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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
Theater

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! 

Deals & Giveaways

Win tickets to New York City Wine & Food Festival

Win tickets to New York City Wine & Food Festival

Win two tickets to Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One.

Win a beachfront vacation in Miami

Win a beachfront vacation in Miami

Enter for a chance to win a two-night stay at Nautilus by Arlo. 

Time Out 'Table for Two': The Manhattan Neighborhood Box

Time Out 'Table for Two': The Manhattan Neighborhood Box

Save 50% off food at eight need-to-know restaurants across Manhattan

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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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Trivia Wednesday's at Time Out Market New York
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Trivia Wednesday's at Time Out Market New York

NYC Trivia League is New York City’s most popular trivia night, with over 75 locations! It’s always free to play, and free to register for our 10-week season league format, where teams can play not only against those at their home bar, but against other registered teams across the city! Every season culminates in The King’s Cup, our invite-only trivia championship, with thousands in prizes on the line. Teams of six and fewer compete for two hours for a shot at [great prizes]! You’ll answer 50 questions over the course of five rounds, all with different themes, complete with a picture round and a music round.

Shacar
Music

Shacar

Florida native, Shacar found his passion for expressing his self though the texts of words and the sound of music. After studying Theater, Dance and Acting, he moved to New York City where his music career would allow for growth. With a continuous refreshing innovative sound, Shacar's journey is only being followed by his own pursuit.

Belle Skinner
Music

Belle Skinner

Belle-Skinner is a dark nostalgic indie-folk songwriter based in Brooklyn and Upstate New York. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads - nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres - from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock - her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, and Lana Del Rey.

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
Attractions

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
Museums

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
Museums

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 31 best things to do in Las Vegas
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The 31 best things to do in Las Vegas

Vegas has professional hockey, destination-worthy art, e-sports temples and magic mountains in addition to the casinos, buffets and shows that you're used to.

The 29 best things to do in Austin
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The 29 best things to do in Austin

From hiking and swimming to picnicking and drinking, the best things to do in Austin are outside.  

The 20 best things to do in New Orleans
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The 20 best things to do in New Orleans

Get ready to dance in the streets, hit antique shops and walk through the French Quarter.

The 23 best things to do in Key West
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The 23 best things to do in Key West

Keep in mind that the island city is closer to Cuba than it is to any single Walmart. 

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