July is among the hotter months in New York City meaning that walking through the large concrete jungle can become very hot and sticky. A great alternative is to use NYC’s many bike paths along the East or Hudson Rivers where you will always be greeted by a small breeze. However, New York City in July is absolutely beautiful and is a great time to see the city alive and in its full glory.
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My 49 Favorite Things To Do in July in NYC
Things to do in New York City in July are easy to find. There is always a lot to do in the city especially if the weather is good and summer is in full swing. There is no lack of awesome activities, events, and festivals. Below is a list of our favorite things to do in NYC in July, we are sure that more than one of them will suit your fancy.
SummerStage Festival: One of my favorite things to do in JulyOther Events in Midtown ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
At this event you can visit over 100 concerts & shows for free in many parks all over New York. It’s one of the most popular summer events in New York and a MUST DO for locals. If you’re in New York this summer, be sure to check out one of the shows!
My tip: these are all summer festivals in NYC this year.
Experience New York in July quite relaxed with a cruiseCruise in ChelseaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The sailing cruises are back to the rivers of New York City. Sailing in New York City is one of my favorite things to do during July. There’s nothing better than watching the sunset and enjoying a glass of wine onboard. Here are some amazing options that are taking place right now, with safety measures of course:
My tip: these are the best cruises to enjoy the sunset in NYC.
NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2023 (July 24 - August 20, 2023)Other Events in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
Attention food enthusiasts: NYC Restaurant Week will be back in July, meaning you can look forward to enjoying cheap meals all over the city. Thousands of travelers and locals look forward to this event every year because it’s a great opportunity to try new cuisines or simply enjoy top-notch meals at decent prices.
What is NYC Restaurant Week?
NYC Restaurant Week is a bi-annual event that takes place every summer and winter since 1982. Back then only a few restaurants participated in the promotion, whereas this year’s event counts over 380 participating restaurants. Over time, the length of the promotion has been extended, so that now we can enjoy almost a full month of great, affordable food instead of just one week.
- Monday, July 24 – Sunday, August 20, 2023
Nathan’s Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney IslandOther Events in Coney Island & Brighton BeachAdd to myNY added
For another 4th of July New York event that’s just as iconic as the fireworks show, come by Coney Island’s 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. Taking place at noon on July 4th, 2022, Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest pits the world’s greatest competitive eaters against each other in one of the most well-known contests.
Officially sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, this event is often witnessed by thousands of people. The current record for the event is 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, held by Joey Chestnut. Will you be there to see the record get broken?
This free event is open to the public and takes place at Maimonides Park, at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Summer Concerts at Wells Fargo StageOther Events in Hudson YardsAdd to myNY added
This summer, there are also free live outdoor concerts at Hudson Yards! Every Wednesday from June through August, the events take place at Public Square & Gardens on the Wells Fargo Stage (by The Bowery Presents).
Following each concert, you’ll find various after hour events at a few select bars and restaurants in The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. There will be special food & drinks and live DJs will provide you with cool music.
For more information and the full line-up, check out the official website.
- July 5th: DOMi & JD BECK
- July 12th: Vagabon
- July 19th: flor
- July 26th: Gabriel Garzón Montano
Sunset Salsa at Hudson River ParkOther Events in Hudson YardsAdd to myNY added
Hudson River Park invites you to dance! Sunset Salsa at Hudson River Park takes place every Thursday this summer. Talía Castro-Pozo, dubbed the “Woman of Salsa” by Latina Magazine, is a professional dancer and is skilled in all dances from Ballroom to Jazz.
At Sunset Salsa, beginners and advanced dancers can dance under the stars and enjoy themselves. This event is free, donations are welcome!
- When? Every Thursday from June 1 – August 31; starting at 6:30 p.m.
- Where? Hudson River Park, Pier 76
Uptown Night MarketFood Market in Harlem & Washington HeightsAdd to myNY added
New York City’s largest festival of cuisine, culture and community is back for the third time! This year, the Uptown Night Market will take place on the second Thursday of each month in West Harlem from May through October. Celebrating diverse cultures from around the world, the festival will feature a variety of performances and activities for the whole family.
