New York City Events August 2016

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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.

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

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.

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

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Madame Tussauds Ghostbusters Experience

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:

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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

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

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BoConcept Furniture NY Last Call Weekend Sale

BoConcept Furniture NY Last Call Weekend Sale

August 28-31, 2016; 10am – 7pm

BoConcept NY Last Call weekend sale & event will take place 8/28-8/31 at our stores. We will have a big sale event on 8/31 at BoConcept Chelsea with light refreshments and snacks. Special Offers include: Select floor models up to 70% additional, Accessories at 40% off will be up to 60% off and free delivery.

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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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