Hot town, summer in the city, back of your neck’s getting dirty and gritty, but you LOVE IT!
Because summer in the New Yor...
Jess’s Ultimate Summer Playlist
“Ice Cream”                 New Young Pony Club           quot;The Beast”                 ...
675 Bar
675 Hudson; 212-699-2410
After completely overhauling the Level V space, 675 Bar has a whole new vibe. Capitalizin...
Cooper Square Hotel Garden & 2nd Floor Bar
27 Cooper Square; 212-533-5263
Recently opened at the trendy new hotel on Bower...
Minetta Tavern
113 MacDougal Street; 212-475-3850
If you haven’t tried this new McNally venture yet, you must – a favorite...
SHO Shaun Hergatt
40 Broad Street; 212-809-3993
Featuring exotic, Asian-inspired French cuisine SHO, at the private Setai ...
This summer, pizza is the new…
Well, I’m not exactly sure, but with this many new pie purveyors
opening up, you could cert...
Outdoor Dining
5 Ninth
5 Ninth Avenue, at Gansevoort Street; 212-929-9460
At the back of a stately brownstone you’ll find ...
Outdoor Dining
Barolo
398 W. Broadway, near Spring Street; 212-226-1102
Barolo is touristy, but it has the kind of tourist...
Outdoor Dining
Buttermilk Channel
524 Court Street; 718-852-8490
This hip, new seasonal American bistro is located in the ...
Outdoor Dining
Da Silvano
260 6th Avenue; 212-982-2343
This hot Greenwich Village Italian spot’s sidewalks are flanked wit...
Outdoor Dining
Gavroche
212 W. 14th Street, at Seventh Avenue; 212-647-8553
This French country restaurant has a rustic, c...
Outdoor Dining
Loreley Biergarten
7 Rivington Street, near Chrystie Street; 212-253-7077
It’s not as authentic as the Bohe...
Outdoor Dining
Pastis
9 Ninth Avenue, at Little W. 12th Street; 212-929-4844
There’s always a scene at Pastis, but who doe...
Outdoor Dining
Terrace 5
MoMA, 11 W. 53rd Street, near Fifth Ave.; 212-708-9400
With a ginormous overhang, Terrace 5 is op...
20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars
230 Fifth
230 Fifth Avenue, 20th floor; 212-725-4300
A little cheesey, yes, but ...
20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars
Bohemian Hall Beer Garden
29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria; 718-274-4925
This old Asto...
20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars
Local West
1 Penn Place, Eighth Avenue at 33rd Street.; 212-629-7070
If you are ...
20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars
Salon de Ning
Peninsula Hotel, 700 5th Avenue, at 55th Street; 212-903-3097
Expe...
Broadway in Bryant Park
When: Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: Bryant Park (40th Street and 6th Avenue)
What: Experienc...
NBC Rockefeller Plaza Concerts
When: 7:00 AM mostly Friday mornings
Where: 49th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues
What: N...
River to River Festival
When: Events start at the end of May
Where: Various venues downtown
What: Founded in 2002, The Riv...
The Belmont Stakes
When: Saturday, June 6
Where: Belmont Park
What: The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg o...
Shakespeare in the Park
What: For more than 50 years, The Public Theater has been proud to bring free performances to 100,...
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
When: Monday nights at 5 PM beginning June 15th
Where: The lawn of Bryant Park (40th Stre...
PS1 Warm Up
When: Saturdays from late June through early September, 2 PM – 9 PM
Where: MOMA, PS1, Long Island City
What: W...
Hudson River Flicks
When: Wednesdays in July and August, films start around 8:30 PM at dusk
Where: Wednesday at Pier 54 on...
Metropolitan Opera In the Park
When: July 13; 8 PM
Where: Various NYC Parks, Manhattan
What: For 2009, Met in the Park has...
Rumble on the River
When: July 30, 7PM
Where: Pier 84, 44th Street
What: Ameteur Boxing on the river. V.I.P tickets on sal...
Notable Summer Concerts

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  1. 1. 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 - summer hours. Here’s to Summer ’09!
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 675 Bar 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! Avenue 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. The Breslin 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! Brooklyn Bowl 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: Blue Ribbon! Civetta 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!
  4. 4. 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. DBGB 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. Emporio 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. Harbour 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.
  5. 5. Minetta Tavern 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. Monkey Bar 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. Scuderia 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. SHANG Terrace 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.
  6. 6. 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. Studio Square 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. Table 8 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.
