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Get Ready For Summer In The City

Our followers near and far constantly asking us for New York City recommendations.

While we are starting to roll out our #SNEats series on Instagram, we know you’ll appreciate activity guides too! First up, Summer in the City.

While the weather is giving us a little taste of summer now, we’re already planning out how we want to spend our favorite season. Here’s our guide to some of the best things to do in New York City that we wish could be all year round. Check them out and put them straight into your cal!


Frieze Art Fair May 3 – May 7

Randall’s Island turns into the epicenter of the art world for Frieze Art Fair. Over 200 international galleries come to show their latest pieces and it’s an incredibly display of talent and culture from all over the world all in one place. This year, expect to see new and emerging artists as well as a ton of works done in virtual reality.   


SummerStage Concerts – Starts May 19th

SummerStage is an outdoor concert event where you can hear your favorite bands and performers throughout the city, all summer long. SummerStage puts on over 100 performances throughout the season, so check back and see the lineup when it’s announced. It should be soon!


Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic – June 1

Never been to a polo match? No problem. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is a cultural phenomenon where you get to dress up, drink champagne and of course, watch some polo. Even if polo is not your thing, it’s always a good time. Trust us on this one.


Governors Ball – May 31 – June 2

Governors Ball aka Gov Ball is a multi-day, big-tent music festival like Coachella, but better because it’s close by in New York City.  Expect to see an eclectic mix of talent ranging from Tyler, The Creator to Kasey Musgraves and everything in between. Make your way through the 4 stages for other attractions like only-in-NYC food trucks, interactive photo booths, life-size board games and more.


Shakespeare In The Park  – Starts May 29, runs every Saturday through August 11

Shakespeare in the Park is a summer must-do, even if you’re not big on the classics. The production is put on by the famed Public Theater (also known for Hamilton, just saying) and it’s held at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The best part? It’s free. Also, if you need more convincing, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and Denzel Washington have been known to get on stage and perform, too.


World Pride – June 23 – 30

Pride is always a big deal in New York, but this year it’s going to be the biggest Pride celebration in the world, quite literally named World Pride. This year, the festivities include the 50th anniversary of Pride, so events will be over the top and better than ever. Pride Week is officially at the end of the month, but we know people will be celebrating for all of June with events, exhibits, parties, rallies and more.

Cover photo via: Smithsonian Magazine

By SN Edit

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