Top Summer Activities in NYC
We’ve been waiting all year for the warm weather, it can be boring being stuck at home! Now that summer is finally in full swing, here are our top 5 things you won’t want to miss in New York City!
1. Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series
This is the 8th year that Good Morning America hosts its Friday Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. From mid-May through the end of August check out a free all-ages concert every Friday starting at 7 a.m. For more information and the full summer line up head to https://www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/concerts/gma-summer-concert-series/
2. A Day at Coney Island
Located in the southwestern part of Brooklyn, Coney Island is home to plenty of attractions that will keep anyone entertained. The neighborhood is also known for its annual Mermaid Parade. In the summer, hundreds of people pay a visit to check out the beach, the boardwalk, a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game and the New York Aquarium! Coney Island is also home to Luna Park, an amusement park featuring the well-known rollercoaster, the Cyclone. For park information head here.
3. A Weekend at Smorgasburg
Smorgasburg is a weekly food market held April through October, rain or shine in Williamsburg and Prospect Park. From ice cream to oysters there is something for everyone! Every weekend, Smorgasburg attracts up to 30,000 visitors, so try to take public transportation and get there early! Vendors are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also, some vendors will accept a card, but if they don’t there is a $2.50 ATM fee so it is recommended to bring cash! Check out their website at https://www.smorgasburg.com
4. A Trip to a Museum
New York City is home to hundreds of museums filled with history, art, and design. Although most of the popular museums are pay what you wish, there are also times where admission is completely free. For a list of museums and prices click here.
5. Outdoor Movie Screenings
As the weather warms up, parks throughout the city host ‘Movies Under the Stars’ showcasing movies of all genres for the public to watch on the big screen for free. For a lineup of kid-friendly movies click here!
McCarren Park in Brooklyn also hosts a free weekly ‘Summer Screen’ in July and August. Visitors are encouraged to come out for movies, music, food, and drinks from local vendors. All movies start at sundown! For McCarren Park’s summer line up check out http://www.summerscreen.org.