Fun Things To Do In NYC In August 2017
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Fun Things To Do In NYC In August 2017

If you're in college, you're either dreading or patiently awaiting for school to start back again. One thing we can all agree on is that we want to make the end of summer '17 the best one yet.

Fun Things To Do In NYC In August 2017
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Since it's officially August, it means most college kids return to school sooner than later. Spending the final days with your friends makes you realize that you want to make the most of it before homework and essays become the main focus. There are many activities that can be done in August that'll leave you content with the ending of your summer. This list ranges from activities that require you to shell out money, to ones that wont cost a cent if you don't want it to.

1) Saturday, August 5th

'Ex Machina' viewing at MoMA

Location: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019. Theatre 2.

Time: 1pm.

Price: $25

MoMA is showing 'Ex Machina' in order to play on it's exhibits "Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction" which consists of multiple movies from around 22 counties that have showcased sci-fi in different lights.

Hester Street Fair's Lobster & Beer

Location: Corner of Hester and Essex St, NY 10002

Time: 11 am - 6 pm.

Price: Free (to attend) | $3 Beer + expenses for food.

This lower east side fair has much to offer if you're one for great food and flea market shopping. It's a great place to gather with friends to create memories and enjoy.

2) Sunday, August 6th

Coney Island Indie Market

Location: 3050 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224 (Off of Surf Ave).

Time: Noon - 7pm.

Price: Free (to attend) | $ depends on you.

This market will only be there for one day, which makes it all the more worth while. It'll consist of 40 vendors that will sell clothing, handmade jewelry, home goods, and original artwork. You can attend to browse around with friends or even to show support in helping to strengthen the community.

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

Location: Orchard Beach Pavillion (In Pelham Bay Park), Bronx, NY.

Time: 1pm - 5pm.

Price: Free.

This concert series begins August 6th and lasts every week until September 3rd. You'll be able to enjoy Salsa, Bachata, R&B, and Pop, as well as Zumba. If you live in the area, be sure to check it out.

3) Monday, August 7th

Flicks on the Beach: Get Out
Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk at W 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224.
Time: 7pm - 10:30pm.

Price: Free.

Summer is the time for all the best movies, but it's even better to watch movies on the beach. There will be music and performances from 7 to 8 pm, then the movie officially starts at 8:30pm.This comedic thriller written by Jordan Peele would have you on the edge of your seat, and if you've already seen it... Watch it again; you'll probably realize things that you didn't the first time around.

4) Saturday, August 12th

Summer Streets

Location: City Hall to Central Park (Park Ave. between Chambers St. and E 72nd St).

Time: 7 am - 1pm.

Price: Free (to attend) | $ depends on you.

It's been ten years since Summer Streets started, and 300,000 people attended last years event. It's going to be near 7 miles. Although it starts rather early in the day, this is something that shouldn't be missed. It will consist of a 270-foot waterslide and a 165-foot long, 30-foot high zip line as well.

Puppies n' Pints

Location: Coney Island Brewery, 1904 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224

Time: 12 pm - 3 pm.

Price: Free (to attend) | $$ If you're 21+, buy as much beer as possible.

This organization hosts Puppies n' Pints bring together most people's favorite things in order to support dog adoptions. For every drink sold, $1 will be donated to the organization.

5) Friday, August 18th

Restaurant Week

Location: Over 380 locations.

Time: Anytime.

Price: $29 for lunches, $42 for dinners.

This four week, the semiannual event produced by NYC & Company, started from Monday, July 24th, through Friday, August 18th. This is perfect for those who are enticed by the fancy, and usually expensive restaurants. If anything had caught your eye in the past, you can now revisit it and take advantage of this deal. Many places have had reservations open since July 10th of 2017, so you will have to do your own calling around to see what restaurants are still available while this offer lasts.

6) Saturday, August 19th

Flame Con

Location: New York Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge. 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Time: 19th & 20th, 12pm - 6pm.

Price: $25 | $35 for the weekend pass.

Flame Con, the world's largest LGBTQ Comic Con that includes tons of fantasy, sci-fi, and gaming for fans of all types. It lasts for two days and allows for you to meet LGBTQ artists and writers.

Blues BBQ Festival

Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 97. W 59th St, NY

Time: 2pm.

Price: Free (to enter and browse) | $

If you're in the mood for BBQ, this is where you need to be. This 18th annual riverside festival is catered by NYC's top three grill masters, Mighty Quinn's, Pig Beach, and Monks Meats.There's plenty of live music to listen to while you find a comfortable spot, eat, and relax.

7) Friday, August 25th

Friday Night Fireworks

Location: Coney Island Beach & Board Walk. (Between W 10th St. and W 15th St for the best view).

Time: 9:30pm - 10 pm.

Price: Free.

The Coney Island fireworks ends on September first, so make sure you ring September in with a bang.

Summer 2017 is coming to a close as we all look forward to the next months that hold new experiences, whether it be regarding school, work or life in general. There's nothing better than being able to create the final memories that will help you remember 2017 as the times go on. Take advantage of the finals days that make up summer '17 and enjoy it.

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