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The most spectacular photos of summer 2015 in NYC

Relive the parades, fireworks and endless dance parties that made this New York summer unforgettable

By David Goldberg
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Before you unplug your window AC unit and unbox your cardigans, relive some of the events that made New York City one of the best places to sweat out the summer. See photos from the most perfectly timed Pride March ever and the sickest parties and festivals on the grass, like Afropunk Fest. And if you’re dreading the return of sleeves and sweaters, find solidarity in the brave marchers from the Go Topless Day parade. Cut open one last watermelon and indulge in these images of one of the wildest summers NYC has ever seen.

June 3-5. GovBall on Randall's Island
Photograph: Foster Snell

Governors Ball on Randalls Island, June 3–5

June 3-5. GovBall on Randall's Island
Photograph: Foster Snell

Governors Ball on Randalls Island, June 3–5

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June 14, Flamecon at Grand Prospect Hall
Photograph: Louisa Wells

Flame Con at Grand Prospect Hall, June 14

June 20, Mermaid Parade
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, June 20

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June 20, Mermaid Parade
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, June 20

June 28, Pride Parade
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Pride Parade in Manhattan, June 28

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June 28, Pride Parade
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Pride Parade in Manhattan, June 28

July 4, New Yorkers wait for the annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Dan Nguyen

New Yorkers waiting in Brooklyn for the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks

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July 8, Ticker Tape Parade
Photograph: Matt Marquez

Ticker-Tape Parade for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team World Cup Championship in lower Manhattan, July 8

July 8, Ticker Tape Parade
Photograph: Matt Marquez

Ticker-Tape Parade for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team World Cup Championship in lower Manhattan, July 8

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July 16, the Brooklyn Museum Dance-Off
Photograph: Matt Marquez

Brooklyn Museum's Art Off the Wall: The Rise of Sneaker Culture dance battle, July 16

Bodypainting Day
Photograph: Matt Marquez

NYC Bodypainting Day at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, July 18

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July 25, Waterfight NYC in Central Park
Photographer: Matt Marquez

Waterfight NYC in Central Park, July 25

August 1, Full Moon Festival  at the Brooklyn Mirage
Photograph: Matt Marquez

Full Moon Festival at the Brooklyn Mirage, August 1

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MoMA PS1 Warm Up
Photograph: Filip Wolak

MoMA PS1 Warm Up, August 8

August 8, MoMA PS1 Warm Up
Photograph: Filip Wolak

MoMA PS1 Warm Up, August 8

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August 8, Summer Streets
Photograph: Courtesy NYDOT

Summer Streets in Manhattan, August 8

August 15-16, Jazz Age Lawn Festival on Governor's Island
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, August 15, 16

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August 15-16, Jazz Age Lawn Festival on Governor's Island
Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, August 15, 16

August 15, Coney Island Sand Castle Contest
Photograph: David Williams

Coney Island Sand Castle Contest, August 15

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August 15, Coney Island Sand Castle Contest
Photograph: David Williams

Coney Island Sand Castle Contest, August 15

August 19, Time Out New York's Battle of the Burger
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Time Out New York's Battle of the Burger at South Street Seaport, August 19
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August 22-23, Afropunk Festival at Commodore Berry Park
Photograph: Katie Kanazawich

Afropunk Festival at Commodore Barry Park, August 22, 23

August 22-23, Afropunk Festival at Commodore Berry Park
Photograph: Katie Kanazawich

Afropunk Festival at Commodore Barry Park, August 22, 23

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Photograph: Matt Marquez

Go Topless Day in midtown, August 23

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