NYC Summer 2017: Activities, Attractions, and Events
As the suns comes out and the weather gets warmer, New York City is bustling with people, activities, and events. Not only that, there are plenty of things to do this NYC Summer 2017 at all price ranges.
See a show at SummerStage in Central Park.
SummerStage in Central Park is the largest performing arts festival in NYC. Oh, and it’s free! SummerStage presents various artists and genres to represent the diverse cultures within music and encourage new audiences.
Visit Governors Island.
Welcome to New York City’s version of a tropical vacation. You can ride on a ferry to this car-free oasis, and then feel free to tan and relax on one of the hammocks placed throughout the island.Governors Island is continually expanding with different attractions that anyone can enjoy, such as restaurants, recreational facilities, and annual events.
Enjoy drinks on a rooftop bar.
Rooftop bar season has arrived. The skies are clear and sunny, and the hot weather is calling you outside. Sip on your summer cocktails with friends while you overlook all of New York City.
Drink and dance on a yacht rental overlooking the water.
Can you think of a better way to take in NYC than partying on the water surrounded by the NYC skyline? Well, we certainly can’t. Choosing a New York City yacht rental for your next event is a great way to switch things up this summer.
Enjoy a picnic in the park.
Simple and inexpensive, one of the best summer activities is to pack a picnic basket and enjoy some outdoor dining in one of the many beautiful parks NYC has to offer.
Eat by the water at Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasburg.
Head down to Brooklyn Flea to grab a bite to eat at Smorgasburg, the weekly food festival on Saturday afternoons that overlook the Williamsburg and DUMBO waterfronts.
See Chihuly’s artwork at the New York Botanical Garden.
From Saturday, April 22, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017, New York Botanical Garden will be displaying the artwork by internationally renowned artist, Dale Chihuly. This NYC Summer 2017, the exhibition showcases over 20 installation pieces that all encompass Chihuly’s artistic growth throughout his career.
Watch a film in Bryant Park.
Every Monday night, Bryant Park holds its Summer Film Festival for NYC Summer 2017, where a movie is displayed on a big screen for free. Each film begins playing at sunset, so grab a friend and some popcorn to watch under the stars.
Go to the Intrepid Museum.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a partially outdoor museum, dedicated to exhibiting the famous aircraft carrier, Intrepid. Learn about history, science, and military service through visuals, original artifacts, and information on this national and historical landmark.
Make a stop in Chinatown.
Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown is a neighborhood in NYC that feels like a different continent. The streets are lined with lively shops and stands selling various exotic foods, clothing, jewelry, and gifts. Additionally, Chinatown has some of the best restaurants in all of NYC, serving cuisine of almost every province of mainland China and Hong Kong, as well as Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Thai food.