NYC Insider Guide August Events Calendar

New York City Events August 2022 include the US Tennis Open, Restaurant Week, Shakespeare in the Park and lots of outdoor Summer Movie and Film Festivals, such as Central Park, Intrepid Museum and Bryant Park. Concerts: Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Other big sports events include Yankees vs Red Sox and Giants vs Jets (pre-season).

More NYC August 2022 things to do include the Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets and NYCFC. New York City Events August 2022 are hot, hot, hot! Everyone is out of town, mostly at the beaches – Hamptons, Montauk, Fire Island and the Jersey Shore.

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1) You’ll have the whole city to yourself, and
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Top NYC August Events

  • US Tennis Open
  • Yankees vs Red Sox
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Outdoor Summer Concerts
  • Restaurant Week
  • NY Giants, Jets, Yankees, Mets
  • Lincoln Center Summer for the City
  • Bryant Park Movie Nights
  • Broadway in Bryant Park
  • Central Park Film Festival
  • Festopia Pool Party Hosted by 50 Cent
  • Little Island’s August Festival
  • Summer Streets
  • Battery Dance Festival
  • Museums & Attractions are Open
  • Concerts & Live Music

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U.S. Tennis Open 2022

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

US Tennis Open

August 29 – September 11, 2022
Tickets on Sale: June 6, 2022

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 (hopefully back in 2022) 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 2022

August New York City Shows and Concerts

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Ritz Carlton NY Nomad

The Ritz Carlton NY Nomad is accepting reservations beginning August 2022 and offers 250 luxurious suites with spectacular skyline views. The Zaytinya restaurant will offer its mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. The 6,800 sq ft Club Lounge, on the 36th floor, lets guests enjoy complimentary wifi, snacks and treats and private concierge service. Indulge in the Ritz-Carlton Spa featuring eight treatment rooms, sauna and steam as well as a 24 hour fitness centre with Peloton bikes.

Ritz Carlton NY Nomad


Festopia Pool Party Hosted by 50 Cent

Festopia Pool Party Hosted by 50 Cent

Saturday, August 6, 2022
American Dream Waterpark
East Rutherford, NJ

Come join the Festopia Pool Party w/ 50 Cent hosting at the American Dream Waterpark. Live music from hot 97 DJ Camilo and DJ Wallah.

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Summer Concert Series Schedules

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Shakespeare in the Park 2022

Shakespeare in the Park NYC

August 10-September 11, 2022
Delacorte Theater, Central Park

Happy 60th Anniversary to our beloved Shakespeare in the Park! Every year, stars such as Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and James Earl Jones perform modern interpretations of various Shakespeare plays in Central Park at the 1,800 seat open-air theater and they are attended by over 80,000 people. 2022 Shakespeare in the Park plays are Richard III (June 17 – July 17, 2022) and As You Like It (August 10 – September 11, 2022).

NYC Insider Guide knows just how you can get tickets. Learn more at Shakespeare in the Park 2022

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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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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!

Top Picks this month include Yankees vs Mets Subway Series @ Yankee Stadium August 22-23 and pre season Giants @ Jets @ MetLife on August 28th.

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NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022

NYC Summer Restaurant Week

July 18–August 21, 2022. Reservations Open July 6th

A three-course dinner at the best restaurants in New York for $45? Sign me up! One of my favorite times of the year. I love a good bargain almost as much as I love good food. It almost feels like you’re stealing..only you’re not.

Read more on Restaurant Week New York City and also check out French Restaurant Week July TBD, 2022.

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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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Save with a New York City Attractions Pass

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

NYC Printable Guides - Available for Immediate Download

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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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The Beast is Back in 2022

Locals and visitors alike absolutely LOVE the Beast Speedboat ride. Revel in up close views of the financial district, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport and more, without ever leaving the water. We'll try not to spoil the surprise, but let's just say don't bring anything that can't get wet:)

Beast Speedboat Ride NYC

May 7 - Sept 25, 2022, 10:00 am–6:00 pm, every hour on the hour, 30 minute ride


Lincoln Center Summer for the City

Lincoln Center Restart Stages

May 14 – August 14, 2022

Lincoln Center is back this year with a bang – hosting over 300 events all summer long. Dancing Under the Stars, Poetry, Concerts, Crafts, Juneteenth and much more!

More Info: Lincoln Center Summer for the City

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BTS NYC Voyage Sunset Cruise & Party

BTS NYC Voyage Sunset Cruise & Party

August 20, 2022 | City Experiences | 5:30pm
BTS NYC Voyage Sunset Cruise & Party
Pier 15, 78 South St. New York, NY 10038

BTS NYC Voyage Sunset Cruise & Party was created for ARMYs to celebrate BTS’s iconic trajectory while enjoying the best views of New York City! Sail through the city to see amazing sights and a unique sunset experience with two special live performances and dance to BTS’s most beloved music.

