2012 Summer Festival
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.

  • Harlem Week 2014



    Sun, Jul 27, 2014 - Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Harlem Week is a series of events throughout the summer, that bring together all age groups and cultures to celebrate the unique and diverse essence of Harlem.

  • Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2014

    Inspired by the genius and brilliance of Mozart, Lincoln Center presents an expansive calendar of concerts, dance, opera, late-night recitals, and world premieres.

  • Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014

    Three jam-packed weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word take place July 20 through August 10, outdoors on the plazas of Lincoln Center. It’s absolutely free!

  • Lincoln Center Festival 2014

    The Lincoln Center Festival looks outside the Western European canon and broadens notions of classicism by presenting classical works from other parts of the world. The 2014 festival (July 7- ...

  • Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

    Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park


    Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
    Tue, Aug 05, 2014, 7:30 pm
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014, 5:30 pm

    Great musicians as Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington have entertained at the Bandshell, as well as Victor Herbert, whose statue is just a few steps away from that ...

  • Summergarden at MoMA 2014

    The Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden concert series returns to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden for four Sunday evenings July 6 – July 27. Summergarden, a tradition that began ...

  • MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2014

    MoMA PS1


    Sat, Jun 28, 2014 - Sat, Sep 06, 2014

    MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2014, beginning June 28 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 6. Now celebrating its 17th year, the museum’s outdoor series continues its ...

  • Celebrate Brooklyn! 2014 at Prospect Park

    Five benefit concerts and free performances by an eclectic mix of musicians, plus a sprinkling of dance and film, make up the 35th anniversary year of Celebrate Brooklyn!

  • 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 ...

  • SummerStage 2014 — Staten Island

    Clove Lakes Park hosts SummerStage events like Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue and The Metropolitan Opera Series.

MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2014

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2014, beginning June 28 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 6. Now ...