- By kevin
- On Jun 19, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
With our New York guide tours to visit the city,or drive to look around by yourself.Free things to do in New York in Summer are everywhere,every day and every night!Kids,adults,outdoors,indoors,active,lazy…you name it!Free summer activities in NYC include concerts,movies,sports and fitness,arts and culture,museums,tours.
Free Summer Concerts and Music
Just about every park in every NYC borough hosts dozens of free outdoor concerts throughout the summer.The more popular free summer concerts include Central Park SummerStage and NY Philharmonic in the Park.
If you want to see today’s hottest pop superstars,and are able to brave long lines and early wake up times,then the Today Show Summer Concert Series or Good Morning America Summer Concert Series might be for you,both every Friday morning from May to August.
For dozens more free concerts check the NYC Parks guide to Free Outdoor Concerts in NYC and also check all the local neighborhood sites,such as Union Square,Meatpacking District,Tribeca,Battery Park City and Governors Island.
Free Summer Movies in NYC
Watching a movie under the stars is a great thing to do in summer just about anywhere.But in NYC,we throw in a view of the Brooklyn Bridge or NYC Skyline,the sound of the water lapping,the scenery of Central Park or just the fact that you’re on the Flight Deck of a war ship!
Each free summer outdoor movie festival has it’s own theme,allowing you watch classics,kid-friendly films or the latest blockbusters.
*Bryant Park Film Festival–Classic Movies,Mondays
*Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series–Tuesdays(and Fri of Memorial Day Weekend).Family friendly Sea,Air and Space themed movies(Note:Movies are FREE,entry to the museum is not)
*Central Park Film Festival–theme varies by year
*Riverflicks FREE Movies in Hudson River Park–Wed Adults,Fri Kids,mix of recent blockbusters and classics
*South Street Seaport FRONT/ROW Cinema–theme varies by year
*Brooklyn Bridge Park–Movies With A View–varies
NYC Free Tours All Summer
New York walking tours are offered free by almost every neighborhood organization in Manhattan.As you know,New Yorkers LOVE to brag…especially about how much we love our City…so why not take advantage of those who want to brag to you?
The summer is an especially great time to explore every nook and cranny of NYC outdoors,and on foot.There likely isn’t an inch of NYC you can’t cover on a Free New York City Walking Tour,so feel free to find your guide to Central Park,Lower Manhattan,Greenwich Village,Times Square,Movie and TV locations,Wall Street,Lower East Side,NY Public Library,Grand Central Station…and more!