THE NYC SUMMER 2018 GUIDE: The Best and Brightest

New York City is a place of superlatives. In the summer months, all the best haunts have opened their doors to the warm air and great vibes through music, food, and adventure.

The key component to having a great summer is getting outside. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the greatest events and activities to take advantage of all NYC has to offer during the season.

What’s your favorite NYC summer activity? How will you make Summer 2018 a season to remember?

1. MoMA PS1

Starting on June 30, the Museum of Modern Art kicks off its weekly summer music series in the courtyard. With a focus on summer jubilance, dancing, and great music, you’ll be surprised how lively this literal outdoor party can get.

Each day is loaded with over five different musical acts, ranging from electronic to world music, to jazz and beyond. To see the whole lineup, click here.

2. Sea the City

Summer is about being outside on the water. It’s about fantastic views, fresh air, and making the most of the longer days. To have all that and more, take a jet ski.

Sea The City brings you on the Hudson River as you soar past the NYC skyline, breathtaking in its own right. From beginners to experienced riders, Sea The City is a time to learn, gaze, and breath in the sights and sounds of NYC.

You’ll never get a better view of the city than with Sea The City. Slap on your water shoes and get ready for one of the most breathtaking views of the Big Apple! Take a look at the website here.

3. The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Love the ocean? How about costumes and dancing? Ok, you definitely love music. Mark your calendars for June 16, because the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is coming to town!

Started in 1983, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is one of the best fantastical happenings outside of Disney World. King Neptune and Queen Mermaid, along with hundreds dressed for the part, march down Surf Avenue to celebrate the nautical life—dancing, music, and a bit of splashing! Bring a towel!

4. Jazz Age Lawn Party

Step into the world of the Great Gatsby under the sun with the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Bring your bowler, your best 1920’s pre-Depression, and get ready to take in the tastes and sounds of a bygone era.

Featuring live jazz, professional dancers will show off the acrobatic moves made iconic in speakeasies, jazz clubs, and the flowing underground spirit of the jazz age. Loaded with food vendors—and no short supply of classic libations—this is a great event for a date or a jaunt with friends.

5. Brooklyn Kickball

Summer is a time for recreation, but many worry about a lack skill. But when you bring a strict open-door policy and the ability to feel like a kid together, you have kickball.

At McCarren Park, the Brooklyn Kickball League meets up and matches players for bi-weekly games. While there is a nominal fee for playing it’s hard not to understand the value of good old team sports in the warm weather. Sign up your friends, and get ready to play ball!

Visit their website here for more information.