Who's excited to start the season of sidewalk cafe eating, rooftop drinking and music festivals!? The changing of the seasons gets New Yorkers pretty excited. We own closets (albeit tiny ones) FULL of summer clothing which only gets to see the sun for a few months a year before its back to coats that look like sleeping bags.
With summer comes some fun and often FREE events in NYC. Music of all varieties can be enjoyed from River to River (June 15 - July 14) to Summer Stage (all summer long) and Backyard Festival (July 13). For event details follow @R2RFestival and @SummerStage on Twitter.
One event to look for right away is Figment NYC. Taking place on Governor's Island June 8-9. This is great FREE event to attend. The official site describes Figment as "FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.". I have also heard Figment being described as Burning Man East. I could see that but there are way more children at Figment and that, my friends is where Kostume Kult comes into the picture. We lug our tents and costumes onto the Ferry and set up shop to make some lucky kids' days. Stop by and see us cause we will be bringing the fun with Free costumes and face painting.
Quick side note: There are opportunities to volunteer at Figment. Volunteering especially at these type events really provides a richer experience over all. Its just a quick online form to get more information and join a group of cool people doing cooler things!!