- Outdoor Movies Dozens of New York City 🎥🎬🎫
Rooftops, parks, and beaches such as Central Park, Bryant Park, and Coney Island put up screens each summer! Many people come to experience the chance to enjoy the summer weather while watching a movie. Here’s a schedule of screenings from May (in case you want to get a head start on summer vacation!) all the way until Labor Day.
- Jacob Riis Park 🏖𑫮🏊⛱
At the end of the A Train, there’s a pot of gold—well, more like golden sand—at Jacob Riis Park, the city’s finest beach.
- Macy’s Fireworks 🎆🎇
With its 40th annual display this summer, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks over either the Hudson River or the East River, promises to be the biggest, most extravagant celebration ever.
- Smorgasburg Tasting 🍧🍲🍢
The best of Brooklyn’s food scene and arts culture, Smorgasburg is a one-stop foodie destination. Many vendors offer items that are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and more!
- Midsummer Dancing At Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park🕺🕺🕺 🕺💃💃
Midsummer Night Swing (June 21–July 9) brings the beat to the Upper West Side with two weeks packed with free nightly dance events, including dances of salsa, tango, and samba!
- Enjoy Free Live Music at an Outdoor Concert NBC 🎶🎵🎤
“Today Show” concert summer series is a must for live music fans in NYC. The annual series brings a diverse mix of artists and genres to the city at no cost.
- Take a Ride on the Cyclone🎢🎡🎢
The Coney Island Cyclone is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, so what better time to take a ride on the iconic roller coaster?
- Grab Drinks With a View 🍷🍺🍸
For those 21+ the only thing better than a cool drink on a hot day is a cool drink with an amazing view of New York City. Check out this list of 10 must-visit rooftop bars.
- Get on the Water for Some Free Kayaking 🚣🚣
If you’re feeling outdoorsy, there are plenty of places to go kayaking for free in New York City. There are options in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. But if you’re looking for an even more relaxing setting, you should check out Kayak Staten Island, which is right near the beach.
- Go Stargazing on the High Line 🌠🔭🌃
Stargazing on the High Line is the perfect summer date idea. Every Tuesday through October, the park allows visitors to take a closer look at the stars through high-powered telescopes.