Say what you will about the humidity and aromatic subways, but we love summer in the city. The mass exodus out East leaves an embarrassment of urban riches for those who stay behind. The parks are lush, the rivers are dotted with kayaks, and happy hours are at their happiest. Make the most of the everlasting daylight with concerts under the stars, cocktails on the boardwalk, family festivals (balloons!), and rooftop pools. Get out your calendar, because we’ve got the coolest picks for the hottest season of all.
Big Aural Sounds in the Big Apple
Dance the Summer Away Outdoors
An Easy, Breezy Rockaways Day With a Queens Native
Exploring City Island With a Bona Fide Expert
Family-Friendly Summer Experiences
Hot Nights, Hotter Theater Festivals
Pop-Up Dining for a Limited Time Only
Seasonal Cocktails With a View
Shake Things Up at MoMA PS1’s Warm Up!
Take a Dip in the Hautest Exclusive Pools