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NYC Events August 26


NFL Preseason: Jets @ Giants

Jets @ Giants @ MetLife

Giants & Jets MetLife Schedule 2023

There is so much talent on our field this fall! The Jets new QB, Aaron Rodgers (now out with an injury), four-time MVP, is headlining the action in 2023 and we are all hopeful he brings it to "Gang Green." On the Giants side, superstar Daniel Jones, "Danny Dimes," is setting records just about every game. 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!

New York Giants Tickets



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 and now home to baseball's highest payroll as of 2023! Top recruits include Francisco Álvarez, Brett Baty, Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos. 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.

August NY Mets Schedule @ Citi Field

  • 8/07, 7:10 P – Cubs at Mets
  • 8/08, 7:10 P – Cubs at Mets
  • 8/09, 7:10 P – Cubs at Mets
  • 8/11, 7:10 P – Braves at Mets
  • 8/12, 1:10 P – Braves at Mets
  • 8/12, 7:15 P – Braves at Mets
  • 8/13, 1:40 P – Braves at Mets
  • 8/14, 7:10 P – Pirates at Mets
  • 8/15, 7:10 P – Pirates at Mets
  • 8/16, 1:10 P – Pirates at Mets
  • 8/25, 7:10 P – Angels at Mets
  • 8/26, 7:10 P – Angels at Mets
  • 8/27, 12:05 P – Angels at Mets
  • 8/28, 7:10 P – Rangers at Mets
  • 8/29, 7:10 P – Rangers at Mets
  • 8/30, 6:40 P – Rangers at Mets


U.S. Tennis Open Free Qualifying Rounds and Fan Week

Want to see some really cool tennis at almost no cost? Check out the US Open Qualifying Rounds, the week before the US Open (Aug 22-25, 2023) featuring 128 men and 128 women competing for a spot in the Open’s main draws. Each of the men’s and women’s draws annually includes 16 qualifiers, who must win three matches in Qualifying to advance. The free Legends Match returns on Tues 8/22 this year. Arthur Ashe Kids Day is Saturday before the start of the Open. It’s free to enter the grounds and grand stadium tickets start at $13. There will be a lot of activities and give aways, like caps, wrist bands, tennis racquets, face painting for kids 14 and under.

Read More: US Open Insider Guide

US Open Practice Courts


Concerts & Shows

  • Dave Chappelle – Aug 22, 23, 25 & 26 @ MSG
  • Jackson Browne – Aug 22, 23, 25 & 26 @ Beacon Theatre


NYC Concerts Hot Sellers

New York City Concerts



Metropolitan Opera – Summer HD Festival FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

August 25 – Sept 4, 2023

The popular Summer HD Festival returns 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.



Bryant Park Picnic Performances

Bryant Park Picnic Performances

June 1 – September 14, 2023

Bryant Park is hosting twenty-six live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions. Some featured partners are Carnegie Hall Citywide, The Town Hall, Joe’s Pub, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera and many more. All performances are free to the public and designed to be enjoyed casually – no tickets required—with ample seating available and free picnic blankets for audience members to borrow.

More Info: bryantpark.org/activities/picnic-performances * Bryant Park Movie Nights * Picnic Performances FREE Brochure

August Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park

  • 3 Ailey Moves NYC – Ailey II
  • 4 Carnegie Hall Citywide – Ndlovu Youth Choir
  • 11 Joe’s Pub – Shaina Taub
  • 18 New York City Opera – The Barber of Seville
  • 19 New York City Opera – Alessandro Lora in concert
  • 25 Accordions Around the World – Three global bands feature the accordion
  • 26 Roulette Intermedium Immanuel Wilkins, 75 Dollar Bill, Ka Baird


The Big Screen @ Hudson Yards

Watch sports and movies on the 30-foot Big Screen at The Backyard at Hudson Yards. The summer line up is all kinds of sporting events, and Movie Nights will return mid-September.

  • August 3 – NFL Hall of Fame Game
  • August 5 & 6 – Astros vs Yankees
  • August 10 – Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals
  • August 12 – EPL Newcastle vs Aston Villa
  • August 13 – EPL Chelsea vs Liverpool
  • August 17 – 18 – Little League World Series
  • August 19 – Yankees vs Red Sox
  • August 20 – EPL: West Ham vs Chelsea
  • August 24 – PGA Tour Championship
  • August 25 – EPL: Chelsea vs Luton Town
  • August 26 – Little League World Series Final
  • August 31 – US Open

The Big Screen @ Hudson Yards



NYC August Events & Things to Do

What to Wear in NYC in August - New York Weather August

NYC in August is hot, hot, hot! Many locals are out of town, so the only other people in the city will be visitors and vacationers. You should be fine to dress as cool as possible, but also expect indoor air conditioning. The weather in NYC in August is fairly consistent day to night and the dress code is likely shorts, tanks/tees, sun dresses and open toe shoes. Historical July high/low temperatures are 81/66 (F) and 28/19 (C).


Weather This Week in NYC

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August NYC Events Daily Picks


NYC August Events & Things to Do

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We often plan these listings in advance, and may not be aware of current weather, health or other occurrences, so please check all activities in advance of attending.



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