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Summer in the City

Soak up the sun with our list of recommendations for the best things to do during the summer in New York City. From iconic sights to the latest exhibits and outdoor performances, the city has got it all – the summer is one the best times to experience everything New York City has to offer.

Hudson Yards Summer Concerts
Enjoy free outdoor concerts at Hudson Yards every Wednesday from June through August featuring music’s emerging artists, like Keke Palmer, David Archuleta and Chayce Beckham.

Boat Rentals at The Central Park Boathouse 
With the Central Park Boathouse fully reopening – a row boat rental is the perfect way to enjoy a day on the Central Park Lake.

Coney Island 
Enjoy a thrilling ride on the Cyclone, a relaxing day strolling the boardwalk or catching the rays on the beach.

Pride Month 
Come together to celebrate love, diversity, and acceptance with NYC Pride – from vibrant marches and concerts to art installations and food festivals all month long in June.

The Met Cloisters 
Enjoy the spectacular views of the Hudson River while discovering the wonders of medieval Europe through the art, architecture, and three cloister gardens.

Carl Schurz Park
Enjoy the waterfront view across the East River to Roosevelt Island and Queens and walk along the promenade or relax on a bench with a book. Bonus Tip: Make a reservation to take a tour of Gracie Mansion is the official residence of the Mayor of New York City and is known for its historic architecture and picturesque surroundings along the East River.

Picnic Performances at Bryant Park
Bryant Park’s outdoor performing arts free festival, Picnic Performance, is back this summer and consists of 26 live music, dance and theater events in collaboration with renowned NYC institutions such as Carnegie Hall, NYC Opera, Classical Harlem, American Symphony Orchestra, along with additions such as Grammy winners and a James Bond-themed finale. (May 31- September 13, 2024).

Governors Island 
Take the ferry to the city’s urban oasis and experience transformative public art, unforgettable events, cultural and educational programming.

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