The Best NYC Outdoor Events Happening This Summer

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Now that it’s officially summer, we can truly celebrate all the fun things this time of year has to offer — like casual day drinking, sitting by the pool in a killer suit, or enjoying all those extra hours of sunlight. Today on TTS, we’re giving you a few ideas on how you can soak up the sun this summer by checking out a few outdoor events in NYC. Read on for some ways to enjoy the warmer months.

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As Pride Month comes to a close, NYC is gearing up for the 47th Pride March supporting the LGBT+ community. Whether you’re a member of the community or an ally, the march is a great way to celebrate individuality and recognize civil rights. Can’t make the march? Show your support by chowing down on some of these colorful unicorn eats.

When: June 25

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The Fourth of July wouldn’t be the same without its infamous fireworks. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks light up the city from all sides of the river every year, and trust us — it’s a can’t-miss attraction.

When: July 4th

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The Grand Bazaar Ice Cream Blizzard is a one-day outdoor market centered around (what else?) ice cream. They’ll be offering an array of artisanal ice cream, AKA a million ways to beat the heat.

When: July 16

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Being a pedestrian in NYC can be annoying, namely because of the traffic. Every year in August, however, seven miles of the city are shut down and open to the public to walk, bike, and enjoy summer activities at Summer Streets. The outdoor event is inspired by similar events that happen around the world in countries like Colombia, France, and the UK.

When: August 5th, 12th, and 19th

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Get your sweat on outdoors this summer with The Sweat Sessions, a series brought to you by Wellth Co. and The Meatpacking District. Each session features a buzzy NYC studio such as Bari, Liftonic, and Uplift. Classes are held on Tuesday nights through August, so you can stay fit all summer long.

When: Now – August

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It may not be #TGIT season, but you can get your dose of Thursday entertainment outdoors this summer with Rooftop Reds’ Wine, Pizza, Movie Nights. Happening through September, the Brooklyn rooftop winery is serving up classic films including Clueless, Jurassic Park, and Back To The Future.

When: Now – September 14th

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NYC is such a hub for musicians, and while there are plenty of great festivals happening throughout the summer, arguably one of the greatest gifts to our community are the Summerstage concerts. Hosted by the City Parks Foundation, Summerstage brings live music all across the city nearly every night of the week. This year, you’ll see everything from smaller folk acts to opera to indie staples like Regina Spektor and Yo La Tengo.

When: Now – September 22

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Before summer ends, kick off your shoes and dig your toes into the earth, because Bryant Park’s Barefoot Ball is going down. Depending on the type of ticket you purchase, you’ll get access to a beer and wine open bar, access to some of the best NYC food eateries and see live performances — you know, from artists like DJ Grandmaster Flash. The party goes way into the evening so tell your friends your Wednesday is already booked.

When:  July 26th

Written by Kirby Kelly

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