What to do in New York in August 2024

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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 a Pizza Tour to Coney Island, board a speed boat or even a jet ski to cool off on the water. A Broadway musical is a great way to spend the night. 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
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 $66.00
2 Aug
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $43.00
3 Aug
Saturday
Monster Jam
Start time: 13:00 | Sports | Starting at $73.00
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 $51.00
3 Aug
Saturday
Monster Jam
Start time: 19:00 | Sports | Starting at $63.00
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 $42.00
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 $154.00
6 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $21.00
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
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels
Free gift for the first 18,000 visitors
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $28.00
8 Aug
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
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
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers
Free gift for the first 18,000 visitors
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $40.00
9 Aug
Friday
PBR Team Series: Rattler Days
Start time: 19:45 | Sports | Starting at $108.00
9 Aug
Friday
Jennifer Lopez
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $116.00
10 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers
Free gift for the first 18,000 visitors
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $40.00
10 Aug
Saturday
PBR Team Series: Rattler Days
Start time: 18:45 | Sports | Starting at $88.00
10 Aug
Saturday
Jennifer Lopez
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $111.00
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.
11 Aug
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers
Free gift for the first 18,000 visitors
Start time: 13:35 | Baseball | Starting at $42.00
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
New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $11.00
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
New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $11.00
15 Aug
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $11.00
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
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
16 Aug
Friday
Jennifer Lopez
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $114.00
17 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins
Start time: 16:10 | Baseball | Starting at $33.00
17 Aug
Saturday
Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Megan Moroney & Uncle Kracker
Start time: 17:00 | Concerts | Starting at $127.00
17 Aug
Saturday
Thirty Seconds to Mars & AFI
Start time: 18:30 | Concerts | Starting at $75.00
17 Aug
Saturday
Jennifer Lopez
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $142.00
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: 13:40 | Baseball | Starting at $30.00
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
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $18.00
20 Aug
Tuesday
New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $66.00
20 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians
Free gift for the first 15,000 visitors
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $24.00
20 Aug
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
21 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
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 $17.00
22 Aug
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
22 Aug
Thursday
New York Liberty vs. Dallas Wings
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $70.00
22 Aug
Thursday
Tate McRae
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $258.00
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
New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $24.00
24 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 14:05 | Baseball | Starting at $36.00
24 Aug
Saturday
New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $93.00
24 Aug
Saturday
New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire FC
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at $59.00
25 Aug
Sunday
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!
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 $37.00
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 $173.00
26 Aug
Monday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Evening (Session 2)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $173.00
27 Aug
Tuesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Morning (Session 3)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $151.00
27 Aug
Tuesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 1st Round - Evening (Session 4)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $162.00
28 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
28 Aug
Wednesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Morning (Session 5)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $147.00
28 Aug
Wednesday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Evening (Session 6)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $154.00
29 Aug
Thursday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Morning (Session 7)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $147.00
29 Aug
Thursday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 2nd Round - Evening (Session 8)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $147.00
29 Aug
Thursday
Incubus & Coheed and Cambria
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $147.00
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 $163.00
30 Aug
Friday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Evening (Session 10)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $170.00
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 $43.00
31 Aug
Saturday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Morning (Session 11)
Start time: 11:00 | Tennis | Starting at $187.00
31 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $43.00
31 Aug
Saturday
US Open Tennis: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Evening (Session 12)
Start time: 19:00 | Tennis | Starting at $194.00
31 Aug
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at $33.00
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