Top Ten Things To Do In August

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Prosecco Popsicles.

Beat the heat with this savory treat.

Just because the temperature’s rising doesn’t mean your taste buds should have to suffer. Luckily, the Conrad New York Hotel’s Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar has just what you need to help quench your summer thirst and give you that cool down you so crave in this heat. But instead of settling for an ice cold beer or fruity cocktail, indulge your palate with the establishment’s most iconic beverage: the Prosecco Popsicle. This innovative drink has become a favorite among patrons, which serves alcohol-infused popsicles in a glass of their finest Prosecco on tap. It’s the perfect summer treat that’s just as refreshing as it is delicious. (102 North End Ave.)

You’re My Idol.

Experience American Idol Live! at the Beacon Theater.

If you loved watching American Idol from the comfort of your living room, that’s nothing compared to how much you’d enjoy seeing your chosen favorites perform live in front of your very eyes. On 8/5, American Idol Live! will give fans a rare opportunity to see Season 14’s Top Five idols up close and personal for this one night only event at the prestigious Beacon Theater. Between the live band and stunning vocals, you won’t be able to resist singing along! (2124 Broadway)

Van Gogh With The Flow.

The Met’s latest exhibition is a must-see event.

Those looking for a little cultural fix should head over to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is currently featuring a stunning exhibition of works from one of the most prominent artists in history. Made up of four separate portraits of beautiful spring bouquets – two of irises and two of roses – Van Gogh: Irises and Roses reunites these precious works of art for the first time since Vincent van Gogh’s death in 1890. It’s the perfect way to admire a phenomenal piece of history and the man who made it all possible. But hurry, the display only lasts until 8/16, so you better Van Gogh there while you still can! (1000 5th Ave.)

Tennis Utopia.

Serve up some fun at the U.S. Open.

It’s that time of year again when the Big Apple plays host to one of the greatest competitive tennis championships of all time: The 2015 U.S. Open. Come watch some of the world’s greatest professional tennis players in action as they battle it out on the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from 8/31-9/13. Between the non-stop action and phenomenal athleticism, you’ll be guaranteed to serve up some truly great memories before the day is done.” (Flushing Meadow – Corona Park)

Secret Garden.

The fun never stops at Central Park’s Wollman Rink.

This city may be filled with magnificent skyscrapers, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a ton of exciting things to enjoy down on the ground. The Victorian Gardens in Central Park, for example, offers up an incredible array of fun-filled activities, transforming the Wollman Rink into an amusement park oasis. From thrilling rides such as The Hydro Racer to classic carnival games like whac-a-mole, no adult or child can resist the park’s allure. It’s the perfect family outing for a perfect NYC day! (830 5th Ave.)

Music Mania.

Gear up for the TODAY Summer Concert Series.

When it comes to non-stop fun and phenomenal music, the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series is the must-see annual event of the year. Come experience some of the world’s greatest musical superstars as they take the stage at Rockefeller Plaza and perform all of your favorite hits. In fact, even music legend Jennifer Lopez herself is scheduled to appear. But hurry! Viewing is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you should aim to be there around 6 a.m. So put on your best pair of dancing shoes and get ready to make a cameo on live TV! (49th St. and Rockefeller Plaza)

Play Ball.

Yankee Stadium is calling your name.

It isn’t officially summer without spending a beautiful day at the ballpark, which means a trip to the legendary Yankee Stadium is definitely in order. Come watch as the New York Yankees take on their most famous rival, the Boston Red Sox, starting from 8/4-8/6. With that much athletic talent out on the field, it’s bound to be a competitive game. So grab a delicious hot dog, ice cold beer, and see why this sport is still America’s favorite pastime. (1 E. 161st St.)

A Play In Central Park.

The works of Shakespeare are brought to life.

Even to this day, no one knows quite how to turn a phrase as perfectly as the legendary playwright, William Shakespeare, which is a big part of what makes NYC’s annual Shakespeare in the Park series a truly magnificent sight to behold. Taking place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Hollywood’s finest are chosen to reenact some of Shakespeare’s most cherished masterpieces. For example, this month viewers can see the likes of Lily Rabe up on the stage, starring in the enchanting fairy tale of Cymbeline. And given that performances only last until 8/23, we suggest you nab some tickets ASAP. To go or not to go? There’s only one answer Shakespeare would accept. (Mid-park at 80th St.)

Bring The Heat.

It’s time to spice up your dinner routine.

No trip to the city is complete without giving your taste buds something well worth remembering, which is what makes Spice Market such the ideal dinner choice. Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District, this establishment provides a casual, sexy atmosphere while serving up elegant Southeast Asian dishes, such as Red Curried Duck, Pork Vindaloo, and Ginger Fried Rice. It’s enough to send your palate into overdrive that’ll keep you coming back again and again. (403 W. 13th St.)

Fall Looks From Zara.

A new style for a new season.

It’s never too early to start planning your next seasonal wardrobe. Luckily, Zara has everything you need to make yourself runway ready this fall. From chic blazers to plush sweaters and everything in between, this store has something for everyone, no matter your style preference. You’ll walk in as a customer, but you’ll leave as a fashionista! (666 5th Ave.)