I get it, you’re living in New York City this summer, and it’s too hot to think of new fun things to do. So, we did it for you. Check out our list of five cool things you could (and should) be doing there this summer. 


Nitehawk Cinema: If you’re going to see a movie, do it in style. The Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn is famous for its late hours, starting films after midnight, and its full meal service and bar. Moviegoers can order drinks to their seats and check out the in–house bar when the movie is over.  

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Comedy Cellar: Maybe you like to laugh. Or maybe you find others more tolerable when they are laughing, conveniently unable to speak. Either way, head over to Comedy Cellar. A $15 cover will get you two free drinks and an opportunity to see some of the city’s hottest new talents and famed celebrity guests.

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival: Head over to Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 11th or 12th for the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat festival. Focused on a series of Dragon Boat races, the event also offers traditional Hong Kong music, food, and lion dances. As if that wasn’t enough, local Shaolin monks will lead martial arts demonstrations. 

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Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: From August 14th to 17th, Central Park around West 72nd Street, will become an outdoor movie theater for movies including Hair (1979) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). Gates open at 6:30 pm with live music, followed by the featured film at 8 pm. Best of all, no tickets necessary!

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International Championship Cup — Manchester City vs. Liverpool F.C.: Tired of pretending to know how to watch soccer during the world cup? You’re not alone. While you’ll have to wait until 2026 to see the actual world cup in the US, you can watch Manchester City play Liverpool on July 25th in MetLife Stadium. Maybe you'll finally get the hang of it.

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