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The best things to do in NYC, including popular events, festivals, attractions and tours, free activities and entertainment. See upcoming events and what’s on in New York today.

The best summer getaways from New York City
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The best summer getaways from New York City

We’ve got your ideal summer getaways right here. 

The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists
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The 101 best things to do in NYC for locals and tourists

Experience the absolute best things to do in NYC with this epic guide.

20 amazing things to do outside in New York
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20 amazing things to do outside in New York

When the weather plays nice, it's time to get outside. 

The Riis Park Beach Bazaar guide
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The Riis Park Beach Bazaar guide

Let's go to the beach! 

The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now
Museums

The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now

NYC’s vast array of museums cover every field of culture and knowledge.

The best things to do in New York

The best cheap things to do in NYC
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The best cheap things to do in NYC

These amazing cheap things to do in NYC will make you say, “Hell yeah!”

The best museums in NYC
Museums

The best museums in NYC

Including exhibitions at the Whitney, the American Museum of Natural History and more

The best free things to do in NYC
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The best free things to do in NYC

Check out these events and explore the city’s top attractions for the price of nada

The best beaches in NYC
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The best beaches in NYC

Grab your shades, packing a cooler and going to the best New York beaches

Things to do in New York this week

Events and festivals

Smorgasburg
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Smorgasburg

Everything you need to know about visiting Smorgasburg.

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Shakespeare in the Park
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Shakespeare in the Park

Every summer, the Public Theater produces a beloved NYC democratic tradition: Shakespeare in the Park. 

SummerStage 2019 guide
Music

SummerStage 2019 guide

For New York music fans, SummerStage is always one of the highlights of the summer-concerts calendar.

All of Rooftop Cinema Club’s screenings
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All of Rooftop Cinema Club’s screenings

Time Out is proud to announce RCC's summer screenings

The Mister Sunday guide
Nightlife

The Mister Sunday guide

The sun is finally out and teasing you to get out and have some fun! 

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Get tickets to the TONY award winner for Best Musical

Get tickets to the TONY award winner for Best Musical

Theater review by Adam Feldman  Here’s my advice: Go to hell. And by hell, of course, I mean Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell’s fizzy, moody, thrilling new Broadway musical. Ostensibly, at least, the show is a modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy goes to the land of the dead in hopes of retrieving girl, boy loses girl again. “It’s an old song,” sings our narrator, the messenger god Hermes (André De Shields, a master of arch razzle-dazzle). “And we’re gonna sing it again.” But it’s the newness of Mitchell’s musical account—and Rachel Chavkin’s gracefully dynamic staging—that bring this old story to quivering life. In a New Orleans–style bar, hardened waif Eurydice (Eva Noblezada) falls for Orpheus (Reeve Carney), a busboy with an otherworldly high-tenor voice who is working, like Roger in Rent, toward writing one perfect song. But dreams don’t pay the bills, so the desperate Eurydice—taunted by the Fates in three-part jazz harmony—opts to sell her soul to the underworld overlord Hades (Patrick Page, intoning jaded come-ons in his unique sub-sepulchral growl, like a malevolent Leonard Cohen). Soon she is forced, by contract, into the ranks of the leather-clad grunts of Hades’s filthy factory city; if not actually dead, she is “dead to the world anyway.” This Hades is a drawling capitalist patriarch who keeps his minions loyal by giving them the minimum they need to survive. (“The enemy is poverty,” he sings to them i

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. 

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New York attractions

The High Line
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The High Line

There are few places more pleasant than the High Line on a sunny afternoon

Coney Island and Luna Park
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Coney Island and Luna Park

From the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island was NYC’s playground

Times Square
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Times Square

As city districts go, Times Square is a global legend, and rightfully so

Empire State Building
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Empire State Building

Trying to imagine NYC’s skyline without the Empire State Building is pretty tough.

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New York museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The American Museum of Natural History
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The American Museum of Natural History

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Whitney
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The Whitney

 

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New York by borough

Manhattan
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Manhattan

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

Queens
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Queens

Bronx
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Bronx

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The 26 best things to do in Toronto
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The 26 best things to do in Toronto

A vibrant art scene, craft bars and a restaurant scene equivalent to a gastro trip around the world. 

The 21 best things to do in Atlanta
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The 21 best things to do in Atlanta

Georgia’s capital and its largest city boasts historic sites like Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthplace.

The 24 best things to do in Kansas City
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The 24 best things to do in Kansas City

This friendly Midwestern town is a hub of the best in the arts, culture and a budding food scene.

The 101 best things to do in New York City
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The 101 best things to do in New York City

Experience the best things to do in NYC using this epic insider’s guide to restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and more

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