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Broadway in Bryant Park

The biggest hits on Broadway come to Bryant Park.


Rooftop Films Summer Series

Films on rooftops across Manhattan

More than 40 unique screenings in 15 venues all over New York City


NBC Rockefeller Plaza Concerts

7:00 AM mostly Friday mornings at 49th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues

NBC’s Annual Today Show concert series at Rockefeller Plaza. 


River to River Festival

Events start at the end of May in a variety of public venues in Downtown New York from river to river.


Washington Square Music Festival

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 Sixth Avenue

Tuesday's in July at 8pm


Central Park Summer Stage

Various dates at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, 72nd Street and 5th Avenue


Museum Mile Block Party

Some  of the country's best museums open their doors to New Yorkers and visitors for a free mile-long block party


Shakespeare in the Park

Free performances each summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.  Free tickets are available both in person and online to the general public.


Big Apple BBQ Block Party In Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park


Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Monday nights at 5 p.m. on the lawn of Bryant Park (40th Street and 6th Avenue)


PS1 Warm Up

Saturdays, 2 – 9 p.m. at MOMA, PS1, Long Island City


Summer in the Square

Union Square hosts lunchtime concerts, afternoon yoga classes and evening performances.


Hudson River Park “Take Me To The River” Celebration

A free outdoor summer eventseries that includes free concerts, movies, dancing, boxing, fishing, family workshops, and more!


Hudson River Rocks/Moondance Concert Series

Pier 54 along West Side Highway at 14th Street


Hudson River Flicks

Wednesdays at Pier 54 on 14 Street, Fridays at Pier 46 on Charles Street

Free movies under the stars in Hudson River Park.


Various Hudson River Park Events


New York Philharmonic Concerts in Central Park

The Great Lawn, Central Park

Free music under the stars


Lincoln Center Out of Doors

August in Lincoln Plaza (64th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam) with free performances all month long.


Lincoln Center Free Target Thursdays

Free perfomances at Lincoln Center starting in March and going through the summer.


Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Sundays, 2 - 4 p.m. at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Free concert series featuring local bands


Nearby Destinations and Day Trips*

Central Park

Just steps away from the 68th Street campus. Visit anytime!


Long Island Beaches

Accessible by public transportation


New York State Parks


Historic Hudson River Towns


Woodbury Commons

Premium shopping outlet just north of NYC


Tanger Outlets

Premium shopping outlet on Long Island


Nearby Farms and Orchards

Step out of the city and head to one of these pastoral escapes 


* The above information is a collection of  NYC and surrounding environment summer events and destinations enjoyed by locals and tourists each summer. This information is not endorsed by, or affiliated with, Hunter College or the City University of New York.

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