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NFT.NYC 2022: The Ultimate Guide

After three successful editions, NFT.NYC 2022, one of the biggest NFT events in the world, is all set to kick off this week. The fourth annual edition of the much-anticipated event will take place from June 20 to 23 in New York City. With 1,500 speakers and over 14,000 attendees, NFT.NYC 2022 will see the who’s who of the industry coming together for panels, fireside chats, pop-up events, and more.

So let’s dive right in: What is NFT.NYC 2022 and what are the events you should not miss this year?

NFT.NYC 2022 billboards at Times Square, New York
NFT.NYC 2022 kickstarts on June 20!

What is NFT.NYC 2022?

NFT.NYC 2022 is the fourth edition of NFT.NYC, the leading and most coveted annual NFT community event. It was founded by Jodee Rich and Cameron Bale in 2018. Since its inaugural conference in February 2019, NFT.NYC has been bringing together artists, brands, developers, entrepreneurs, gamers, collectors, and more from the NFT space.

The 2022 edition of NFT.NYC will celebrate the diversity of NFTs in over 16 sectors, such as art, film, sustainability, and sports. While last year’s event saw 5,600 participants, this year the numbers are expected to reach 15,000. What’s more, over 1,500 speakers are set to grace the event.

This includes Coinbase’s Alex Mo, artist Amber Vittoria, Sorare’s Brian O’Hagan, and World of Women’s Yam Karkai, to name a few. Moreover, NFTevening co-founder, Theo Sastre-Garau is also one of the featured speakers!

Where Will NFT.NYC 2022 Be Held?

NFT.NYC 2022 will take place across seven venues in Times Square, New York City. These are:

  1. Radio City Music Hall
  2. New York Marriott Marquis
  3. Palladium Times Square
  4. The Edison Ballroom
  5. The Edison Rooftop
  6. The Town Hall
  7. Margaritaville Resort Times Square

Events You Can’t Miss During NFT.NYC 2022

From exclusive NFT community events to art galleries, tournaments, parties, panels, and more, there is much to see and take part in at NFT.NYC 2022. It can be difficult to choose the right activations and events from all the events scheduled for this week. We have put together a list of the best events and celebrations in New York City.

NFT.NYC 2022: Day 1 (June 20)

NFT.NYC VIP and Speaker Dinner

The event will host an exclusive dinner for VIP ticket holders and approved speakers at Marriott Marquis Times Square. The Bored Ape duo, ESCAPEPLAN will perform at the dinner.

ApeFest: The Most Awaited NFT.NYC 2022 Event

The much-awaited ApeFest by the Bored Ape Yacht Club will run from June 20 to 23 at Pier 17, an indoor/outdoor waterfront facility at 89 South Street. This is the most prestigious annual festival for BAYC/MayC holders. The fest will feature merch drop and galleries, as well as live performances.

ApeFest poster
ApeFest is back with its second edition!

Stradivarius Violin NFTs Exhibition

NFT Classics Society will drop the first-ever Stradivarius Violin NFTs during NFT.NYC. The Cobbett Stradivarius Violin NFT collection features images of a 1683 violin made in Cremona by Antonio Stradivari, the “Cobbett”. The concert will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne.

MeebitsDAO Brunch

The MeebitsDAO will host a brunch at Chelsea Piers Cafe, Bluestone Lane on day 1 of NFT.NYC 2022. While the ticket cost $55, it is now sold out.

Nifty Gateway x Cyberbrokers Cosplay Party

Love cosplay parties? Cyberbrokers and Nifty Gateway will host a private event. The event at 52 Mercer will have a special presentation by Brendan Murphy and Jason Seife. Matt Medved will also be DJ at the event.

Nifty Gateway x Cyberbrokers NFT.NYC party poster
Nifty Gateway x Cyberbrokers is hosting a Cosplay party.

Drug Receipts’ Drop at FLUF Social by FLUF Haus

The art project, Drug Receipts will debut an apparel drop at the FLUF Social by FLUF Haus taking place at SPiN New York in Manhattan. The Drop will feature physical hoodies with Drug Receipts-designed designs as well as 3D metaverse-ready wearables.

Music NFT Meetup

Music NFT Meetup is the premier gathering of leading figures in the music NFT space at Daylight Studio. This meetup will include panels and live performances by Cyn Santana (Monifah), Sammy Arriaga, Pip, and others. Ashanti, a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/actress and entrepreneur, will also speak at the event.

Music NFT Meetup poster
Music NFT fans should keep Music NFT Meetup on their radar!

NFT.NYC 2022: Day 2 (June 21)

Cool Cats Cooltopia Event

Starting June 21, the Cool Cats NFT project will host an IRL Cooltopia event at NFT.NYC 2022. Held at Center415, the event will feature a fully immersive version of its Cooltopia game. Cool Cats holders as well as other attendees are welcome to enjoy the experience at no additional cost.

