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New York City Summer Event Guide

Free Concerts, Movies, and Things to Do

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It's summer 2010 in New York City. Time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather in the city's parks. New York City offers free outdoor concerts and summer events for every taste -- from Shakespeare and the Philharmonic when you're feeling highbrow to Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga for pure fun. Check out the details for all of New York's hottest summer concerts and events.

Free Summer Fun in Central Park

Free NYC Summer Concerts

  • Free Today Show Concerts
    Attend free summer concerts sponsored by Today. Featured artists include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, and more.


  • Free Good Morning America Concerts
    Attend free concerts sponsored by Good Morning America. Featured artists include Diddy, Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, and more.


  • New York Philharmonic in the Parks
    Enjoy free classical music concerts featuring the New York Philharmonic. See details for concerts in parks in every borough plus New Jersey and Long Island.


  • River to River Festival
    Head downtown for free concerts and events all summer long.

Free Outdoor Summer Movies

  • Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
    See classic films under the stars in Bryant Park on Monday nights. Take a picnic and some friends and enjoy great flicks like Goldfinger, Rosemary's Baby, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


  • RiverFlicks in Hudson River Park
    Wednesday nights feature blockbuster summer movies for the grown-ups and Friday nights are family-friendly screenings for the kids. Summer 2010 features include The Wizard of Oz, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and Big (among many more).

Free Dancing in the Streets

  • Moondance
    Learn some moves and then show them off at these dance parties in Hudson River Park.


  • Midsummer Night Swing
    Every night features a different band and a different musical style. Free dance lessons warm you up before the party begins.

Free NYC Summer Street Fairs

Cheap Meals in New York City


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