New York City Events August 2017


NYC Insider Guide August Events Calendar

New York City Events August 2017 include the US Tennis Open and lots of outdoor Summer Movie and Film Festivals, such as Central Park, Intrepid Museum and Bryant Park. Concerts: Justin Bieber, Billy Joel, Lady Gaga and more.

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U.S. Tennis Open 2017

US Tennis Open

August 28 – September 10, 2017
Tickets on Sale June 12

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 22-25, 2017 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

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Queens Hotel with free US Open shuttle
  • Best Western Plus – 15 minute walk to the National Tennis Center and Citi Field
  • Dumont NYC-an Affinia hotel – the hotel I recommend to MY friends and family

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 2017

August New York City Shows and Concerts

See All: NYC Concerts Shows August – Phish, Earth Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, Blondie, The Beach Boys, Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, Today Show Summer Concert Series, Jones Beach, Central Park Summerstage, Coney Island, Forest Hills and more.

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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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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

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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

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

Come From Away Broadway Musical

Come From Away Broadway Musical

On September 11, 2001, 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from across the globe, were diverted to the air strip in Gander, Newfoundland. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we’re all part of a global family.

Dear Evan Hansen Broadway Musical

Dear Evan Hansen Broadway Musical

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Ages 12+

Hello Dolly Bette Midler on Broadway

Hello, Dolly! – Bette Midler & David Hyde Pierce

Hello, Dolly! tells the story of an outspoken matchmaker, Dolly Gallagher, who lands in New York City and is on the lookout for a possible wife for a well-known and very rich millionaire, Horace Vandergelder. The trouble is, she just may want to marry the rich man herself!

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

Celebrities on Broadway

Network Broadway Play Bryan Cranston

  • Network Broadway Play - Bryan Cranston, Tony Goldwyn (Nov 10, 2018 - March, 17 2019)
  • True West - Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano (Dec 27, 2018 - March 17, 2019)
  • Hillary and Clinton - Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow (Previews March 16th, Opens April 18, 2019)
  • All My Sons - Tracy Letts and Annette Bening (Apr 4 - June 23, 2019)

Full List of Broadway Shows

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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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Continuing New York City Events August

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Annual Central Park Film Festival FREE

Central Park Film Festival

August 23-26, 2017

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!

2017 Central Park Movie Lineup:

  • August 23 – The Great Gatsby
  • 24 – Saturday Night Fever
  • 25 – The Godfather
  • 26 – Spider-Man 3

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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 25 – September 4, 2017

The popular Summer HD Festival returns for their ninth year, presenting ten performances from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series of movie-theater transmissions. 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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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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