What’s Up Wednesday! 8/8/2013 – 8/14/2013

Hey New Yorkers – it’s another Wednesday! Let’s make the most of this week in NYC! Join others going to these events and split the cab fare.

#1 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Saturday, August 10th, and Sunday, August 11th, at Meadow Lake. Come see one of the biggest multicultural events in NYC.  Watch as dragon boats race against each other and listen to various cultural music stemming from all over the world!

#2 Artists Sandcastle Competition

On Friday, August 9th, ten artists led teams will compete in building the best sandcastle. The day starts at noon with sunbathing and beach fun, and the competition begins at 2 PM, with judging between 5 and 6. After the competition enjoy burgers and drinks on the boardwalk, and a dance party at Rippers.

#3 Brooklyn Cyclones Star Wars Night

The Brooklyn Cyclones will be hosting a Star Wars night on Friday, August 9th at 7 PM against State College. Come and see your favorite Star Wars characters greet you at the gate and watch Darth Vader pitch the first ball.

#4 NYC Steampunk Weekend

Gemini & Scorpio, will be hosting the first NYC Steampunk Weekend! On Friday, August 9th, come out to the plaza at Lincoln Center to a night full of stunning circus acts, brass music, and punk cabaret rock. On Saturday, August 10th, the annual steampunk celebration, The Lost Circus, is bringing the heat with the legendary headliners and co-producers of the Edwardian Ball to a NYC stage. Come dressed in your best steampunk attire and be dazzled by fire acts, magic photo booths, and so much more at the Irondale Center. The Steampunk weekend wraps up with a trip down the river on a three level Mississippi style paddle boat, and dance the day away!

#5 Civil War Weekend

Come and experience the lives of Civil War soldiers as the National Park Service on Governors Island feature live historians on Saturday,August 10th, and concludes at 3 PM on Sunday, August 11th. The historians will portray units from the war, as well as Confederate prisoners, music boys, and officer’s wives.

~CWM ~Cab With Me is a free community-based cab-sharing site that connects people to share the fare and experience more of New York City. Let us know how you enjoy these events on Facebook (f/cabwithme) and Twitter (@cabwithme). Have fun!~

Other Fun Events: Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park continues with the play Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Summer Streets

For the next two Saturdays, 7 miles of NY streets will be open for play,walks, and bikes. It starts at 7 am to 1 Pm, and begins at Brooklyn Bridge down to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets.

New York Redbull Viewing Party

There will be 2nd viewing party at Brooklyn Bridge Harbor View Lawn on Pier 1, on August 10th. Drinks and food will be available.

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