NYC Events, Summer Concerts in Central Park

Top 7 Summer Events in NYC

From craft beer to fine art, these top 7 summer NYC events have something to interest every visitor!

Summer in the city! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting New York City during the summer, consider attending one of these Top 7  NYC events.

Park Lane Hotel is located near the venues for these and other events, so it’s easy to enjoy them during a stay at our Central Park hotel!                               

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
June 10 through June 11, 2017
Madison Square Park
You might not associate NYC with the country’s best barbecue, but for these two days, the best pitmasters from all over the U.S. come to the city to show off their skills and take part in this hugely popular event that takes place in Madison Square Park. This is the 15th anniversary of the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, and it draws bigger crowds every year. You can avoid the long lines by purchasing a Fast Past for $150 which includes $125 food and beverage credit and the right for you and one guest to skip the lines! Come hungry!

Museum Mile Festival
June 13, 2017
Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools - only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art. – Jerry Saltz
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. museums holding some of the best art collections in the world will swing open their doors and offer free admission during the Museum Mile Festival. Participating in the NYC event are The Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Museum of the City of New York, The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more! Thirty-nine blocks will be closed to vehicle traffic so attendees can stroll the streets, enjoy live music, Art-in-the-Street activities for kids, and much more!

NYC Craft Beer Festival
June 24, 2017
Metropolitan Pavilion
Such is the popularity of this NYC event that organizers have to hold two sessions to accommodate the many who want to come and sample more than 150 craft beers, munch on amazingly delicious food, and enjoy the music! Your ticket covers it all! Check out the exciting bartender competition while you’re there to see which drink master has the most flair! General admission is $45, and VIP tickets are $85. VIP tickets get you an extra hour of tastings and access to some special brews not available to general admission ticket holders!

Macy’s Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2017
Macy’s knows how to celebrate the holidays, and we’re not just talking about that parade they put on in late November! Just like they do for the parade, they pull out all the stops for their Fourth of July Celebration as well! In addition to one of the most impressive fireworks displays in the country, the event also includes live music from several artists and an exciting performance by talented West Point Glee Club! Happy birthday, America!

Fast Fact:  Macy’s Fourth of July Celebration will let off 60,000 shells in about 30 minutes!

Dragon Boat Festival
August 12 through August 13, 2017
Flushing Meadows Park
This marks the 27th year that the Dragon Boat Festival has graced Flushing Meadows Park, and thousands come to see the colorful boats, watch the exciting races, and enjoy the traditional music and dance performances that take place on the Main Stage. If you’re coming to see the races, they take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, with the championship race occurring on Sunday. The NY event is free and open to the public, and it takes place rain or shine!

U.S. Open Tennis
August 28 through September 10, 2017
This prestigious NYC event draws tennis fans from around the world who come to see the world’s best players compete in what is the final tournament of tennis’ Grand Slam. The other competitions that make up the Grand Slam are the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. Tickets are available on the event website, and you can buy tickets to individual matches, ticket plans that cover the entire event, or splurge for a luxury suite.

Fast Fact: The trophy for the U.S. Open is designed by Tiffany & Co.

Free Summer Concerts in Central Park
Throughout the summer
Central Park turns into a concert venue and hosts dozens of performances! From the GMA Summer Concert Series to Naumburg Orchestral Performances, there is something to interest every visitor! Read more about the free summer concerts in Central Park, and see what’s happening during your stay at our NYC hotel! You can also take a moment to browse these NYC events FAQs

Park Lane Hotel also has a number of summer special offers to make it even more enticing to stay at our iconic NYC hotel!

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