NYC Insider Guide August Events Calendar

New York City Events August 2019 include the US Tennis Open and lots of outdoor Summer Movie and Film Festivals, such as Central Park, Intrepid Museum and Bryant Park. Concerts: Backstreet Boys, KISS, Billy Joel, Queen & Adam Lambert, Hootie & The Blowfish, Jimmy Buffett and more. Other big sports events include Yankees vs Red Sox and Giants vs Jets.

More NYC August 2019 things to do include the Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets and NYCFC. New York City Events August 2019 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!

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Top NYC August Events

  • US Tennis Open
  • Met Museum Roof Martini Bar
  • Backstreet Boys, KISS, Billy Joel
  • Restaurant Week NYC
  • Central Park Film Festival
  • Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival
  • NY Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Battery Dance Festival
  • Summer Streets NYC
  • Good Morning America Summer Concerts
  • TODAY Show Summer Concerts

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U.S. Tennis Open 2019

US Tennis Open

August 26 to September 8, 2019
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The US Tennis Open is one of my all time favorite 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 and head to Arthur Ashe Kids Day.

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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 2019

August New York City Shows and Concerts

See All: NYC Concerts Shows August – Bryan Adams & Billy Idol, Jimmy Buffett, Smashing Pumpkins, Santana & The Doobie Brothers, Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, Today Show Summer Concert Series, Jones Beach, Central Park Summerstage, Coney Island Boardwalk, Forest Hills and more.

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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

Since most are indoor/outoor and heated, anytime of year is a great time to check into one of our 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

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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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August Broadway Show Picks

Broadway has a TON of new shows and legends on stage.

Beetlejuice Broadway Musical Tickets

Beetlejuice Broadway Musical

Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing.” Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and a degenerate demon who happens to have a thing for stripes. When Lydia calls on Beetlejuice to scare away anyone with a pulse, he comes up with the perfect plan involving exorcism, arranged marriage and a girl scout who gets scared out of her wits. Previews March 28, Opens April 25, 2019. Ages 12+

Tootsie Broadway Musical

Tootsie Comedy Musical

Based on the classic film, Tootsie tells the story of a talented, but difficult-to-work-with actor who will do anything to land the role of a lifetime - including adopting a new, female persona, Dorothy Michaels. His audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime,only to cause complete comedy and chaos in his life. Previews March 29th, Opens April 23, 2019.

Hadestown Broadway Musical Tickets

Hadestown Broadway Musical - 2019 TONY Award Winner

The underdog of all Broadway Musicals and recipient of 14 Tony Nominations in 2019, Hadestown follows two intertwining love stories — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Ages 8+

Oklahoma Broadway Musical

Oklahoma! Broadway Musical Tickets

On the 75th anniversary of when Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this performance of Oklahoma! is reorchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century, while still following the original plot of a cowboy competing with a mysterious farmhand for the honor of taking a lovely young farm woman to a dance. March 19 - September 1, 2019

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Annual Central Park Film Festival FREE

Central Park Film Festival

2019 TBD
August 14-17, 2018

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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!

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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:

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Metropolitan Opera – Summer HD Festival FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

August 23 – September 2, 2019

The popular Summer HD Festival returns for their 11th year, presenting ten performances from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series of movie-theater transmissions on Lincoln Center Plaza. No tickets are required for the festival in NYC. More than 2,800 seats are available each night, plus space for overflow crowds on the plaza.

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Summer Streets New York City

Summer Streets New York City

August 3, 10 & 17, 2019

The first 3 Saturdays every August from 7am to 1pm, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are closed to traffic and opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. You can walk, bike, run and blade directly from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge alone Park Avenue. There’s tons of free activities and exhibits along the way, free exercise classes, food vendors and much more. Summer Streets is a true NYC experience!

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Most Popular New York City Tours and Activities

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: 4-Hour Guided Tour (StatueTour)

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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 + 102 for Fee)

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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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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month.

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