Don't let the unbearable heat lock you up this weekend, get out and explore the wonderful events going on around. Whether you're heading off to the Hamptons for the weekend or staying close to home, these 10 activities for the weekend will ensure these next few days are enjoyable.
Morgan Library & Musuem: ‘Dreams in Dust: The Pastels of Lucas Samaras
Through August 21
Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue
Explore the Morgan Library & Museum’s intimate exhibition on the pastels of Lucas Samaras before it closes this weekend. Learn about the bright colors, shimmering surfaces and themes that were commonly projected in the artist’s postwar American art. Dating to the yearsr 1958-1983, the forty-eight works on display range from seascapes to self-portraits. For more information visit here.
Fred Hersch Trio
August 16-21, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
178 Seventh Avenue South, West 11th Street
Fred Hersch and his sterling piano trio is back in New York this weekend. Surround yourself with the memorable music from this Grammy nominated jazz pianist and his talented trio. For tickets and more information visit here.
Zac Brown Band
August 19, 7 p.m.
Citi Field, Flushing, Queens
Enjoy an evening of countries greatest, Zac Brown Band. The band hits New York on the next stop of their “Black Out the Sun” tour. For this concert, the band will show different sides of its personality with rock, big band and classic tunes. Tickets range from $45-$108. For more information visit here.
Ardani 25 Dance Gala
New York City Center 131 W. 55th Street
Immerse yourself in an evening of dance this weekend featuring superstars like Marcelo Gomes from the American Ballet Theatre and Joaquin De Luz from the New York City Ballet. Dancers will perform in the U.S. premieres of three works titled “Clay,” “Tristesse” and “Le Divertissement du Roi.”
Montauk Greenery Scenery Benefit
August 19, 6-9 p.m.
Montauk Lake Club & Marina 211 East Lake Drive, Montauk
Montauk Village Association Annual Greenery Scenery Benefit will be held at the Montauk Lake Club this year to benefit the non-profit organization. The annual event raises funds to help “keep Montauk clean and green” by planting trees and flower beds in downtown Montauk Village as well as maintaining teak benches and memorial garden downtown. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. For more information visit here.
22nd Annual Juried Fine Art Show on the Montauk Green
August 19-20, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Montauk Green 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk
This weekend the Montauk Green will transform into an outdoor gallery of extraordinary original fine art and craft by artisans across America. The event is hosted and supported by Montauk Artists’ Association. Explore a variety of painting, sculpting, jewelry, photography, glass, ceramics, fiber, mixed-media, woodworking and more! Admission is free, discover more here.
August 20, 5k Race 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., After Party 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Eddie Ecker County Park Navy Road, Montauk
Heal Our Heros, a 501(c)3 non-profit veteran’s organization will be hosting its inaugural 5k fundraiser, Survivor Series: Montauk this weekend. The 5k trail run starts in the woods of Edward Ecker County Park and is followed by a morning of competitive team-building activities focusing on fitness and community involvement. With every $5,000 raised, HOH will provide one veteran with unlimited acess to private mental healthcare services for the rest of their life. Operation: Heal Our Heroes’ mission is to gain resources and raise awareness to help end the suicide epidemic taking the lives of about 20 veterans each day. Learn more about HOH and donate at operationhoh.com
Dan’s Harvest East End
August 20, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
McCall Vineyard and Ranch 9325 New Suffolk Avenue, Cutchogue
Celebrate the bounty of Long Island Wine Country this weekend at Dan’s Harvest East End! Spend the evening drinking delicious local wines paired with dishes of top regional chefs at McCall Vineyard and Ranch. The event will be hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian and feature emcee Joshua Wesson. For tickets and more information visit here.
WORTH New York Women’s Pop Up Trunk Show
August 20-22, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
71 Leeton Road, Amagansett
Paddlers for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children, will receive a portion of the proceeds from a special Worth New York Women’s Pop Up Trunk Show. The luxurious women’s brand offers a unique and personal shopping experience including one-on-one appointments with wine, champagne and water. To make an appointment with a stylist or more for information contact Alex Haines at 215.870.7641.
August 21 12 - 6 p.m.
Along Madison Avenue from 38th to 26th Streets
The annual India Day Parade is celebrating the country’s 69 years of independence this year and it will be its’ more colorful parade yet. With 40 floats and 25 marching groups and bands, the parade will not disappoint. At the end of the parade route there will be a cultural stage with performances and a small fair with food, clothes and more. Actor Abhishek Bachchan will be this year’s grand marshal. For more information visit here.