The Best Things to Do in NYC in The Summer

Summer is here and it is the best season to be in New York City because there is just so much to do. The weather is nice, the streets are full of people, and everyone is out and about.

Here is a list of fun and (some) free things to do in NYC in the summer time:

Attend a SummerStage concert

The stage build starts today, can't wait to pack the park again with you this summer!

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Every year the five New York City boroughs host the SummerStage music festival, a concert offering diverse music styles and music performers from opera to Latin music. The SummerStage festival has both free and ticket-required concerts.

2017 Line up available at SummerStage Calendar

Watch a play in the open Delacorte Theater in Central Park


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Every summer thousands of visitors visit the Delacorte Theater to enjoy a free play. The event held at the Delacorte Theater is called Shakespeare in the Park , which every summer The Public Theater produces plays, with at least one being a Shakespearean play.

The play is free, but you still have to acquire a ticket to get in due to the limited number of seats available in the theater. There are many ways to win a free ticket, one way is by trying an online lottery.

For more information visit Public Theater 


Grab a snack at Smorgasburg

Less than a month! We can't wait to get back outside for #smorg2016.

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Smorgasburg is a food market with very diverse food and drinks. Located in Brooklyn at two different locations at Williamsburg on Saturdays and at Prospect Park on Sundays. Smorgasburg is famous for it’s foodie-favored street-style offerings.

Watch an outdoor movie

@journeywithjezriel really captured our best side 🤳🏼🏙 #rooftopcinema

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One thing you can’t miss in NYC during the summer is an outdoor movie screening, which is available across all five boroughs on many days of the week with different movie genres to choose from. In addition to outdoor movies in the park, there is also rooftop cinema which is not free, but worth checking out. 

For more information visit nycgovparks

Watch a classic music performance under the stars

During the summer in NYC you can enjoy a free live orchestra performance in the park. Performances are from the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, best known as New York Philharmonic.

For more information visit New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park


What are you looking forward to this summer? Let us know in the comments below.