Hot town, summer in the city, back of your neck’s getting dirty and gritty, but you LOVE IT!
Because summer in the New York City means: the opening of the High Line, rooftop bars,
beach houses, beer halls, lobster rolls, outdoor concerts, popsicles, sunglasses, songs of
the summer, McCarren pool parties, BBQs, boozy brunches, picnics, fireworks, flip-flops,
ice-cream, short skirts, Sheep’s Meadow, surfing, clambakes, sailing and - for many of us -
Here’s to Summer ’09!
Jess’s Ultimate Summer Playlist
“Ice Cream” New Young Pony Club quot;The Beast” Angus and Julia Stone
“Fernando Pando” Virgins quot;Hard to Live in the City” Albert Hammond Jr.
“Heads Will Roll” Yeah Yeah Yeahs quot;Skinny Love” Bon Iver
“Cleveland is the Reason” Kid Cudi “Heart It Races” Architecture in Helsinki
“The Jimmy Choos” Chester French “Time to Pretend” MGMT
“The Girls” Calvin Harris “The Opposite of Hallelujah” Jens Lekman
“Champion” The Cool Kids “Manner to Act” Ra Ra Riot
“Getting Down” The Kills “Happy Days Skiffle” Nu Skiffle Brigade
“One Thousand Times” Flight Crash Companion “I Can’t Be What You Want” The Hymns
“I'm Amazed” My Morning Jacket “The Next Time Around” Little Joy
“Lips Like Sugar” Echo & the Bunnyman “Tunnelvision” Here We Go Magic
“We are Okay” Joshua Radin “5 Years Time” Noah and the Whale
“Be Still My Heart” The Postal Service “That Beep” Architecture in Helsinki
quot;Car Crash” She's Spanish, I'm American “Some Are Lakes” Land of Talk
quot;Bad Skin Day” Bell x1 “Heaven” Ssion
675 Hudson; 212-699-2410
After completely overhauling the Level V space, 675 Bar has a whole new vibe. Capitalizing on blue-collar
chic, they’ve got a bowling alley, vintage wallpaper, and an arcade. And there’s no more bottle service!
116 10th Avenue; 212-337-0054
Set to open on June 8, Avenue is one of the season’s most anticipated nightclubs from the team behind
Marquee and Tao in Las Vegas.
16 West 29th Street; 212-679-2222
The latest venture from Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig and the John Dory will open
around the first of August. Get ready!
61 Wythe Avenue; 718-963-3369
The first rock club with a 16-lane bowling alley, Brooklyn Bowl also will offer a menu from one of my fave’s:
98 Kenmare Street; 212-966-9440
From the folks behind Sfoglia (one of the toughest reservations in town), comes Civetta. If you can’t bring
yourself to make the trek uptown - or to Nantucket - this is your perfect solution south of 14th!
Cooper Square Hotel Garden & 2nd Floor Bar
27 Cooper Square; 212-533-5263
Recently opened at the trendy new hotel on Bowery, there’s a full bar, but no food here - if you’ve got the munchies,
head downstairs to Table 8.
Damon Frugal Friday
47 E. 19th Street; 212-400-6495
Craft executive chef Damon Wise’s budget Friday dinner is now everyday EXCEPT Tuesday.
299 Bowery Street; 212-933-5300
A swanky new sausage joint from Daniel Boulud, that will feature 14 varieties made in-house. Set to open June 8.
231 Mott Street; 212-966-1234
The guys behind Aurora (which I love) bring a similarly rustic sensibility and casual vibe to this new NoLita Italian spot.
290 Hudson; 212-989-6410
This new seafood spot in west SoHo will make you feel less like you are having dinner on a deserted block of Hudson
Street and more like you’re having dinner on your boss’s yacht in Martha’s Vineyard.
113 MacDougal Street; 212-475-3850
If you haven’t tried this new McNally venture yet, you must – a favorite opening of the spring season.
60 East 54th Street; 212-308-2950
Graydon Carter’s uptown version of the Waverly Inn, Monkey Bar will no doubt be packed with A-list celebs and
media types galore. Just don’t call me for a reservation; I’m powerless.
