Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: August 9-11

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August 09, 2019 - 5:00 am
Shawn Mendes performs on stage.

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Mid-August has arrived, which means it’s time to pack as much into the final weeks of summer as possible! Here are some events in the Tri-State Area that are sure to make this summer memorable! 

Friday, August 9th

Washington Nationals at New York Mets 

It's Free Shirt Friday for all fans in attendance at Citi Field. Head over the ballpark to see the red hot Mets ands see Marcus Stroamans's Mets debut against the nationals! This will be a big series for these two teams as they race for the second wildcard spot. On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans will receieve a Hawaiian Shirt and on Sunday all fans receive national baseball day cards! 

When: Friday, August 9th - Sunday, August 11th

Where: Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Price: Varies

Prosecco with Penguins 

Unwind with friends at the Mystic Aquarium for a night of wine and beer, gourmet bites and a spectacular underwater view! 

When: Friday, August 9th (6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.)

Where: Mystic Aquarium (Mysitc, CT)

Price: Varies

Penguin waddling on the beach.
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Chris Stapleton Concert 

Join Chris Stapleton for a night to remember of good music outdoors!

When: Friday, August 9th at 7p.m.

Where: PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)

Price: Varies

Chris Stapleton performs on stage.
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2019 Sayville Summer Fest

A three-day festival with rides, vendors, live entertainment, games and so much more! A fun filled night perfect for the whole family! 

When: Friday, August 9th - Sunday, August 11th

Where: Downtown Sayville Main Street (Sayville, NY)

Price: Free!

Saturday, August 10th

Famous Food Festival “Taste the World”

A two-day event filled with shopping, 65 vendors, live entertainment and so much more!

When: Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th

Where: Tanger Outlets (Riverhead, NY)

Price: Varies

Watermelon Festival

Do you love watermelon? Head over to the Harbes Family Farm for some delicious watermelon and fun activities. There will be a watermelon eating contest, kids activities and so much more! 

When: Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th

Where: Harbes Family Farm (Mattituck, NY)

Price: Free!

Little girl eating a watermelon.
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Shawn Mendes Concert 

You won't want to miss this! Head over to see Shawn Mendes sing all to your favorites and for a night to remember with friends!

When: Saturday, August 10th - Sunday, August 11th

Where: Prudential Center (Newark, NJ)

Price: Varies

NYC #1 Yacht Cruise around Manhattan Statue of Liberty Boat Party 

Cruise around New York City to see spectacular views of the Manhattan Skyline and other tourist attractions. A fun night filled with food, drinks, live entertainment and dance floors for a night to rememeber on the water!

When: Saturday, August 10th  (9p.m. - 2a.m.)

Where: South Street Seaport (New York, NY)

Price: Varies

Seafood & Brew Fest 

Head over to the Thimble Island Brewing Company for some beer, delicious seafood stations, hot dogs and live music all day long! 

When: Saturday, August 10th (11 a.m.- 8 p.m.)

Where: Thimble Island Brewing Company 

Price: $10

Sunday, August 11th 

Paella & Sangria Beach Party 2019

Enjoy a beautiful day on the beach with paella and sangria and some live music! Take in the sun with friends, family and loved ones.

When: Sunday, August 11th (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Where: Lido Beach Town Park (Lido Beach, NY)

Price: Varies 

A group of friends enjoy the beach.
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Next Door Pizza Making Class 

Enjoy a fun two- hour class of creating your own pizza and refreshements in New Haven. You will learn techniques from Doug Coffin who is the founder of The Big Green Pizza. 

When:Sunday, August 11th at 12:00 p.m. 

Where: Next Door (New Haven, CT)

Price: $50 per person 

Farm to Table Peach Pancake Breakfast 

Enjoy an all- you -can -eat -breakfast with pancakes with homemade peach toppings, bacon, sausage, county potatoes and beverages. A great day to spend the morning with family, friends and loved ones!

When: Sunday, August 11th (8:30 a.m -12:30 p.m.)

Where: Alstede Farms (Chester, NJ)

Price: Varies 

Brunch in Times Square 

 Enjoy delicious food and great African and Caribbean music with friends in the heart of Times Square! 

When: Sunday, August 11th (12 p.m.- 10p.m.)

Where: SoHo Park (New York, NY)

Price: Varies