10 Events to Catch in NYC this Summer

| May 30, 2019

New York City during the summer is a love-hate relationship we all struggle with. We get it, that subway humidity is no joke. For the locals, we have the perfect fix that will keep you motivated through work and transform your sweaty commuter mindset to a still-sweaty, but much happier raver mentality. And for the big-apple visitors, these 10 events will have you planning your move to the city that never sleeps. 


10. Claptone Presents The Masquerade at The Brooklyn Mirage

Claptone's Masquerade lineup is a house lovers dream, featuring Shiba San, Felix da Housecat, Sidney Charles, Shalev, and the magicians themselves — Claptone. Paired with the beautiful open-air venue Brooklyn Mirage, The Masquerade will be the perfect dose of house, techno and good weather. Get your tickets HERE for the event on Friday, June 14th. 


9. Esscalation Festival at Melrose Ballroom

For its augural year, Esscalation will bring trance to Long Island City for two stacked days from June 14-15. Day 1 packs psytrance into a lineup featuring Vini Vici, Astrix, Ace Ventura and more while Day 2 spans trance artists across two stages including a rooftop. Get your tickets HERE


8. Good Looks Presents: GoldFish Summer Solstice Cruise

Kill two birds with one stone and fulfill your boat dreams while listening to the groove-fest that is electronic act GoldFish. The sunset cruise departs from South Street Seaport and features three levels of music. Get funky and get boozy on June 21. See GoldFish at sea, buy your tickets HERE


7. Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn at The Brooklyn Mirage

There's reasons why Dirtybird fans are so deeply loyal and this is one of them. The Dirtybird gang will make a pitstop at NYC on June 16 for a BBQ party that you will not regret going to. Bring your squad for a guaranteed good time featuring house music, good weather and delicious food. Buy your tickets HERE


6. Bass Boat Presents QUIX - iBoatNYC

NYC's newest EDM boat party series arrives this summer with an incredible roster of events. QUIX will be bringing his innovative bass sound to a state-of-the-art boat venue with 3 dance floors, 4 cocktail bars and stellar production. Departing from Pier 15 at South Street Seaport, Bass Boat takes place August 3. Buy your tickets HERE


5. Cityfox Arise: Maceo Plex, ANNA, Nastia, Dusky & more

The Cityfox Experience returns to The Brooklyn Mirage for another edition of some of its finest techno and house artists. Championing over 10+ acts for 10+ hours of music, Cityfox Arise takes place July 6. Buy your tickets HERE


4. Anjunadeep Open Air: New York City

Deep house and open air? We're in. The Anjunadeep tour will once again take over  Brooklyn Mirage for another year full of spectacular Anjunadeep artists including veterans James Grant & Jody Wisternoff, Jeremy Olander, Yotto and more. Get your tickets HERE for the event July 13. 


3. Greatest Day Ever! at Ford Amphitheater 

When carnival meets music festival, you get Greatest Day Ever! The two-day festival presented by Adidas Originals is back for its sixth run and will take place at the iconic Coney Island July 13-14. Hit the beach, grab some dogs and jam out to a diverse lineup. Tickets HERE.  


2. elrow NYC: Rowllywood Open Air Festival at The Brooklyn Mirage

The legendary house and techno party series elrow is back and it's bigger than ever. This year's theme brings a larger-than-life Bollywood inspiration to The Brooklyn Mirage for a 10+ hours event boasting 2 stages. Don't miss out on elrow's last North American stop of 2019! elrow takes place July 27. Get your tickets before they sell out HERE


1. Electric Zoo: Evolved at Randall's Island

You'd be damned to miss out on NYC's biggest electronic music festival. Spend your labor day weekend Aug 30-Sep 1 discovering new talent and raging out to your favorite acts. Don't miss the return of Dog Blood and performances by Armin Van Buuren, Zedd, Alison Wonderland and much more. Tickets HERE.


It's never too early to start thinking of your next outfit; we're here to help you stay hydrated, accessorized and fashionable. Check out iEDM's Rave Essentials Collection HERE and the Festival Collection HERE. Happy raving!


about the writer

Jessica Mao

Jessica Mao

Read More...Jessica is a New York-based writer who -true to the stereotype- enjoys brunching, playing tennis and most of all, attending live shows. She fell in love with EDM after her first show, Adventure Club, and has been non-stop discovering new music since then. Some of her favorite artists include Above & Beyond, Zedd, Kaskade and FKJ.

Her guilty pleasure is listening to The Chainsmokers circa 2015 and eating McDonalds cookies. She is a strong advocator of earplugs.

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