  7. 7. 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. Co. 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.
  8. 8. Outdoor Dining 5 Ninth 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 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. Almond 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. Aurora 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! Barbuto 775 Washington Street; 212-924-9700 Market-driven Italian, in a converted garage with a hip, industrial vibe in the far West Village.
  9. 9. Outdoor Dining Barolo 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”. Bar Pitti 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. Bobo 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. Bottino 246 Tenth Avenue; 212-206-6766 This casual Italian in West Chelsea attracts artists and trend-setters alike with its back, plant filled garden. 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.
  10. 10. Outdoor Dining Buttermilk Channel 524 Court Street; 718-852-8490 This hip, new seasonal American bistro is located in the old Café Scaramouche space. Café Select 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 venture. 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 Church. 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.
  11. 11. Outdoor Dining Da Silvano 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. Del Anima 38 8th Avenue; 212-366-6633 One of my absolute favorites this year, they’ve got hidden outdoor seating in the back! Double Crown 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. Elizabeth 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!
  12. 12. Outdoor Dining Gavroche 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! Habana Outpost 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. La Bottega 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.
  13. 13. Outdoor Dining Loreley Biergarten 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. Max 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. Morandi 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. Ono 18 Ninth Avenue, at 13th Street; 212-660-6766 Go for the drinks, not the food, at this Gansevoort Hotel hot spot. Paradou 8 Little W. 12th Street; 212-463-8345 This quaint pied a terre in the Meatpacking district boasts French cuisine with lovely patio.
  14. 14. Outdoor Dining Pastis 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. Raoul’s 180 Prince Street; 212-966-3518 One of my favorite French spots in town. Request a table on the romantic back patio. River Café 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. Shake Shack 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.
  15. 15. Outdoor Dining Terrace 5 MoMA, 11 W. 53rd Street, near Fifth Ave.; 212-708-9400 With a ginormous overhang, Terrace 5 is open rain or shine. Tree 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. Vento 675 Hudson Street; 212-699-2400 A classic Italian joint in the Meatpacking District with one of the biggest outdoor patios in town. Vespa Restaurant 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.
  16. 16. 20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars 230 Fifth 230 Fifth Avenue, 20th floor; 212-725-4300 A little cheesey, yes, but 230 Fifth offers the city’s largest rooftop bar. A60 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 cocktails. Above Allen 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. AVA Penthouse 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.
  17. 17. 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. Brass Monkey 530 W. 27th Street; 212-675-6686 Small, but chill roofdeck in the Meatpacking District - perfect for a private party. The Delancey 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 margarita.
  18. 18. 20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars Local West 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. The 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! Plunge 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.
  19. 19. 20 Best Bars for Drinking Under the Stars 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 summer sun. Studio B 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 hole. The Yard 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 neighborhood.
  20. 20. 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. http://dumbonyc.com 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 http://www.rooftopfilms.com/ 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.
  21. 21. 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 JUNE 5: The Dave Matthews Band 12: Black Eyed Peas 19: Jonas Brothers 26: The Fray JULY 3: Rob Thomas 10: Rascal Flatts 17: The All American Rejects 24: Katy Perry 31: Kings of Leon AUGUST 7: Jason Mraz 14: Flo Rida 21: Natasha Bedingfield 28: TBA Additional performances will be announced throughout the season on the website. www.msnbc.com
  22. 22. 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 www.washingtonsquaremusicfestival.org 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 www.summerstage.org
  23. 23. 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/ Museum Mile 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/
  24. 24. 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 http://bigapplebbq.org/
  25. 25. 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 http://www.bryantpark.org/calendar/film-festival.php JUNE 15: The Sting 22: Breaking Away 29: Gold Diggers JULY 6: Dog Day Afternoon 13: How Green Was My Valley 20: Harold and Maude 27: The Defiant Ones AUGUST 3: Kramer vs. Kramer 10: The Magnificent Seven 17: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  26. 26. 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 performances. 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.
  27. 27. 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)
  28. 28. 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 http://nyphil.org/. Bridgehampton Polo 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.
  29. 29. 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 fridaynightfightsnyc.com/tickets.php. 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 lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=Lincoln_Center_Out_of_Doors 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.
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. *PROMOTIONAL CONTENT: This document may contain errors or inaccuracies. Some information has been taken from other sources (e.g. websites) and not all ideas are original. We do not guarantee, and no reliance should be placed upon, the correctness or reliability of the content.

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