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Your Calendar for New York’s Best Summer Events

Are you planning a New York getaway this summer? Or maybe you’re a New Yorker looking for the latest information on the best summer events in the city? Whatever you need, the Royalton New York Hotel is here to help.


We’ve put together a selection of our favorite and the most popular events happening this season. Most of the events are free, but there are some that come at a price, hoever, they’re well worth it!


Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park

May-September, 2018
Riverside Park from 59th Street to 153rd Street.
Free admission


Shakespeare in the Park

May 29-June 24, 2018 and July 17-August 19, 2018
Delacorte Theater at 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023, USA
Free admission



June 2-August 26, 2018
Various parks in New York City
Suggested admission $5. Benefit Concerts have an extra cost.


The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

June 11-29, 2018
Various parks in New York City
Free admission


New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

June 12-17, 2018
Various parks in New York City
Free admission


NYC Pride

June 14-24
Various locations in New York City
Ticket prices vary



Jazz Age Lawn Party

June 16-17 & August 25 -26 2018
Governors Island
Tickets from $35 to $300 (plus fee and sales tax)


Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

June 18-August 20, 2018
Bryant Park
Free admission



June 30-July 1, 2018 from 12pm to 9:30pm
Governors Island
Tickets $115 per day


Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival

July 12-August 12, 2018
Lincoln Center at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA
Ticket prices vary


We hope that this calendar of summer events has convinced you to pack your lightest clothes and fly to NYC to stay at the Royalton New York Hotel. If you’re a local planning on a staycation, go to as many events as possible and enjoy everything that this amazing city has to offer.