For years, millions of Americans have started their days by tuning into the Today Show. Every summer, the famous TV show gives back to its loyal fan base by hosting the Today Show Concert Series. The summer-long Today Show Concert Series ... moreRockefeller Center
48th to 51st Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY 10112
Party Earth Review Designed by the same architects who created Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is a popular getaway for locals and visitors looking for a bit of respite from the city’s hectic pace. A 585-acre expanse of natural beauty, the park connects Park Slope, Crown Heights, and Kensington, bringing together otherwise disparate ... more
Between Prospect Park West, Eastern Parkway, Washington Avenue, and Parkside West
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Art becomes cliché because people like it so much that they want to see it repeated. That’s not to say the cliché work in question was never an underground gem, but rather that it has become the victim of its own popularity ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Once just another abandoned and overgrown set of elevated railroad tracks, the High Line has been transformed into an urban park where patrons stroll down artfully slanted concrete planks, peruse the booths of local artists, and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere three stories above the city streets. Planted with over two hundred ... more
Washington Street and Gansevoort Street, and Tenth Avenue at West 14th Street (elevator), West 16th Street (elevator), West 18th Street, West 20th Street, West 23rd Street, West 26th Street, West 28th Street, and West 30th Street
New York, NY 10011
Music fans are invited to enjoy live summer shows at the annual Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series. As one of New York City's oldest free outdoor festivals, Celebrate Brooklyn features a packed lineup of musicians. Past Celebrate Brooklyn ... moreProspect Park Bandshell (Brooklyn)
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Party Earth Review Hip patrons in need of a haircut and a drink should head to The Blind Barber, an old-school barbershop that transforms into an exclusive speakeasy by night. Although clients who opt for an afternoon straight-razor shave at the tiny whitewashed shop will be treated to a complimentary drink, the real scene happens once the ... more
339 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
SummerStage NYC 2014 is a huge concert series put on by the City Parks Foundation that brings more than 100 performances to eighteen different parks across New York’s five boroughs from June to August every year. Many of the SummerStage NYC ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review A dream come true for shopaholics, foodies, and art lovers alike, SoHo is a versatile downtown neighborhood offering an unending variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants. On weekend afternoons, the area is usually swarming with young creative professionals and tourists who flood mainstream stores like Zara, Bloomingdale ... more
Between Houston Street and Canal Street, and Broadway and Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10012
The Lincoln Center Festival in New York City is a performing arts program hosted by the Lincoln Center. The program aims to present classical works from all over the world, including art and performances of Eastern cultures. Past Lincoln ... moreLincoln Center
70 Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
Party Earth Review Serious beer drinkers will want to check out Radegast Hall & Biergarten, a Williamsburg staple whose faded wooden façade and steepled roof recall the authentic beer halls of the homeland. The cozy main pub room attracts a curious mix of sporty guys’ guys, fräuleins in vintage garb, and down-to-earth indie rockers, who gather ... more
113 N 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women—as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely ... moreMuseum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Party Earth Review Named after a mythical siren of the Rhine River, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten lures a clientele of beer lovers both day and night. The rustic brick and wood front room sports pine tables and a long black bar, where financial types and young professionals mingle with hip downtown artists over savory German food and massive ... more
7 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
For those not too hung-over or danced-out from the city’s nightlife, there are hundreds of things to do in New York from shopping, parks, and plazas, to events, festivals, theater, and happy hours. A beacon for the fashion world, Fifth Avenue offers plenty of flagship stores and legendary establishments like Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue where fashion lovers can peruse the high-end clothing and jewelry creations of some of the world’s most sophisticated designers.
No less impressive is Central Park, an 843-acre swath of lush nature, open meadows, and quaint, winding paths alive with joggers, sunbathers, sports enthusiasts, cyclists, and dog walkers in a never-ending quest for outdoor activities in the big metropolis.
It’s no surprise that in such a compact and diverse city, one can find culture on every corner, from the iconic silhouette of the Empire State Building, the otherworldly expanse of Chinatown, and the tourist-mobbed Times Square to looming historical institutions and landmarks like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, or the latest blockbuster theater performances on Broadway.
And not to be forgotten among New York’s cultural treasures is the full schedule of parades and festivals celebrating every major holiday, religion, race, creed, and culture.
Whether it’s hanging out at a café for brunch, sightseeing all over NYC, hitting up Happy Hour with friends, or soaking up the city for a night on the town, there are endless New York things to do for all types, all moods, and all hours of the day.
Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma: