We’ve reached the period of August where the streets are emptier than usual and no deodorant feels effective anymore. But that’s not to say there aren’t a couple of great things going on for anyone without plans. From a free concert at the Brooklyn Museum to Court Street Grocers’ glorious BLT with Jersey tomatoes, use this guide to plan your NYC summer week.
One of our favorite pop-up projects of the year, Dacha 46, will be serving their Eastern European food at Ursula in Crown Heights on Friday, August 13th. Stop by from 4-8pm for chicken and celery root skewers, sweet corn cherry plombir cake, and khachapuri pelmeni filled with four different cheeses and topped with salmon roe. Keep an eye out for more pop-ups from Ursula and Dacha in the future.
There’s a vintage shop bonanza in Fort Greene this weekend featuring food from Ethiopian truck Makina Cafe, Blackrican Vegan, Harlem Seafood Soul, and Island Spice. Expect live DJ sets (including from someone who was on the HBO show Betty) and over 100 different vintage vendors selling clothes, furniture, and other antiques. It’s happening at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School from 11am-7pm.
August heat doesn’t care that we’re tired of her. If you’ve given up trying to stay dry, go to the beach. We just recently updated our Rockaways guide so you’ll know exactly where to pick up lobster rolls, frozen piña coladas, and burgers while you’re there.
The Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn symphony orchestra is hosting a free concert in the plaza of the Brooklyn Museum on Sunday, August 15th from 2-4pm. If you want to visit the museum before or after the show, you’ll need to reserve tickets though.
Once again, NYC summer weather has decided that no deodorant will suffice. If you want some good old-fashioned air-conditioned fun, check out a new karaoke bar in Koreatown called Ms. Kim’s. It’s a bit more upscale than other places where you might belt “Torn,” by Natalie Imbruglia in a soundproof private room, with cocktails and Korean and Japanese bar snacks. Not feeling karaoke? Find something you’ll love on our guide to the city’s best new bars.