Restaurant at the Standard Hotel
848 Washington Street; 212-645-4646
Get pumped for chef Dan Silverman’s hip new spot in the Standard Hotel, slated to open at the end of June.
Also, keep the 18th floor cocktail lounge on your radar, which is coming our way just before summer’s end.
257 6th Avenue; 212-206-9111
If you can’t get a seat at Da Silvano, just pop across the street to Marchetto’s casual spot Scuderia, where the
food’s just as good but half the price.
190 Allen Street; 212-460-5300
Situated high above Allen Street in the Thompson LES, SHANG Terrace offers small-plate variations on the
original’s extensive menu.
SHO Shaun Hergatt
40 Broad Street; 212-809-3993
Featuring exotic, Asian-inspired French cuisine SHO, at the private Setai Club, will hands down be the hottest
restaurant scene near Wall Street this summer.
35-33 36th Street, Astoria; 718-383-1001
The newest massive beer garden to hit New York since Radgast, this 18,000 square foot mammoth will offer 15
imported, domestic and craft beers on draft, including German favorites such as Spaten and Franziskaner.
25 Cooper Square; 212-475-3400
Chef Govind Armstrong of Table 8 Los Angeles has brought a taste of his little small-plate empire to the hip
Cooper Square Hotel.
This summer, pizza is the new…
Well, I’m not exactly sure, but with this many new pie purveyors
opening up, you could certainly say it’s “recession chic” at its tastiest!
Anselmo’s Pizza Pizza Mezzaluna
354 Van Brunt Street; 718-775-5386 98 8th Avenue; 212-807-1560
This no-frills spot in Red Hook stays true to old-fashioned Tucked away on bustling 8th Street, this little spot looks like your
Brooklyn pizza joints. average NYC pizzeria, but I can assure you its not. It’s much more
than just cheese, sauce and dough.
230 9th Avenue; 212-243-1105 San Marzano
From Jim Lahey of Sullivan St. Bakery, Co.—a 54-seat Chelsea 71 Clinton Street; 212-228-5060
pizzeria serves up round, thin-crusted, Neapolitan pies. This sleek, new Lower East Side pizza joint is packed and is BYOB,
so bring your own bottle of Barolo and plan to wait
Keste Pizza e Vino
271 Bleecker; 212-243-1500 Spunto
Certified-authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas in the Village. 65 Carmine Street; 212-242-1200
A West Village outpost from the people behind Gruppo, Posto,
Motorino and Vezzo.
319 Graham Avenue; 718-599-8899
Pizza is serious business at this hot, new Neapolitan pizzeria Tonda
in Williambsburg. 235 E. Fourth Street; 212-254-2900
An airy, modern pizzeria in the former EU space.
5 Ninth Avenue, at Gansevoort Street; 212-929-9460
At the back of a stately brownstone you’ll find a rose garden accented by ivy-covered walls. Great for a
drink or a laid-back dinner.
10 Downing at 6th Avenue; 212-255-0300
The perfect new spot for a casual neighborhood bite to eat, 10 Downing offers lots of outdoor seating so
you just might be able to snag a table on the sidewalk, without waiting an eternity.
12 E. 22nd Street; 212-228-7557
If you can’t make it to the Hampton’s original, grab an outdoor seat at this cozy Manhattan sister.
70 Grand Street, at Wythe Avenue; 718-388-5100
A cozy rustic Italian restaurant in Brooklyn with a magical garden in the back, Aurora is one of my
favorites! The SoHo location also has a couple of small outdoor tables in the front – tough to snag, but
perfect for a date if you can snag a seat!
775 Washington Street; 212-924-9700
Market-driven Italian, in a converted garage with a hip, industrial vibe in the far West Village.
398 W. Broadway, near Spring Street; 212-226-1102
Barolo is touristy, but it has the kind of tourists you want: Italian ones, seeking a slice of “la dolce vita”.
268 Avenue of the Americas; 212-982-3300
Da Silvano’s more casual next-door neighbor, this is one of my favorite spots for people watching and
drinking Sangiovese on the sidewalk.
