Long Island City sizzles in August, with a bevy of exciting events, dining experiences, and sights. Read on for our can’t-miss picks for this month and be sure to join Gotham Point community events throughout the month. Curious to learn more about Gotham Point’s luxury rentals at Hunter’s Point South – visit our our availability for studio to 3-bedroom rentals.
Melodic Jazz on a Sunday
August 7th, 5–7 p.m
Throughout the summer, the local arts center CultureLab LIC is spotlighting under-the-radar musical talents at its outdoor concert venue. Unwind on a Sunday evening with the musical stylings of the Remy Le Boeuf Quintet. Le Boeuf is a Grammy-nominated composer and jazz saxophonist whose compositions blend in elements of classical and even indie music. His work has been described by the New York Times as “evocative.”
Enjoy NYC Restaurant Week at Levante
Until Aug 21st
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of New York City Restaurant Week, the annual festival that offers discounted prix fixe menus from esteemed restaurants. Be sure to book a table at local Long Island City favorite Levante for lunch or dinner and indulge in Italian classics including Neopolitan-style pizza homemade meatballs and arancini. The area’s booming dining scene is the reason many foodies choose luxury LIC apartments for rent, so don’t miss this chance to dive in at deal prices.
Summer Friday DJ Sets at MoMA PS1
Fridays throughout August, 5pm-9pm
Throughout August, MoMA PS1 is hosting DJ sets on Friday evenings, free with museum admission, with several up-and-coming musicians including Jenifa Mayanja, Venus X, and Slauson Malone. On these Summer Fridays, PS1 will remain open until 9 p.m., and visitors will have access to exhibitions. Currently on view is the first museum survey of photographer Deanna Lawson.
Close to Gotham Point luxury rentals at Hunter’s Point South, local watering hole Anable Basin is a down-to-earth favorite among longtime LIC residents. Enjoy American summer classics of burgers, fries, beers, and cocktails while looking out over the restaurant’s jaw-dropping view of the Manhattan skyline. The basin is also a popular launching point for kayaks and canoes, should you feel so inspired! Expect to become a regular.
Watch New Cinematic Classics Under the Stars
August 6th and August 27th at sunset
Skip the theater and head to the lawn at Hunters Point South for movie nights this summer; CinemaLIC will be screening hit films that are fun for all ages. We’ll be bringing our picnic blankets and getting the best spot in the house for August 6th’s screening of Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig. A few weeks later, we’ll be back for 2021’s Ghostbusters Afterlife starring Paul Rudd, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray on August 27th—this critically acclaimed reboot of the 1984 original once again takes us on the hunt for spectral menaces around the Big Apple.
Learn the Japanese Art of Shibori
August 27th, 11am-1pm
Spend a Saturday learning the Japanese craft of shibori dyeing in this two-hour workshop run by artist Sol Aramendi. Taking place at Socrates Sculpture Park, the class is hosted in collaboration with the Noguchi Museum and will explore the relationships between stone and water through the lens of the work of Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi. Reservations are required and will open to the public on August 6th.
Even if you don’t have time to make it to the mountains this summer, let the heights come to you at the Cliffs, LIC’s local climbing gym. The Cliffs aim to be a supportive environment that allows busy New Yorkers to relax and most importantly smile as they explore climbing at all levels. The Cliffs offers monthly memberships as well as day passes, and hosts one-time events for climbing aficionados to mingle.
Gotham Point Pop-up Events
Dates throughout August
Experience Gotham Living with an exclusive series of events only for residents of our luxury LIC apartments this month. Kick off your month with a grown-up summer treat of boozy gelato pop-ups on August 2nd on Gotham Point- South Tower terrace. On August 3rd, residents can stop by for an information session for Lancaster Farm’s Summer CSA: the organic farmer’s co-op offers shares of farm-fresh produce, fruit, meat, eggs and cheeses, delivered weekly to your door. A Gotham Living can’t-miss event is our summertime Lobster Roll Feast from Redhook Lobster Pound along with drinks from Rockaway Brewing on August 18th. Close out the month on August 26th, with a champagne toast where residents can be introduced to Gotham’s full-service concierge team.
Stay in the know about upcoming events taking place in Long Island City by keeping an eye on our blog for updates. To learn more about events and concierge services at Gotham Properties, visit GothamProperties.com.