Cool Cats Cooltopia game poster
Here’s your chance to experience the Cooltopia game IRL. Credit: Cool Cats

2nd Annual NFT Awards

In partnership with OpenSea, APENFT, and NFT.Kred, NFT.NYC will host the 2nd Annual NFT Awards. This award recognizes top NFT leaders, projects and companies in categories like gaming, marketplaces and news coverage. NFTevening was also nominated to an award for “Best Written Coverage of NFTs”!

Three Days PLAYGROUND x ANIMOCA Playhouse

From June 21 to 23, Playground will host “Playhouse”, a multi-city, immersive event space for communities. From June to July Playground will host “Playhouse”, a multi-city, immersive event space for communities.

DeadFellaz NFT VIP Event

The DeadFellaz NFT collection will host an exclusive VIP event at NFT.NYC, sponsored by Props Labs. This immersive experience will feature IRL activations and live music. There will also be merchandise drops. Princess Nokia, an Afro-Latina NYC resident, will headline the event at Elsewhere in Brooklyn.

Deadfellaz Horde NFT.NYC party poster in neon pink
Get ready to party with the Deadfellaz Horde at NFT.NYC!

Doodles Trailer Premiere

Hit NFT project, Doodles will host a launch event, complete with a trailer premiere and after party on June 21. Furthermore, the project will host new IRL experiences and other activations during the remaining days of NFT.NYC 2022.

Three Days LVCIDIA Activation by FVCKRENDER

Popular crypto artist, FVCKRENDER will host a physical exhibition of his hit LVCIDIA metaverse project. Starting June 21, the project will be on display at Studio 525 as a virtual gallery. The event will also feature performances by Steve Aoki and TOKiMONSTA.

FVCKRENDER is hosting a virtual gallery. Credit: FVCKRENDER

NFT.NYC 2022: Day 3 (June 22)

Three Days with Rug Radio

Rug Radio is hosting a string of events during NFT.NYC 2022 from June 20 to 22. This includes a cocktails and art exhibit at Superchief Gallery for Rug Radio NFT holders on June 22.

PROOF of Moonbirds Party

Join Moonbirds for an exciting evening of “bites, bevies, magic, and music” at Webster Hall. Only Moonbirds holders are allowed to register at the moment.

Brick x Ledger Op3n Afterparty

Ledger Op3n, a biannual event held in New York City, is making its NFT.NYC debut in 2022. The invite-only event, which was created in partnership with Brick will be held at House of X.

Ledger Op3n and Brick
Ledger Op3n and Brick is coming together for an afterparty.

NFT.NYC 2022: Day 4 (June 23)

NFT.NYC 2022 Diversity of NFTs Art Collection

Throughout the four-day event, NFT.NYC will display the “Diversity of NFTs” art collection on a Times Square billboard and at the Marriott Hotel. Created in partnership with 221 community artists, the collection celebrates emerging artists.

Spotlight, an in-person NFT Exhibition by 1stDibs

1stDibs will present an in-person NFT exhibition, called “Spotlight” in Tribeca’s 368 Studio. Curated by crypto artist Ryan Hawthorne, the exhibition will showcase works by 16 artists and will be live on June 23 and June 24.

GutterNYCity Party by Gutter Cat Gang

The Gutter Cat Gang can join the GutterNYCity party for an immersive experience rife with Gutter-themed festivities. It will feature food, drinks, music, exclusive merch and more. It will take place at 14 West 24th Street.

Gutter Cat Gang event list
Gutter Cat Gang has planned a slew of events for NFT.NYC 2022.

Three Days Edible NFT Food Hunt

8it, the food hunting mobile app is bringing the first citywide “eat to earn” Edible NFT Food Hunt to NFT.NYC. To earn points and prizes, you will need to collect “Edible” NFTs in limited editions. The event will include limited-time specials as well as exclusive dish collaborations, such as with Off Limits Cereal or The Hundreds.


The makers of the Zora NFT protocol is bringing “art, music, swag, and free food” to NFT.NYC. This is your chance to take part in some “vibe sessions” at the Knockdown Centre. While the main ZORATOPIA events will happen on June 23, Zora has several IRL events planned for June 21 and 22. On June 23rd, you can enjoy the performances by Tokimonsta, Mick Jenkins, Latasha, Haleek Maul, and Iman Europe, among others.

Join ZORATOPIA for art, music, swag, and free food!

Wow x Madonna at NFT.NYC

The iconic singer, Madonna will perform at World of Women NYC party on June 23 to celebrate Pride Month. All WoW and WoWG holders will receive a free party.

All things considered, there is something for everyone at NFT.NYC 2022. The highly anticipated event, which will be held amid the current bear market lows, will hopefully revive the Web3 spirit. You can find the full list of events here.

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Henry Hicks
Henry Hicks
NFT and Crypto Enthusiast. Loves Travelling and Exploring the Metaverse!


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