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Things to do in NYC this August – Paint & Sip, Live Music, Dog Portraits and more!

This month, get your hands dirty at Paint & Sip night where you can paint hand tied luxurious Putnam & Putnam flower bouquets, or bring in your dog to get their portrait painted by Ben Lenovitz on National Dog Day. If you missed the last ones, you can still enjoy complimentary live jazz, R&B and other performances every Tuesday with #MusicatMoxy’s amazing artists; plus, golf lessons with PGA pros Shaun Clark and Matt Cook, Sunday bocce game nights and another chance to check out the popular jewelry bar by celeb-favorite Kendra Scott.

Custom Jewelry Bar with Kendra Scott

Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Bar Moxy

The celeb-favorite Kendra Scott jewelry brand worn by Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Priyanka Chopra and more is bringing a Color Bar to Moxy Chelsea. Guests will be able to shop and create your own custom jewelry including bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more. All items will be offered at a 15% discount. 

National Dog Day Pet Portraits by Ben Lenovitz

Monday, August 26th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Bar Moxy

Stop by with your best furry friend (your dog) for custom pet portraits by this whimsical artist and one of NYC’s favorite pet portrait artists. If you are staying in the hotel, the first 3 hotel guests to RSVP will get a free portrait! Thereafter, portraits will cost $80 and 50% of all proceeds from purchases will go to MuddyPaws Rescue to commemorate the special day. Email rsvp@moxytimessquare with ‘PET’ in the subject to reserve your spot.

Soulga Yoga #SweatAtMoxy

Every Thursday from 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM @ Magic Hour

Soulga Yoga incorporates Vinyasa Yoga Flow and Barre Classes with creative music to give an overall sensory experience for both the mind and body. DJ class themes change frequently, so make sure to check @soulganycyoga to catch your favorite music on the mat! Visit to reserve a free spot.

Moxy Times Square continues their exciting #MusicAtMoxy series with live music of all genres from musicians and performers under the radarevery Tuesday for anyone looking for after-work drinks or looking somewhere genuine to chill out. Walk-ins are welcome!

#MusicAtMoxy Presents: Chelsea Denise

Tuesday, August 20th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Bar Moxy

Spice up your Tuesday with a live performance by Brooklyn based artist, Chelsea Denise! Chelsea will be share her notable singles, ‘We Guhd”, “Time”, and songs from her upcoming release. Please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot!

#MusicAtMoxy Presents: The Set

Tuesday, August 27th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Bar Moxy

Spice up your Tuesday with a live music performance by The Set. With his signature,  R&B sound,  #TheSet combines classic 2000’s R&B with Trap Beats and captures the essence of flirty late nights and growing pains with expert precision. Please RSVP HERE to reserve your spot!

Moxy Chelsea, a secret garden oasis tucked into the Flower District, has free activities from art walks to a custom made bocce ball game, designed for locals and hotel guests to mingle and compete to win great prizes including free stays at the hotel.

Made-for-Moxy Bocce Night  (August 29)

Thursdays, August 29, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Bar Feroce

Join us in Bar Feroce’s backyard to play our very own, Made-for-Moxy Bocce drink game, tournament style! Prizes to include free drinks and complimentary stays at Moxy Chelsea. Walk-in with your co-workers and friends and sign up on a first come, first served basis.

MNDFL classes #SweatAtMoxy

Every Wednesday, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM @ Fleur Room

These 30-minute classes that are constantly selling out are extending through the Summer. Every Wednesday, sign up for a quick meditation class to set your intentions for the day. The classes takes place in the wonderous Fleur Room on top of Moxy Chelsea, a beautiful space to kick off your day. Classes are 100% complimentary and no dress code is required so you can easily carry on with your day. To book your spot visit:

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