Are you in staying in NYC this Summer? Here is Your Top 10 Bucket List!

Byย Linor-Ben-Naim

  1. Outdoor Movies Dozens of New York City ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽซ

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. Hereโ€™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.

  1. Jacob Riis Park ๐Ÿ–๐‘ซฎ๐ŸŠโ›ฑ

At the end of the A Train, thereโ€™s a pot of goldโ€”well, more like golden sandโ€”at Jacob Riis Park, the cityโ€™s finest beach.

  1. Macyโ€™s Fireworks ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡

With its 40th annual display this summer, the Macyโ€™s 4th of July Fireworks over either the Hudson River or the East River, promises to be the biggest, most extravagant celebration ever.

  1. Smorgasburg Tasting ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿข

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!

  1. Midsummer Dancing At Lincoln Centerโ€™s Damrosch Park๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Midsummer Night Swing (June 21โ€“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!

  1. Enjoy Free Live Music at an Outdoor Concert NBC ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽค

โ€œToday Showโ€ 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.

  1. Take a Ride on the Cyclone๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข

The Coney Island Cyclone is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, so what better time to take a ride on the iconic roller coaster?

  1. Grab Drinks With a View ๐Ÿท๐Ÿบ๐Ÿธ

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.

  1. Get on the Water for Some Free Kayaking ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿšฃ

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.

  1. Go Stargazing on the High Line ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŒƒ

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.


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