181 W. 10th Street; 212-488-2626
One of my favorite patios in the city, this second-floor garden is perfect for a date or a long catch-up
with old friends and family.
246 Tenth Avenue; 212-206-6766
This casual Italian in West Chelsea attracts artists and trend-setters alike with its back, plant filled
Bryant Park Grill
25 W. 40th Street; 212-840-6500
If you’re looking to have lunch in Bryant Park and want something a little more substantial than
‘wichcraft, BPG’s not bad and the only way to go.
524 Court Street; 718-852-8490
This hip, new seasonal American bistro is located in the old Café Scaramouche space.
212 Lafayette Street; 212-925-9322
The modern Swiss menu is a little weird, the but crowd’s certainly hip at Serge Becker’s newest
Café St. Barts
109 E. 50th Street; 212-593-3333
Touristy yes, but the food is consistent here at this pleasant summer patio destination, next to St. Bart’s
Central Park Boathouse
Park Drive North at 72nd Street; 212-517-2233
Tourists will always be a fact of life at the Boathouse, but when you need to entertain one it’s a great
place to go.
Char No. 4
196 Smith Street; 718-643-2106
BBQ and bourbon reign at this cute Southern comfort-food favorite on Smith Street.
260 6th Avenue; 212-982-2343
This hot Greenwich Village Italian spot’s sidewalks are flanked with models and the like. Try the white
sangria on a hot summer night.
38 8th Avenue; 212-366-6633
One of my absolute favorites this year, they’ve got hidden outdoor seating in the back!
316 Bowery; 212-254-0350
The design firm AvroKO's second proprietary restaurant finds its inspiration by way of nineteenth-
century British colonialism in the Far East.
265 Elizabeth Street between Houston and Prince; 212-334-2426
This cute Nolita small-plates spot has a cool retractable roof.
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
At the foot of New Dock Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-858-4708
Picnic with a pie from Grimaldi’s (19 Old Fulton St., nr. Water St.; 718-858-4300). A great spot for
taking in the 4th of July fireworks!
212 W. 14th Street, at Seventh Avenue; 212-647-8553
This French country restaurant has a rustic, casual, down-to-earth vibe and an adorable patio in the
back, to boot!
757 Fulton Street, at S. Portland Avenue, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-858-9500
The Brooklyn version of the popular Nolita diner Café Habana, Habana Outpost is said to be even
better than the original.
Harry’s LIC at Water Taxi Beach
2-03 Borden Avenue, Long Island City; 212-742-1969
It’s worth a visit just for the sheer novelty of it all: sweet views of Midtown and cheap beer make it a
perfect post- PS1 stop.
Terrace of the Maritime Hotel, 88 Ninth Avenue, at 17th Street; 212-243-8400
An oldie but a goodie, this patio gets packed some come early and definitely plan to stay for dinner.
They won’t let you have a table if you’re just drinking.
Le Jardin Bistro
25 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY, 10012; 212-343-9599
A simple patio bistro, but perfect for a chill night with friends.
7 Rivington Street, near Chrystie Street; 212-253-7077
It’s not as authentic as the Bohemian, but much more convenient and the perfect place to kill a little
time on a sunny afternoon or while waiting for a table at Freeman’s.
51 Avenue B, between 3rd and 4th Street; 212-539-0111
One of my favorite Italian spots with the best lasagna in town – the cozy patio is great for a cheap and
cheerful night out.
211 Waverly Place; 212-627-7575
Keith McNally's shot at channeling Italy offers the ideal patio for indulging in prosecco and proscuitto. If
getting a dinner reservation is tough, try going for brunch.
18 Ninth Avenue, at 13th Street; 212-660-6766
Go for the drinks, not the food, at this Gansevoort Hotel hot spot.
8 Little W. 12th Street; 212-463-8345
This quaint pied a terre in the Meatpacking district boasts French cuisine with lovely patio.
9 Ninth Avenue, at Little W. 12th Street; 212-929-4844
There’s always a scene at Pastis, but who doesn’t love the fries?!
PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson
4 World Financial Center; 212-285-1500
Hunker down for PJ’s legendary burgers and Guinness while overlooking the Statue of Liberty.
