If you live in New York City or plan on visiting soon, then you need to know about the creative events to attend this summer. NYC is a city that never sleeps and the long summer days are no different. With film festivals to music, comedy and workshops – there is an endless list of events to put on your to-do list.
Looking to spark your creativity, enjoy the arts and have a genuinely good time during this New York City summer?
Then, let’s check out 10 creative events in the city that you can’t miss.
10 Creative Events For An NYC Summer
Emerging Music Festival
August 23 // 6-8PM // Bryant Park
The first creative event is the Emerging Music Festival at Bryant Park.
Music lovers gather in the park to listen to and discover some of NYC’s best up-and-coming bands. Hosted by NYC Parks, talent ranges from the genres of indie rock, soul and funk.
For more info and tickets, check it out here.
Electric Zoo Music Festival
August 30 // 12 PM // Randall’s Island Park
For electronic music lovers, don’t miss the Electric Zoo – a truly creative event on Randall’s Island.
Held on Labor Day weekend, it’s the go-to for any aspiring artist, musician or fan of the EDM scene.
Grab your tickets, here.
Conception Art Show
July 31 // 5-9 PM // M1-5 Lounge
Our third creative event is the Conception Art Show. It is a pop-up event presenting the work of 40 local artists.
It will feature live music, gallery finds and a chance to support makers and creatives.
“Bringing art to life in a way you can truly connect with is paramount to us here at Conception.”
For tickets and more information, check it out here.
Drawing At The MOMA
July 10 // 6-9 PM // The Museum of Modern Art
Our fourth creative event is Drawing at the MOMA.
For all of our designers and drawers, MOMA is hosting a workshop for you to learn the art of portraits.
At this class, you will learn the basics of figure drawing with a professional artist.
Take a class and expand your skills at the MOMA, here.
OZY Fest 2019
July 20 // 12 PM // The Great Lawn
The fifth creative event in NYC this summer is the OZY Fest.
Digital Magazine, OZY, presents it fourth annual live festival. It will feature music, comedy and political conversations during this two day event.
With music by John Legend, comedy by Trevor Noah and business with Mark Cuban – this is one creative and unique event that you definitely don’t want to miss.
Check it out and grab your tickets, here.
She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival
June 19- June 20 // 12 AM // Connelly Theater
The sixth creative event in NYC is the She NYC Arts festival.
Created by artists for artists, the She NYC Arts Festival is dedicated to producing full length plays, musicals and adaptations by women writers.
The event is running from June 19 to June 30, so visit the box office and grab your ticket today.
Networking + Marketing for Artists
July 1 // 4:30 – 7 PM // Parkside Lounge
The seventh creative event is Networking + Marketing for Artists.
This two hour event is hosted by InspiredWordNYC. It aims to bring together the city’s artists of all types such as musicians, poets, writers and more.
During the event, you will learn marketing strategies and techniques to help take your work to the next level.
For more information on this event, check it out here.
Christie’s Art + Tech Summit
June 25 // 9:30 – 6 PM // Christie’s New York
The eighth creative event is Christie’s Art + Tech Summit.
This event is for anyone interested in the world of technology and how artificial intelligence is making an impact on the art world.
The event will feature panel discussions and talks from industry leaders and innovators.
Don’t miss out, grab your ticket today.
The Greatest Day Ever
July 13-14 // Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
The ninth creative event is the Greatest Day Ever.
Hosted by Adidas Originals, the Greatest Day Ever Festival is back for its sixth year of music, carnival rides and more.
Don’t miss this summer hangout, check out more here.
Hester’s Street Fair’s Test Kitchen
July 13 // 11 AM – 6 PM // Hester Street Fair
The tenth creative event is the Hester Street Fair’s Test Kitchen.
An event that has been going on for 4 years, this pop up is a foodie’s dream. Featuring new food vendors, established businesses and chef creations. Take a stroll and explore the local cuisine.
Don’t be hungry this summer in NYC, check out more about the Test Kitchen, here.
As you can see, there are plenty of creative events going on in NYC this summer.
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