What to do in New York in August 2024

Highlight of the month

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 2024

  • 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
Thursday
Broadway Sings Queen
The Cutting Room | Concerts
1 Aug
Thursday
VIP Broadway Night: Book of Mormon
Have a truly unique night on Broadway! Enjoy a cast party with a meet-and-greet with the actors and a 3-course meal. The icing on the cake: premium tickets to the show! Note: different show every week.
Start time: 16:45 | Nightlife
1 Aug
Thursday
Ellen DeGeneres
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $50.00
2 Aug
Friday
Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise
Raise a glass to the weekend and enjoy this lively happy hour cruise with some friendly New Yorkers.
2 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.
2 Aug
Friday
Monster Jam
Start time: 19:00 | Sports | Starting at $47.00
2 Aug
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $37.00
2 Aug
Friday
Summer Cup: NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Chivas Guadalajara
Start time: 20:00 | Sports | Starting at $20.00
3 Aug
Saturday
Monster Jam
Start time: 13:00 | Sports | Starting at $58.00
3 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Free gift for the first 40,000 visitors
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $43.00
3 Aug
Saturday
Monster Jam
Start time: 19:00 | Sports | Starting at $42.00
4 Aug
Sunday
Broadway Sings Taylor Swift
The Cutting Room | Concerts
4 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
4 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.
4 Aug
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 13:35 | Baseball | Starting at $39.00
5 Aug
Monday
Bryant Park Movie Nights
Watch movies under the stars in Bryant Park (free entry).
5 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
5 Aug
Monday
Green Day, The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid & The Linda Lindas
Start time: 17:30 | Concerts | Starting at $177.00
6 Aug
Tuesday
Balloon Story Art Experience in New York
Prepare to be awed as the most imaginative balloon sculptures come to life in this interactive and fun exhibition. Open for a limited time!
Park Avenue Armory | Exhibition
6 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $18.00
7 Aug
Wednesday
Atmospheric jazz cruise
Enjoy an evening on the water with a complimentary drink and a live jazz band. Experience the illuminated Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty by night. This 1920s style yacht is perfect for a romantic night out!
7 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
7 Aug
Wednesday
VIP Family Day
You are in for a treat! Tour the iconic FAO Schwarz Toy Store with a toy soldier before the doors open to the public. After some shopping, it's time for the fun Gazillion Bubble Show. Finish off the exciting day with lunch at the deli-diner!
Start time: 9:00
7 Aug
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels
Free gift for the first 18,000 visitors
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $25.00
8 Aug
Thursday
VIP Broadway Night: Wicked
Have a truly unique night on Broadway! Enjoy a cast party with a meet-and-greet with the actors and a 3-course meal. The icing on the cake: premium tickets to the show! Note: different show every week.
Start time: 16:45 | Nightlife
8 Aug
Thursday
NFL Preseason: New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions
Start time: 19:00 | American Football | Starting at $14.00
8 Aug
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $20.00
8 Aug
Thursday
World Championship Sumo
Start time: 20:00 | Sports | Starting at $59.00
9 Aug
Friday
Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise
Raise a glass to the weekend and enjoy this lively happy hour cruise with some friendly New Yorkers.
9 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.
9 Aug
Friday
PBR Team Series: Rattler Days
Start time: 19:45 | Sports | Starting at $52.00
10 - 11 Aug
Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island
Governors Island | Start time: 11:00 | Festival
10 Aug
Saturday
NFL Preseason: New York Jets vs. Washington Commanders
Start time: 12:00 | American Football | Starting at $19.00
10 Aug
Saturday
Lindsey Stirling
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $69.00
10 Aug
Saturday
PBR Team Series: Rattler Days
Start time: 19:45 | Sports | Starting at $85.00
11 Aug
Sunday
Broadway Sings ABBA
The Cutting Room | Concerts
11 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
11 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.
12 Aug
Monday
Bryant Park Movie Nights
Watch movies under the stars in Bryant Park (free entry).
12 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
13 Aug
Tuesday
Balloon Story Art Experience in New York
Prepare to be awed as the most imaginative balloon sculptures come to life in this interactive and fun exhibition. Open for a limited time!
Park Avenue Armory | Exhibition
13 Aug
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
14 Aug
Wednesday
Atmospheric jazz cruise
Enjoy an evening on the water with a complimentary drink and a live jazz band. Experience the illuminated Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty by night. This 1920s style yacht is perfect for a romantic night out!
14 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
14 Aug
Wednesday
VIP Family Day
You are in for a treat! Tour the iconic FAO Schwarz Toy Store with a toy soldier before the doors open to the public. After some shopping, it's time for the fun Gazillion Bubble Show. Finish off the exciting day with lunch at the deli-diner!
Start time: 9:00
14 Aug
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $13.00
15 Aug
Thursday
VIP Broadway Night: Chicago
Have a truly unique night on Broadway! Enjoy a cast party with a meet-and-greet with the actors and a 3-course meal. The icing on the cake: premium tickets to the show! Note: different show every week.
Start time: 16:45 | Nightlife
15 Aug
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $13.00
16 Aug
Friday
Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise
Raise a glass to the weekend and enjoy this lively happy hour cruise with some friendly New Yorkers.
16 Aug
Friday
Candlelight Concert: A Tribute to Adele
Church of the Heavenly Rest | Start time: 21:15 | Concerts
16 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.
16 Aug
Friday
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $25.00
17 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins
Start time: 16:10 | Baseball | Starting at $30.00
17 Aug
Saturday
Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney & Uncle Kracker
Start time: 17:00 | Concerts | Starting at $180.00
17 Aug
Saturday
Thirty Seconds to Mars & AFI
Start time: 18:30 | Concerts | Starting at $46.00
