankee Tickets 2012

Wed, 8/1 vs Orioles 1:05pm
Fri, 8/3 vs Mariners 7:05pm
Sat, 8/4 vs Mariners 1:05pm
Sun, 8/5 vs Mariners 1:05pm
Mon, 8/13 vs Rangers 7:05pm
Tue, 8/14 vs Rangers 7:05pm
Wed, 8/15 vs Rangers 7:05pm
Thu, 8/16 vs Rangers 1:05pm
Fri, 8/17 vs Red Sox 7:05pm
Sat, 8/18 vs Red Sox 4:05pm
Sun, 8/19 vs Red Sox TBD
Mon, 8/27 vs Blue Jays 7:05pm
Tue, 8/28 vs Blue Jays 7:05pm
Wed, 8/29 vs Blue Jays 1:05pm
Fri, 8/31 vs Orioles 7:05pm

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U.S. Tennis Open 2012

US Tennis Open Vacation Package

August 27 – September 9, 2012
Tickets on Sale in June

This is one of my all time favorite sports events. The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is one of the nicest sporting venues there is, and the crowd is always amazing. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch an 11 hour tennis match this year?

Read the complete NYC Insider Guide to the US Tennis Open, with discount tickets, hotel packages, schedule, seating chart and more!

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10th Annual, 2012 Central Park Film Festival FREE

Central Park Film Festival
Central Park FREE Outdoor Film Festival

August 21-25, 2012

Every year in August, Central Park hosts a week of evening film screenings in the landscape just north of Sheep Meadow and south of the 72nd St. Cross Drive. Attending the Central Park Film Festival is free, the gates open at 6:30pm and movies start at 8pm. The movie theme this year is cult classic films:

– Tues, Aug. 21: Do the Right Thing featuring a Q&A with Danny Aiello
– Wed, Aug. 22: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
– Thurs, Aug. 23: The Big Lebowski
– Friday, Aug. 24: Animal House
– Saturday, Aug. 25: Viewers’ Choice – Choose From: Coming to America or Clerks (Voting will begin in late July)

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Most Popular Things to Do in New York City

What to book and buy NOW…NYC’s Most Popular Tickets this Month

Once Broadway Musical
Once Musical

New York Yankees Tickets
NY Yankees

Lion King Broadway Musical
Lion King

US Tennis Open
US Tennis Open

New York City Boat Cruises
Boat Cruises

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New York City Movie and Television Tours

New York City Tours - Movie and Television

Take a guided tour of the New York sites you know and love from your favorite TV shows and movies! Choose from the Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour, Gossip Girl Sites Tour, Sex and the City Hotspots Tour, NBC Studio Tour, Sopranos Sites Tour, New York City Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Walking Tour and many more!!!

See the complete NYC Insider Guide to Movie and Television Tours.

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Annual Downtown Dance Festival, Battery Park

NYC Downtown Dance Festival
© Photo by Richard Termine

August 11-18, 2012

Battery Park and One New York Plaza

The Battery Dance Company celebrates the 31st Anniversary of the Downtown Dance Festival with 9 days of programming at multiple venues. The Festival will feature a vibrant mix of companies from New York and abroad, providing a unique opportunity for both professional and emerging dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum.
More on the FREE Downtown Dance Festival.

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New York Mets Baseball Tickets and Schedule

Catch NYC’s National baseball team in action at Citi Field. Third baseman David Wright has led the Mets’ offense with a great season, and their pitchers have been even more impressive: veteran knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is a top Cy Young Award contender, while Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in franchise history.

Tickets are easy to get and the new Citi Field is one of the best stadiums in all of baseball. Take the easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central to Citi Field, grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action. Check out the NYC Insider Guide to New York Mets Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games August 2012

New York Mets Schedule

Tue, 8/7 vs Marlins 7:10pm
Wed, 8/8 vs Marlins 7:10pm
Thu, 8/9 vs Marlins 12:10pm
Fri, 8/10 vs Braves 7:10pm
Sat, 8/11 vs Braves 7:10pm
Sun, 8/12 vs Braves 1:10pm
Mon, 8/20 vs Rockies 7:10pm
Tue, 8/21 vs Rockies 7:10pm
Wed, 8/22 vs Rockies 7:10pm
Thu, 8/23 vs Rockies 1:10pm
Fri, 8/24 vs Astros 7:10pm
Sat, 8/25 vs Astros 1:10pm
Sun, 8/26 vs Astros 1:10pm

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Metropolitan Opera – Summer HD Festival FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival
Metropolitan Opera Live Outdoor Summer Series

August 25 – September 3, 2012

The popular Summer HD Festival returns for a third year, featuring ten consecutive nights of free encore screenings from the the Met’s popular HD transmissions in Lincoln Center Plaza. Titles and starting times for the screenings will be announced closer to the festival date. No tickets are required for the festival. More than 3100 seats will be available each night, plus space for overflow crowds of more than 4000 on the plaza.

