Hang Out With The Cool Kids At The City’s Summer Festivals
Leave the jazz hands at Broadway this summer, and head out to NY’s outdoor music, film and fringe events instead. The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) takes place from 10 – 26 August, The New York International Film Festival runs from 9 – 16 August and Electric Zoo – New York’s Electronic Music Festival takes place from 31 August – 2 September, with David Guetta headlining on the Friday.
A Cooler Alternative To Central Park? Try Tomkins Square Park
This popular park in the middle of the East Village is the perfect centrepiece for its eclectic neighbourhood, which houses artists, radicals and fashion lovers. The performances hosted by the park are as unique as its residents: the annual line-up includes the outdoor drag festival Wigstock, the Howl Festival commemorating Allen Ginsberg, and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Along with its excellent people-watching, the park is equipped with two playgrounds, a handball court, chess tables and a basketball court.