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The Best Summer Events NYC: FREE and PAID (LINKS)

 

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CLICK FOR WBLS SUMMER GUIDE TO CONCERTS, EVENTS, EVERYTHING HARLEM WEEK, AND MORE!

 

Summer magic is in the air and WBLS has compiled the perfect list of FREE and PAID events, throughout the city, that are sure to help you make the best out of your sunny days and sizzling nights.

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FREE
 

King Hippo Comedy Show

Mon–Fri 4pm–1am; Sat, Sun 3pm–1am
The Mockingbird
25 Ave B New York 10009
FREE 

 

North Brooklyn Boat Club Free Kayaking

Weekends:  Now to Oct/09 -  9am  to  5pm   
Tue/Wed/Thu Evenings:  Now to Sep/14 - 5pm to 7:30pm

The Pier 26 Boathouse and dock  
The first pier south of the Holland Tunnel Ventilation Towers and is the second pier north of Battery Park City.
FREE 

 
Valerie June / Aloysius 3 / Jalen N’Gonda / Boogie Blind

August 27 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SummerStage, Central ParkRumsey Playfield
New York, NY
FREE
 
 
 

 

 

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PAID

Rooftop Cinema Club BYO - Click for movie calendar

All Summer 
Watch movies outside with a view of NYC

YOTEL (570 Tenth Ave) and East Williamsburg’s OfficeOps (57 Thames St)
$19 – $25

 

Classic Soul & Motown Revue

July 29 - Sept. 30, 2017 (Saturdays & Sundays)  5pm & 7:30pm
BB Kings Blues Cafe & Grill 237 w 42st NYC  NY
For Tix -Ticketmaster.com or at the BB Kings Box office

 

Black Expo America 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017  11am-7pm
Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel|50 Park Place Newark, NJ
$15

 

Jon B. Live

Saturday, August 26, 2017  7:30pm
BB Kings Blues Cafe & Grill 237 w 42st NYC  NY
For Tix -Ticketmaster.com or at the BB Kings Box office

 

Anthony Hamilton Live

Sunday, August 27, 2017  8pm
BB Kings Blues Cafe & Grill 237 w 42st NYC  NY
For Tix -Ticketmaster.com or at the BB Kings Box office

 

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South

Thursday, September 7, 2017  7pm
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
$29

 

Chante Moore Live

Friday, September 8, 2017  7:30pm
BB Kings Blues Cafe & Grill 237 w 42st NYC  NY
For Tix -Ticketmaster.com or at the BB Kings Box office

 

Tank: Savage Tour - Live

Saterday, September 9, 2017  8pm
BB Kings Blues Cafe & Grill 237 w 42st NYC  NY
For Tix -Ticketmaster.com or at the BB Kings Box office

 

Russel Westbrook in Conversation with Fern Mallis

Monday, September 11, 2017  8pm
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
$50

 

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

Harlem Happy Hour

Thursday, July 20,  2017  
5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Solomon & Kuff
2331 12th Avenue New York, New York 10027
FREE With RSVP

 

Evelyn “Champagne” King / Joey Carvello - City Parks Summer Stage

July 22  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Corporal Thompson ParkBroadway  btwn  Markham Rd. & Wayne St.
Staten Island, NY 
FREE

 

Bad & Boujee Brunch & Day Party

Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Angel
2272 Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, New York 10027
FREE With RSVP

 

New York Graffiti and Street Art Tours - Click for more dates

Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art 
Sat, July 22,  2pm – 4pm
288 Seigel St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA (map)
Free  Reservations: REQUIRED

 

GZA / DJ Enuff in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series

July 23  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
South BeachFather Capodanno Blvd. & Sand Lane
Staten Island, NY
FREE

 

Harlem Happy Hour

Thursday, July 27,  2017  5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Solomon & Kuff
2331 12th Avenue New York, New York 10027
FREE With RSVP

 