Unique and tasty foods from around the globe are offered by numerous food vendors. This festival is a MUST for all food lovers!
On these days you can taste your way through the flavors of the world in 2023:
- May 11
- June 8
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 12
The Best Broadway Shows in July 2023 in New YorkBroadway Show in Theatre DistrictAdd to myNY added
The answer to whether you should or should not see a Broadway show when visiting New York in July is crystal clear: YES, it absolutely belongs on your bucket list! What is not always as clear, however, is which show to pick.
In order to help you out, we’ve created an overview of the absolute best Broadway shows in NYC in July!
Free Kayaking on the Hudson River & East RiverPier in DumboAdd to myNY added
This is a really cool event that can be booked several times a month: discover New York from the water – and even better: from a kayak! You can start at the Manhattan Community Boathouse (Pier 96 at the Hudson River) or at the Brooklyn Bridge Park between Pier 1 and Pier 2 (every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday until the end of August).
Pizza Wine Movie Nights at Rooftop Reds: a very romantic event in July in NYCOther Attraction in DumboOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
On a roof of the Brooklyn Navy Yards you can sit in a real winery: Rooftop Reds grows wine here, which you can taste and enjoy at their Rooftop Red Tours & Tastings!
In July you can watch movies with a view of the skyline and a glass of wine in your hand. Tickets are available here.
Enjoy some Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge ParkOther Events in Brooklyn HeightsOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
This year marks the 23rd year of the Movie With A View and is part of the Free Summer Movies that take place throughout New York. It’s a free event organized by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy with a new theme each year. For 2023, it’s “We Are Family”.
This year’s movies:
- July 6: E.T. Extra Terrestrial
- July 13: Smoke Signals
- July 20: Top Gun
- July 27: Psycho
Have a good time on a Dinner CruiseCruise in ChelseaAdd to myNY added
We have already tested many dinner cruises in New York for you. One that we have liked the best of all so far is the Bateaux Dinner Cruise. With a glass roof, the ship heads towards the Brooklyn Bridge. Especially when the weather is nice in the summer month of July, the wine or prosecco tastes especially good on the outdoor area of the boat.
Picnicking in Central ParkOther Events in Upper West SideAdd to myNY added
Picnicking in Central Park is always a must-do activity during the summer. There are countless large and small lawns that invite you to relax, making for quite a few spots that are suitable for picnicking in the park, not just the popular Sheep Meadow.
The largest lawn in Central Park is the Great Lawn, where the popular Central Park Concerts are held. The Great Lawn is a large, green space and is a wonderful spot to relax and have a picnic in the park after a long walk. For the athletes among you, there are even some baseball fields on the green, oval area. You’ll find the Great Lawn in the middle of the park at the 79th to 86th street level.
Another picnic option is East Green. Here you can sit on a blanket between the trees and enjoy your meal. The East Green is located on 5th Avenue between 69th and 72nd Street.
The most romantic picnic spot in Central Park is definitely Cherry Hill by the Bow Bridge. It has been the backdrop for many Hollywood movies, such as You’ve got Mail. You can make yourself comfortable on a small slope and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and the bridge. The bridge is located in the middle of the park around 72nd Street.
Big Screen at Hudson YardsOther Events in Hudson YardsAdd to myNY added
From May to October, major international sporting events are shown on the big screen at The Big Screen at The Backyard at Hudson Yards. Sports enthusiasts can watch soccer, Formula 1, golf, tennis tournaments, baseball playoffs, women’s soccer and more on the approximately 30-foot screen.
Starting in September, there will be additional Movie Nights here again, where you can watch big blockbusters. Which movies will be shown this year is yet to be announced.
