Rosé tasting tour, Mad Decent Block Party and more things to do in NYC - Metro US

Rosé tasting tour, Mad Decent Block Party and more things to do in NYC


“Run Lola Run” with The Bays

As part of BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, The Bays will be making their long overdue U.S. premiere by live scoring “Run Lola Run.” Known for improvising Lola’s famous 10-minute action sequence, which has only been performed a handful of times since the film came out in 1998, the London-based band will be accompanying the movie live. And it’s free! Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, free


Summer Nights at the Frick

This Friday is the last of the Frick’s Summer Nights, when art lovers are welcome to attend the museum after-hours for free performances, talks and sketching sessions. No reservation necessary, just show up to explore the two current exhibits — “Watteau’s Soldiers: Scenes of Military Life in Eighteenth-Century France” and “Porcelain, No Simple Matter” — and participate in the special activities that complement them. Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m., The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St., free


Taste on the Beach

If you’re searching for the perfect slice of summer before it really sinks in that it’s already August, try Taste on the Beach. Part of the Long Beach International Film Festival, this event features bites from local restaurants, plus wine, beer and spirits in a beach party with live music. At 9, guests head into Beach Theatre for Shorts on the Beach: a series of short films from around the world. Proceeds benefit the Inn at Long Beach soup kitchen. Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m., Long Beach at National Blvd., $125



Cider is no passing fad, and this Saturday it’s taking over the East River waterfront for Cidefeast, now in its third year. Sample over 30 ciders from makers like Original Sin, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Doc’s and Ciderboys, with bites like tacos, veggie hot dogs, grilled watermelon and more from Jimmy’s No. 43, Pickle Guys, Harry Hawk’s Schnack Burgers and more. VIPs get an extra hour inside. Aug. 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m., SolarOne, 24-20 FDR Drive, $55-$80


Grits & Biscuits Block Party

There won’t be any turning down on Governors Island this weekend during the sixth annual E.Z.Mo Breezy’s Grits & Biscuits Block Party. Come ready to dance to the best of Southern urban music all night — ferries will be running until 2 a.m. Aug. 6-7, 5 p.m., Governors Club, 1 Cardner Road, must be 21+, $45


Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Get swept up in the thrill of the nation’s oldest and largest dragon boat race this weekend, where over 200 teams will compete for cash and prizes. This tradition is carefully honored, with hand-painted boats serving as the head and tail of the dragon. On shore, the fest includes music, dance and storytelling performances, martial arts demos, folk arts and an international food court. Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, free


Mad Decent Block Party with Kesha

Be part of “America’s biggest block party” and show your support for Kesha this weekend when the singer headlines Brooklyn’s chapter of the Mad Decent Block Party in Coney Island. Saturday’s concert features Diplo, Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis and Gryffin. Joining Kesha on Sunday are acts like Big Wild, Boombox Cartel, Party Khan and DJ Snake. Aug. 6-7, 1:30 p.m., MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, must be 18+, $45


Panch Kanya

Get to know some of Hinduism’s fiercest ladies at “Panch Kanya,” a one-time performance presented by the Trinayan Odissi Collective and Lotus Music & Dance. Focusing on the inspirational stories of five Hindi heroines, “Panch Kanya” reenacts them with traditional Indian dancing. Aug. 7, 3-4:30 p.m., Manhattan Movement Arts Center, 248 W. 60th St., $40-$100


Queens Book Festival

Queens is breaking out as a cultural and culinary scene, but now it’s ready to make its mark as a literary locale, too. You can take part this Sunday at the inaugural Queens Book Festival, when over 100 authors will come together in hundreds of free talks and exhibits spanning one dazzling day of nerdy delight spanning comics, fantasy novels, cookbooks and memoirs. Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Kaufman Astoria Studios, 12, 34-12 36th St., Queens, free


Rosé Walk Around Tour

Get out of the heat, indulge in rosé and secure a seat at one of the city’s most popular restaurants. Stroll through Eataly sipping over 20 rosés while tasting proscuitto and foccacia. If you wear pink, you’ll also get 10 percent off additional wines. Participants will also have the rare opportunity to reserve a table at one of Eataly’s three popular restaurants: Pesce, Verdure or Pizza & Pasta. Bring your ID and a thirsty, curious palate. Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m., Eataly, 200 Fifth Ave., $45

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