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1 Guide: 10 Things to Do in NYC This Summer

Downtown New York City in summer

Summer is here, and with it a long list of fun activities to enjoy in New York City. Whether you are looking for live concerts in Central Park, or a relaxing evening at some of the world’s most esteemed museums, we have you covered with plenty of activities to fill your NYC summer days.

1. Central Park Summerstage
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The City Parks Foundation–backed series, is a must for anyone in NYC this summer. Catch everything from classic hip-hop artists in outer-borough NYC parks to big-name indie-rock bands on the Central Park mainstage. More info: http://bit.ly/1iBHsA0


2. NY Philharmonic in the Park
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If classical music is more your speed, enjoy a music-filled evening under the summer night’s sky in New York City parks as the NY Philharmonic provides the soundtrack. More info: http://bit.ly/1RYDKhf


3. Shakespeare In The Park
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Every summer, the Public Theater produces a beloved NYC tradition, Shakespeare in the Park, at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Tickets are in high demand for this summer staple, so be sure to act fast: http://bit.ly/1NFxb0V


4. Visit The High Line
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NYC’s only elevated park is one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations. Once a rail track, the High Line is now planted with wildflowers and grasses, offering visitors some of the best views in NYC. The park also offers a series of summer events ranging from educational to entertaining. Find out more of what the summer holds here: http://bit.ly/1Xemts9


5. Movies In The Park
Bryant Park
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Many NYC parks offer their own series of movies shown throughout the summer months. From Brooklyn Bridge Park to Bryant Park in Manhattan. Find a park and movie near you: http://on.nyc.gov/1YWGi4Z


6. Celebrate Brooklyn!
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Guaranteed to be a highlight of your summer, Celebrate Brooklyn offers a series of concerts in gorgeous Prospect Park. This year’s lineup includes performances from Tame Impala and the trailblazing dance company PHILADANCO. More info: http://bit.ly/1Wn5q7B


7. Fourth of July in Brooklyn
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Get a perfect view of the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks right from Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. The area is also home to 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge which will be opening soon! More info: http://mcys.co/1u7ulc5


8. Night at the Museums – 6/21
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Included in the River to River Festival programming, several downtown museums and historic sites will offer free admission and special programming on June 21, from 4-8pm. Though participating institutions have yet to be confirmed, last year’s participants included the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Federal Hall National Memorial & Wall Street Walks among others. More info: http://bit.ly/1i6sSxj


9. Summer Streets- August
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The annual New York City tradition that takes over nearly seven miles from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and Lafayette. The daylong event is held for three consecutive Saturdays in August and allows attendees a space for healthy recreation. This festival encourages sustainability, so bring your bike and take advantage of the safe, closed-off streets. More info: http://on.nyc.gov/1iOzGzM


10. US Open Tennis Championships- August 29- September 11
2012 US Open - Day 15
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The nation’s biggest tennis tournament returns to Queens, NY this summer. The season’s last Grand Slam tournament brings together the world’s best players along with great food, activities for kids and musical performances. Get a front row seat to all the action this year at Flushing Meadows: http://bit.ly/1qcegCE