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Around Town - Summer Menus, Uptown Night Market, Dragon Boat Races and more...
August 3, 2023, 6:03.51 pm ET


Photo: Sereneco/Briana Balducci

Greenpoint’s all-day New American restaurant Sereneco (113 Franklin St) is offering a new prix fixe menu in celebration of summer, highlighting refreshing new seasonal dishes like Watermelon Soup with cucumber, cantaloupe, and smoked olive oil; Grilled Hanger Steak with crispy fingerling potato and salsa verde; and Seared Salmon with Béarnaise sauce and asparagus. The $48 Prix Fixe menu is available through the end of August.

Photo: Jungsik

Jungsik has reopened after renovations. The signature menu is now available with a new non-alcoholic wine pairing. The $115 seven-beverage pairing begins with Thomson & Scott “Noughty” Sparkling Rosé that is made with Organic Tempranillo grapes and includes the well regarded Proxies x Dominique Crenn “Pétanque” White and Muri’s “Nuala” Red from Denmark.

Photo: Uptown Night Market

Get ready! Uptown Night Market will be held on August 10th as part of Harlem Week 2023. The event features dozens of vendors including Treat Yourself Jerk, Gotham Freeze, Bunny’s Vegan Bakery, Chocolicious NYC, Ariance Jewelry, SAM’S ICE CREAM, and many more.

Photo: Ruby June

Wonderland Dreams by Alexa Meade is now in its final weeks with an official closing date of September 10th. Located in the heart of New York City at 529 5th Ave and 44th St, Wonderland Dreams is hand-painted from floor-to-ceiling. The massive venue showcases Meade's signature 3D painting style which makes the world appear to be a 2D picture on canvas. The interactive art exhibit has welcomed more than 100,000 guests since its opening in October 2022.

Photo: Whitney Museum

The first major exhibition of artist Harry Smith to debut at the Whitney Museum. Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith will be on view from October 4, 2023, through January 2024. The exhibition introduces Smith’s life and work within a museum setting for the first time through paintings, drawings, designs, experimental films, sound recordings, and examples of Smith’s collecting.

Photo: Dragon Boat Festival/Shutterstock

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Saturday August 12 and 13 at Flushing Meadow Corona Park. The event will mark the start of the Lunar New Year and Year of the Rabbit. The colorfully painted dragon boats each hold 20 crewmen. The opening ceremony kicks off at noon on Saturday with the traditional Dragon Dance and Team Parade. For more information, visit

Photo: Lazy Sundaes

Lazy Sundaes is offering a new sweet treat. Tea Drunk x Lazy Sundaes Bai Ye Infused Bingsoo is topped with yuzu marmalade and crystal jellies. It is available at all Lazy Sundaes locations (DUMBO, Greenwich Village, Canal Street Market & Lower East Side) through the month of August.

Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town!