So, you thought just because you had your free outdoor concert lineup, free outdoor movie lineup, and your festival guide, that your summer was already booked up?

There’s so much to do this summer in the city. Luckily, we just made that very easy for you by listing all the events you can’t miss in one calendar-syncable list -- from the best BBQ block party to a water fight in Central Park.

Editor’s Note: We'll be updating this throughout the season so keep checking back for more events!

June
Mermaid Parade Coney Island
Coney Island Mermaid Parade | Flickr/seanhennessy

June

Friday - Sunday
Jun 3-5
Randall's Island
NYC’s main music fest has headliners like Kanye, The Strokes, Big Boi, and Robyn -- plus tons of great new food vendors, and probably a lot of selfie sticks.
Tuesday - Wednesday
Jun 7-8
343 Canal St
In honor of Tiger Beer coming to the US, the company is turning a Canal Street dollar store into a pop-up filled with Asian art, tech, limited-edition sneakers, food from Mimi Cheng’s, and more. 
Wednesday
Jun 8
Shelsky's of Brooklyn
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about smoking, salting, and curing (expect pastrami, latkes, and chopped liver!).
Friday
Jun 10
​Ramscale Studio
Gin Mare is rolling out a rooftop series with Med Rooftops to bring in some heavy-hitter chefs and lots of fancy gin. Grab tickets to one of the two time slots.
Saturday
Jun 11
Brooklyn Expo Center
A hard cider fest with local and international ciders (plus pies!).
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 11-12
Hudson River Park’s Pier 97
National Cucumber Day is officially June 14th, but Hendrick's Gin will be celebrating on Saturday and Sunday with a free 21+ event full of cocktails, bites, and all things cucumber. Sign up here
Sunday
Jun 12
Café de la Esquina
Cafe De La Esquina, Brunch Boys, and Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue are teaming up for the city's first-ever puppy brunch. Expect Instagram-famous pups, dogs to adopt, puppy food & drink from Rachael Ray’s Nutrish and Bowser Beer, and human food & drink from Cafe De La Esquina.
Saturday - Sunday
Jun 11-12
Oiji
Stop by the ever-popular Oiji in the East Village to get its famed honey butter chips (with ice cream!) to-go from 12-5pm on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday. 
Monday
Jun 13
Central Park SummerStage
The not-free version of Central Park’s concerts featuring Barenaked Ladies, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and Howard Jones.
Tuesday
Jun 14
Boar’s Head Distribution Plan
There are still Hungry Bird tickets available to Bushwick's culinary showcase to benefit non-profit theater The Bushwick Starr, featuring restaurants like Fair Weather Bushwick, Faro, BK Jani, and more (plus lots of booze).
Saturday
Jun 18
Arrogant Swine
For Solstice Session at Arrogant Swine: Part III, Pitmaster Tyson Ho will be slow-roasting pig for pulled pork sandwiches galore, which can be enjoyed alongside session beers from some of the city's best brewers, like Other Half, LIC Beer Project, Kings County Brewers Collective, and more. 
Saturday
Jun 18
Williamsburg
For the fourth year in a row, we're giving you the Best Day Of Your Life with an afternoon full of bar-hopping through Williamsburg faves like The Meatball Shop, Output, Rough Trade, The Burger Guru, Kent Ale House, Crif Dogs, HEATONIST, and more.
Saturday
Jun 18
East River waterfront (enter at 23rd St)
Before the Big Barbecue Block Party comes the “Little Big BBQ,” with strictly NYC chefs going head-to-head in a rib cook-off.
Saturday
Jun 18
Storm King Art Center
This year's Storm King’s Summer Solstice is worth the trip upstate, with a Southwestern menu from Food Network star Amanda Frietag inspired by Dennis Oppenheim’s Architectural Cacti sculptures currently on display.
Sunday
Jun 19
Museum at Eldridge St
Chinese Americans, Jewish Americans, and Latin Americans are all represented via food in one tasty-as-hell melting pot.
Wednesday - Thursday
Jun 22-23
Chefs Club by Food & Wine
Award-winning Chef Alon Shaya will be in New York for just two nights, at Chefs Club by Food & Wine, cooking up a menu that combines Israeli and Louisiana Cajun cuisines (think fried oyster hummus and matzo ball gumbo)
Friday - Friday
Jun 24-Jul 1
Mile End
Mile End is celebrating its first annual "Blame Canada" week with a number of specials like foie gras poutine, butterscotch pudding, and "Bieber Tales" (fried dough covered with chocolate, named after the one and only). Also look out for Canadian beer specials. 
Saturday
Jun 25
Villain
Hosted by Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), and Modern Farmer magazine, A Starry Night on the Farm will bring together chefs from a number of NYC restaurants like Mike Price (The Clam and Market Table) and Evan Hanczor (egg) to create a local ingredient-focused meal along with a Whole Foods "expert forager." Proceeds go towards Farm Aid’s mission to support local farms. 
Sunday
Jun 26
Begins at 36th St and Fifth Ave & ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets
Show your colors at the biggest pride parade in the world.
Thursday
Jun 30
Get free guacamole at Dos Caminos
Get free guacamole at Dos Caminos
All Dos Caminos locations
Head to any Dos Caminos location from 4-6pm to celebrate "Guactailing Day" (drinking cocktails and eating guac, naturally) with totally free guacamole.
July
NYC Fireworks
mandritoiu/Shutterstock.com

