There’s nothing quite like summer in NYC. Shakespeare in the Park, Yankees and Mets games, Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City, NYC Pride - the list goes on and on. If you haven’t checked out our 10 Things to Do this Summer in NYC 2023, we suggest you do that first, because here we’re breaking down all the NYC summer events still to come. From Summer Streets to the Feast of San Gennaro (and everything in between), here are the best late summer events to add to your trip itinerary.
Aug. 19 (Manhattan) and Aug. 26, 2023 (Brooklyn and The Bronx)
The annual summer celebration of New York City's streets takes place in all five boroughs on select Saturdays. From 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., city-goers have free access to streets to play, walk, and bike, in hopes that the citywide initiative further encourages New Yorkers to seek more sustainable forms of transportation. What’s more, is that Citi Bike (NYC’s public bicycle sharing system) is offering a limited number of complimentary day passes on Summer Streets days. There are still Summer Streets dates yet to come, including Aug. 19 in Manhattan and Aug. 26 in Brooklyn and The Bronx.
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Aug. 25 - 27, 2023
New York’s annual festival celebrating the eponymous late saxophonist returns for its 31st year this summer. The free three-day Charlie Parker Jazz Festival brings together veteran and future jazz sensations alike to reflect on the influential artist’s musical individuality and genius. Join in the celebration of live jazz in the NYC neighborhoods where the world-renowned musician lived and worked, including Harlem’s historic Marcus Garvey Park and East Village’s Tompkins Square Park. This year, expect jazz artists Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band ft. Dianne Reeves and T.K. Blue, The Cookers and Endea Owens and The Cookout, and Charles McPherson and the Vincent Herring Septet.
Sept. 4, 2023
Make the last long weekend of summer 2023 a memorable one. There’s the final days of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2023 Summer HD Festival, US Open Tennis Championships, and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, but Labor Day weekend is also the preamble for Black Friday. It’s a great time of year to find end-of-season deals as the city transitions to fall. Check out our Midtown Manhattan Shopping Guide for where to go for a first-rate shopping experience in the cosmopolitan neighborhood. Scout neighborhood restaurants for deals too. Visit OpenTable and look for lunch and dinner specials on Labor Day.
New York City Broadway Week
Sept. 4 - 17, 2023
See Broadway on a budget during NYC Broadway Week. Get two-for-one tickets to some of the best shows on stage right now. The full Broadway Week lineup (and tickets) is set to be released Aug. 15. Stop by our Concierge, we are happy to book your show.
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New York Fashion Week
Sept. 7 - 13, 2023
The most fashionable people in the world come to the city for New York Fashion Week, a semi-annual series (the other NYFW being held in February) showcasing international fashion collections. Alongside London, Paris, and Milan, NYFW is regarded as one of the “Big Four” - one of the most major fashion weeks in the world! The NYFW 2023 schedule is out and includes shows by Proenza Schouler, Badgley Mischka, and The Blonds.
The Armory Show
Sept. 8 - 10, 2023
NYC’s premier art festival comes to the Javits Center in Hell’s Kitchen for its annual presentation of the world’s leading international contemporary and modern art galleries. Over 225 galleries from more than 35 countries will be at the 2023 iteration of The Armory Show, along with exciting programming like talks, presentations, a symposium, and citywide large-scale and interactive artworks in NYC’s public spaces. Get your tickets in advance.
Sept. 11 Commemoration
For those looking to take action and take part in the 22nd anniversary commemoration, check out our Sept. 11 Commemoration Guide. There’s remembrance events like the annual commemoration, St. Paul’s Chapel Bell Toll, and ‘Tribute in Light’. Of course, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is always a somber site to be with others. If you want to do more than reflect, consider donating to ongoing 9/11 charities like the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund or the FDNY Foundation.
Feast of San Gennaro
Sept. 14 - 24, 2023
Celebrating all things Italia, the annual Feast of San Gennaro (pictured above) includes colorful parades, live music, and all the Italian food you can stomach. Little Italy goes all-out for the affair, with cannoli eating and meatball eating competitions and tons of free entertainment celebrating the life of San Gennaro of Naples (but really, it’s all about the food!). This year’s feast will be Grand Marshalled by actress Kathrine Narducci, who you may recognise from shows like Euphoria, Godfather of Harlem, and The Sopranos.
More NYC events still to come this summer:
- Metropolitan Opera’s 2023 Summer HD Festival, Aug. 25 - Sept. 4, 2023; at Lincoln Center
- US Open Tennis Championships, Aug 28 - Sept. 10, 2023; at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens
- NYC Unicycle Festival, Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2023; events held at select locations throughout the city
- Electric Zoo Festival, Sept. 1 - 3, 2023; an EDM festival at Randall’s Island Park between East Harlem, the South Bronx, and Astoria, Queens
- Hester Street Fair, Sept. 2 - 3, 2023; at the Seaport in Manhattan at Pier 17 (89 South Street)
- Richmond County Fair, Sept. 2 - 4, 2023; at Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island
- Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Sept. 2 - 4 and Sept. 9 - 10, 2023; at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village
- West Indian Day Parade, Sept. 4, 2023; in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Stay tuned for The Manhattan Club’s NYC Fall 2023 Events Calendar for a deeper look at events like the New York Film Festival and NYC Wine and Food Festival.
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