Here are some of the top, hot summer festivals in NYC.
While New York is a great place to get cultured in any season, the summertime heat brings art to a rolling boil. Performers, both from around the world and around the block, take to city stages indoors and out. Whether you want to take in a dance spectacular, a concert in the park or a film festival—to name just a few options—this guide will help you find hot culture spots in the city.

    Dream Up Festival 2014

    From August 17 - September 7 Theater for the New City and Crystal Field, Artistic Director will present a lineup of wide-ranging and original theatrical visions embracing drama, poetry, music, and dance. This year the Dream Up Festival offers 24 productions consisting of 19 World Premieres and two American Premieres.

    July 4th Weekend in New York City: Red, White and Blue

    Many of New York City's greatest cultural attractions are open on July 4 to celebrate the founding of our nation. From the wee hours of the morning through to the fireworks show at night, the city will be bustling with patriotic energy.

    SummerStage 2014 — Central Park and Manhattan

    SummerStage's Mainstage events in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield presents an eclectic mix of the finest musicians, dancers and spoken word artists from around the world in both free and benefit performances.