NYC LIFE: August Fun in and Around NYC. Don’t Miss Out!

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For those of you who suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) here are some great events you definitely do not want to miss. Last call to join us this Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Room to see the fabulous Ellen Kaye. We have a table reserved for Tomatoes.  Aug. 9 on Long island is our Rose Wine Event, and then on Aug. 15th in NYC we have The Three Tomatoes Garden Party – wine, food, shopping, and a hat contest. Below are highlights of more things to this summer. Hurry before it’s Fall.

Aug. 8. Ellen Kaye at the Metroplitan Room.

Ellen Kaye Metropolitan roomJoin The Three Tomatoes  for a fun girls night out to preview Ellen Kaye’s new show, “Diamonds on My Windshield”, a musical memoir of “badass days and nights” in 1974 the year Ellen ran away from home and criss-crossed America. Tuesday August 8 @ 7 PM.|Metropolitan Room|34 West 22nd St.|NYC. Tickets are $20 (plus $25 menu minimum). Get tickets now!!

Aug. 9. The Three Tomatoes Rose Wine Event – Glen Cove, Long Islandthe three tomatoes rose wine tasting eventWine lovers, this one’s for you. Get tickets.

Aug. 11. The Great Food Truck Derby – Bridgehampton

food truck derby the three tomatoesIf you’re in the Hamptons next weekend, don’t miss The Great Food Truck Derby! Bring the whole family for a bonanza of ethnic and mobile eats rarely seen on the East End, when a caravan of New York City and Long Island food trucks park amidst potato fields at the Hayground School, alongside New York wine and beer and non-alcoholic drink offerings. The event benefits the Hayground schoolyard projects which provide culinary arts training for local kids.

Ticket price includes one serving at every food truck and three drinks for adults, and four truck tastes and one drink for children. The food truck coming together will coincide with the Hayground School Community farmers market and programming for kids and families. And the event will benefit the Hayground schoolyard projects in the region, which provide culinary arts training for local kids.  Get all the details.

Aug. 12-13. Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

hong kong dragon boat festival - the three tomatoesOur friends at NYConTheCheap, recommend the The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Flushing Meadow Corona Park. It’s a cultural celebration and a sporting event, with more than 100 colorful boats paddled by teams of up to 20 competing for prizes and the title of fiercest dragon. And it’s FREE. This year 2,500 participants will be competing from across the U.S. and Canada.

The dragon boats race on Meadows Lake from 10 AM to 4 PM both days, rain or shine. It’s the largest such festival in North America. The boats are works of art, hand-carved and painted by craftsman in Hong Kong, with a Dragon head at the front and Dragon tail at the rear. Entertainment includes steel pan music from the Caribbean and folklore performers from Mexico.  Plus, there are demonstrations of traditional Chinese arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, the traditional Dragon dance, traditional story telling, and lots of Chinese food at the ethnic food court.  Click here for the entertainment schedule.

Aug. 15. The Three Tomatoes Summer Garden Party – NYC.

the three tomatoes summer garden party

A garden patio, wine, food, shopping and a hat contest. Get tickets now.

Aug. 5-Oct. 1. The Renaissance Faire – Tuxedo Park

new york renaissance faireIf you’re looking for a something fun and unique to do with kids, head to Tuxedo Park (about an hour drive from NYC) for the Renaissance Faire. It’s a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance – set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo Park, New York.  There is something for everyone, the village market which features 125 artisans who sell their handcrafted wares. Plus lots of restaurants and snack bars.  And the weekend of Aug 12-13, kids are the age of 12 are admitted free. Get the details.

August 19, 20 Honey Bee Weekend at Wave Hill


If you’ve never experienced beautiful Wave Hill in the Bronx (an easy train or subway ride from NYC with a shuttle that will take you there), summer is the time to check it out. This beautiful 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx overlooks the Hudson River and Palisades.  And Honey Bee Weekend is just one of their many signature events. This one features a buzz-worthy range of activities, from candle-making and honey-extraction demonstrations to a “Be a Bee” Family Art Project. Meet local beekeepers in The Shop, where you can expect a delectable selection of local, artisanal honeys. Get the honey bee scoop.


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