What to See Before Summer Ends



With summer winding down and the semester rapidly approaching, there is still plenty to see around New York to help one cope with those ‘back to school blues.’ From parties at museums, to interesting exhibits, below are some of the ‘must-sees’ for summer in NYC.

Parallel Connection by Os Gemeos
Where: Times Square
When: Every night in August between 11:57p.m. and 12a.m..
Cost: Free

For the entire month of August, the Brazilian artists known as Os Gemeos are bringing their art to billboards throughout Times Square for three minutes each night. The animations are interactive, with characters appearing to point and stare at onlookers. The display is part of Times Square’s ‘Midnight Moment’ project, which aims to promote contemporary artists by bringing their work to the billboards in the surrounding area.

MOMA PS1 Warm-Up Outdoor Music Series
Where: Museum of Modern Art  (MOMA) PS1
When: Saturdays beginning June 27 and ending on Sept. 5th
Cost: $18 in advance, $20 the day of the event

MOMA PS1 is one of NYC’s most famous summer music series. Each year, local as well as international, DJs play their music for audiences, who also get to experience various art installations while the music is playing.

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life
Where: The New York Botanical Garden
When: May 16-Nov. 1
Cost: $18 with a student ID

The exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden gives an exclusive look into the most personal space of the extraordinary Frida Kahlo. The exhibit is a reimagined design of Kahlo’s studio and garden. Visitors can also listen to lectures and music inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo.

Where: Saturdays—176 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene Brooklyn; Sundays—50 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg Brooklyn
When: Every weekend from April-November
Cost: Varies, depending on vendor.

Smorgasburg is an annual food festival that runs from April through November in two Brooklyn locations. Each weekend, food lovers have the opportunity to try almost every type of cuisine one can imagine. From mac n’ cheese and doughnuts to tacos and truffle fries, visitors of Smorgasburg are sure to leave full and happy.