Must Love Beards New York City Pop-Up ~ Whatever You Need Tour

Friday, July 28, 2017 11:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Stage 48
605 West 48th Street New York, New York 10036
Free for Men With RSVP; $20.00 for Women

 

Everybody Loves the 90’s Brunch & Day Party

Sunday, July 30, 2017 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MIST
46 West 116th Street New York, New York 10026
FREE With RSVP

 

Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring MC Lyte

July 30  2:00pm - 7:00pm
SummerStage, Central ParkRumsey Playfield
New York, NY
FREE
 

 

Ultimate Break and Beats Anniversary / BreakBeat Lou / SPECIAL ED /
Camp Lo / hosted by Lord Finesse

 

August 2  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crotona ParkCrotona Park North to South, Fulton Av to Southern Blvd
and Crotona Park East Bronx, NY
FREE
 

 

BAM R&B Festival 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017 12pm
MetroTech Commons 304 Bridge St (Brooklyn)
FREE

 

Yonkers Downtown Friday Night Jazz, Blues & More on the Waterfront 2017

Friday,  August 4, 2017
Yonkers Waterfront Amphitheater|71 Water Grant St Yonkers, NY
FREE

 

Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival 2017 

Saturday, August 5  11 am - 7 pm
Jamaica Ave & 164th St Queens, NY
FREE

 

August 13  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East River ParkEast River Park Amphitheater
New York, NY
FREE
 
 
Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band / Jontavious Willis / Dante Ross

August 13  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SummerStage, Central ParkRumsey Playfield
New York, NY
FREE
 
Bilal / DJ Reborn in association with Jill Newman Productions

August 16  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marcus Garvey ParkW. 122nd St. and Mt. Morris Park West
New York, NY
FREE

 

Blues BBQ Festival

August 19, 2017 2pm
PIER 97 IN CLINTON
FREE

 

Plates & Crates Presents: Infamous Classics – The Best of Mobb Deep

Thursday, July 20, 2017  6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Amarachi
189 Bridge Street Brooklyn, New York 11201
$12.00 for General Admission; $20.00 for Early Online Discount for 2 Tickets

 

Blacklight Slide

Saturday, July 21, 2017
Aviator Sports and Events Center
3159 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11234
Check-In: 5:00pm  Event Start: 7:00pm
$40

 

4th Annual Cajun Social

Saturday, July 22, 2017  12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Brooklyn Commons Rooftop
495 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11225
$35.00 In Advance; $40.00 At the Door

 

Annual South’N the City Picnic

Saturday, July  22, 2017  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Colonels Row At Governors Island New York, New York 11231
$55.00

 

Pop Up Palooza

Saturday, July 22, 2017  6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street New York, New York 10003
$25.00
 
 

Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MIST
46 West 116th Street New York, New York 10026
$35.00
 

 

Barefoot Ball at Bryant park

Wednesday, July 26th 7:00pm
Byant Park  
40th to 42nd Sts between Fifth and Sixth Aves New York 10018
It's a shoe-free, dance party. The fun fresh event will include DJ Grandmaster Flash, Hannah Bronfman, an open bar, and food vendors
$75-$200

 

Slice of Brooklyn: Chocolate Tour

Wednesday, August 2, 2017  11am
North East corner of East 13th Street and 4th Avenue
$50

 

Classic Drama About  Prejudice

August 5, 2017  7pm
240 East 123rd Street
$15 -$30

 

 
Saturday, August 12, 2017  9pm-2am
52-19 Flushing Ave Queens, NY
$20
 

 

Black & White Affair Yacht Party

Saturday, August 12,  2017  to Sunday, August 13, 2017  8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Hornblower Yacht At Pier 40
353 West Street New York, New York 10014
$40.00

 

Lionel Richie All The Hits With Special Guest Mariah Carey

Friday, August 18, 2017
Doors open at  6pm ,  starts at  7pm
Prudential Center- 25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102

Prices Vary 

 

 

 
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