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NYC August 2018 Summer Things To Do In New York City

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NYC August 2018 Summer Things To Do In New York City

NYC August 2018 Things To Do In New York City

NYC August 2018 Edition: Things to do in NYC – We’ve curated a list of over 50 things to do in NYC August 2018 to feel like a New Yorker in NYC August 2018 just for our special guests at The Leo House. We have guests coming to stay with us from around the world and they want to see the sights and feel at home in the Big Apple. If you want to feel like a local and see some of the sights that only New Yorkers would know about, try visiting some of these lesser-known and exclusive hotspots around this great city.

NYC August 2018 Summer Things To Do In New York City:

  1. Enjoy a something good to eat-
    1. CAMP COOKIE DŌ Pop-Up – Enjoy a summer camp-themed summer experience and desserts like the Campfire Sundae now through Sept. (Sunday – Thursday 12PM-10PM, Friday – Saturday 12PM-11PM)
      62 Spring St. New York, NY 10012 | (646) 438-9172
    2. Pondicheri– Enjoy the most unique ice cream filled with healthy ingredients like ginger, pumpkin seeds, moringa mint, avocado and more! Try out various flavors like Papaya Orange or Chocolate Chili Cookie Dough in a hibiscus rose cone.
      15 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 | 646-878-4375

      campfire-sundae-camp-cookie-do

      Campfire Sundae, Camp Cookie Do

       

  2. See a Show-
    1. See Free Shakespeare in Central Park– Courtesy of Public Theatre, shows are held at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park at 8pm. Free tickets are distributed at the Delacorte Theatre at 12PM. Be sure to have your Patron ID with you to get your tickets. Arrive early to secure your space in line for tickets. To learn how to get free digital tickets, click here.
    2. See a Magic Show- Playing until August 19th, In & Of Itself is produced by Neil Patrick Harris and is highly recommended by TimeOut New York, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly and more. Tickets range in price and shows are held nearly everyday. For more information about In & Of Itself, click here.
    3. See Lincoln Center Out of Doors through August 12th- Free world-class music, dance, film and more are featured at Damrosch Park at West 62nd Street.
    4. Pretty Woman on Broadway– Just opened July 20th! Nederlander Theatre, 208 West 41st St., NYC, NY 10036

      Public Theatre Shakespeare-in-the-Park

      Public Theatre’s Free Shakespeare in Central Park

       

  3. Visit a 10 Tiki Bar for Summer Vibes-
    1. The Polynesian– 400 West 42nd St., NYC, NY 10036
    2. The Broken Shaker– 23 Lexington Ave, NYC, NY 10010
    3. Reunion Surf Bar– 357 West 44th Street, NYC, NY 10036
    4. Playa Betty’s– 320 Amsterdam Ave, NYC, NY 10023
    5. Diamond Reef– 1057 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
    6. Mother of Pearl– 95 Ave A, NYC, NY 10009
    7. Otto’s Shrunken Head– 538 East 14th St., NYC, NY 10009
    8. Super Power– 722 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
    9. Zombie Hut– 273 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
    10. The Rusty Knot– 425 West St., NYC, NY 10014

      Tiki Bar Zombie Hut NYC

      Image: Zombie Hut NYC

       

  4. Visit a Rooftop Bar to see the sights-
    1. Check out over 28 NYC bar options from PureWow to relax and view unbelievable sights on a NYC rooftop.
    2. Here is another list of some of the coolest NYC rooftop bar options from Refinery29.
      NYC Rooftop Bars

      Image: Roof at Park South

       

  5. Go on a Boat Ride
    You can experience incredible views of the New York Skyline, Statue of Liberty, Governors Island and more on these free or inexpensive boatrides!
  6. Visit a Floating Restaurant-
    1. Hudson’s– Pier 81 @ W 41st St and 12th Ave, NYC, NY 10036
    2. Grand Banks– Pier 25, Hudson River Park, NYC, NY 10013
    3. North River Lobster Company– Pier 81 @ W 41st St and 12th Ave, NYC, NY 10036
      Grand Banks NYC

      Image: Grand Banks NYC

       

  7. Go on a Walking Tour of NYC
    Pay-what-you-wish to see sights of NYC. Choose a morning or evening tour if you want to avoid the hottest hours of the day.
  8. Visit a Festival-
    1. Summer Streets Festival– Modeled from other street events around the world in London, France and Columbia, all age levels can enjoy salsa dancing, giant inflatable water rides and zip-lining. What more could you ask for? Held 7am – 1pm along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street on August 4th, 11th and 18th.
    2. Blues BBQ Festival– Visit Pier 97 at Hudson River Park on Aug. 18th for a free day of delicious barbeque and great music.
    3. Charlie Parker Jazz Festival– A free celebration of music and individuality from August 23-26th with locations at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan.
    4. Jazz Age Lawn Party– A prohibition era inspired gathering happening August 25-26th at held at Governors Island. Tickets range in price.
    5. Battle of the Burger– Visit Summer’s juiciest party where you can taste food from NYC’s most well-known burger-makers. Held by TimeOut NYC on August 16th 5:30-10pm at LIC Landing in Queens. Tickets are $55-$75.

      Summer Streets NYC

      Image: Summer Streets NYC

       

  9. See An Exhibit-
    1. Color Factory– From Aug. 20th – Sept. 30th, this traveling art exhibition will pump up your instagram account and help you appreciate the fun and joyfulness of being surrounded by vibrant colors in artful spaces with scratch-and-sniff walls, full-room ball pits, a confetti room and more. 251 Spring St., NYC, NY 10013.

      Color Factory NYC

      Color Factory NYC, Image: Business Insider

Most importantly, we hope you enjoy your stay in NYC and we hope this guide is helpful in helping you plan your itinerary. We encourage you to take advantage of the many unique things to do in NYC in August 2018. For the wonderful suggestions from around NYC, we would love to thank PureWow, Free Tours by Foot and TimeOut NYC.

You may also be interested in our 2017 edition of the article, 2017 Summer Things to do in NYC.

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