Visiting and want some uber cool -non touristy things to do? Here are some Shop Gotham suggestions:
August 16—Tomorrow, Saks will host the first annual Beauty Editor’s Day, where editors from 32 magazines like Vanity Fair, W, Vogue, and more will pair up with beauty brands to offer 20-minutes consultations, a mini makeover, and a free gift to shoppers. A $30 donation is required, and all proceeds will benefit Look Good Feel Better, a group that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients. To book an appointment, call 866-395-LOOK. [RackedWire]
August 19, 7pm(FREE): The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) is known as one of the premier comedy venues in the country, and improv is one of its specialties. Comedians have left its stage to perform and write for Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Colbert Report and more. On August 19, the UCB is bringing back some of its most accomplished alumni for a one-night showcase. The all-star lineup will be performing onstage at 7pm at East River Park, completely off-the-cuff, making for an exhilarating spectacle. For more information, visit cityparksfoundation.org.
Free Movies: In every NYC borough, almost every night in August, there is a park showing a film. Get your Zabars picnic and enjoy the moment. Film schedule
Good Morning America Concerts. Alas, while the setting of Central park is near perfection for a summer concert, this series does not get the A-list powerhouses like the Today Show. However, if you like what’s coming, the crowd are thinner and the setting far better. August 17- Neon Trees (#GMANeonTrees): August 24 – The Wanted (#GMATheWanted):August 31 – Backstreet Boys (#GMABackstreet)
DVF Sample Sale. August 21-25. 26- Fifth Ave, 9am – 6pm. Mens, womens, apparel, shoes, accessories, handbags,Tis not the season for good Sample Sales, but this one should be worthwhile. Hint on Sample Sales: If you can, always go no the 1st day.