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Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale

Barney's New York Warehouse Sale

August 23 – September 3, 2012
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.

More Info on NYC Sample Sales

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Newsies Broadway Musical Extended

Newsies Broadway Musical

Disney’s newest musical is set in New York City at the turn of the century. Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teen aged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

Synopsis: EXTRA EXTRA, read all about it!  The cherished 1992 Disney movie, Newsies, which starred Christian Bale and Bill Pullman, becomes all new Disney musical on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.  Based on the events of the New York City newsboy strike in 1899, this toe-tapping musical adventure follows the perseverance of a group of tattered orphans when newspaper tycoons decide to raise their distribution costs.  The newsies band together to form a union of all the newspaper boys throughout New York City to thwart the profit-increasing plan and save their hardworking livelihood.  It’s a classic David and Goliath tale with all the memorable music of the original film like “Seize the Day” and “King of New York.”



Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st Street
Previews: March 15, Opening: March 29, Open Run
Children should be at least six years old to attend Newsies.
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes with intermission

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August New York City Concerts and Shows

Cheap NYC Concert Tickets

Coldplay – Izod Center (NJ) Tickets, August 3-4, 2012

Kenny Chesney – MetLife Stadium (NJ), August 11, 2012

American Idols Live – Prudential Center (NJ), August 28, 2012

More New York City Concerts

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New York Giants Football Schedule and Tickets

in action. Check out the New Giants MetLife Stadium, home of the 2014 Superbowl, and take the super-easy train to the game! See our star quarterback, Eli Manning, wide receiver, Hakeem Nicks along with our salsa-dancing Victor Cruz. Although they have the NFL’s toughest schedule, the Giants are serious AFC contenders and a thrill to watch! Tickets start at just $40 per game! More Info: New York Giants Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Giants Schedule – Pre-Season Games 2012

New York Giants Tickets

Week 1 (Aug. 10th): Giants at Jaguars
Week 2 (Aug. 18th): Giants at Jets (Jets are Home)
Week 3 (Aug. 24th): Bears at Giants
Week 4 (Aug. 29th): Patriots at Giants

New York Giants Tickets

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New York Jets Football Schedule and Tickets

Get your New York Jets Tickets to see our star Quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow live in action at the New MetLife Stadium, shared with the NY Giants and home of the 2014 Super Bowl.
New York Jets tickets are a bit more available than Giants tickets, and you can even get some at a discount with no fees! NYC’s American football team is sure to provide some great football action this season, and the defense with Darrelle Revis and Bart Scott is as good as there is in the NFL.

NY Jets Schedule – Home Games 2012

New York Jets Symbol

Sat, 8/9 7:00 pm, vs. NY Giants (Pre-Season)
Sun, 8/26 8:00 pm, vs. Carolina (Pre-Season)
Sunday, 9/9 1:00 pm, NBC, vs. Buffalo
Sunday, 9/30 1:00 pm, FOX, vs. San Francisco<
Monday, 10/8 8:30 pm, ESPN, vs. Houston
Sunday, 10/14 1:00 pm, CBS, vs. Indianapolis
Sunday, 10/21 4:15 pm, CBS, at New England
Sunday, 10/28 1:00 pm, CBS, vs. Miami
Sunday 11/4 – BYE
Thursday, 11/22 8:20 pm, NBC vs. New England
Sunday, 12/2 1:00 pm, FOX, vs. Arizona
Sunday, 12/23 8:20 pm, NBC, vs. San Diego

New York Jets Tickets

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Tickets on Sale in August:

US Tennis Open – select tickets on sale NOW and selling quickly!

NYC August Concerts: Coldplay, Kenny Chesney, American Idols Live

NYC September Concerts: Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z

NYC October Concerts: Barbra Streisand, Journey, Rush, Idina Menzel

NYC November Concerts: Madonna, Justin Bieber

New York City Wine & Food Festival

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes

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More New York City Events August:
Air Force Week – August 19-21, 2012. The Air Force Week program is a rare opportunity for Americans to get an up-close and personal look at many different aspects of the Air Force.  From earth-shaking flyovers to meeting Airmen from your hometown, Air Force week offers something for everybody. 

Ironman U.S. Championship – August 11, 2012. The inaugural Ironman U.S. Championship begins with a wave start, 2.4-mile point-to-point swim in the Hudson River. The 112-mile bike course spans the cliffs of Palisades Parkway followed by a 26.2-mile run course over the George Washington Bridge and finishing at 81st Street in the heart of the city.

Peace in the Park: Central Park Bandshell – August 10, 2012


The Sands After Dark DJ at the Beach – August 4th

Meet Mae West’s Secret Italian Husband – August 17th

Kristine Stranga- Exhibition Closing Event – August 28, 2012

Jazz Schedule at The Kitano

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