Planning a quick trip to NYC? Expecting guests, and don’t know where to take them? Use this guide of the best places to go during your New York visit. Learn how to experience the city, without dealing with the busiest areas or the obvious tourist attractions.
1. Celebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park, Brooklyn)
Summer concerts come a dime a dozen in New York. However, the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series is a summer-long free event with various artists to appeal to the many types of people New York has to offer. Indulge in the wide range of artistry showcased on the stage in Prospect Park throughout the season. With performances from talent such as St. Vincent, The Dance Theater of Harlem, and Janelle Monae, visitors will surely enjoy the free pleasures of the city.
Friday Nights at Sunset Rooftop
Weekly Event- Every Friday, 10pm
Sunset Rooftop (3272 Steinway Street)
Located on top of one of Astoria's most
famed buildings, Sunset offers a great location with a 360 degree view of Manhattan. Every Friday starting at 9pm, you are invited up to the Sunset rooftop. Sunset's décor, layout and ambiance provide the perfect setting and environment for any type of event, party or gathering.
Attic Rooftop Friday's Weekly Event- Every Friday, 11pm Attic Rooftop (251 W 48th St.)
Make yourself a regular at Attic Rooftop every Friday right in the heart of Manhattan. Starting at 11pm come up to the rooftop of Attic for an epic night with epic views of Manhattan. Drinks and music will be flowing all night long!
Selective Saturdays at Yotel Rooftop
Weekly Event- Every Saturday, 10pm
Yotel Rooftop (570 10th Ave.)
Love a great view of Times Square and hip, up to date music? This is the place for you. Every Saturday starting at 10pm you're invited up to the rooftop of Yotel for an unforgettable night with unforgettable views. The music will be out of this world with the famous DJ Smallz and Christian Jae in control of the beats. Doors open at 10pm. Bring your friends and have an unforgetable night with unforgetable views. Penthaus at Copa Rooftop
Weekly Event- Every Thursday, 10pm
Copacabana Rooftop (268 West 47th St.)
Every Thursday join over 1,000 wild 20 somethings at NYC's largest LGBT rooftop Thursday night dance party at The Copacabana! The well known NYC DJ, Johnny Dynell will be spinning his sick beats ensuring that everyone will be dancing. To add to all of this excitement, there will be 2-for-1 drinks from 11pm-midnight. Be sure to arrive before midnight to avoid the cover fee!
Friday Nights at Skyroom Rooftop Lounge
Weekly Event- Every Friday, 10pm
Skyroom Rooftop (330 W 40th St.)
Every Friday from 10pm-4am get free admission into one of the hottest rooftops in all of Manhattan. SkyRoom is a beautiful rooftop nightclub/lounge located near Times Square.
Skyroom is NYC's Tallest Rooftop with an outdoor terrace & an indoor lounge/dance area. If you love a great view, house, Top 40, and Hip hop music, Skyroom Rooftop's Lounge is for you!
"Day Dreaming" The All White Rooftop Day Party
Sunday, July 20th, 3pm-10pm
Copacabana Rooftop (268 West 47th St.)
Get your hottest all white outfit ready! If you're 25 years old or older, you're invited to this exclusive all white rooftop party at Copacabana's rooftop! Copacabana also known as Copa is in the heart of Times Square which means a sick view of one of the most famous places in the world. DJ Jay Wright will be spinning his hottest beats for the hottest party of the summer. You don't want to miss out. Click here for a preview of what to expect from one of the best DJ's NYC has to offer you.
The DL Rooftop Party- FREE One hour Open Bar sponsored by Vodka
Friday, July 25th, 9pm
The DL (95 Delancey St.)
Is there any better way to start off your night than with a free open bar? We didn't think so. Friday, July 25th head over to The DL for a night of fun overlooking your favorite city. Doors open at 9pm with the open bar (hosted by Vodka) in service from 9pm-10pm. Bottle service is available, if you are interested. You will definitely want to stay all night at this rooftop party at The DL.
Rooftop Party Friday Gansevoort Park
Friday, July 25th, 10pm
Gansevoort Park (420 Park Ave. S)
Head up to the roof of the famous Gansevoort Hotel and be swept away by the breathtaking views as you enjoy your night. With one of the best rooftop bars in all of Manhattan, this isn't something you will want to miss. Dress the part as this is one of the most amazing rooftops in the city. Mention iclubNYC at the door to get in! Doors open at 10pm but show up early to ensure admission or even consider reserving a table!
NYC Summer Luau Networking Rooftop Social at The DL
Thursday, July 31, 6:30pm-10pm
The DL (95 Delancey St.)
Come meet new people, network, dance, and have a ton of fun while enjoying drink specials and the venue's beautiful rooftop space. All attendees will receive free Leis and have the opportunity to win several prizes by participating in the Luau Limbo Contest! Bring your business cards so you can participate in networking! Make sure you dress to impress by wearing your best Hawaiian Luau attire.
Saturday, August 2nd, 2pm
Output (74 Wythe Ave.)
