6 Things to See When Visiting NYC in August

Summer may be coming to a close in New York City, but we aren’t called the city that never sleeps for anything. There is always something to do here, whether you like to shop during the day, see a show at night, or simply relax in your luxurious room with a view at The Marmara Park Avenue.

If you do plan to explore our famous streets and enjoy some exciting activities during your stay, we highly recommend the following. These events are only available in NYC in August:

1 – Summer Streets

For the first three Sundays in August, the streets between Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge are closed to cars and open to pedestrians and cyclists. This free event is designed to promote an active lifestyle by giving New Yorkers and NYC visitors a safe place to play and exercise outdoors. The Department of Transportation hosts art installations, performances, and rest stops complete with fun activities.




2 – US Open

On August 30th, sports fans can flock to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to watch the first day of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Since NYC is reopening on July 1st, officials seem optimistic that this year’s event will be able to go forward at full capacity.

3 – Concerts

New York City hosts phenomenal musicians throughout the year, and August is no exception. Northwell Jones Beach Theater has a lineup that includes Jimmy Buffet, Luke Bryan, Korn, and Alanis Morrisette. Michael Bublé visits NYCB, and Lindsey Stirling will make an appearance at The Beacon Theatre.

4 – Harlem Week

Set aside August 8-15 for Harlem Week! Designed to celebrate the rich cultural, political, and economic history of Harlem, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Inspiring music, amazing art, and delicious food are just a few things you can expect to find on the streets during this festival. This year’s theme is: Rebirth. Rebuild. Rejoice.



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5 – Dragon Boat Festival

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is always a great place to walk, swim, picnic, and more. However, from August 7-8, it’s home to the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. There is a parade, music, dancing, and boat race. The race honors Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet, and patriot born in 340 B.C. who drowned himself in the Ni Lo River.

6 – Picnic Performances

Taking place in Bryant Park, Picnic Performances are free to the public, though pre-registration is required. This program is held throughout the summer and into September. August’s performances include jazz, dance, and opera. In September, Broadway reopens. Our city, which many believed would not bounce back from the economic and personal tragedies of the pandemic, is doing better than ever.

Spend the last days of your summer celebrating this victory with us, and choose your New York City accommodations wisely. Choose to reside in comfort, in the heart of the city. Choose a hotel that feels like a second home.  

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