With its long days and warm nights, summer is a magical season in New York. As the mercury rises, the city comes alive; from the Village to the Upper West Side, bistro tables crowd the sidewalks, ice cream trucks begin their daily urban rotation, and grassy parks are filled with sunbathers and picnickers. Throughout the five boroughs, street fairs and music festivals abound, while rooftop bars and outdoor dance parties are perpetually packed with revelers. Harbor islands and public pools are open to visitors, and the Yankees draw crowds to the ballpark all season long.
There’s no place like New York in the summertime, and there’s no end to the things there are to see, do, and eat during June, July, and August. From classic fun to avant-garde arts festivals, we’ve got an A-to-Z primer on summer in New York City, highlighting the best of the 2013 season. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we post something new each day!