The Citiblog

From Ashanti in Coney to Christmas in July and a Pink-Filled Barbie Party, Summer in NYC is sizzling
June 29, 2023, 7:25.42 pm ET


Superstar Ashanti will grace the Brooklyn Boardwalk's stage on Sunday, July 2nd with Ja Rule, music by Funk Flex and Nick Scalici, and special guests! The Day Party and Empire Club NYC will present the LitDigital DJs Festival, featuring some of the most iconic names in hip-hop and R&B. This Independence Day Weekend celebration will feature an afternoon and evening filled with pop-ups, food vendors, and other installations in the heart of Coney Island. Doors open at 3pm and tickets can be purchased by visiting

Isla & Co. is presenting the ultimate Christmas in July celebration, Aussie style. The one-of-a-kind event will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 3pm - 7pm (with an after-party to follow) at both NYC locations in Williamsburg (107 N. 12th Street) and Midtown inside Hotel Hendricks at 25 W. 38th Street. Indulge in a traditional Australian Christmas feast, complete with succulent cherry-glazed smoked ham and delectable pavlovas for dessert. Guests will be encouraged to dress for Summer with a touch of Christmas. For more info and tickets visit

Live your life size Barbie and Ken fantasy at The Springs (224 Franklin Ave, Greenpoint) on Friday July 21 from 6PM 'til late. The Springs will celebrate Barbie’s Hollywood debut by painting the town pink with a blowout Barbie Bash. Have your Malibu Moment on their gorgeous patio, which will be decked out in Barbiecore aesthetic. There will be a delicious Pink Party Punch along with drink specials. Dancing is encouraged and pink attire is sweetly recommended. Kens are welcome too!

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