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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.

Seaport Fit

Get Seaport Fit with the city’s top trainers with free classes, panel discussions and more every week along while enjoying the iconic views of the city.

Van Gogh’s Cypresses New Met Exhibit

Van Gogh’s Cypresses is the first exhibition to focus on the trees—among the most famous in the history of art—immortalized in signature images by Vincent van Gogh. For the first time in more than a century, two of Van Gogh’s most beloved paintings—”Wheat Field with Cypresses” and “The Starry Night”—will be on display together in a new exhibition at The Met (May 22 – August 27, 2023).

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, etc. (June 1- September 14, 2023).

Sky Bloom at Edge Hudson Yards

Check out the new immersive floral experience, “Sky Bloom”, taking over Edge’s Skydeck at Hudson Yards (May 24 – September 4, 2023). Edge is the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. With one-of-a-kind design, it’s suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky with 360-degree views you can’t get anywhere else.

Little Island at Pier 54

Explore one of the newest attractions where visitors can experience nature and art in a unique urban oasis on the Hudson River.

Stroll the Boardwalk

Visit Coney Island – one of NYC’s top beaches and home to fun attractions and amusement parks.

Bryant Park

Stop by The Lawn, a popular sunbathing and lunch destination that draws thousands of guests offering signature events, like Wednesday evening yoga and Movie Nights, are hosted on the lawn amid a canyon of skyscrapers.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Witness a new global cultural experience that breaks the mold—awakening your senses, your curiosity, and your imagination in the heart of New York City.

Conservatory Garden Tour at Central Park

Go behind-the-scenes with Conservatory Garden staff and experience displays of tulips, lilacs, crabapple trees, and summer perennials through the eyes of the people who care for them daily.

Arcadia Earth

Experience the first immersive augmented reality journey through planet earth designed to reignite the conversation around the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

Rock Center Tour

The historian-guided Rockefeller Center Tour takes you from past to present with an insider’s view of the incredible architecture, art, iconic buildings, and outdoor gardens.

Society of Illustrators

Artists of all skill levels are invited for figure drawing at the Society of Illustrators along with a light brunch and bottomless mimosas.

Museum of Ice Cream

Be transported to an ice cream wonderland when visiting the Museum of Ice Cream that transforms concepts and dreams into spaces that provoke imagination and creativity.

Belvedere Castle

Located in Central Park, explore this hidden gem and enjoy breathtaking views from the multiple levels of the castle.

Circle Line Cruises

With so many different cruises to choose from, explore America’s favorite boat ride and experience over 130 landmarks and city views.

Central Park Zoo

Experience wildlife in the heart of the city. Spot a snow leopard, take in a sea lion show, or find your inner child at the Children’s Zoo.


Get ready for bright lights and amazing show tunes as you take in one of Broadway’s iconic performances!

NYPL Exhibit

Explore The New York Public Library’s expansive and centuries-spanning archives at this impressive free exhibition filled with cultural artifacts.

Central Park

Spend a fun-filled day at Central Park with a family picnic, a guided bike tour around the park, or a stroll through the Central Park Zoo.


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