Fun Things To Do In NYC In The Summer

Gansevoort Park Rooftop Pool Lounge

25 Jun Fun Things To Do In NYC In The Summer

Whether you are a local or tourist, there is no shortage of fun things to do in NYC in the summer.  Summer days are long and there is plenty of time after work to get out and enjoy yourself.  If the temperatures get too high, you can always pick a spot indoors to keep cool and have fun.

Drinks By The Pool At Gansevoort Park Rooftop

gransevoort-park-21-290x165Gansevoort Park Rooftop is a tri level rooftop lounge with multiple bars and over 20,000 square feet.  Join local new york city A-list crowd with a rooftop pool and multiple open-air terraces.  Not to mention, the view is one of a kind and offers unobstructed 360 glimpses of numerous NYC towers including the Empire State Building.  Want to make sure you get the best spot by the pool?  Be sure to host your next outing at Gansevoort Park Rooftop with our free guest list and bottle service deals.

Ride A Bike In Central Park

You can rent a bike at the Loeb Boathouse and take a fun bike tour around Central Park.  The Loeb Boathouse offers a lakeside restaurant, outside bar, and express cafe if you want a little nosh before you head out for your bike ride. From 10am until 6pm daily–Cruisers, 21-speeds, and children’s bicycles are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. Bicycles are not to be taken out of Central Park. All rentals require ID and a $200 cash or credit card deposit. The Loeb Boathouse will provide helmets. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Shuffleboard at Royal Palms

Weather too hot? Stay cool and active at Royal Palms Shuffleboard.  The Royal Palms is a walk-in shuffleboard club and courts are rented for $40/hr on a first come first served basis. If you are a shuffleboard fanatic, you can join one of their shuffleboard leagues. Royal Palms always maintain courts for walk ins and if there’s a line, they limit play to one hour per party to try to get as many people on the courts as possible.  Royal Palms is a 21+ club and not suitable for families with young children.

Get Tropical At Riff Raffs

Riff Raffs NYCRiff Raffs is both a tropical tiki bar and a New York nightclub located in the Flatiron district in NYC.  Beneath the Hurricane Club, Riff Raffs offers a unique scene with cocktails served inside coconut shells and bottle service brought to you submerged in a communal punch bowl.  Bartenders and dancers paint their face, and encourage you to do the same if you choose to.  The space is complete with tropical plants, exposed beams underneath vaulted ceilings, and Malaysian tapestries.  DJ’s play a wide mix of favorites from Top 40 to Paul Simon to Jay-Z keeping the party going until 4am.  Be sure to reserve a bottle service or guest list package ahead of time to ensure an unforgettable night out at Riff Raffs!

Shakespeare In The Park

Shakespeare In The Park is one of NYC’s best free summer activities.  The 2015 season of Shakespeare in the park features The Tempest and Cymbeline.  All performances start at 8 pm.

The Tempest runs May 17 to July 5.  Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson(Modern Family, The Comedy of Errors) return in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling.

Cymbeline runs July 23 to August 23, 2015.  Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Proof) directs the Shakespearean fairy tale CYMBELINE, featuring Tony nominee Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater. In the Shakespearean fairytale CYMBELINE, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

Chill Out At Suite 36 Lounge

Suite 36 LoungeAfter a night of Shakespeare or bike riding in the park, head on over to Suite 36 Lounge for a little cocktail refreshment and a light snack. Suite 36 Lounge offers a luxury experience in Midtown Manhattan with a large beer selection, handcrafted cocktails, and a sophisticated gastro menu. The casual chic atmosphere combined with Empire State views and state of the art audio and visual make Suite 36 Lounge the perfect setting for your night out. Renowned DJs spin beats until 4am on weekends and 42 large TV screens offer sports viewing during the day. Be sure to reserve a guestlist or bottle deal ahead of time and ensure an unforgettable night at Suite 36 Lounge!

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