In the Know

When you travel to New York this, summer we invite you to enjoy the many events and attractions that make the city so exciting. Our convenient midtown Manhattan location puts everything within reach, and we’re pleased to share our local knowledge so you can experience authentic sights, sounds and flavors of New York.

SummerStage Festival – Citywide in Select Parks

Through September

Since 1986, Central Park SummerStage has been a sure bet for great live music in a picturesque alfresco setting — for free. The offerings of the annual outdoor concert series span all genres: past performers over the years have included Taj Mahal, Dinosaur Jr., Joni Mitchell and Q-Tip. There’s also a SummerStage Kids series that runs from June to August and features artists from around the world performing music, dance, circus acts, spoken word and more for the little ones. The lawn fills quickly, so arrive early. Rain or shine.

Details: centralpark.com/guide/activities/concerts/summerstage-festival.html

Lincoln Center Festival

July 20 – August 10

Enjoy longstanding favorites and discover something new when Out of Doors brings three jam-packed weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word to the plazas of Lincoln Center. And it’s absolutely FREE!

Details: lincolncenter.org

Summer Streets

Saturdays in August

Between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., the sounds of honking horns and idling engines will be replaced with contented sighs and the cling-cling of bicycle bells on select streets throughout the City. From the Brooklyn Bridge to mid-Central Park, Park Avenue and connecting streets will be closed to traffic and open to the public for anything from biking to strolling to dancing. Revel in Summer Streets events and the freedom to walk right down the middle of Park Avenue.

US Open Tennis – USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

August 25­–September 8

It’s the final Grand Slam tournament of the year. The one that makes or breaks seasons, and sometimes careers. The US Open is an iconic event in American sports, rivaled only by the Masters, the World Series and the Super Bowl. No matter how the tournament nets out, it’s always fun to watch it unfold.

Details: usopen.org

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – Flushing Meadows Corona Park

August 9–10

In celebration of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, more than 120 dragon boat teams converge on Meadows Lake for two days of competition in one of America’s largest dragon boat festivals. Take in the spectacle on the water and enjoy a wide array of international music, martial arts, crafts, dance and cuisine. Free admission. Rain or shine.

Details: hkdbf-ny.org

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