Summer in New York City

Have Your Best Summer in NYC

NYC comes to life in Summer, with New & Exciting things to do all season long!

New York City comes alive in the summer, offering endless opportunities for fun and adventure. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned New Yorker, there's always something new and exciting to discover. Here are our top recommendations for making the most of your summer in the city, conveniently located near the Moderne Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Bryant Park Picnic Performances Spend an evening under the stars with Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances. These free events include a mix of music, theater, and dance performances. Bring a blanket and some snacks, and enjoy world-class entertainment in one of NYC’s most beloved parks. Catch free lunchtime performances of Broadway’s hottest shows every Thursday from July to August in Bryant Park. It's a great way to sample a variety of musicals without needing a ticket.

Central Park SummerStage Central Park’s SummerStage offers an amazing & diverse lineup of free concerts and performances throughout the summer, steps from the Moderne Hotel. From indie bands to classical music, there's something for everyone. Check out the full schedule on the SummerStage site. Experience the magic of outdoor movies with Rooftop Films! Screening classic films at unique rooftop venues across the city, all summer long. 

Central Park in Summer

Savor the Flavors

Smorgasburg Indulge in a foodie paradise at Smorgasburg, the largest weekly open-air food market in America. With locations in Williamsburg and Prospect Park, this market features an array of vendors offering everything from gourmet donuts to artisanal tacos. For more information, visit Smorgasburg.

NYC Restaurant Week (July 22 - August 16, 2024) Take advantage of NYC Restaurant Week to enjoy prix-fixe meals at some of the city’s top restaurants. It's a fantastic way to experience the diverse culinary scene without breaking the bank. Reservations fill up fast, so be sure to book early. 

Unforgettable New York Experiences

The High Line - Stroll along the High Line, a beautifully landscaped park built on a historic freight rail line, overlooking Chelsea and offering scenic NYC cityscapes. Enjoy stunning views of the Hudson River, public art installations, and seasonal gardens. It’s the perfect spot for a leisurely walk to take in the city.

Museum Mile Festival (June 11, 2024) Explore some of the world’s finest museums for free during the annual Museum Mile Festival. Participating institutions include The Met, the Guggenheim, and more. Enjoy live music, street performers, and art activities along Fifth Avenue. For details, visit the Museum Mile Festival website.

Governors Island - Just a short ferry ride from Manhattan, Governors Island offers a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with lush green spaces, art installations, and historic buildings. Rent a bike, have a picnic, or simply relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the city skyline. For ferry schedules and activities, visit the Governors Island website.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks - Witness the grandeur of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks over the Hudson River. This spectacular display is synchronized to music and offers an unforgettable patriotic experience. 

US Open Tennis Championship (August 26 - September 8, 2024) - Head to Flushing Meadows in Queens for the US Open, where you can watch the world's best tennis players compete. It’s an electrifying event with matches that will keep you on the edge of your seat. For tickets and schedules, visit the US Open website.

Make the most of your summer in New York City with these exciting events and activities. Whether you’re here for the food, culture, or just to explore, there's something for everyone to enjoy.