18 Aug
Sunday
Broadway Sings Taylor Swift
The Cutting Room | Concerts
18 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
18 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.
18 Aug
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins
Free gift for the first 15,000 visitors
Start time: 12:05 | Baseball | Starting at $36.00
18 Aug
Sunday
John Oliver & Seth Meyers
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $170.00
19 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
19 Aug
Monday
NJ/NY Gotham FC vs. Chelsea FC
Start time: 19:00 | Sports | Starting at $48.00
19 Aug
Monday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
20 Aug
Tuesday
Balloon Story Art Experience in New York
Prepare to be awed as the most imaginative balloon sculptures come to life in this interactive and fun exhibition. Open for a limited time!
Park Avenue Armory | Exhibition
20 Aug
Tuesday
New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $37.00
20 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians
Free gift for the first 15,000 visitors
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
20 Aug
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $22.00
21 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
21 Aug
Wednesday
VIP Family Day
You are in for a treat! Tour the iconic FAO Schwarz Toy Store with a toy soldier before the doors open to the public. After some shopping, it's time for the fun Gazillion Bubble Show. Finish off the exciting day with lunch at the deli-diner!
Start time: 9:00
21 Aug
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
21 Aug
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $18.00
22 Aug
Thursday
VIP Broadway Night: Hamilton
Have a truly unique night on Broadway! Enjoy a cast party with a meet-and-greet with the actors and a 3-course meal. The icing on the cake: premium tickets to the show! Note: different show every week.
Start time: 16:45 | Nightlife
22 Aug
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
22 Aug
Thursday
UTS - Tennis Like Never Before
Start time: 15:30 | Sports | Starting at $83.00
22 Aug
Thursday
New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $43.00
22 Aug
Thursday
Tate McRae
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $253.00
23 Aug
Friday
Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise
Raise a glass to the weekend and enjoy this lively happy hour cruise with some friendly New Yorkers.
23 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.
23 Aug
Friday
UTS - Tennis Like Never Before
Start time: 16:00 | Sports | Starting at $92.00
23 Aug
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $20.00
24 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 14:05 | Baseball | Starting at $30.00
24 Aug
Saturday
New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $47.00
24 Aug
Saturday
New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire FC
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at $40.00
24 Aug
Saturday
NFL Preseason: New York Jets vs. New York Giants
Start time: 19:30 | American Football | Starting at $44.00
25 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
25 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.
25 Aug
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 13:35 | Baseball | Starting at $32.00
26 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
26 Aug
Monday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Morning (Session 1)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $153.00
26 Aug
Monday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Evening (Session 2)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $140.00
27 Aug
Tuesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Morning (Session 3)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $110.00
27 Aug
Tuesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Evening (Session 4)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $112.00
27 Aug
Tuesday
Childish Gambino
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $117.00
28 Aug
Wednesday
Atmospheric jazz cruise
Enjoy an evening on the water with a complimentary drink and a live jazz band. Experience the illuminated Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty by night. This 1920s style yacht is perfect for a romantic night out!
28 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
28 Aug
Wednesday
VIP Family Day
You are in for a treat! Tour the iconic FAO Schwarz Toy Store with a toy soldier before the doors open to the public. After some shopping, it's time for the fun Gazillion Bubble Show. Finish off the exciting day with lunch at the deli-diner!
Start time: 9:00
28 Aug
Wednesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Morning (Session 5)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $153.00
28 Aug
Wednesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Evening (Session 6)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $123.00
29 Aug
Thursday
VIP Broadway Night: The Wiz
Have a truly unique night on Broadway! Enjoy a cast party with a meet-and-greet with the actors and a 3-course meal. The icing on the cake: premium tickets to the show! Note: different show every week.
Start time: 16:45 | Nightlife
29 Aug
Thursday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Morning (Session 7)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $112.00
29 Aug
Thursday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Evening (Session 8)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $121.00
29 Aug
Thursday
Incubus & Coheed and Cambria
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $123.00
30 Aug
Friday
Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise
Raise a glass to the weekend and enjoy this lively happy hour cruise with some friendly New Yorkers.
30 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.
30 Aug
Friday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Morning (Session 9)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $112.00
30 Aug
Friday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Evening (Session 10)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $112.00
30 Aug
Friday
New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Free gift for the first 18,000 visitors
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $36.00
31 Aug
Saturday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Morning (Session 11)
Start time: 12:00 | Tennis | Starting at $151.00
31 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $39.00
31 Aug
Saturday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Evening (Session 12)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $168.00
31 Aug
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at $27.00
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