A party atmosphere reigns on the first Saturday of the month at one of the country’s oldest and largest art museums.

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Seaport Music Festival 2014

Date:
August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Cost:
Free

Founded in 2002, Seaport Music Festival consistently brings crowds by the thousands to the Seaport's Pier 17. Rain or shine and always FREE, the festival’s summertime Friday night shows showcase the cool breezes and gorgeous views of downtown Manhattan offered by the Seaport’s location. The free concert will save you some cash and force you to enjoy the cool breeze and gorgeous views in the Downtown seaport.  

Free Afro-punk Festival 2014

Date:
August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
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Cost:
Free

AFROPUNK is back in Brooklyn this August for another weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes. Described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US,” the word AFROPUNK itself has become synonymous with open-minded, non-conforming and unconventional, placing the institution at the epicenter of urban culture inspired by alternative music.

Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ 2014

Date:
August 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Cost:
Free

Back for the 13th year, Hudson River Park’s annual Blues BBQ Festival brings the best Blues bands from across the country together with the finest New York City BBQ restaurants for a fantastic summer day on the river. This feast for your senses brings you the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a true southern BBQ experience!

Summer Thunder 2014 at Union Pool

Date:
August 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Cost:
Free

If you got few hours to kill during lazy Saturday afternoons I suggest checking it out. If you've been here at night you know how crazy it gets. Luckily in the afternoon on Saturdays the atmosphere is super chill. Throw in few good bands and it's a perfect way to spend Saturday afternoon. 

The Disastrous Tale of Vera & Linus - Love + Slaughter

Date:
August 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Cost:
Almost Free

A ripple has begun to make its way through this metropolis. Something a little different. Something that doesn't feel quite right. Who are these two that can cause such a stir amongst the backdrop of millions? Ball & Bjornsdottir's The Disastrous Tale of Vera and Linus is a surprising, playful and haunting collection of stories and schemes. For eight weeks this summer, Vera & Linus take audiences through the tale in three merging episodes: Plucking the Strings, Love & Slaughter, and The Moon.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park

Date:
August 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Cost:
Free

Enjoy this awesome annual free summer jazz festival at Thompkins square park. Charlie Parker Jazz Festival presented by SummerStage. This year performers include: Kenny Barron / Cindy Blackman Santana / Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith / Brianna Thomas

The Brazilian Day festival

Date:
August 31, 2014 - 10:00am
Category:
Cost:
Free

The Brazilian Day festival, a spirited annual celebration of Brazil's Independence Day, marks its 30th anniversary this year with music, dance, food and a sea of green-and-gold-bedecked expatriates. Big-name Brazilian musicians are booked to play the festival's main stage, which is located on East 46th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, the heart of the Little Brazil.

Madison Square Historic Daytime Fair Celebrating its 200th Anniversary

Date:
September 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
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Cost:
Free

Madison Square Park Conservancy announces MAD. SQ. 200, presented by New York Life, a free event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the naming of Madison Square. Featuring a fair and contemporary art party, the event will take place in Madison Square Park on Saturday, September 6 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Brooklyn Museum First Saturdays

Brooklyn Museum First Saturdays
Date:
September 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Cost:
Free

At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5 to 11 p.m.

LES Opening Night: Art and Fashion in Lower East Side

Date:
September 7, 2014 - 1:00pm
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Cost:
Free

LES Opening Night: Art + Fashion will once again take place during New York Fashion Week. Galleries will coordinate fall exhibit openings the same day as our 'Looks of the LES' Fashion Show will feature clothing and accessories from the finest LES shops and independent boutiques. 

50 Kent Festival

Date:
September 21, 2014 - 11:00am
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Cost:
Free

The city-owned lot located at 50 Kent Avenue between N 11th and N 12th Street has been the site of OSA’s summer concert series the past two seasons. “For 2014 we are building on the success of previous years’ concert series by adding a lot more free community programming to activate the space” said OSA Executive Director, Ed Janoff. “We are very excited to be partnering with a number of local businesses and organizations to offer a diversity of events and programs throughout the summer at the 50 Kent Festival.”

Dumbo Arts Festival 2014

Date:
September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Category:
Cost:
Free

The Dumbo Arts Festival returns for three days to the neighborhood with all kinds of artistic installations, exhibitions and live performances. Over 500 artists are participating this year, populating the space under the arch and Brooklyn Bridge park, as well as opening their studios for tours and discussions.

 

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