The MLB is on in July!Sport Events in Bronx
Discover New York from an observation deckBuilding in Midtown ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
You know what’s really unique about New York? The view of the (most likely) snow-covered Central Park from one of the observation decks! With the Top of the Rock, The Edge Hudson Yards and the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt you have three to choose from! And then there’s the One World Observatory and the Empire State Building. You will love it!
The Hamptons, Sag Harbor & Outlet Shopping Day Trip from NYCDay Trip in Long Island CityAdd to myNY added
July in New York can get really hot and humid. Want to escape the heat of the city? There are many destinations near New York City that you can reach perfectly with a day trip from New York in the summer. What do the perfect weekend getaways look like for me this summer? Being by the water, enjoying nature and taking advantage of the good weather to explore major cities like Boston and Philadelphia.
Here you find the Best Summer Weekend Getaways from NYC
Visit Bryant Park Film FestivalOther Attraction in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
One of the best things to do in July in New York is visiting the free Bryant Park Film Festival. In the heart of Manhattan, people gather in the summer months with blankets and chairs they’ve brought themselves to relax at the outdoor movie theater and concerts by the New York Philharmonics. Bryant Park is just under a 5 minute walk from Times Square, surrounded by tall trees, so it’s a bit secluded from the rest, but you’re still in the middle of it all: Awesome!
My tip: this is the complete guide to free summer movies in NYC.
Bryant Park Picnic PerformancesOther Events in Midtown ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
If you’re in New York this summer, be sure to add the Bryant Park Picnic Performances to your itinerary! These free concerts bring together many of the things I love about New York: great surroundings, cool events, and you’ll be among locals.
The Bryant Park Picnic Performances are part of the free concert series that happens every summer in New York.
Line-Up for July:
- July 7, 2023, 7:00 pm: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Arturo O’Farrill and Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
- July 14, 2023, 7:00 pm: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Tessa Lark + Michael Thurber
- July 21, 2023, 7:00 pm: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Magos Herrera featuring The Knights
- July 28, 2023, 7:00 pm: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Champe-Soukous Collective
Jazz at Pier 84Pier in Hell's KitchenAdd to myNY added
Every second Wednesday in July, the concert series “Jazz at Pier 84” takes place – New York and jazz are a combination that I personally like a lot. You sit at the Hudson River and the best part? It’s even free because it’s a project of Hudson River Park and the Jazz Foundation of America.
- July 12, 2023: Salongo (7:00 pm)
- July 19, 2023: Eric Person Quintet (7:00 pm)
- July 26, 2023: Dick Griffin (7:00 pm)
To get more details check out the event calendar.
Enjoy the Sunset in Long Island CityPark in Long Island CityOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
Gantry Plaza State Park is a beautiful escape right on the East River in Long Island City. The park is very beautifully laid out, with many wooden benches (also with ergonomic design) and dunes with sand and a small green space. There are apartments and small restaurants and cafes lined up on the back of the park. The piers also add a nice touch to the park as well.
It’s the perfect place to take a stroll while enjoying the Manhattan skyline across the river. Also in sight is the beautiful 59th street bridge that connects Manhattan and Queens.
New York PhilharmonicOther Art & Culture in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
The New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the US, founded back in 1842. I have seen them for the first time at the Free Concerts in the Park and was very impressed. For anyone who likes art and culture, a visit to the New York Philharmonic is a MUST!
Photo: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Experience New York like a local: Willy Wall!Cruise in Lower ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The Honorable William Wall, affectionately called “Willy Wall”, is the floating clubhouse of the Manhattan Yacht Club. The clubhouse is anchored in New York Harbor north of Ellis Island from May to October. What is so special about it? It’s definitely an insider’s spot, which not only gives you a great view of Ellis Island and of course the Statue of Liberty – you can also enjoy the sunset from here.
BEAST Speedboat RideCruise in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
Probably the most popular boat tour in New York in the summer is the fast ride on the speedboat “The Beast”. It is an extremely thrilling experience that you should not miss out on. This custom-built, 70-foot speedboat speeds in the direction of the Statue of Liberty at 45 mph! Make sure you are ready to get splashed with water because this is not an easy ride! Definitely a must for all of the adrenaline junkies out there!
