New York City Events August

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NYC Insider Guide August Events Calendar

New York City Events August 2016 include the US Tennis Open and lots of outdoor Summer Movie and Film Festivals, such as Central Park, Intrepid Museum and Bryant Park. Concerts: Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Drake & Future, Billy Joel, Boston, Kool and The Gang and more.

Other NYC August 2016 things to do include the Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets and NYCFC. New York City Events August 2016 are hot, hot, hot! Everyone is out of town, mostly at the beaches – Hamptons, Montauk, Fire Island and the Jersey Shore. The two great things for you are:

1) You’ll have the whole city to yourself, and
2) Everything is on sale!

I’m thrilled to celebrate the Seven Year Anniversary of the NYC Insider Guide. Please add your event or business to the New York City Events Activities August calendar.


U.S. Tennis Open 2016

US Tennis Open

August 29 – September 11, 2016
Tickets on Sale in June

The US Tennis Open is one of my all time favorite sports events. The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is spectacular, and the crowd is always amazing. Make sure to catch the FREE Qualifying Rounds to see the world’s greatest tennis players practice and compete free, August 23-26, 2016 and head to Arthur Ashe Kids Day.

Read the complete NYC Insider Guides to the US Tennis Open with discount tickets, hotel packages, schedule, seating chart and more!

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US Tennis Open Hotels

The Best US Tennis Open hotels include our cheap, budget and lesser known discount hotels along with Hotels near Grand Central, Penn Station and the NTC in Queens.

US Tennis Open Hotels

Part of the fun of traveling to the US Open is to see NYC, right? In that case, you’ll want to stay in hotels closest to the NYC public transportation that takes you there quickly. If you have a car to park, then a Queens hotel with a shuttle to the NTC might be best for you. Read the full guide: Best US Tennis Open hotels.

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NYC Concerts Shows August 2016

August New York City Shows and Concerts

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Sports New York City Events August

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! Head to Yankee Stadium to grab a hot dog and cheer on the Yankees or NYCFC or head to baseball’s nicest stadium, Citi Field, to cheer on the Mets. The sports atmosphere in New York is exhilarating year round and some of the most intense competition is within our own rivalries!

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100 Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free things to do in New York in Summer are everywhere, every day and every night! Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy…you name it! Free summer activities in NYC include concerts, movies, sports and fitness, arts and culture, museums, tours. So whether you want free tennis, an outdoor concert, a movie under the stars or free opera outdoors in the park, we have you covered with over 100 FREE things to do in NYC this summer.

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Rockettes New York Spectacular

Celebrate New York City in the summertime watching the trip of a lifetime for two kids, who, while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. The city magically comes to life to show them its many splendid wonders and helps to reunite their family in the end.

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August Broadway Show Picks

Check out our newest Broadway Shows and top NYC Insider Picks for August!

Cats Broadway Musical

Cats Broadway Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical, which ran for 18 years, and returns to Broadway in 2016, tells the story of a tribe of cats, the Jellicles, and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” to decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Previews Jul 14; Opens Aug 02, 2016

Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical

Back for a limited engagement, Motown charts Berry Gordy’s journey from to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. July 12 – Nov 13, 2016

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

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Celebrities on Broadway

An Act of G-d Broadway Sean Hayes

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Which is the BEST New York City Discount Pass?

All the New York City Sightseeing Passes Compared! Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass? Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Pass Discounts for your NYC vacation.

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New York CityPASS

CityPASS - 41% off Top 6 Attractions. Choice of 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Includes Empire State Building, Circle Line Cruise, Museum of Natural History and more.

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The New York Pass

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Madame Tussauds Ghostbusters Experience

Opens July 1, 2016

From the eerie underground tracks of the NYC subway to the basement of a haunted mansion to Ghostbusters Headquarters to the streets of Times Square, brace yourself for several spooks and even catch a ride on Ecto-2. The Ghostbusters Experience is a multi-layered and sensory environment immersing you into a fantastical and spirited world, inspired by the 2016 film.

