An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: X

Pardon our spelling, but do try an espresso (or a gelato, or a charcuterie plate, or a glass of wine) at Eataly, the fantastic Italy-themed market and food court in the Flatiron. If the weather is mild, check out La Birreria, Eataly’s pretty rooftop beer garden and restaurant.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: W

The Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary annex, PS1, is located in Long Island City, Queens. Every Saturday in the summer, the legendary Warm Up dance parties are held in the courtyard of the museum. See and be seen starting on June 29.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: U

Celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer, the Cloisters—the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s early European art annex—is known for its unicorn tapestries and breathtaking medieval gardens. Come in the summer to enjoy the splendid greenery.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: S

New York City’s most wide-reaching summer festival brings over 100 free performances to 17 public parks in all five boroughs. This summer, check out performers like Bobby McFerrin in Central Park or Mac DeMarco at the East River Park, among many others.

An A-to-Z Guide to Summer in New York City: R

To celebrate NYC Restaurant Week, hundreds of the city’s most famous eateries offer special three-course, prix fixe meals for a fraction of their regular price. Despite the name, festivities run for four weeks—July 22 to August 16—but reservations fill up quickly, so book your table in advance.