Summer in NYC – 2015

[See my New Post for activities from July and beyond].

There is so much to do in NYC in the summer! If you are visiting, or if you live here but never seem to take advantage of what NYC has to offer, I thought I would provide you with some ideas of the vast offerings by posting anything here that I gather over the weeks of summer.  Plus try to inspire you further by sharing some of the activities that I choose for myself during this Summer in NYC!

I started out already with Shakespeare in the Park.  I’ll be posting my tips soon for getting tickets for this great NYC experience!

Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park!

Here is just a sampling of what else is going on in NYC in the summer of 2015:

May 16 – June 14                Big Apple Circus, Cunningham Park, Queens

May 27 – August 23          Shakespeare in the Park, Central Park

June 1 – 30                           Blue Note Jazz Festival (various venues)

June 3 – August 8             Celebrate Brooklyn Opens with Chaka Khan on June 3rd

June 4                              Brooklyn Bowl, Big Sam’s Funky Nation

June 5                              Brooklyn Bowl, Marc Broussard/Samantha Fish

June 7                              Housing Works Block Party, Soho

June 8 – 14                      Northside Festival, Brooklyn

June 9                              Museum Mile Festival

June 9                              Conversation with Francis Ford Coppola, 92Y Talks

June 10                            Real Women, Real Stories, 92Y Talks

June 11, 25, 26, 28           Manhattan Shakespeare Project-All Women Cast (Central Park)

June 12 – 14                     Shakespeare at Sunset, Merry Widows, Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 13-14, Aug 15-16    Jazz Age Lawn Party, Governors Island

June 13 – 14                     Barbecue Block Party at Madison Square Park

June 15                              MET Opera at Central Park

June 17                              MET Opera at Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 17 – 18                     NY Philharmonic in the Park (Central Park)

June 18 – Aug 13 (Th)     Union Square, Lunchtime Jazz (Thursdays 12noon to 1:30pm)

June 18, 20                       Manhattan Shakespeare Project (St. Nicholas Park, Harlem)

June 18 – 28                     River to River Festival, Lower Manhattan

June 19                              NY Philharmonic in the Park (Prospect Park)

June 19, 21, 27                 Manhattan Shakespeare Project (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

June 20                             Waterfall Hike (Prospect Park)

June 20                            Coney Island Mermaid Parade

June 20                            Celebrate Brooklyn, Dance Brazil (Prospect Park)

June 22 – Aug 24          Bryant Park Film Festival (Mondays)

June 22                            NY Philharmonic in the Park (Cunningham Park)

June 22 – 29                   Caribbean Restaurant Week, Brooklyn

June 23                            NY Philharmonic in the Park (Cortlandt Park)

June 23                            Night at the Museums (Lower Manhattan)

June 24                            MET Opera at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

June 24- July 29           Oval Lawn Series (Wednesdays), Madison Sq. Park

June 25                            BAMCinemafest, Brooklyn Bridge Park

June 26                            MET Opera at Jackie Robinson Park

June 26                            Celebrate Brooklyn Film (Paris is Burning) – Prospect Park

June 26, 27, 28              Taste of Asia, Times Square

June 28 – Oct 18            Food Truck Rally – every other Sunday (Prospect Park)

June 28                            NYC Pride March

June 28                            Catalan Sounds on Tour at Central Park

June 28                            MET Opera at Crotona Park

June 28                            Moonlight Walking Tour, Greenwood Cemetery

June 30                             MET Opera at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island

July 1 – Aug 19 (Wed)     Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park

July 3 – 5                           Timeout’s 21 things to do Fourth of July Weekend

July 4                                Nathan’s 2015 Hot Dog Eating Contest, Coney Island

July 4                                Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4                                Coney Island Fireworks

July 6 – Aug 24                Coney Island Flicks on the Beach, Mondays

July 6 – August 2            Lincoln Center Festival

July 7                                 Movie Night in the Rockaways

July 8, 10, 11, 12              NY Classical Theater, Teardrop Park, The Battery

July 9-12, 23-26                Manhattan Shakespeare Project (Morningside Park)

July 9 – August 13             Broadway in Bryant Park (mid-day on Thursdays)

July 9 – July 26                  Shakespeare in the Parking Lot – As You Like It (Lower E/S)

July 10                                 Guggenheim, Art After Dark

July 11, 16, 30, Aug 6       Frida Al Fresco Nights, NY Botanical Garden

Jul 14-19, Jul 21-Aug 9    NY Classical Theater, The Battery (Castle Clinton)

July 20 – August 14          NYC Restaurant “Week”

July 21 – 30                         Jazz in July, 92nd Street “Y”

July 22 – August 9            Lincoln Center Out of Doors

July 26 – August 22           Harlem “Week”

June 30, July 1                     NY Classical Theater, Shakespeare, Prospect Park

July 2 – Aug 23 (Th-Su)      Hudson Warehouse, Shakespeare, Riverside Park

July 22 – Aug 15 (We-Su)    Hip to Hip Theater Co., Shakespeare, various parks

July 30 – August 15             Shakespeare in the Parking Lot – MacBeth (Lower E/S)

August 2 – 16                      Summer Streets (Saturdays)

August 3                              Cast of “Beautiful” at SummerStage

August 4                              Frederick Law Olmstead, Parks – 92Y Talks

August 11-12, 14-16          Shakespeare at Sunset, Measure for Measure, Bkln Bridge Park

August 14 – 30                 New York International Fringe Festival

August 29 – Sept 7           MetOpera Summer HD Festival (Lincoln Plaza)

August 31 – Sept 13         US Open Tennis Championships



Broadway Theater Offerings (discounted tickets at TKTS booth)

SummerStage Central Park – events throughout the Summer

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Free Admission, Saturdays, 10am-12noon

MET Fridays at Metropolitan Museum ($20)

MOMA free admission on Fridays, 4-8pm

MOMA PS1 Warm Up Music Festival, Saturdays through September 5, 3-9pm, doors open at noon.

First Saturdays free at Brooklyn Museum

Governors Island weekend events through September

Brooklyn Bowl, events almost every night

92Y “Talk” series continues throughout the summer (some are highlighted above)–the good ones sell out early.

Greenwood Cemetery Trolley Tours Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

Dark Wonderland, Greenwood Cemetery, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through June 27th – SOLD OUT

See Forever!  At One World Observatory

There’s, of course, so much more! And if I see anything else over the upcoming weeks, I’ll update the calendar. Do you have any favorite events that I’ve missed that should be added to the calendar?

Join me in exploring all of the wonderful activities this Summer in NYC!



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