Visit Little Island at Pier 54Other Attraction in Meatpacking DistrictAdd to myNY added
Not far from the Meatpacking District and the High Line, Little Island is one of the newest attractions in New York and is something very special: a park on 132 beautiful tulip-shaped concrete stilts in the Hudson River!
Besides the view, you can visit various events and art exhibitions (every day except Tuesday). Click here for the Little Island event calendar.
The Seaport CinemaOther Events in Financial DistrictAdd to myNY added
The Seaport Cinema is back! Between June and September you can watch exciting movies once a month in a great location. While watching the movie on a big screen, you can enjoy snacks and drinks. There are popcorn, pretzels and sweets, but also tater tots and chicken fingers to satisfy your small appetite. Beer and cocktails will quench your thirst.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you should arrive early to get the best seats. The motto is: first come, first served! The best thing about this event? It is FREE of charge!
- Monday, June 12, 2023: Air Bud
- Tuesday, July 25, 2023: Jaws
- Wednesday, August 16, 2023: Step Up
- Thursday, September 21, 2023: Pitch Perfect
- The Rooftop at Pier 17, 89 South Street
Shakespeare in the ParkOther Art & Culture in Upper West SideAdd to myNY added
A really great summer tradition is Shakespeare in the Park. The free event features classic plays by William Shakespeare every summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Outdoors, the play is really a great experience. The Delacorte Theater is located pretty much in the middle of Central Park next to Turtle Pond.
Celebrate National Tequila Day (July 24, 2023)Bar in East VillageOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
Celebrate National Tequila Day in one of the tequila bars of the city. My personal best-of list you find small and inconspicuous Mexican bars to hip rooftop bars where you can drink high-class and especially authentic tequila and mezcals.
My tip: These are the Best Tequila and Mezcal Bars in NYC Right Now
Every Friday once a month: Free Admission at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (July 28, 2023)Museum in Hell's KitchenAdd to myNY added
The Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum is the only floating museum in NYC. You will find a wide array of historically significant military and maritime vehicles as well as a collection of museum ships on this aircraft carrier which is docked on the Hudson River. This is great for kids and adults alike as it discusses and shows a wide variety of artifacts regarding the US military and maritime history.
Tip: Free Friday is back! During the months of April-September, you’ll get into the museum for free from 5pm-9pm! Mark your calendars for these dates:
- July 28, 2023
Walk the High LinePark in Meatpacking DistrictOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
The green terrace in the middle of Manhattan is a great experience in fine weather. The decommissioned freight rail track was once overgrown completely as it fell out of use. Based on the plants that grew there, a park was built in homage to the interesting plants that flourish in the city.
Walk from the Meatpacking District (Gansevoort Street) on the High Line towards Uptown and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Since 2014, Manhattan has been enjoying this highlight and attracts countless visitors every day.
There are many lovely cafés, galleries and great bars – and with Gallow Green one of my favorite rooftop bars in the city.
My tip: these are the best spots along the High Line for me.
Celebrate Bastille Day (July 14, 2023)Other Events in SoHoAdd to myNY added
On July 10, New York celebrates the French Independence Day. There are many events all over the city that revolve around the theme of France. Most events are free and many are family friendly as well. Enjoy French food (our tip: The Little Prince in SoHo), live music and many different street festivals spread throughout the city.
SmorgasburgFood Market in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
Smorgasburg Food Market is one of the hottest open air food markets in New York City. People come here to meet, eat, drink and enjoy the view of the Manhattan skyline on the East River Waterfront during the warmer months. Smorgasburg means “a mixture of food” and offers a huge selection of small stalls. It takes place in Central Park during all of the Summer Stage Events from May to September.
