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The best things to do in the summer in NYC

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

Ah, sweet summer, you’ve arrived! The city gains a boundless energy once the warmer months roll around, and there’s endless things to do in the summer—including some great free things to do in NYC, our Rooftop Cinema Club and places to go camping near NYC for when you just need to get out of town. Use our guide to make the absolute most of these steamy summer nights!

Things to do in the summer in NYC

Shopping

The best flea markets in NYC

Looking for an awesome flea market? NYC has some of the top fleas around.

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Things to do

The best NYC street fairs

Get outside and check out the best NYC street fairs and markets this season

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Museums

The best NYC parks

NYC parks offer verdant green spaces to relax, get some sun, picnic and more

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The best beaches in New York

Time to put on those shades, fill the cooler and lie out on the sand at the best New York beaches

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Attractions

The best beaches in NJ

The best beaches in NJ have everything from party-ready boardwalks to serene spans of sand

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The bike New York guide

Find bike shops, hit the best routes and know about cycling events in NYC

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Blog

The five best LGBT events to do in NYC this summer

There are tons of great LGBT events happening all over the city this summer

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Movies

The 20 best summer movies to look forward to in 2016

From Hollywood's hugest to indie's finest, we've narrowed it down for you—the best summer movies of 2016

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Movies

All of the summer's outdoor movies in NYC

Discover where to catch your favorite flick in the park or on a rooftop with our handy calendar of outdoor movies in NYC

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Restaurants

The best food festivals in NYC this summer

This summer, treat your taste buds to the best lip-smacking summer food festivals and drink events in New York

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Summer holidays and festivals

LGBT

Guide to Gay Pride 2016 in NYC

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Clubs

The guide to the Electric Zoo 2016 Festival

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Music

The Governors Ball guide

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Things to do

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2016 guide

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Clubs

The MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2016 guide

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Things to do

Coney Island Mermaid Parade guide

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Things to do

4th of July events in NYC

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Things to do

The best events at Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

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Things to do

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

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Things to do

Labor Day weekend 2016 in NYC

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Summer events calendars

Things to do

June 2016 events calendar

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July 2016 events calendar

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August 2016 events calendar

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Best summer music

Music

The 50 best summer songs ever made

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Music

The best summer music festivals in 2016

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Music

Summer concerts in NYC

 

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Summer eating & drinking

Bars

Best rooftop bars in NYC

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Restaurants

Best rooftop restaurants in NYC

 

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Bars

Summer drinks in NYC

 

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Restaurants

Restaurants for outdoor dining in NYC

 

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Free summer concerts in NYC

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