Events in the City
summer in the city!
of the beaches,
parks and neighborhoods host films, concerts, street
fairs, opera... you name it and it's available.
Almost all of these events will cost only the price of
a cold drink and maybe a subway fare.
When: May - August
Where: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, 72nd
Street & Fifth Avenue
What: SummerStage is one of New York's greatest
summer institutions, filling Central Park with music, theater,
opera and dance for two months each summer.
is a very cool place to spend a hot summer night. The entertainment
is top notch and the price for many of the groups is free
or a $10 donation.
Opera _ Met In The Parks
When: June - August
Where: Selected parks in New York, New Jersey
What: The Metropolitan Opera presents free
opera at Met in the Parks, a three week mini-music fest.
Park Summer Events
When: June through September
Where: Bryant Park (40th - 42nd Streets, between
5th and 6th Avenues)
sure to check out the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
which screens classic films at Sunset on Monday nights,
and the other free concerts and events live at Bryant Park:
Directions: Bryant Park is situated behind
the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between
40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park
to 5th Ave.
River to River Festival
When: May, - September
Where: Lower Manhattan
What: Just about any event that could interest
you. Food, music, dance, drama, walking tours, 4th
of July fireworks, and more and more and more...
at the end of May, the festival goes through the summer
until the end of September. Restaurants feature seafood
extravaganzas and wine tasting, midday and evening events
are planned to cater to every taste.
guaranteed to find something you can't resist.
When: July - August.Films start at sunset
or around 8:30 PM
Where: Pier 54 West Street at West 13th St
& Pier 25 West Street at N. Moore St.
What: Films shown down by the riverside and
out beneath the stars in Manhattan. In one of the most romantic
settings, Hudson Riverflicks entertains with cult classics
and popular movies.
all time great movies under the stars! Every Wednesday evening
at Pier 54 and Friday evening on Pier 25.
Pier 54: Take the A, C, E, to 14th Street OR take the M14
bus to Tenth Ave. and 15th Street. Cross West Street/9A
at 14th and walk south.
When: Beginning early July. Check the Web
site for dates in July - Saturdays and Sundays).
Where: Central Park
What: The New York Philharmonic invites music
lovers to pack a picnic basket and settle down on a blanket
in the grass for free music in the moonlight at Concerts
in the Parks.
fireworks, familiar to the world from the Macy's 4th of
July displays, are traditionally a part of the show in most
When: Tickets go on sale in mid-May.
Where: Lincoln Center (64th between Columbus
What: Summer in New York means Mostly Mozart
at Lincoln Center. It's the place where great classical
artists, music devotees and casual listeners all join together
to celebrate the music of Mozart-plus Beethoven, Schubert,
Haydn, and other Classical and Baroque favorites. Well-known
as a showcase for both world-famous performers and promising
young artists, the Mostly Mozart Festival is especially
popular for its informal, friendly atmosphere.
Subway: Take the to
66th Street Station.
M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 and M104 bus lines all stop within
one block of Lincoln Center
York International Fringe Festival
Where: Lower East Side
What: This multilingual, 17 day, 180 production
extravaganza includes only stuff you would see below 14th
Street - in other words, off-off-Broadway. Enjoy almost
two weeks of the weird, wild and wonderful as what is affectionately
known as FringeNYC. This is the theater for those who are
tired of glossy, corporate musicals and prefer the alternative,
offering dance, puppetry, spoken word, multimedia and just
about anything else you would care to name. The event is
held every year on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, in
20 venues within 15 blocks of each other. All are easily
accessible and surrounded by the streets and parks, in turn
filled with free street entertainment, from fire-eaters
to buskers, as well as a life-sized chess game.