Summer in New York City means ice cream trucks, sweltering subway rides, Saturdays napping in Central Park, and weekends spent enjoying the city’s vast array of incredible seasonal events. New York has so much to offer, especially for students on a budget. Mark your calendars now, because you won’t want to miss these awesome events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond.
Whether you’re dying to see Eminem live, or are more into BEARCAT and Native Sun, the New York music festival scene could easily keep you busy all summer! Governors Ball and Panorama Music Festival are both massive festivals with big-name headliners, but if that’s not your style, you can also head up to Rockefeller Center to catch your favorite artist on the Today Show or picnic in Central Park to the music of the Met Opera. No matter your taste, New York’s got it.
Central Park, June 2-August 22
Rockefeller Center, all summer
Prospect Park (Brooklyn), all summer
Randall’s Island, June 1-3
Locations throughout Brooklyn, June 6-10
Randall’s Island, July 27-29
Have you memorized every line of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night? Do you love swing dance? Always dreamed of living for a day in the world of The Great Gatsby? New York has dozens of affordable and free cultural events, all summer. Grab a dance partner or a fellow a poet and soak in everything the city has to offer.
Central Park, all summer
Fifth Avenue, June 13
Governors Island, June 16
Lincoln Center, Manhattan, June 26-July 14
Governors Island, July 28-29
Did you come to the city this summer looking for the quintessential New York activity? Whether you were searching for it or not, New York has some of the craziest, most fun events in the world, and you won’t want to miss your chance to be a part of them.
Times Square, June 4
Coney Island, June 16
Coney Island, July 4
60th Street, between Lexington and Fifth Avenue, July 8
Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, August 11-12
And don’t forget, if you go to one of these events, let us know by tweeting a picture to @NYCIntern. We’d love to hear your thoughts!
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