5 Events You Don’t Want to Miss in New York City This Summer

by Haley Davidson

If you’re spending the summer in New York City as an intern or student, make sure you take advantage of all the boroughs have to offer. Below are five essential NYC summer events you don’t want to miss.

1. Governor’s Ball

Randall’s Island Park, New York: June 2-4, 2017

Governor’s Ball is New York City’s Coachella. This three-day music festival, featuring artists from Wiz Khalifa to Chance the Rapper to Lorde, is a great way to spend a weekend in the city. Meet people from all over the world and city, and enjoy artists from every genre across four different stages.

2. Shakespeare in the Park

Delacorte Theater, Central Park: May 23-June 18/July 11-August 13

Shakespeare in the Park is The Public Theater’s summer program at Delacorte Theater. Audiences can enter a lottery or wait in line for tickets to see free performances of Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

3. Jazz Age Lawn Party

Governor’s Island, New York: June 10-11/August 26-27

Travel back in time to Michael Arenella’s Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor’s Island. Take the ferry to the island just off the coast of the Financial District and get away for a day of food and jazz music.

4. Midsummer Night Swing

Lincoln Center, Manhattan: June 21-July 9

Long day at your internship or classes? Spend the evening relaxing as you learn to dance. Then, test out your skills at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Offering an array of styles, from swing to disco, you won’t want to miss the chance to take part in this unique event.

5. SummerStage Performing Arts Festival

Neighborhood parks, New York: May 17-September 13

New York City’s largest free performing arts festival goes all summer long, and you won’t want to miss the chance to see performances by Regina Spektor, the Metropolitan Opera, and more. SummerStage will be providing a huge variety of events, so check out their website to learn more!

Make your NYC summer one you’ll never forget by taking advantage of these awesome events. Enjoy!