Dance Performances, Food Festivals & New Tours this August
New York Stock Exchange’s Boardroom
By: Kristin Heise
Sudden heat waves and intense (if not beautiful) thunderstorms won’t halt our quest to attend upcoming events happening in Lower Manhattan. A few cultural highlights this month include live performances along the Hudson River, limited tours inside the Stock Exchange and a handful of food events worth the RSVP.
Get Low 2019 – Every Tuesday night thru August 27; prices vary
Our summertime dining deal provides 20% off dinner for two at a new restaurant within our district each Tuesday until Labor Day. The finale lineup features 10 Corso Como Restaurant and Cafe (8/6), Barbalu Restaurant (8/13), Trading Post (8/20) and Crown Shy (8/27).
The Ultimate Wall Street Experience – August 6 @ 8:30-10a and August 20 @ 2:30-4p; $35
The New York Stock Exchange’s popular tour offers visitors access to the trading floor, private meeting rooms and even a peek into the most exclusive restaurant in the city (we heard the french toast is incredible but you need to know a member to dine here)! You will also discover historical artifacts that demonstrate the evolution and cultural importance of the New York Stock Exchange, including the signed Buttonwood Agreement, a fur coat worn by Muriel Sieber (the first woman to trade on the NYSE floor), and even a letter from inventor Alexander Graham Bell who vied for the addition of phones on the trading floor to improve business. This tour is highly recommended for history lovers and curious city residents—space is limited and visitors must be over the age of 14 to attend.
Adirondacks and 1000 Island Festival – August 11 @ 11a-5p; free
Those seeking travel inspo and free samples, take note: More than 40 upstate New York producers of beer, wine, maple, cheese and more will be setting up shop on Piers 16 & 17 for a delectable preview of the region’s best food and drink purveyors.
38th Annual Battery Dance Festival – August 11-17 @ 7-9p; free
New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival returns to Robert K. Wagner Park this month to entertain thousands of loyal viewers with powerful performances in classical, modern and progressive dance genres. Those who want to get more involved in the motions can sign-up for free workshops that are held prior to the daily performances at the Battery Dance Studios.
NYC Restaurant Week – Thru August 15; prices vary
The city’s semi-annual celebration of all things delicious features over 30 Lower Manhattan and Tribeca restaurants! Enjoy 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42* from some of the area’s favorite venues including Nobu Downtown, Schilling, Delmonico’s and more.
*Please note that Saturdays are excluded, Sundays optional. Beverages, gratuities and taxes not included.
World Press Photo 2019 Exhibition – Thru August 25 @ 11a-5p; free
We are honored that the World Press Photo Exhibition selected 10 Corso Como in the Seaport District to be their U.S. world tour location. The winning photographs in this impressive collection offer a snapshot of recent visual journalism from across the globe and were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 78,801 photographs entered by 4,738 photographers in 129 countries.
Tags: Battery Park City, Brookfield Place, food festival, Get Low, Lower Manhattan, New York Stock Exchange, outdoor performance, seaport district
Brookfield Place 4th Annual Tennis Open – August 20-30, hours vary; free
Casual spectators and U.S. Open fans alike can appreciate Brookfield Place’s 4th annual Tennis Open, which will host family friendly activities, as well as a celebrity match on August 24.