10 things to do in NYC this summer
Ten Things To Do In NYC This Summer
Though the city is full of hustle and bustle throughout the year, summer is a special time in NYC. Embracing the warmth, people come out in droves to enjoy the holidays. A plethora of activities are present during the summer, from festivals to concerts, and each is as unmissable as the next. Here is CityWalksNY’s list of things to do this summer:
Visit Coney Island
A landmark of NYC, Coney Island is not just a popular beach, but a hub of entertainment, especially during the summer months. Luna Park, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, and the New York Aquarium are just a few of activities available for someone passing through the city. But the summer also invites a weekly film series show in the open on the beach, along with fireworks every Friday night.
Explore Central Park
The warm weather is an opportune time to enjoy nature, especially the vast landscape of Central Park. Visit the Central Park Zoo or take a walk along the promenade in the evening. Spend sultry days laying underneath trees or go kayaking.
Travel through time to the Jazz Age Lawn Party
An annual tradition, the Jazz Age Lawn Party is the perfect time to indulge in time travel. Dress up in your favorite zoot suit and join the party on Governor’s Island.
Shakespeare in the Park or Parking Lot
Though the former is the famous of the two, both are perfect summer activities in NYC. Enjoy the Bard’s work in the outdoors, either in Central Park, or in a parking lot in the East Village. This year’s performances range from “All’s Well That Ends Well,” and “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.”
A historical landmark, the Brooklyn Bridge is also open to walk across, connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan by foot as well as car. Step on in downtown Manhattan and step out in DUMBO, one of the most exciting neighborhoods in NYC. Stroll down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park to wrap up your trip with a scenic view of the Manhattan skyline.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Get out of Manhattan and explored the scenes of nature in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The carefully managed garden is a perfect spot to enjoy the beauty and quiet NYC has to offer.
A number of free concerts are available during summer months in NYC, including SummerStage in Central Park. The Today Show and Good Morning America also offer performances by pop acts every Friday morning.
The balmy summer days are a perfect time to kick back and enjoy a game of baseball. Both the Yankees and Mets are located close to public transit, and the stadiums for both iconic in their culture and team history. If baseball is too slow a game, attend an NYC FC game in Yankee Stadium, where supporter’s groups such as the Third Rail create an electric atmosphere for the city’s most prominent soccer team. The qualifying rounds of the US Open are also open to the public for free, a great stage to see some of the best tennis players in the world.
Take in the High Line
A unique a public space there is, the High Line is a 1.45-mile park constructed on an old, elevated transit line. A stroll through the park is a must-do, especially with vendors opening their doors during the summer months.
FOOD, FOOD, FOOD
The city’s past, present, and future are well represented in the variety of cuisines that are on hand, and the summer is as good a time to have a taste of the city’s food thanks to the range of food festivals. The Big Apple BBQ Festival and the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival are two prominent events among a host of others, all offering a unique taste of NYC.
Make sure to contact CityWalksNY before your visit so you do not miss out on any event you would like to partake in.