As summer draws to an end, the city heats up with some of its biggest events of the season.
Luring crowds from around the globe, the US Open is a thrilling event running 8/26 through 9/9 (usopen.org). Grab tickets now for some of the most anticipated matches or better yet, grab a Supreme Pass and get perks like VIP parking, a luxury gift for each guest, complimentary breakfast in the Media Dining Room and a $200 US Open event card. The world’s best tennis is just a quick train ride away in Queens, so don’t miss out.
For five-star entertainment in Manhattan, look no further than Central Park for Shakespeare in the Park (shakespeareinthepark.org). For over 50 years, over 5 million people have enjoyed these magical, free performances in New York City’s most beloved outdoor venue. This August, catch “Love’s Labour’s Lost: A New Musical” for romance, revelry and music, running through 8/18. Every New Yorker knows that summer isn’t complete without an evening of Shakespeare in the Park.
If your preference is more contemporary entertainment, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn is hosting one of the biggest acts of the summer, Beyoncé (barclayscenter.com). Performing 8/3-8/5, her “Mrs. Carter Show World” tour is bound to be one of the most coveted tickets in town. Conceived with the help of artist Jay Z, Barclays Center is an epic multi-purpose arena that hosts so much more than sports. It’s a venue like no other, so make a night of it with stops at their chic clubs and excellent restaurants like the 40/40 Club.
Lastly, for a musical journey of a different wavelength, head to Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day Weekend for the fifth annual Electric Zoo Festival (ElectricZooFestival.com). From 8/30-9/1, music’s most talented electronic musicians gather for the ultimate showcase of technology fueled timbre. With cutting-edge artists like David Guetta, AVICII, Tiesto, and Bassnectar, something is bound to resonate.
From big-name attractions to creative outdoor action, August in the Big Apple delivers some of the most exiting happenings of the summer.