Summer Events in NYC
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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*
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
Premium shopping outlet just north of NYC
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.