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

Don't Miss: June Events

Concerts, outdoor film screenings and the Mermaid Parade are just some of the month's big happenings.


Summer Guide

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


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Must-See Arts & Culture

Soak up sunshine and culture with events like SummerStage, Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Garden and MoMA PS1's Warm Up.

Summer Sports Encyclopedia

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

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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Tippler on the Roof

No matter your drinker profile, NYC has a rooftop bar for you. Here are our picks in all five boroughs.

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

Gone Thriftin'

Find original vinyl records, antique jewelry and other previously loved treasures at these New York City vintage bazaars.


5 Days, 5 Boroughs

Spend five days exploring each of NYC’s five boroughs with our guide to the City’s highlights.


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Outdoor Food Events

When the weather warms up, New York City's food festival scene really gets cooking.

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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