Spend some time in Little Italy, SoHo and ChinatownWalking Tour in Hudson SquareOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
Now known for their many excellent restaurants, shops and tourism, Manhattan’s SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown neighborhoods offer the most varied stories of New York City. Take a 2-hour tour with a local guide and discover hidden gems and 19th century buildings.
Spend your evening at one of the rooftops of New YorkRooftop Bar in Lower East SideOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
For me, the cloudM Rooftop Bar is one of the most beautiful rooftop bars not only in the Lower East Side, but in all of New York. It is located on the roof of the citizenM New York Bowery Hotel and offers everything that makes a good rooftop bar: a great view, beautiful design and relaxed atmosphere.
My tip: these are the best rooftop bars in NYC.
Bronx Night MarketOther Events in BronxAdd to myNY added
The Bronx Night Market is one of the best places to find foods that celebrate New York City’s most northern borough. Each spring, this event supports the Bronx’s food scene by offering world-class events that are affordable. Be ready to celebrate cuisine and culture, as it represents NYC’s diverse offerings and encourages people from all around the city to experience this borough.
You’ll find just about every type of food, from ice cream, latkes, and pastries, to tamales, soul food, and vegan options. There are also other types of local merchants and live entertainment.
The dates for 2023:
- June 24
- July 29
- August 26
- September 30
- October 28
Manhattanhenge (July 11 + 12, 2023)Other Events in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
Twice a year, the sun sets at a specific angle. The streets and avenues of New York are set up as a grid. During this time, the sun will align perfectly in between the skyscrapers. This phenomenon is called Manhattanhenge and can be observed in May and July. Do not miss out on this one. What’s even just as astonishing is how many people show up and take pictures of this special occasion.
According to Farmers Almanac these are the exact dates:
- July 11, 2023: 8:20 pm (full sun)
- July 12, 2023: 8:21 pm (half sun)
Head over to Governors IslandOther Attraction in Outside of New York CityAdd to myNY added
The car-free island offers so much for young and old that you must have seen it for yourself. With everything from historical military buildings to awesome bike paths and even public hammocks, the island offers a variety of activities that are especially interesting when the weather becomes a little nicer! This is definitely one of the nicest things to do in July in NYC.
Enjoy really cool waterfront restaurantsSea Food Restaurant in TribecaOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
Visit this celebrated oyster bar aboard the historic wooden schooner, Sherman Zwicker right on the Hudson River. Hudson River Park was able to set up a pretty sweet deal for the Grand Banks, which now has a row of tables for two running along the south side of the pier. By doing so, they are now able to serve drinks within that space.
This is my favorite spot in New York City!
Spend the day in one of the best museums of NYCMuseum in Upper West SideAdd to myNY added
The season is perfect for a museum visit to New York, and the Big Apple really doesn’t lack choices. After the theatrical release of “The Night of Museum” series, (The first movie took place in the New York Museum of Natural History) you really feel like going to the place of the event? In the footsteps of dinosaurs, aborigines and many other historical creatures, the Natural History Museum on Central Park West is always a good idea for a museum outing.
My tip: These are the 36 Best Museums in NYC
Enjoy a summer night in one of the amazing bars and clubs on Bleecker StreetOther Attraction in Greenwich VillageAdd to myNY added
Bleecker Street is a pleasant change from the turbulent Herald Square or 5th Avenue. It is considered one of the best shopping streets in the world. Why? There are many small and hip designer stores, record stores and second hand stores and lesser known retail brands.
Fotografiska NYC: Visit one of the best art exhibitions in townMuseum in GramercyAdd to myNY added
Fotografiska New York is a wonderful museum in NYC for all art and especially photo art enthusiasts. Originally founded in Stockholm in 2010, the museum also exists in Tallinn (Estonia) and since 2019 in New York. It is located in a beautiful building from 1892 and extends over 6 floors. In addition to changing exhibitions, there is a restaurant and cocktail bar to round out your visit.
Spend a Day at the BeachOther Attraction in Coney Island & Brighton BeachAdd to myNY added
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and spend a relaxing day on Brighton Beach in Coney Island. If you don’t want to be in Coney Island, you can also check out some of our favorite beaches in New York here.
Summer on the HudsonOther Events in Upper West SideAdd to myNY added
Summer on the Hudson is Riverside Park & West Harlem Piers Park’s annual outdoor arts and culture festival. Between 59th and 153rd Streets on the Hudson River, you can experience live DJs, exhibits, special shows for kids, and of course, the outdoor movies. And the best part? All the events are free!
South Beach Staten IslandPark in Staten IslandAdd to myNY added
South Beach Staten Island is a gorgeous beach that invites you to relax and take a walk. Why fly all the way to Miami when you can find a South Beach on Staten Island? The wooden beach promenade is about 1.5 miles long and is the fourth longest in the world. From here, there is a beautiful view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. On the boardwalk, there are bocce and picnic areas, as well as other sports facilities. The beach area is really beautiful and absolutely worthwhile.
Chinatown Ice Cream FactoryIce Cream in ChinatownAdd to myNY added
One of our favorite things to do in Chinatown NYC is grabbing an ice cream from here and stroll through the busy streets. With amazing flavors and many unique ones at that, this is a must-try! The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory offers some of the most unique ice cream flavors in New York City!
My tip: check out our 30+ best ice cream shops in New York.
Harlem Meer Performance Festival (July 16 to August 20, 2023)Other Art & Culture in Harlem & Washington HeightsAdd to myNY added
Every Sunday during the summer months of July and August, the Harlem Meer Performance Festival is held. It is a free event held at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (elevation 110th Street and 5th Avenue). The Harlem Meer Performance Festival was founded in 1993 to celebrate the restoration of the Harlem Meer and the surrounding 225 acres above 96th Street.
This year, you can experience the Harlem Meer Performance Festival from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Sunday from July 16 to August 20, 2023.
Cool off on a jet skiOther Tours in Outside of New York CityAdd to myNY added
If you take a jet ski tour, you will be guided along many of New York’s famous landmarks. A guide is always there and brings you to the spots where you have the best view. The jet skis can go really fast (up to 55 mph) and you just cruise through the water. It’s fun, and action is definitely guaranteed. Just make sure to be careful. There are several providers of these tours, take a look at Sea the City Jet Ski, Jetty Jumpers or Rockaway Jetski!
Celebrate 4th of July in NYCOther Events in Midtown ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
4th of July is one of the most important holidays in the USA and is a big deal here in New York City. Independence Day is the celebration of the United States as a free and independent nation. This day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a great day to have a BBQ and celebrate America’s Birthday.
If there’s one fireworks show to see when you visit New York City, it’s the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show. One of the most iconic fireworks displays in the United States, this is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Want to read more? This is our ultimate Guide to 4th of July in New York.
Music on the Green with Carnegie Hall at Madison Square ParkPark in Flatiron DistrictOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, Music on the Green is a free concert series inspired by Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest that brings artists from the Hall’s Ensemble Connect to reflect on the themes of the exhibition. The concerts are usually held every Wednesday from beginning of July through August on the Oval Lawn.
Here you can find more details.
Info: Not confirmed, yet!
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The Weather in New York in July
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Is July a good time to visit New York?
July is definitely a good time to visit New York! Although it can get really hot during the summer months, you have endless possibilities to have a great time in the Big Apple. You can enjoy one of the FREE concerts of the Summer Stage Festival, go kayaking on the Hudson River or celebrate the 4th of July.
What happens in New York in July?
There’s a lot happening in New York in July! The 4th of July is the American Independence Day, which is celebrated all over the country. The Summer Stage Festival takes place in the various parks of the city and the Bryant Park Picnic Performances are also a well-attended event every year.
What to do in NYC when it is really hot?
In the summer, NYC can get very hot. So you should rather take it easy. Have a picnic in Central Park or take a cruise to see the Manhattan skyline from the water. If you prefer to stay in air-conditioned buildings, you can go to one of the museums, for example.
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