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Top 5 Things to Do in NYC During Summer

From outdoor movies and concerts to dance parties and art installations, there’s plenty of summertime Things to do in NYC near Park Lane Hotel.

New York City is a visitor’s playground year-round, but summer is an especially energizing time. From free movies and concerts to art festivals and dance parties, there’s no shortage of things to do in NYC on a summertime trip.

Make the most of a visit to NYC by enjoying these top 5 summer New York activities:

1. Warm Up Through Dance at MoMA PS1
MoMA’s annual PS1 Warm Up party series is a top New York City Activity during summer. Attendees drink beer, view modern art, and dance underneath a large-scale outdoor installation. The musical lineup at these seasonal events is always outstanding. In previous years, Questlove, Afrika Bambaataa, Danny Krivit, Francois K and LCD Soundsystem have performed. Reserve any summer Saturday afternoon in NYC for this soiree and you won’t regret it.

The musical lineup at these seasonal events is always outstanding. In previous years, Questlove, Afrika Bambaataa, Danny Krivit, Francois K and LCD Soundsystem have performed.

2. See a Show at SummerStage
Free shows in the park during summer are part of normal life for many NYC residents. Tourists love to join in these quintessential experiences that showcase incredible local talent in amazing settings. Central Park is often the locale of choice for outdoor summertime concerts and SummerStage is one of the most popular events to take place in the great urban green space. SummerStage is New York’s largest free festival for the performing arts and along with Central Park’s Mainstage, various park venues throughout the city host concerts for this musical celebration. Attend SummerStage and enjoy jazz, classical, hip-hop and indie rock music as well as some comedy acts.

3. Witness Real-Time Graffiti at the Bushwick Collective Block Party
Some of Brooklyn’s best street artists come together for a Bushwick street takeover in Brooklyn every summer. Armed with favorite food trucks, they create on-the-spot Instagram-worth graffiti while local rock and hip-hop artists provide beats in the background to get the whole occasion pumping.

Young woman in vintage dress walking through NYC in summer.
Summer is a great time to explore all New York City has to offer. 

4. Lindy Hop at NYC’s Jazz Age Lawn Party
Throw on your Daisy Buchanan or Gatsby attire if you have it, or hit one of New York City’s vintage stores for some throw-back duds, and get dancing at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. This ‘20s-themed, old-timey fete fills the summer air with songs from the Dreamland Orchestra and Michael Arnella. Complimentary dance classes and cocktails are flowing and there’s a Charleston contest you don’t want to miss.

5. Rooftop Cinema Club
Rooftop Cinema Club’s outdoor film series pairs beloved movies with spirits and spectacular views of Manhattan sunsets.

These are just a few of the NYC things to do during a summertime stay at Park Lane Hotel. Contact our hotel staff if you need help planning the perfect NYC summer experience.

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