July

Monday
Jul 4
Watch fireworks all over NYC
Watch fireworks all over NYC
Multiple locations
Show your true national pride (by drinking lots of beer?).
Tuesday - Tuesday
Jul 5-Aug 30
Eat burgers from your favorite chefs at Ruschmeyer's
Eat burgers from your favorite chefs at Ruschmeyer's
Montauk
Every Tuesday night, Ruschmeyer's in Montauk will offer a burger-of-the-week from a guest chef (as well as a boozy milkshake-of-the-week). Notable burger maestros include Angie Mar of Beatrice Inn, Erik Ramirez of Llama Inn, Matt Hyland of Emily, and Bobby Hellen of GG's, among others.
Thursday
Jul 7
The Gutter
Chicago-style comedy comes to NYC via Comedians You Should Know, featuring Roy Wood Jr. from The Daily Show, Liza Treyger, Jeff Steinbrunner, host Mike Lebovitz, and more. 
Saturday
Jul 9
Brooklyn Expo Center
Whiskey Fried is exactly what it sounds like -- a whiskey and fried food festival that'll get you access to all-you-can-eat Southern food and unlimited whiskey samples, plus live music and a mustache bar.
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 9-10
Governors Island
For two full days, you can head to Governors Island to drink all the rosé your heart desires (while lounging on a pink blanket, obviously). 
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 9-10
North 8th and Driggs
Williamsburg's new pop-up market from design-focused site Bulletin opens this weekend. The market is going for a block party vibe, with stands from local designers offering ceramics, textiles, prints, jewelry, and more alongside DJs, food trucks from the likes of Luke's Lobster and Taim, and locally brewed beer. 
Wednesday - Saturday
Jul 13-16
Multiple locations
Get up on your hip-hop culture knowledge with food crawl, panels, films, and a massive concert.
Saturday
Jul 16
Metropolitan Pavilion
Sip wine from over 50 wineries, and indulge in a Champagne bar, an international wine market, a blind tasting bar, an artisanal food bazaar, and more.
Saturday - Saturday
Jul 16-30
Astoria
The Astoria Flea & Food Market is back for three weekends (July 16, 23, and 30). From 7pm-midnight you can get food from a variety diverse vendors, including Oconomi and Jae NYC Eats.
Saturday
Jul 16
Hit up CookOut NYC's Running with the Beef
Hit up CookOut NYC's Running with the Beef
East River Waterfront
Who needs the Running of the Bulls in Spain when you can get tons of mezcal + Spanish-style barbecue at the East River waterfront? Participating restaurants include Toloache, Mesa Coyoacan, 
Rosa Mexicano, Jimmy’s No. 43, and more. Tickets here.
Sunday
Jul 17
Roy Wilkins Park
NYC’s biggest Caribbean eat-athon returns with lots of great vendors and music.
Wednesday
Jul 20
Central Park SummerStage
The not-free version of Central Park’s concert series featuring Ryan Adams & The Shining.
Sunday
Jul 24
Central Park SummerStage
The not-free version of Central Park’s concert series featuring Flight of the Conchords.
Friday - Wednesday
Jul 29-Aug 31
Visit the Museum of Ice Cream
Visit the Museum of Ice Cream
Meatpacking District
A month-long museum pop-up dedicated to ice cream (yes, there will be tastings).
August
US Open
Marin Cilic & Martin Klizan at the US Open | lev radin / Shutterstock.com

