Summer Events & Things to Do in NYC

Enjoy the Best Summer Activities in Manhattan

Summer is the perfect season to visit New York City. There’s always something to do in the Big Apple, but the summer season brings with it some of the hottest and most anticipated events on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and beyond. Whether you’re traveling with friends, planning a fun family vacation, or are visiting solo, be sure to include any of these popular activities and seasonal events during your summer stay in NYC.

Lincoln Center Festival

July 10 – 30, 2017

All the world’s a stage at Lincoln Center. The annual Lincoln Center Festival showcases contemporary artistic viewpoints across the performing arts, from opera to dance and theater.

Shakespeare in the Park

July 11 – August 13, 2017

Every summer, the Delacorte Theater in Central Park puts on free, public performances of Shakespeare’s best work. This summer, the theater will transform into an enchanted forest for the beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

NYC Restaurant Week

July 24 – August 18, 2017

Don’t miss a special deal on a 3-course lunch for $29 or dinner for $42 during NYC Restaurant Week 2017. Near The Milburn Hotel on the Upper West Side, options include Bar Boulud, Daniel Boulud’s casual bistro and wine bar known for its artisan-made French charcuterie, and Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center.

Jazz Age Lawn Party

August 26 – 27, 2017

Head to Governor’s Island in your best flapper costume or gangster suit for the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Dance the Charleston to the Dreamland Orchestra, explore vintage cars, play croquet, and more.

U.S. Open Tennis Championship

August 28 – September 10, 2017

The world’s best tennis players compete each year at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens.