Though summer weekends are a great time to venture out to the beach and mountains, they’re also a great time to enjoy the warm weather in the City. Situated between two event-filled parks, the Upper West Side is a particularly summer-friendly neighborhood. There, you can find an activity for any type of weather, person or mood. Here’s your comprehensive guide to summer on the Upper West Side.
Where: 95th Street and Amsterdam
What: Tapas and Wine bar
Where: Amsterdam between 87th and 88th Streets
What: Seafood spot known for oysters and lobster rolls
Where: 79th Street in Riverside Park
What: Casual outdoor restaurant overlooking the Hudson
Where: 77th Street and Central Park West
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times
World War I Beyond the Trenches
Thomas Jefferson: The Private Man, from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Where: 79th Street and Central Park West
Where: 96th Street
Where: Pier 96 at 56th Street
Where: Broadway and 74th Street
Grammy Salute to Music Legends – July 11
Jerry Seinfeld – July 27
The Beach Boys – August 17
Where: Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 65th Streets
Oslo – Running through July 16
New York Philharmonic
Where: Broadway and 95th Street
Trevor Noah – July 13
Sheilah Smiley – August 12
Where: Delacorte Theater in Central Park
Julius Caesar – May 23-June18
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – July 11-August 13
Where: Parks across the five boroughs
What: Performing arts festival throughout the summer
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