FringeNYC 2010 kicks off this month. Photo courtesy of James Starkman.
August 2, 2010 - August is the perfect time to experience the many rich cultural activities offered in all five boroughs of New York City. From free concerts to public art exhibitions to film and performing arts festivals taking place on rooftops and streets, in theaters and parks, there is something for everyone.
Through August 8
A performing arts festival presenting more than 25 free performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell. For more information, visit www.bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/celebrate-brooklyn.
Bronx Museum | Target First Fridays
August 13 and September 3
Visit the Bronx Museum on the First Friday of every month for free film, art performances, music and other special events! For more details, visit www.bronxmuseum.org.
Staten Island | Second Saturday’s Gallery Walk
August 14, 6pm
Staten Island’s first gallery walk in which gallery owners and private citizens open their doors to passers-by who want to take a peek at the art that’s being created on Staten Island. All places on the Second Saturday’s walk are run by Staten Island artists. Exhibits and performances happen for the duration of the walk. Visit www.secondsaturdaystatenisland.com for more information.
International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC)
August 13- 29
The largest multi-arts festival in North America with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues. The website - www.fringenyc.org – offers a complete schedule.
Rooftop Films: Underground Movies Outdoors
Through August 15
A dynamic film festival screening more than twenty feature films (almost all of which are New York, U.S. or world premieres), and 150 short films in themed programs. For more information, visit www.rooftopfilms.com.
40th Anniversary | Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Through August 15
Enjoy longstanding favorites and discover something new when Out of Doors brings three jam-packed weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word to the plazas of Lincoln Center, and it’s absolutely free. Visit www.new.lincolncenter.org/live for a complete schedule.
Statuesque at City Hall Park
Through December 3
A dynamic group exhibition bringing together six international artists as they reinvent and extend the language of figurative sculpture for a new era. The exhibition marks the first time these artists have been shown together and is the New York debut of each work included. Free. For more information, visit www.publicartfund.org/statuesque.
For more events taking place in August, visit www.nyc.gov/nyculture.