August

Wednesday - Saturday
Aug 3-6
Multiple locations
For it's sixth year, Brasil SummerFest will be taking over NYC with free and paid performances from Brazilian artists all over the city. 
Saturday
Aug 6
Pig Beach
Try to break the Guinness World Record for longest cork pop relay for free at Gowanus' Pig Beach (yes, that gets you a full bottle of Champagne). 
Saturday - Sunday
Aug 6-7
MCU Park
Performances from Diplo, DJ Snake, Kesha, Dillon Francis, and more in Coney Island.
Thursday
Aug 11
Battery Park
Hop on board the Clipper City ship for an old-school sail filled with music, dancers, and drinks.
Sunday
Aug 14
The Foundry
From 4-10 pm, you can try cocktails from some of the city's best mixologists and brands like Woodford Reserve and Rekorderlig Cider at The Foundry's Secret Summer. Also look out for live music, flash tattoos, and food trucks like Korilla BBQ and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. Tickets here.
Sunday
Aug 20
Hudson River Park’s Pier 97
America’s best blues (Dirty Dozen Brass Band!) with some the city’s BBQ (Arrogant Swine!).
Saturday
Aug 20
North Brooklyn Farms
Try beer from Grimm Ales, Other Half, Sixpoint, Threes, Transmitter, LIC Beer Project, and more at North Brooklyn Farms/Beer Menu's first-ever BEERGARDEN. Tickets here.
Saturday - Sunday
Aug 20-21
Governors Island
Santigold, Pusha T, Lolawolf, and more will hit the stage at the two-day Full Moon Fest on Governors Island. You can also look forward to a food line-up curated by Munchies, featuring the likes of Mile End, Matcha Bar, Best Pizza, and Chalk Point Kitchen. Tickets here.
Saturday - Sunday
Aug 27-28
Commodore Barry Park (City Park)
Live performances from Tyler, The Creator, Ice Cube, Janelle Monáe, and more.
Monday - Sunday
Aug 29-Sep 11
Arthur Ashe Stadium
Watch the world’s best players at one of the most fun Grand Slam tournaments of the year.  
Monday
Aug 29
Departs Battery, Slip 2 (sailing around Governors Island, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty)
Hop on board Manhattan By Sail's Clipper City boat for a cruise full of meatballs from The Meatball Shop. 
Tuesday
Aug 30
Nitehawk Cinema
For its next film feast, Nitehawk is screening The French Connection with a French meal pairing, including oysters, côte de bœuf, and a "Dead Man's Baguette." Tickets here.
September
lucius
Lucius | Flickr/Maurice

September

Friday
Sep 23
Central Park SummerStage
The not-free version of Central Park’s concert series featuring Lucius, JD McPherson, and Big Thief.

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Liz Newman is a freelance writer for Thrillist, and is officially overwhelmed by all the summer fun. Follow as she tries to at least make a dent in this list on Twitter and Instagram.

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