4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during August 2016

4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during August 2016

Now that the weather is starting to cool down, spend the last month of summer discovering amazing events New York City has to offer. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here’s how to make the most out of your stay at Q&A Residential hotel this August:

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

(August 6 – 7, 10:15am; Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens)

Visit Hong Kong without leaving New York City at the 26th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Watch 180 teams race long boats while paddling to the beat of their boat’s drummer at this cultural festival inspired by Chinese tradition.

NYC Restaurant Week

(Through August 19; Various participating restaurants in NYC)

Are you dying to try Empire Steak House’s famous Filet Mignon? Well, now you can because NYC Restaurant Week is back and this year’s participating restaurants are better than ever. Choose from a variety of restaurant options for lunch ($29 for 3 courses) or dinner ($42 for 3 courses).

Battery Dance Festival

(August 14 – 19, 6:30pm – 8:30pm; Robert F. Wagner Park, Battery Park City)

Formerly known as the Downtown Dance Festival, this free celebration showcases dances from India, Austria, Turkey and New York. Enjoy five evenings of live entertainment while overlooking the sparkling New York City harbor.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

(August 26 – 28, Friday at 7pm, Saturday – Sunday at 3pm; Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Harlem)

SummerStage Festival 2016 continues to provide Manhattanites with epic summer concerts and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is one to remember. Head over to Harlem and spend up to three days listening to amazing artists recreate the classic jazz beats and present some of their own.

Where do I discover other area happenings?

Q&A Residential Hotel, located at the iconic 70 Pine in Lower Manhattan, is designed to serve the needs of today’s business and leisure travelers. Furnished Quarters, the company behind Q&A Hotel, features exciting area events and attractions on their official blog. Check it out!