With the summer season approaching, a number of activities and events will start popping up around the tri-state area. Here is a list of some of the various events that are scheduled to take place in the Big Apple and neighboring locations.
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 03: All American Rejects performs during City Parks Foundation SummerStage Presents A Benefit Concert By Dashboard Confessional And The All-American Rejects at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on August 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
This annual day commemorates the Battle of Puebla in Mexico but it is also celebrated in almost every corner of the United states. Restaurants, bars and shops offer discounts, special events, and promotions this day.
When: May 4 to 6 n Where: Randall's Island, New York nRandall's Island becomes the epicenter of the art world every May, thanks to the Frieze Art Fair New York that presents numerous artists, painters and sculptors. For more information, click here.
When: May 6, 2018 n Where: Hoboken, New Jersey nThis popular festival in Hoboken, New Jersey, is celebrating 24 years. The event will feature several musical acts, including the Cuban fusion band, Maxima Alerta. The festival will also feature artists, artisans, activities for children and food. For more information, click here.
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When: From May 16 to Sept. 26, 2018 n Where: Public parks in New York City, including Central Park nThis outdoor concert series is one of the most popular in the city of New York and brings out big names in music. Some of the artists scheduled to perform at SummerStage 2018 include Liam Gallagher, former member of the popular British rock band Oasis, Jason Mraz, Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Tito Rojas are some of the other artists that will perform in a variety of SummerStage concerts. For more information, click here.
When: certain activities begin in May n Where: Brooklyn, New York nFilm screenings, twilight tours, and the continuation of Death Cafés, which are monthly gatherings to discuss death philosophically, politically and scientifically, are all coming to the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn this summer. Some of the events, such as movie nights, will begin in May. For more information on the concerts, click here.
When: May 19 n Where: Brooklyn, New York nThis beer festival will offers more than 100 different craft beers. The festival will also have live music and a variety of food. For more information, click here.
When: From May 22 to Sept. 3, 2018 n Where: Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park nThis outdoor wellness program offers free branded workout classes nearly every Tuesday at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Each week will feature a variety of classes including boot camp, yoga, barre, boxing, HIIT, meditation, dance cardio and more. For more information, click here.
When: From May 24 to Sept. 20, 2018 n Where: Bryant Park nBryant Park’s twice-weekly classes are held Tuesday mornings on the Upper Terrace 10:00 am -11:00 am, and Thursday evenings on the lawn 6:00 pm -7:00 pm. All classes are free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
When: May 26 to Sept. 9, 2018 n Where: Manhattan, New York nThis event presents the work of artists and artisans at University Place, from 13th Street to Third Street. For more information and the exact days of the exhibition, click here.
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When: June 1 to 3 n Where: Manhattan, New York nThis festival in Bryant Park offers numerous ice cream treats to enjoy. Money raised during the event will be donated to the Jimmy Fund, an organization that supports research and care of cancer patients. For more information, click here.
When: June 1 to 3 n Where: Governors Island, New York nThis popular festival features superstars of different genres of music. This year the renowned rapper Eminem will be one of the dozens of artists that will take the stage of the Governors Ball. For more information, click here.
When: June 6 to 10 n Where: Brooklyn, New York nThis festival not only includes presentations of great artists of the music, but it also includes a series where big names associated with the innovation of the technological world. Entrepreneurs of large companies such as Samsung, Amazon and PayPal have taken part in this festival. For more information, click here.
When: June 9 n Where: Brooklyn, New York nThe 34th New York Salsa Festival will take place in the Barclays Center Brooklyn on June 9. Big names like Willie Colon, Tito Nieves, Rey Ruiz, Tony Vega and Grupo Niche are only some of the many stars scheduled to perform. For more information, click here.
When: June 30 to Sept. 1, 2018 n Where: Manhattan, New York nThe music series MoMA PS1 Warm Up is in its 21st season. The series celebrates all musical genres and both local and global artists. For more information, click here.
When: July 25 to Aug. 12, 2018 n Where: Manhattan, New York nEvery summer, Lincoln Center, the renown center for music, opera and dance, offers a variety of concerts, shows and outdoor activities. This year, the Mexican pop music superstar, Natalia Lafourcade will participate in the series. For more information, click here.
When: July 27 to 29 n Where: Randall's Island, New York nThree days full of music each with a main star. The Weeknd, Janet Jackson and The Killers are scheduled to headline one day each. For more information, click here.
When: Aug. 25 and 26 n Where: Brooklyn, New York nThis festival is dedicated to the music, film and art. The festival began as a way to celebrate African American Culture. For more information, click here.
When: from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2018 n Where: Randall's Island nThis festival in Randall's Island is dedicated to electronic music and attracts thousands of fans. For more information, click here.