180 Prince Street; 212-966-3518
One of my favorite French spots in town. Request a table on the romantic back patio.
1 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201; 718-522-5200
Worth the trek for the right occasion, this NYC landmark has stunning views of the city.
Madison Square Park, enter at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue; 212-889-6600
An outdoor dining list wouldn’t be complete without it. Just be ready to wait in line.
Stone Street – Adrienne’s, Financier Patisserie, Brouwers
The Financial District
The cobblestoned restaurant row has some cute little spots with sidewalk tables: try Adrienne’s, the Financier
or Ulysses for casual grub in a festive outdoor setting packed with bankers and financial types.
MoMA, 11 W. 53rd Street, near Fifth Ave.; 212-708-9400
With a ginormous overhang, Terrace 5 is open rain or shine.
190 First Avenue; 212-358-7171
This quaint French spot in the East Village has a surprisingly spacious back patio.
Trestle on 10th
242 10th Avenue; 212-645-5659
Unusual Swiss cuisine in the heart of West Chelsea with a picturesque back patio.
675 Hudson Street; 212-699-2400
A classic Italian joint in the Meatpacking District with one of the biggest outdoor patios in town.
1625 2nd Avenue; 212-472-2050
This Funky European-style restaurant, lounge, and wine bar has an adorable back patio.
Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Avenue; 718-522-1018
This cute little mom-and-pop shop in Brooklyn oozes with down-home flavor.
Waverly Inn and Garden
16 Bank Street; number unknown
Dine under the stars at Graydon’s West Village hot-spot. . .if you can find the phone number.
20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars
230 Fifth Avenue, 20th floor; 212-725-4300
A little cheesey, yes, but 230 Fifth offers the city’s largest rooftop bar.
60 Thompson, 60 Thompson Street, between Spring and Broome Streets; 877-431-0400
Hotelier Jason Pomeranc's elegant, members-only rooftop bar is a top spots for enjoying outdoor
190 Allen Street; 212-460-5300
Perched seven stories above New York’s pulsing Lower East Side in the Thompson LES, Above Allen
is the go-to destination this summer for dancing beneath the stars.
210 W 55th Street; 212-956-7020
This spot boasts great after-work rooftop cocktails at the Dream hotel, and it’s easy to get a reservation.
B-Bar & Grill
40 E 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003-7004
It’s been around forever, but I do love this patio in the summer time, particularly on a slow night.
20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars
Bohemian Hall Beer Garden
29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria; 718-274-4925
This old Astoria landmark beer garden soldiers on as one of the biggest and best outdoor beer drinking
spots in the city.
530 W. 27th Street; 212-675-6686
Small, but chill roofdeck in the Meatpacking District - perfect for a private party.
168 Delancey Street, at Clinton Street; 212-254-9920
If you are a LES hipster, you’ll probably throw back a drink or grilled burger here at least once this
summer: Go on, admit it.
The Garden of Ono
Between Little W. 12th Street and 13th Street
It doesn’t get much prettier than the bamboo-filled outdoor gardens here at the Gansevoort.
The Hudson’s New Sky Terrace
356 W. 58th Street; 212-554-6000
The Hudson Hotel has finally reopened their 15th floor terrace to the public. Hammock-lined and
overlooking the Hudson river, the new Sky Terrace is the perfect place to unwind with a mango ginger
20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars
1 Penn Place, Eighth Avenue at 33rd Street.; 212-629-7070
If you are looking for a pre-game or post-concert watering hole that’s near Penn Station, this is it.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop
1000 5th Avenue, at 82nd Street; 212-570-3820
An oldie but SUCH a goodie! This standby offers amazing views of Central Park.
118 Tenth Avenue, between 17th and 18th Street; 212-352-3313
I’ll ask again this year: Will someone please make this place cool again? I love it!
Hotel Gansevoort, 18 Ninth Avenue, at 13th Street; 877-426-7386
Usually horribly crowded and cheesy, but if you are in the Meatpacking District, in need of a rooftop,
and can’t get into the SoHo House, this is it.
