I think…the warm weather is here to stay. Whew, I said it. Couldn’t wait for that moment, you know the one where you really really feel safe putting your winter jacket away for the season, and brandishing sentences around like, “the warm weather is here to stay,” without fear of getting jinxed. YOU CAN’T BE TOO CAREFUL AROUND THESE PARTS.
In honor of the hot weather (I’m not complaining), I’ve created your very own New York City Summer Bucket List. A compilation of those “get em while they’re hot” events, mixed with the iconic NYC outdoor to-dos, this list will act as your summer Bible:
New York City Summer Bucket List:
*Original post May 2015, updated May 2017
Food Fairs & Festivals:
Taste of Times Square – June 5
Egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas – June 18
Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest – July 4
Street Fairs – (see which ones are happening weekly on my blog)
Music & Arts Events:
Governor’s Ball – June 2-4
Outdoor fest – June 3-12
Museum mile festival – June 13
Gay Pride Parade – June 16-25
The Mermaid Parade – June 17
Panorama Music Festival – July 28-30
Brooklyn Night Bazaar – on the beach!
Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden
Outdoor Summer Activities:
Manhattanhenge – May 29-30 & July 12-13
Belmont Stakes – June 8-10
Jazz Age Lawn Party – June 10-11 and August 26-27
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks – July 4 (Obvs.)
City of Water Day – July 15
Harlem Week – July 30 – August 26
2017 US Open – August 21 – September 13
Bryant Park lawn events
Other great parts of summer? Central Park picnics, walks across the Brooklyn Bridge and general outdoor time. Enjoy every minute of it!
What did I miss? Let me know in the comments section or on Twitter @maryinmanhattan. I will continue to add to this list!