Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand
At least partially inspired by Billy Joel's continuing stand at Madison Square Garden, the legendary comic will be holding a monthly residency at the Beacon. Note that the bits performed at the Beacon will be his more polished work, which is different from the in-progress material that he works on in local comedy club spots. Seinfeld's August performance will be on the 4th at 8:00PM and tickets run from $79-$175. The Beacon Theatre is located at 2124 Broadway.
As the largest multi-arts festival in the North America, FringeNYC presents performances by theatre troupes and dance companies from all over the world. In addition, there are also shows for kids (FringeJR) and free outdoor performances (FringeAL FRESCO). Fringe began in New York City in 1997 making it the seventh US city to host one of the festivals. Productions in the 2016 festival include Zuccotti Park, a musical about economics and the Occupy protests and W.E.B. Du Bois: A Man For All Times which is a solo performance about the famous civil rights activist. The 20th Annual Fringe Festival will be held from August 12-28 at a variety of venues including the Teatro SEA at the Clemente on 107 Suffolk Street and Drom on 85 Avenue A. Tickets are $18.
Launched 28 years ago to inform the public about environmentally friendly products and services, this educational environmental festival continues to edify and entertain those concerned about ecology. Visitors will be able to see the wide variety of alternative energy vehicles on show at the Sources of Energy Other Than Oil (SEOTO) Alternative Fuels Display along with an ECO-FASHION SHOW where 100 percent organic and recycled fashion collections will be shown. Among the other events, there will also be eco-activities for children and exhibits featuring eco handicrafts and healthy food. ECOFEST will be held in Times Square on August 14th.
The 36th Annual India Day Parade
This parade celebrates the friendship between India and the US and is also the world's largest India Day parade. India Day is the celebration of India's Independence Day and is organized by the Federation of Indian Association, a non-profit group representing over 500,000 Indian Americans. There will be over 35 floats along with booths offering food and merchandise. The India Day Parade will be held on August 21st and will start at Madison Avenue and East 26th Street at noon. It will proceed towards 27th Street and Madison Avenue.
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Charlie Parker was a legendary jazz saxophonist born in 1920 and is known for inventing bebop. To celebrate his life and work, New York’s City Parks Foundation presents this festival featuring some of Parker’s contemporaries along with promising young artists. Among the performers will be Randy Weston African Rhythms Quartet and the Donny McCaslin Group. The venue for the 2016 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is Marcus Garvey Park on Madison Avenue. The festival’s dates are from August 26 to August 18 and admission is free.
The US Open
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will be the focus of the tennis world for two weeks at the end of August when it becomes the venue of the US Open. Along with matches featuring the present crop of tennis stars, visitors will be able to enjoy live music and food vendors from multiple countries. The US Open starts on August 31 and takes place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Flushing, Queens. Tickets start at $85 for the cheap seats.