Everywhere you turn during summer in New York City, something exciting is happening. There are free outdoor concerts and movies all around the five boroughs, and Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Food trucks and festivals pop up on every corner. It’s a great time to catch a ball game or US Open tennis matches, walk the High Line in short sleeves, head up to the Bronx Zoo to spot animals or head down to Coney Island for a ride on the wooden tracks of the Cyclone roller coaster—still thrilling after all these years.
Find New York City’s most adorable animals in its zoos and aquariums.
There’s a warm-weather date for every type of couple in NYC.
Summer events in New York City include SummerStage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, 92Y Jazz in July, Summer Streets, US Open Tennis Championships, Harlem Week, Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
You're gonna rock and roll all night, and you're not going to pay.
Coney Island has a lot to offer—food, the beach, baseball and, sometimes, mermaids, to name a few of its draws—but it made its bones as America’s playground with thrill rides and sideshows. If you’re looking for the classic Coney Island experience, that’s where to start.
The season brings a smorgasbord of free concerts, parades, festivals and other fun stuff.
The best summer events for Kids in New York City.
Every summer, New York City’s Governors Island hosts flappers and swells.
Head outside for baseball, thrill rides and scenic walks.
This remarkable park is full of attractions and surprises in the heart of Upper Manhattan.
The 20th anniversary of the Fringe Festival features 200 shows.
Enjoy hot dog, gelato and empanada vendors in NYC's playground.
Stay cool with one of the treats from these NYC sweet shops.
This New York Harbor destination features sprawling green spaces, striking views of the City skyline and plenty of shady alcoves—making it just right for relaxing on a hot and hazy day.
Once a military outpost, this island in New York Harbor has become a destination for arts, entertainment and fun.