Andrew Zimmer/Thrillist

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Jun 20 Sat

BDOYL It’s the Best Day of Your Life, and it involves sake bombs, build-your-own cereal, booze-soaked cupcakes, oysters, multiple bars, and much more that we’re still keeping a secret. Get tickets, like, right now.

Multiple locations

BDOYL Multiple locations It’s the Best Day of Your Life, and it involves sake bombs, build-your-own cereal, booze-soaked cupcakes, oysters, multiple bars, and much more that we’re still keeping a secret. Get tickets, like, right now.

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Jun 21-Aug 23

Shakespeare in the Park Catch The Tempest through July 5, then Cymbeline from July 23 ‘til Aug 23. And if you need tips on getting tickets, we’ve got you so covered.

Delacorte Theater in Central Park

Shakespeare in the Park Delacorte Theater in Central Park Catch The Tempest through July 5, then Cymbeline from July 23 ‘til Aug 23. And if you need tips on getting tickets, we’ve got you so covered.

Flickr/precipices

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Jun 21-Sep 21

Drinking on NYC’s 98 rooftops All summer. All damn summer.

Multiple locations

Drinking on NYC’s 98 rooftops Multiple locations All summer. All damn summer.

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Jun 21-Sep 21

Hit up all the outdoor movies You know you want to watch Dazed and Confused while drinking boxed wine and taking in skyline views.

Multiple locations

Hit up all the outdoor movies Multiple locations You know you want to watch Dazed and Confused while drinking boxed wine and taking in skyline views.

Flickr/Brad Frost

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Jun 21-Sep 21

Go to tons of free outdoor concerts Nicki Minaj in Central Park anyone?

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Go to tons of free outdoor concerts Multiple locations Nicki Minaj in Central Park anyone?

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Jun 21-Sep 21

All manner of festivals If you’re not going to tons of beer, eating, music, and dragon boat festivals this summer, you’re doing it wrong.

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All manner of festivals Multiple locations If you’re not going to tons of beer, eating, music, and dragon boat festivals this summer, you’re doing it wrong.

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Jun 27-Sep 5

Warm Up at PS1 Get out to Queens for this annual, badass party in the MoMA satellite’s sculpture garden.

MoMA PS1

Warm Up at PS1 MoMA PS1 Get out to Queens for this annual, badass party in the MoMA satellite’s sculpture garden.

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Jun 27 Sat

Cheesemonger Invitational Do you love cheese? Do you love bananas parties involving cheese? Good, you’ll fit right in here.

Larkin Cold Storage

Cheesemonger Invitational Larkin Cold Storage Do you love cheese? Do you love bananas parties involving cheese? Good, you’ll fit right in here.

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Jul 4 Sat

Check out fireworks Get to your friends roof ASAP, it doesn’t matter how many bags of ice you need to bring, just do it. Don’t have a friend with a rooftop? We’ve got you covered there, too.

Multiple locations

Check out fireworks Multiple locations Get to your friends roof ASAP, it doesn’t matter how many bags of ice you need to bring, just do it. Don’t have a friend with a rooftop? We’ve got you covered there, too.

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Jul 4 Sat

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Watch other people earn eternal glory by shoving wet buns and dry dogs in their faces. Lament your career choices.

Nathan's Famous, Coney Island

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Nathan's Famous, Coney Island Watch other people earn eternal glory by shoving wet buns and dry dogs in their faces. Lament your career choices.

Flickr/beigeinside

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Jul 12 Sun

Bastille Day Head up to 60th St on the UES or Smith St in Brooklyn for pétanque, crepes, rosé, and all kinds of other French partying.

60th Street, UES

Bastille Day 60th Street, UES Head up to 60th St on the UES or Smith St in Brooklyn for pétanque, crepes, rosé, and all kinds of other French partying.

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Jul 14 Tue

Finger on the Pulse BBQ Blowout The team from Contra on the Lower East Side is grilling out while you take down some beer and whiskey.

Good Co.

Finger on the Pulse BBQ Blowout Good Co. The team from Contra on the Lower East Side is grilling out while you take down some beer and whiskey.

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Jul 17 Fri

AVP Volleyball Just like the movie Side Out, but less ‘80s.

Pier 26/25

AVP Volleyball Pier 26/25 Just like the movie Side Out, but less ‘80s.

Flickr/pacocco

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Jul 25 Sat

Waterfight NYC Get your Super Soaker 150s ready and head to Central Park for this big, free water gun fight.

Great Lawn, Central Park

Waterfight NYC Great Lawn, Central Park Get your Super Soaker 150s ready and head to Central Park for this big, free water gun fight.

Bruce Monroe/Flickr

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Aug 15 Sat

Jazz Age Lawn Party Because Sundays don’t have to be all about rest, we teamed up with Hyundai for a special recommendation:
 
The Jazz Age Lawn Party is a two-day celebration of all things Prohibition-era on Governors Island this August. There’ll be flappers, dance-offs (but like, swing, not that weird kneeing your head move), tons of food trucks, and a full Jazz Age dance band. Dust off the ironic golf pants.

Governors Island

Jazz Age Lawn Party Governors Island Because Sundays don’t have to be all about rest, we teamed up with Hyundai for a special recommendation:
 
The Jazz Age Lawn Party is a two-day celebration of all things Prohibition-era on Governors Island this August. There’ll be flappers, dance-offs (but like, swing, not that weird kneeing your head move), tons of food trucks, and a full Jazz Age dance band. Dust off the ironic golf pants.

Flickr/joshbousel

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Aug 22 Sat

Blues BBQ Hiding nothing in its name, this party is dishing up eats and killer blues on the water.

Pier 26

Blues BBQ Pier 26 Hiding nothing in its name, this party is dishing up eats and killer blues on the water.

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Sep 4 Fri

Electric Zoo EDM, as hard as you can.

Randall's Island

Electric Zoo Randall's Island EDM, as hard as you can.

Flickr/skittlbraul

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Aug 31-Sep 13

US Open Some corporate person you know is gonna have free tickets, no clients to take, and money to spend. Take advantage.

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows

US Open Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows Some corporate person you know is gonna have free tickets, no clients to take, and money to spend. Take advantage.

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Sep 12 Sat

Pig Island Meat, meat, meat, drinks, and meat. It’s on.

Erie Basin Park Waterfront, Red Hook

Pig Island Erie Basin Park Waterfront, Red Hook Meat, meat, meat, drinks, and meat. It’s on.

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Sep 12 Sat

Vendy Awards Come for the tacos, stay to see who gets crowned the best food truck in the city.

Governors Island

Vendy Awards Governors Island Come for the tacos, stay to see who gets crowned the best food truck in the city.

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