New York August 2023

New York August 2023 Events

New York August 2023 Events

Explore New York this August as the City Gets Back to Normal

Average temperature low and high: 69°-84°
August is a generally pleasant time to visit New York, especially this year, as the city is filled with life since Covid restrictions were eased and mask mandates lifted in May. It's summer's peak, but with temps milder than seen in southern cities see. However, August tends to bring a good bit of humidity to the Big Apple, averaging between 50% and 75% depending on the time of day.

August Event Calendar

Hamilton

See Broadway's biggest hit live.  Hamilton has been the darling of the Great White Way for years now and the appeal never dwindles.  See Lin Manuel Miranda's take on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton in the form of a rap musical.  Currently starring Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton and Jin Ha as Aaron Burr.  Tickets start at $124.

Seltzerland Festival

Seltzerland Festival

Beer and wine is fine but embrace the fun of hard seltzer at the Seltzerland Festival.  Try over 100 different kinds of the bubbly beverage, from lemonade to blueberry pomegranate, from various brands including Smirnoff, Vizzy, and White Claw.  In between sips, hit the Instagram-worthy photo booth, play some games, and grab a bite to eat from one of the local food trucks on site.  

Harlem Week

Harlem Week

Harlem is one of New York City's most cultural, vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods. Each year, numerous organizations and businesses sponsor Harlem Week, a week-long celebration of Harlem's diverse population, including African American, African, Caribbean, Hispanic, and European histories. The week is packed with an incredible variety of events ranging from live music performances, Broadway tributes, a 5k run, dance parties, speeches, children's activities, and tons of food, beverage, and craft vendors. This event is open to the public. Stay updated at the Harlem Week website.

US Tennis Open

See your favorite athletes compete against each other for a title at the United States Open Tennis Championships this year, the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world. Get your tickets here.

Bad Bunny and Diplo

Diplo is well known for putting on exciting electronic performances, so while you are visiting the Big Apple, head down to Yankee Stadium for a high-energy and unforgettable show. Tickets are available here.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Modern jazz music is rooted in the histories of past pioneers and talents, and Charlie Parker, better known as Bird, is one of those talents. In the '40s, Bird was one of the most influential saxophonists and musicians. The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is held annually to celebrate his indelible influence on jazz music. This free event hosted by the City Parks Foundation is held at Bird's old stomping grounds, Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. This event consists of live music performances from an ensemble of renowned musicians across all generations. This is a free event that is open to the public, but if you sign up as a VIP member, you'll get access to exclusive seating and other perks. Stay tuned for updates about this event.

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Summer Streets

Summer Streets

Enjoy a traffic-free day in Manhattan at the Summer Streets.  Seven miles of Park Avenue will be shut down for the festival, with the road instead filled with local art installations, live performances, and plenty of activities.  Enjoy the city in a new way.

The Lion King

Bring along the kids to this global phenomenon. The multi-award-winning musical, The Lion King, provides a unique theatrical experience the whole family will never forget. You’ll be blown away by New York’s talented performers, and will want to sing along with every infamous track. Actors bring your favorite characters to life while carefully interpreting the 1994 TV version. Put down your worries and treat someone to a breathtaking performance they’ll never forget. Buy your tickets today.

New York Events in August

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Things to do in New York

Things to Do in New York in August

Go to a comedy club

Go to a comedy club
Laugh the night away at a comedy club and enjoy watching stand-up comedians crack jokes all night long! New York has a few comedy clubs to check out, like the Gotham Comedy Club in Chelsea, the West Side Comedy Club in the Upper West Side, the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich, and more. If you want to see professional, well-known stand-up comedians, check out the New York Comedy Club in Kips Bay.

Spend the day in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Spend the day in DUMBO, Brooklyn
DUMBO is a must-see neighborhood to visit in Brooklyn. With its hip cafe, trendy stores, and high-end restaurants, it’s the perfect place to spend the day. Make sure to check out Jane’s Carousel, the indoor carousel that has a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline; and don’t forget to take a picture under the Brooklyn Bridge!