SpotHero Summer Picks: Our Top 7 Things to do in NYC this Summer

Summer is finally here! Here are 7 of our favorite things to do in NYC in the summertime.


Dates: May 29-30 & July 12-13

Location: Anywhere in Manhattan within the grid system above 14th Street, but 42nd St is a very popular spot. Experts also recommend 72nd St. for an unobstructed view.

Price: Free

Details: Once every spring and summer, the sun perfectly aligns with New York’s grid system for a spectacular view of the sunrise and sunset. Stake out a spot and enjoy the view, and don’t forget to check the forecast and ensure you will be enjoying clear skies!


Dates: June 3-September 30

Location: Various

Price: Varies depending on the event, but most are free!

Details: This citywide concert series is a great way to enjoy New York’s many parks and outdoor spaces! With acts that vary widely from popular artists and classical, there is literally something for every music fan. You can learn more and view a full schedule of events here.

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Dates: Weekly beginning June 12-August 21, Lawn and concessions open at 5 p.m., films start at 8 p.m.

Location: Bryant Park, between 5th and 6th Avenues & 40th and 42nd Sts.

Price: Free, food and drinks available for a fee.

Details: Movies in Bryant Park have become a summer staple over the years, and it’s no wonder why: a night of films in one of New York’s most iconic parks is not something that is easy to forget! Be sure to get there early to grab a spot, and bring your picnic blanket! You can view a schedule and learn more here.

Social Dance at The Oasis

Dates: June 14- August 12, Dance Lessons begin at 6:30 p.m., Live Music at 8 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Center Oasis

Price: Free!

Details: Everyone can find their favorite type of dance at this annual summer event at the city’s largest outdoor dance floor. Everything from swing to silent disco is on the agenda. All are welcome, but be sure to get there early, it can fill up fast! Not sure about the steps? Don’t worry, lessons are provided for all levels. View schedule and details here.

Check out the US Open

Dates: Qualifying rounds run August 22-25, Tournament runs August 28 – September 10

Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Price: Tickets vary depending on the event. You can learn more and purchase tickets here.

Details: One of the biggest sporting events of the year is out in Queens, and it’s definitely an event to remember—plus watching other people run around while you sit and relax is always good in our books. Check out one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the country, you may find yourself catching the tennis fever!

Cheer on the Yankees

Dates: Ongoing until October 1. You can view the regular season schedule here.

Cost: Ticket price varies based on opponent, learn more and purchase here.

Location: Yankee Stadium,

Details: Nothing says summer quite like a day at the ballpark. When the weather is nice, grab your friends and head over to Yankee Stadium to cheer on the home team. For additional details click here.

Head out of Town:

If you’re looking to beat the summer heat outside the city, we won’t hold it against you! Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance:




Happy Summer!






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