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The Manhattan at Times Square Guide to Summer Events in NYC

May 24th, 2018 | Events

The long wait is almost over. Just a few more weeks and summer will be here. While tanning and beaches might be the most common synonyms of a summer vacation, nothing is as exciting and entertaining as New York City.

Without further ado, scroll down to see the Manhattan at Times Square’s handy guide to the best summer events for the 2018 season. Most of these events are free and take place outside, so read our post on What to Pack When Traveling to NYC to ensure you’ll be comfortable all day long.


Blue Note Jazz Festival
When: June 1-30, 2018
Where: Various locations in NYC
How much: Ticket prices vary

June 2-August 26, 2018
Where: Various parks in New York City
How much: Suggested admission $5. Benefit Concerts have an extra cost.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
June 11-29, 2018
Where: Various parks in New York City
How much: Free admission

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
June 12-17, 2018
Where: Various parks in New York City
How much: Free admission

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
July 24-August 12
Where: Various locations in NYC
How much: Free admission


Free Summer Movies in NYC Parks
May-September, 2018
Where: Various parks in NYC
How much: Free admission

Intrepid Museum’s Summer Movie Series
When: May 25-August 24
Where: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
How much: Free admission


NYC Pride
June 14-24
Where: Various locations in New York City
How much: Prices vary per event

Adventures NYC
When: June 16, 2018 from 11am to 4pm
Where: Central Park, the Bandshell Area at 72nd St
How much: Free admission

Solstice in Times Square
June 21, 2018, all-day event
Where: Times Square
How much: Free admission but registration required

Now you have everything you need to have an incredible NYC vacation. And don’t forget that the top attractions in New York are open for business in summer, but queues are long. Browse our blog to find useful tips for your trip to the Big Apple.

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