Love a good party with great music? Output in Brooklyn will be throwing a party for all the tiki-disco loving partiers. Come out and party all day with some of NYC's top DJ's: Lloydski, Andy Pry, and Eli Escobar. These three DJ's have emerged as some of the best in NYC- you won't want to miss seeing them perform live. Output has some of the best views of Manhattan that Brooklyn has to offer. Don't miss out on the chance to party all day with amazing views of your favorite city and some of it's best DJ's. Tickets available here.
1. The Ace Hotel Bar (20 W 29th St.)
Hotel bars can be swanky, classy, or elegant, but rarely cool. The Ace Hotel Bar pulls off that feat handily, with comfy communal couches, a great menu of cocktails and small bites, and of course the ability to get Stumptown coffee delivered right to your seat.
2. The NoMad Library Bar (811 7th Ave.)
The NoMad Library Bar isn't just one of the best hotel bars in the city -- it's one of the best bars in the city, full stop. They serve tasty, if overpriced, upscale pub food and have a cute library-themed decor. But the real star is their cocktail menu. Their bartenders are all Death & Co. expats and their concoctions are amongst the best in the city.
Summer is officially here, so leave your coats at home and come out to Electric Beach sponsored by Corona Extra this Saturday. This weekly dance party is geared to deliver a healthy dose of Electro Dance and House at its new home, Slate Underground. Coupled with its newly renovated Funktion 1 sound system and intense lighting display, this new electric underground version of Slate is set to become the best destination for EDM in New York City.
Electric Beach is set to host the hottest DJs in the scene, so party-goers should expect innovative EDM and a wildly energetic show. This week at Electric Beach, New Jersey native, Jenaux, will be bringing his widely recognized talents to the stage at Slate. Already a well-recognized and respected name in the industry, Jenaux has shared many a night with some of the best artists in some of the best clubs around, making him one of the most prominent acts in New York City. As his dangerously popular single on Big & Dirty Recordings/BeYourself Music suggest, feel 'Free To Rave' when Jenaux lets loose at Electric Beach this Saturday, with support from Natoli.
What: Electric Beach with Jenaux and Natoli at Slate
When: Saturday, July 26th, 11pm
Where: Slate, 54 W. 21st St., New York, NY
This week, in collaboration with LW Productions, South Street Seaport is kicking off their four-week international food and film series taking place every Thursday from July 24th to August 21st. As the newest addition to the SEE/CHANGE 2014 summer season events, the Seaport Food & Film Festival will highlight movies and cuisines from four different countries, providing free food, drinks, and outdoor screenings exemplary of each.
Sneaker heads and hypebeasts of the world unite! Sneaker Con is taking over Pier 94 this Saturday, July 26th, for another flagship meeting of the high-end, sneaker-clad masses. This year, Sneaker Con was forced to upgrade its space to the 133,000 square feet available inside Pier 94 to better accommodate the 250+ vendors and swarms of attending guests expected to show up and showcase some of the world's hottest and most exclusive sneakers and related products.
Finally, the third installment of Bounce Boat's July events is here! This Friday night, July 25th,Capital Cities, Solidisco, and Brenmar are boarding the Hornblower Infinity for the end of the month blowout you've been waiting for.
The New York Asian Film Festival is a yearly festival that brings New Yorkers cinema from all over Asia, from the Philippines to North Korea. The festival has plenty of modern offerings and a handful of repertory showings, with a variety that has plenty for Asian cinema cultists or just adventurous action fans. Each screening began with a live introduction and giveaways of t-shirts and odd blu-rays, and some had a cast member or director in person for a post-show Q&A. At the festival's home base in Walter Reade Theatre there was also an exhibit of custom-made posters of some of the films at the event.
The group is making stops in support of their latest record, Sea When Absent, which has received tons of grand acclaim over the last few months.
If you're keen on 90's Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine or even Broken Social Scene's You Forgot It In People (which we know you are) then you're in for one of the loveliest nights of the summer.
You may be able to take Hyte Park out of NYC, but you’ll never take NYC out of Hyte Park, because we will always want more.
We hope you were able to hop a ferry on over to Governors Island this past weekend for the extraordinary party, but if you couldn’t make it out, we’re here to tell you about the two day affair. Of course, no words can do justice to the excitement and thrill present at the festival, but we couldn’t hold back from sharing with our readers what we experienced at this production helmed by RPM Presents, Pacha NYC and Hyte NYC; join these two movements together and the production becomes one - #WeAreHyte.
Last night, July 16th, The Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival kicked off their 2 day extravaganza in such a way that left the crowd wanting more. With a unique line-up of entertainment, tasty food and drinks, and a distinctive atmosphere exclusive to this festival, hundreds of people the evening enticed all the senses and offered much enjoyment.
The show began with an elaborate display of instrumental aptitude from the No BS! Brass Band. The intricate group of 11 well-trained instrumentalists captivated the crowd with their eclectic blend of blues and jazz. Audience members bobbed and swayed to the various sounds playing across the festival. As the crowd mingled with their fellow patrons, the music provided an elaborate soundtrack to a beautiful evening.