The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, August 8

August 8, 2014 9:00 AM


Tonight in New York City: Dance your heart out to the best of the ’80s, celebrate the full moon on Governor’s Island, or watch Despicable Me 2 with the whole family in Brooklyn. By Carly Petrone.

Cruel Summer 80s Dance Party

Audrina Partidge as '80s Madonna

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Crimp your hair and grab those neon sunglasses because the Cruel Summer ’80s Dance Party is coming to The Bell House tonight. Starting at 9 p.m. you’ll be able to show off those dance moves with the help of live 80s band The Engagements. They’ll cover the classics while DJ Steve Reynolds of the massively popular Party Like it’s 1999 series will break out even more hits and take your requests. Tickes are $10 and doors open at 8 p.m.

The Brooklyn Live Art Market



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Check out The Brooklyn LIVE ART Market at The Paper Box tonight at 8 p.m. Over 50 artists in various fields will perform and display their work over the course of the evening. Audience members should expect the unexpected as this dark, immersive event will certainly engage them with a unique perspective. Katie Kester, Sasha Velour, and The Simpletons host this night of performance and visual art in Brooklyn. Tickets are and event begins at 8 p.m.




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Choreographer Kimmie Dobbs Chan premieres her latest work called “creature” tonight at The Alley Citigroup Theater. The original apocalyptic fairytale comes to life in a mix of acting, aerials, and contemporary dance. The piece is co-written with Enoch Chan and performed by DEVIATED THEATRE. Creature highlights humanity’s tension as both creature and creator in the digital age. Learn more tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Full Moon Fest



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Inspired by the mythical power of the full moon and the famous parties of Southeast Asia, MATTE’s Full Moon brings to light New York’s distinct culture and edge. Get ready for a party like no other on Governor’s Island tonight with sounds, arts, and food from a carefully curated lineup of musicians, DJs, artists, and chefs. This year’s headliners include Delorean, the Knocks, Claptone, Son Lux, and many more. Check website for available tickets. The full moon starts at 4 p.m. and goes until midnight so make sure you come ready to party!

NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2

The "Despicable Me" Minion Blimp over New York City as seen from Chopper 880 - May 17, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

The “Despicable Me” Minion Blimp over New York City as seen from Chopper 880 – May 17, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

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Watch the hilarious Steve Carrell star in the hit animated film Despicable Me 2 tonight on the big screen at Owl’s Head Park in Brooklyn. Pack up a picnic and get cozy because this movie will keep you laughing from beginning to end. The minons are back to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Screening begins at 8 p.m. and admission is free.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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