What to do in New York in August 2023

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Summer in the city: Coney Island

Summer in the city: Coney Island The most iconic NY summer attraction, from the beach to the boulevard, to the old roller-coaster Cyclone. Check out my guide for a trip to Coney Island.

Eric’s Tips

New York in August is buzzing! It’s a busy month in the city. It can get hot, so book the Pizza Tour to Coney Island, board a speed boat or even a jet ski to cool off by, on or in the water. A Broadway musical is a great way to spend the evening. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in August 2023

  • Boat Tours by Day

    Boat tours are perfect for sightseeing in New York during the day.

  • Broadway Shows

    Visit one of the many wonderful Broadway musicals in New York.

  • Cycling in New York

    Biking along the two rivers and in Central Park, the most ideal way to see a lot of the city.

  • Dinner Cruises

    Combine sightseeing in New York with a lovely dinner and take an evening dinner cruise.

  • New York Mets Baseball

    Visit a game of New York's second baseball team in the new stadium Citi Field.

  • New York Yankees Baseball

    Want to visit a baseball game? The New York Yankees are the best baseball team!

  • Rooftop Bars

    Want to be on the top? Go to one of my favourite rooftop bars!

  • Whale Watching

    Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York!

Find events
1 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $13.00
2 Aug
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $11.00
3 Aug
Thursday
Pink
Start time: 18:30 | Concerts | Starting at $126.00
3 Aug
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 19:15 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
4 Aug
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
4 Aug
Friday
Metallica - 2 Day Pass (8/4/2023, 8/6/2023)
Start time: 17:59 | Concerts | Starting at $123.00
4 Aug
Friday
Metallica - Friday
Start time: 18:00 | Concerts | Starting at $87.00
4 Aug
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $41.00
5 Aug
Saturday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
5 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $41.00
6 Aug
Sunday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
6 Aug
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 0:00 | Baseball | Starting at $22.00
6 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
6 Aug
Sunday
New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces
Start time: 15:00 | Basketball | Starting at $48.00
6 Aug
Sunday
Metallica - Sunday
Start time: 18:00 | Concerts | Starting at $92.00
7 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
7 Aug
Monday
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $18.00
8 Aug
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
9 Aug
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
11 Aug
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
11 Aug
Friday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $25.00
11 Aug
Friday
New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky
Start time: 19:30 | Basketball | Starting at $50.00
12 Aug
Saturday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
12 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $30.00
13 Aug
Sunday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
13 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
13 Aug
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 13:40 | Baseball | Starting at $27.00
14 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
14 Aug
Monday
New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $14.00
15 Aug
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $13.00
16 Aug
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $13.00
18 Aug
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
18 Aug
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $64.00
19 Aug
Saturday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
19 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $73.00
20 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
20 Aug
Sunday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
20 Aug
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
Start time: 0:00 | Baseball | Starting at $57.00
20 Aug
Sunday
New York Red Bulls vs. DC United
Start time: 18:30 | Soccer | Starting at $39.00
20 Aug
Sunday
New York City FC vs. Minnesota United FC
Start time: 18:30 | Soccer | Starting at $80.00
21 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
22 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $14.00
23 Aug
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $14.00
24 Aug
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $13.00
25 Aug
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
25 Aug
Friday
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $28.00
26 Aug
Saturday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
26 Aug
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. Inter Miami CF
Start time: 18:30 | Soccer | Starting at $82.00
26 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $28.00
27 Aug
Sunday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
27 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
27 Aug
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels
Start time: 13:40 | Baseball | Starting at $22.00
28 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
28 Aug
Monday
US Open: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Morning (Center Court)
Start time: 12:00 | Tennis | Starting at $97.00
28 Aug
Monday
New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $44.00
28 Aug
Monday
US Open: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Evening (Center Court)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $121.00
28 Aug
Monday
New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $21.00
29 Aug
Tuesday
US Open: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Morning (Center Court)
Start time: 12:00 | Tennis | Starting at $98.00
29 Aug
Tuesday
US Open: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Evening (Center Court)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $108.00
29 Aug
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
30 Aug
Wednesday
US Open: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Morning (Center Court)
Start time: 12:00 | Tennis | Starting at $92.00
30 Aug
Wednesday
New York City FC vs. CF Montreal
Start time: 18:30 | Soccer | Starting at $42.00
30 Aug
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers
Start time: 18:40 | Baseball | Starting at $19.00
30 Aug
Wednesday
US Open: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Evening (Center Court)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $97.00
31 Aug
Thursday
US Open: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Morning (Center Court)
Start time: 12:00 | Tennis | Starting at $108.00
31 Aug
Thursday
US Open: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Evening (Center Court)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $92.00
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