Things To Do in New York: For the Summer

April 28, 2016

Starting in May, New York will celebrate summer and provide all kinds of outdoor activities, which will be mostly free. Parks and public spaces are transformed for concerts and plays. Make the most of the New York summer and take advantage of all the activities that the city offers.

The Smorgasburg Fair

You can enjoy a variety of dishes and food products at the fair in Williamsburg, with the magnificent view of Manhattan in the background.

The Smorgasburg, is the result of a partnership between the Brooklyn Flea and Greenmarket New York organization. The fair offers about a hundred stalls of food products between stores and suppliers’ booths, street vendors, farmer stalls and occasional free tastings by local chefs.

See art, have a cocktail and touch the sky

Everything is possible while on the rooftop at the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at the Metropolitan Museum on Central Park and Fifth Avenue. It is only open in the spring and summer months and when it does not rain. Dan Graham is the installation artist this year; his work features a large wavy mirror that reflects the park and the city, bringing the skyline to the terrace and watching him.

Let’s revive the 20 years on an island!

The Jazz Age Lawn Party Governor’s Island is the largest retro and vintage New York event. A big party on the island is closed to visitors in the cold months, in which everyone must be dressed in the Roaring 20. There are concerts, contests charleston, cakes, gramophones in jazz sounds constantly, exhibitions of antique cars, parades and of course food!

See shows in Central Park

In Central Park you can find a number of interesting artistic events during the summer season. In July prepare yourself for a picnic, when the New York Philharmonic performs works by Tchaikovsky and Respighi, followed by an impressive fireworks show. Shakespeare season in the Park always has amazing performances. Another interesting fact is Summerstage where music and dance are the protagonists.

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