Rise at the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park
2 W. Street, 14th fl, 917-790-2626
Located on the 14th floor of the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park, this award-winning and aptly named bar
boasts one of the most dramatic views in the city.
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Salon de Ning
Peninsula Hotel, 700 5th Avenue, at 55th Street; 212-903-3097
Expensive drinks, but the views are worth it!
SoHo House Rooftop
29-35 Ninth Avenue; 212-627-9800
If you are lucky enough to have a membership (or a friend with one), this is your spot for soaking in the
259 Banker Street; 718-389-1880
From the great minds behind the Delancey, this Greenpoint hipster hotspot has a retractable roof.
White Horse Tavern
Hudson and W. 11th
Casual beers and sidewalk picnic tables are the name of the game at this local West Village watering
Next to the SoHo Grand, 310 W. Broadway, near Grand Street; 212-965-3588
A little slice of suburbia next to the SoHo Grand; it’s like a backyard barbecue party for the whole
Broadway in Bryant Park
When: Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: Bryant Park (40th Street and 6th Avenue)
What: Experience the glamour of Broadway in the great outdoors. Each week, several of this year’s
biggest hits come to the park for a dazzling afternoon of song and dance.
Dumbo First Thursdays
When: First Thursdays of every month
Where: Front Street, Dumbo
What: The DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk on Thursday. DUMBO 1st Thursday features area
galleries and artists’ studios, open from 5:30 to 8:30, on the first Thursday of each month. There is no
admission fee; participating galleries are open to the public. Gallery receptions, neighborhood dining
and bars, and live music add to the evening’s festivities.
Rooftop Films Summer Series
When: May 15 through September 20
Where: Rooftops across Manhattan
What: More than 40 unique screenings in 15 venues all over New York City
Bryant Park “Good Morning America” Concert Series
When: Friday mornings at 7AM
Where: Bryant Park; 40th St. & 6th Avenue, Upper Terrace
What: The GMA concert series will showcase the hottest music, with a wide variety of artists, such
as Jamie Foxx, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.
NBC Rockefeller Plaza Concerts
When: 7:00 AM mostly Friday mornings
Where: 49th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues
What: NBC’s Annual Today Show concert series at Rockefeller Plaza
5: The Dave Matthews Band
12: Black Eyed Peas
19: Jonas Brothers
26: The Fray
3: Rob Thomas
10: Rascal Flatts
17: The All American Rejects
24: Katy Perry
31: Kings of Leon
7: Jason Mraz
14: Flo Rida
21: Natasha Bedingfield
Additional performances will be announced throughout the season on the website.
River to River Festival
When: Events start at the end of May
Where: Various venues downtown
What: Founded in 2002, The River to River Festival is a partnership between the Alliance for
Downtown NY, Arts World Financial Center, Battery Park City Authority, Lower Manhattan Cultural
Council, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and South Street Seaport.
The River to River Festival takes place each summer in a variety of public venues that canvas all of
Downtown New York from Chambers Street to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island
from river to river. For complete scheduling, vistit http://www.rivertorivernyc.com/.
Washington Square Music Festival
When: June 5 and June 19: 8:30 PM
Where: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 Sixth Avenue
What: Although Washington Square Park is still closed and under construction, the Washington
Square Music Festival will undaunted celebrate its 51st season of free concerts in a new venue: St.
Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, located at 371 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit
Central Park Summer Stage
When: Various dates beginning Friday, June 5
Where: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, 72nd Street and 5th Avenue
What: Summer Stage is one of New York’s greatest summer institutions, filling Central Park with
music, theater, opera and dance for two months each summer. For the full schedule visit
The Belmont Stakes
When: Saturday, June 6
Where: Belmont Park
What: The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown, is named after August
Belmont who was a leading banker and racing man of the 19th century. He also was the first President of
the Jockey Club in 1867. In 1869, August Belmont took first and second prizes with his own Fenian and
Glenelg. For more information, visit http://www.belmont-stakes.info/
When: Tuesday, June 9
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 82nd and Fifth Avenue
What: One day each year, for the past 29 years, nine of the country's finest museums (all ones that call
Fifth Avenue home) open their doors to New Yorkers and visitors for a free mile-long block party and
visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of
Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th Streets, the mile now officially designated as “Museum Mile”. More than
50,000 visitors attend the festival annually. For information, visit http://www.museummilefestival.org/
Shakespeare in the Park
What: For more than 50 years, The Public Theater has been proud to bring free performances to 100,000
people each summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This long-standing tradition has paired
esteemed artists with audiences from all over the world to celebrate Shakespeare and other classic
works. Free tickets are available both in person and online to the general public. Outreach initiatives,
student programs, and borough ticket distribution help bring these productions to a broad cross-section
of the community.