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NYC Boat Tours Cruises

NYC Boat tours cruises are one of my FAVORITE things to do in NYC. There are no better views of our skyline than from the water and year-round, you can cruise with brunch, champagne, general sightseeing, dinner, booze, jazz, sailboat, speedboat, holiday, romantic. With so many boat cruise choices, here are our top picks by category:

See all our Top Picks: NYC Boat Tours Cruises

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

Download over 100 pages of NYC maps, information and recommendations in less than 5 minutes! Our NYC Insider Printable Map Guide Book includes organized, easy to follow, color coded guides to NYC, detailed maps of every neighborhood, weekly chart of Free Museum Days and Times and free weekly neighborhood tours, Best of NYC Categories and lists by ALL native New Yorkers and much more.

New York City Travel Guide

The New York City Travel Guide is your NYC PRE VACATION Guide, sort of like, “New York City 101.” This book is an overview of NYC to help you PLAN your trip so you make the absolute MOST of your time and money here. Think of this book as the guide to answer all the most commonly asked questions and avoid the most common NYC Vacation and Trip Planning mistakes.

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

The NYC Map Printable Bonus Guide is a 14 page downloadable Bonus Guide, compiled of the best free, downloadable local neighborhood maps with stores and shops block by block put together by our local NYC neighborhood associations; all formatted and ready for you to print.

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New York City Hotels with Pools

While a few of our hotels with pools are family-friendly, most are adult party zones with skyline views, cocktails, private cabanas and summer long pool parties. We highlight more than 10 family-friendly and adults-only hotel pools, many with day-pass availability for NYC locals.

New York City Hotels with Pools

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NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

If had to pick my FAVORITE way to explore NYC, it would be on bicycle! Don't miss out on your choice of NYC hotels with free bicycles, allowing you to explore hidden nooks of NYC you can't see any other way. Some of our top value picks include:

NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

  • Jane Hotel - Top NYC Budget Hotel, Right on West Side Bike Path
  • The James - Heart of SoHo, Fantastic rooftop views
  • The Maritime Hotel - Hip Meatpacking District, Amazing Rooftop Cabanas

See the Insider Guide for dozens more NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles.

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Annual Central Park Film Festival FREE

Central Park Film Festival

August 24-27, 2016

Every year in August, Central Park hosts a week of evening film screenings in the landscape just north of Sheep Meadow and south of the 72nd St. Cross Drive. Attending the Central Park Film Festival is free, the gates open at 6:30pm and movies start at 8pm. Make sure to bring your picnic and blanket!

2016 Central Park Movie Lineup:

  • Wed, Aug 24 – I Am Legend (PG-13 – 2007)
  • Thurs, Aug 25 – Tootsie (PG – 1982)
  • Fri, Aug 26 – Desperately Seeking Susan (PG-13 – 1982)
  • Sat, August 27 – Stuart Little (PG – 1999)

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Central Park NY Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Metropolitan Opera – Summer HD Festival FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

August 26 – September 5, 2016

The popular Summer HD Festival returns for their eighth year, presenting ten performances from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series of movie-theater transmissions; and for the third year in a row, the Met is collaborating with the Film Society of Lincoln Center to open the festival with an opera-related Hollywood film. No tickets are required for the festival. More than 3,100 seats will be available each night, plus space for overflow crowds on the plaza.

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Continuing New York City Events August

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Giants & Jets MetLife Schedule

New York Giants Tickets

Ready to see the Giants star quarterback, Eli Manning, or wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr with a history-making one armed catch? Perhaps you’d rather see football’s newest stars on a new Jets roster? Either way, there’s nothing like a traditional american football game, so head on out to MetLife Stadium, where tickets start at just $40 per game!

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NY Giants & Jets Schedule – Home Games August



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New York Yankees Schedule

New York Yankees Tickets

The New York Yankees, 27-Time World Series Champions, and likely the most simultaneously loved and hated team in baseball, return to the new Yankee Stadium. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium – hosting 81 Home Games this season.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games August



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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Schedule

Catch NYC’s National baseball team, and last year’s World Series contenders, in action at the awesome Citi Field, one of baseball’s nicest stadiums. Tickets are easy to get and the Mets are an easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central. Grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action. Check out the NYC Insider Guide to New York Mets Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games August



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Welcome! I'm Melissa, a fourth generation New Yorker, who has been lucky enough to live in New York for over 30 years. I love just about everything in New York City, the very reason I started this web site, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.