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Little Island NYC

Little Island NYC

Pier 55 & Hudson River Park Greenway, NY 10014
Roughly 14th St, West of Chelsea Market

NYC’s new Little Island in the Hudson River resembles a leaf floating on water with a base of tulip-shaped pots and seating lawns, gentle slopes, winding pathways leading to dazzling views, and a variety of spaces for performances, play rest and relaxation. The island is open 6am-1am daily, but you must reserve your timed entry spots May-September.

Perform in the Park, Events in the Amph ++
June - September
Little Island offers a diverse mix of programs, experiences, shows and events. The majority of events in the park will be presented free or at a low cost, to create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Little Island's August Festival celebrates NYC’s wonderful mix of cultures reflected in four weeks of adventurous, free live performances, including dance, music, poetry, comedy shows, surprising collaborations and new commissions, with over 35 free performances in The Amph.

More Info: Little Island

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August Broadway Show Picks

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

A Strange Loop Broadway Musical Tickets

A Strange Loop Broadway Musical - 2022 Tony Award Winner!

Closing Jan 15, 2023. Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer... Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Ages 16+. Opened April 26, 2022

Mr. Saturday Night Broadway Billy Crystal

Mr. Saturday Night Broadway Musical Comedy - Billy Crystal

(March 1 - Sept 4, 2022) - Mr. Saturday Night is the story of Buddy Young, Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television. Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he’s at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.

MJ the Musical Broadway

MJ the Musical Broadway - Tickets on Sale through April 2023

MJ is the electrifying new Broadway musical that takes audiences inside the creative process of one of the greatest entertainers in history. Featuring over 25 of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, MJ allows us to rediscover the man in the mirror.

Celebrities on Broadway

The Music Man on Broadway

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Broadway Shows NYC

List of Broadway Shows NYC


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NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

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Continuing New York City Events August

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Annual Central Park Film Festival FREE

Central Park Film Festival

August 16–19, 2022

© Photo Central Park Conservancy

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!

2022 Central Park Movie Lineup (Documentaries):

  • August 16: The Territory (premiere screening)
  • August 17 – America’s National Parks
  • August 18 – Fire of Love
  • August 19 – JANE

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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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FREE Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park

August 4-25, 2022, Thursdays
12:30pm – 1:30pm on the Lawn
42nd St and 6th Ave

See free LIVE performances of Broadway’s hottest shows outside on Thursday afternoons all summer. The casts take the stage at 12:30pm, but if you arrive early, around 11:30am for the sound check, you may see each performance twice.

  • Aug 4 – STOMP!, Disney on Broadway, Aladdin, The Lion King
  • Aug 11 – Dear Evan Hansen, Phantom of the Opera, Hadestown, Chicago
  • Aug 18 – Mr. Saturday Night, Wicked, Funny Girl, Come From Away
  • Aug 25 – Six, Beetlejuice, A Strange Loop, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

More Info: https://bryantpark.org/activities/broadway-in-bryant-park


Bryant Park Hotels

Bryant Park runs from 40th - 42nd Streets, between 5th and 6th Aves. Both Midtown East Hotels and Midtown West Hotels will be nearby, but here is our hand-chosen list of those within a 5-10 minute walk to Bryant Park, Grand Central Station and The New York Public Library.

Royalton New York

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Metropolitan Opera – Summer HD Festival FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

August 26 – Sept 5, 2022

The popular Summer HD Festival returns for their 13th year, featuring ten thrilling performances from the Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions— plus a special film screening co-presented with Film at Lincoln Center to kick off of the 11-day event. No tickets are required for the festival in NYC. More than 3,000 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

Saturdays, August 6, 13 & 20, 2022, 7am to 1pm

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. On the first day of Summer Streets, August 6, Citi Bike will be offering free day passes! Use the code SUMMER22 in the Citi Bike app to receive unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi Bike for 24 hours. You can walk, bike, run and blade directly from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge along 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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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

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Walk, Bike, Bus, Blade or Fly Over NYC?

Tourist Attractions Empire State Building

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Giants & Jets MetLife Schedule 2022

New York Giants Tickets

Ready to see the Giants and catch our newest star recruit, Saquon Barkley? Perhaps you'd rather see football's newest stars on the 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!

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 Yankee Stadium with our newest star recruit, pitcher Gerrit Cole. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and a beer.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games August

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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Tickets

Catch NYC's National baseball team in action at the amazing 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.

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. Check out our Monthly Things to do in NYC Guides.

Things to do in NYC by Month


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