June 10–July 12: Twelfth Night
With Michael Cumpsty, Clifton Duncan, Raúl Esparza, Herb Foster, Leslie Harrison, Anne Hathaway,
Slate Holmgren, Kevin Kelly, David Kenner, Hamish Linklater, Dorien Makhloghi, Audra McDonald, David
Pittu, Ray Rizzo, Jay O. Sanders, Julie Sharbutt, Stark Sands, Baylen Thomas, Zach Villa, Jon Patrick
Walker and Julie White.
Aug 11-Aug 30: Bacchae
JoAnne Akalaitis returns to The Public Theater to present Greek tragedy as it was always meant to be
seen – in the open air of the city. This visionary interpretation, featuring a lush choral score by Philip
Glass, re-imagines the classic story about what happens when a government attempts to outlaw desire.
For more information, visit http://www.publictheater.org
Big Apple BBQ Block Party In Madison Square Park
When: June 13 and 14
Where: Madison Square Park
What: Bringing America's food and America's music to the heart of New York City, the Fifth annual Big
Apple Barbecue Block Party returns to Madison Square Park. For more information, visit
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
When: Monday nights at 5 PM beginning June 15th
Where: The lawn of Bryant Park (40th Street and 6th Avenue)
What: This series of outdoor, classic movie screenings plays on Monday nights throughout the summer
months in Bryant Park. Rain dates are at sunset the following night. For more information, visit
15: The Sting
22: Breaking Away
29: Gold Diggers
6: Dog Day Afternoon
13: How Green Was My Valley
20: Harold and Maude
27: The Defiant Ones
3: Kramer vs. Kramer
10: The Magnificent Seven
17: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
PS1 Warm Up
When: Saturdays from late June through early September, 2 PM – 9 PM
Where: MOMA, PS1, Long Island City
What: Warm Up is P.S.1's critically acclaimed music series and has become one of the most
anticipated summer events. Warm Up was conceived in 1997 as a summer-long dance party to
attract crowds to P.S.1. and Long Island City, Queens. The series runs every Saturday and draws
thousands of local and international visitors each day. Schedule TBD. Visit http://ps1.org/warmup/
Summer in the Square
When: Thursdays, June 18 – August 13
Where: Union Square
What: Union Square will host lunchtime concerts, afternoon yoga classe,s and evening
Hudson River Park “Take Me To The River” Celebration
What: For the 17th consecutive year, Hudson River Park will sponsor a free outdoor summer event
series. The “Take Me to the River” celebration will include free concerts, movies, dancing, boxing,
fishing, family workshops, and more! Some highlights are listed below, but for the full schedule of
events, check out www.hudsonriverpark.org
Hudson River Rocks/Moondance
When: Various dates
Where: Pier 54 along West Side Highway at 14th Street
What: Concert Series
See Website for full schedule: www.riverrocksnyc.com.
Hudson River Flicks
When: Wednesdays in July and August, films start around 8:30 PM at dusk
Where: Wednesday at Pier 54 on 14 Street, Fridays at Pier 46 on Charles Street
What: Enjoy great movies and free popcorn every Wednesday and Friday from July 8 –
August 19 under the stars in Hudson River Park.
July 8: Iron Man (PG-13)
July 15: Vicky Christina Barcelona (PG-13)
July 22: Dark Knight (PG-13)
July 29: Hancock (PG-13)
August 5: Tropic Thunder (R)
August 12: Sex and the City (R)
August 19: Pineapple Express (R)
Hudson River Flicks KIDS
When: Fridays in July and August; films start around 8:30 PM
Where: Pier 45 at Christopher Street
What: Enjoy great movies for kids and free popcorn Friday in July, under the stars in
Hudson River Park.
