The best things to do in NYC this summer

Summer is in full swing! Discover the essential things to do in NYC to make your summer unforgettable.

Get your best sunglasses and summer drinks at the ready, because summer in New York is here again! Start planning for the hot months ahead with our guide to the essential things to do in NYC this summer, including the coolest summer concerts, things to do on NYC rooftops, art exhibitions and more.

Things to do in NYC this summer

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The 20 events you can’t miss in NYC this summer

Check out our picks of the best parades, outdoor parties, performances and events of the season

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The best free things to do in NYC this summer

Pay nada for these awesome live performances, movie screenings, festivals and fun outdoor activities

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Things to do outside in New York

Your guide to getting outdoors to the best beaches, pools, parks, outdoor bars and restaurants, and events in New York

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The best things to do on NYC rooftops

From rooftop bars to outdoor fitness classes with a view, get high at these rooftop venues and events in the city

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Art

Where to see the best outdoor art this summer

With warm weather finally here, there’s no better time to get outdoors and interact with art

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Movies

Movies in the park and summer outdoor screenings in NYC

Discover where to catch movies in the park this summer with our handy calendar of outdoor screenings in NYC

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Travel

Weekend getaways from NYC

Escape the city at the drop of a sun hat with these weekend getaways and day trips

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Travel

Day trips from NYC

Take a break from city life with these beaches, outdoor adventures, wineries and more day trips from NYC

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LGBT

Gay Pride in NYC

Whether you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, it's time to celebrate Gay Pride

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Mermaid Parade

Get your costumes ready: Find out about the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which marches down Surf Avenue each year

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Best summer music

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Summer concerts in NYC

 

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Summer music festival guide

 

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Free summer concerts in NYC

 

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Outdoor summer concerts in NYC

 

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Summer eating & drinking

Bars

Summer drinks in NYC

 

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Bars

NYC's best rooftop bars

 

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Restaurants

Best rooftop restaurants in NYC

 

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Restaurants

Restaurants for outdoor dining in NYC

 

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Outdoor activities this summer

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Bike in New York

 

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Best beaches in New York City

 

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Best swimming pools in NYC

 

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The best NYC parks

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