Summer in New York City

It's finally here! And with summer comes free concerts, festivals galore, roller-coaster rides and more sunshine than we know what to do with. To plan your summer days (and nights!), check out the links below and soak up the City at its best and most vibrant.

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Summer Calendar

Memorial Day Weekend

Parades. Concerts. Ship tours. Comedy shows. Choose your own way to celebrate America.


Summer Guide

Enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, Summer Streets, the US Open and other summer events.


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Summer Sports Encyclopedia

Our alphabetized list of the season's sporting events finally takes the guesswork out of NYC fandom.

Don't Miss: May Events

Highlights include the Whitney Museum's reopening, Shakespeare in the Park and the Brooklyn Film Festival.

Only in NYC

What's New?

Check out One World Observatory's stunning views and other noteworthy additions to NYC.


Summer of Shakespeare

This summer, all the City's a stage. So get thee to one of these free productions of the Bard's work.


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Summer Drinks Make Us Feel Fine

Feeling thirsty? Here's what to drink—and where to drink it—during NYC's warmer months.

NYC Rides

Go for a whirl on a thrill ride, carousel, neighborhood trolley, monorail...even a tram high above the City.

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Free Summer Concerts

You're gonna rock 'n' roll all night, and you're not going to pay at these performances in all five boroughs.


Free Summer Movies

There are no-cost outdoor screenings every night of the week in New York City.


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Free In NYC

There's always something fun to do in New York City that doesn't cost a dime.

Best Beaches in New York City

This five-borough guide to the City's sandy getaways makes fun a shore thing.

Out and About

Summer Food Festivals

When the weather warms up, New York City's food festival scene really gets cooking. Here's what's coming up this spring and summer.


Kid-Friendly NYC

Take the whole family to ride bikes in the park, see the City from high above or play a piano with your feet.


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Must-See Greenpoint

Find affordable vintage shops, live music venues and traditional Polish fare in Brooklyn's northernmost neighborhood.

Summer Festivals

Whether you're into film, music, dance, theater or even dragon boat racing, NYC's festival season is a chance to get out and see something new.

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