July 10: The Wizard of Oz (G)
July 17: Kung Fu Panda (PG)
July 24: Ghostbusters (PG)
July 31: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)
August 7: The Muppet Movie (G)
August 14: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)
August 21: Curious George (G)
Metropolitan Opera In the Park
When: July 13; 8 PM
Where: Various NYC Parks, Manhattan
What: For 2009, Met in the Park has resumed performances in all five boroughs, but the Central Park
performance will take place at the Central Park SummerStage (rather than the Great Lawn) and will
require free tickets. For other boroughs, visit http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/
New York Philharmonic Concerts in Central Park
When: July 14 and July 17: 8:00 PM
Where: The Great Lawn, Central Park
What: This beloved tradition, now in its 45th year features music under the stars, family and friends,
and a fireworks finale that all make for a perfect summer evening. For more information, visit
When: Saturdays, July 18 - August 22
Where: Bridgehampton Polo Club
What: Some of the world's best athletes compete for one of the sport's most treasured prizes amid
the splendor of the fashionable Hampton’s summer scene. Tournaments are played on Saturdays at
4 pm in July and August on Hayground Road in Water Mill. General admission tickets are available
on the day of the polo match. Admission is $20 per car. All proceeds benefit the South Fork Breast
Health Coalition. The V.I.P tent is reserved for sponsors and their invited guests only. For information
on private field-side tailgate tents, please call 212-420-9420 ext. 29 or visit http://www.bhpolo.com.
Rumble on the River
When: July 30, 7PM
Where: Pier 84, 44th Street
What: Ameteur Boxing on the river. V.I.P tickets on sale June 15 at
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
When: August 5 -23
Where: Lincoln Plaza (64th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam)
What: Lincoln Center Out of Doors returns to Damrosch Park with free performances all month long.
Music, dance, spoken word, and more from an array of cultures come to the open-air stage for a
global celebration of the performing arts. For more information, visit
Harlem Meer Performance Festival
When: Sundays from August 9 through September 6; 2PM - 4PM
Where: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
What: Join the Central Park Conservancy for the 2009 season of this popular free concert series that
features the best in local emerging and established Latin, Jazz, World, and Gospel artists.
10th Annual Blues BBQ
When: Sunday, August 23; 2 PM -9 PM
Where: Pier 54, 14th Street
What: The hottest blues artists from across the country and New York’s best BBQ restaurants get
together for an unforgettable night of music and good food.
Notable Summer Concerts
5/9 Crystal Method Webster Hall
5/18 The Shins Terminal 5
5/27 Keene Radio City Music Hall
6/7 Nine Inch Nails/Jane’s Addiction Jones Beach
6/10 The Decemberists Radio City Music Hall
6/11 Fleetwood Mac Madison Square Garden
6/12 New Kids on the Block Jones Beach
6/16 Indigo Girls Central Park Summer Stage
6/21-22 Beyonce Madison Square Garden
6/25 The Fray Jones Beach
6/26 Aerosmith/ZZ Top Jones Beach
6/26 Blonde Redhead Prospect Park Bandshell
6/30 Explosions in the Sky Central Park Summer Stage
7/1 MGMT Prospect Park Bandshell
7/8 Def Leppard/Poison Jones Beach
7/11 They Might Be Giants Prospect Park Bandshell
7/12 Judas Priest/Whitesnake Jones Beach
7/21-22 Dave Matthews Band Jones Beach
8/2 Bob James The Blue Note
8/3-4 Depeche Mode MSG
8/4-5 Incubus Radio City Music Hall
8/8 Boys Noize/Drop the Lime and Special Guests Central Park Summer Stage
8/14-15 Animal Collective Prospect Park Bandshell
8/15 Creed Jones Beach
8/26 Jimmy Buffett Jones Beach
8/27 The Allman Brothers/Widespread Panic Jones Beach
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