If you’re planning to visit New York in July and/or August 2021, here are some of the things you need to know and don’t want to miss.
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July and August 2021 weather in New York
Average high: July: 84°F or 29°C ///// August: 82°F or 28°C
Average Low: July: 70°F or 21°C///// August: 70°F or 21°C
The months of July and August are supposed to be the hottest months of the year in New York but also the most humid. Pack an umbrella since the rain can be very intense.
To check the weather for your next trip to New York you can read this article.
The real good tips for summer vacation 2021 in New York
Take the time to discover most of New York by foot but watch out for the heat.
Make sure to stay hydrated, stay in the shade as much as possible, and protect yourself from the sun between the hours of 1 and 4 pm.
You must know that during those 2 summer months, try to avoid the train since it’s extremely hot on subway platforms. Try to get on the subway if necessary, but don’t spend too much time waiting for it, you’ll quickly lose weight! 🙂 Here’s a small tip, if you happen to see an empty subway car during rush hours, watch out! It probably means that there’s no air conditioning in that particular car.
At night, take advantage of the weather to walk around and see some of the summer festivals the city offers.
If you want to tan, you should go get some sun in Central Park.
Otherwise, don’t hesitate to go for a swim. It’s true that we often think of New York as a city and not as a beach resort, but you can swim in New York! It’s a really good tip since the beaches are very large and beautiful. You can even take the train to get there from Manhattan. All the details are here: Where are the best beaches in New York?
If you prefer swimming in pools and don’t leave Manhattan, check out my top public pools in New York.
The 4th of July also known as Independence day, the holiday honors the Declaration of Independence in 1776, a historic text claiming the creation of a new and independent nation and breaking free from the kingdom of Great Britain where the law is often oral while the declaration brings a new light on some of the rules necessary for the country’s cohesion. In a revolutionary manner, the Declaration claims “the right to happiness”.
Thus, this day is a National holiday celebrated with magnificent fireworks organized by the department store Macy’s. (Article here: Macy’s 4th of July fireworks
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
The Bryant Park Summer Film Festival of New York will show movies on a giant screen in Bryant Park every Monday at sunset from July to August. You can sit in front of the giant screen with your blanket and the picnic area opens at 5 pm. Then, movies start usually between 8 and 9 pm. If the weather doesn’t permit the screening, the movie is simply canceled.
When: TBC in 2021.
More information: Bryant Park Summer Film Festival in New York
Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare in the Park: for more than 50 years, a number of free shows have brought over 100.000 people every summer to the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Great artists take part in this tradition with a public coming from around the world to celebrate Shakespeare and other classics. The tickets are free and available for pick up at the counter or online. The theatre opens its doors every summer at 7:30 pm and the shows start at 8 pm from Tuesday to Sunday nights.
When: July 6 to September 18, 2021
More information: www.publictheater.org
Mostly Mozart Festival
The Mostly Mozart Festival happens every summer in New York. They welcome musicians who interpret Mozart, but also Schubert, Beethoven and Haendel. Concerts are given at Lincoln Center or at John Jay College Theater, at Avery Fisher Hall, at Alice Tully Hall and at New York State Theater.
When: TBC in 2021.
More information: www.mostlymozart.org
This summer, you can enjoy a dinner at some of the city’s greatest restaurants at very reasonable prices during “New York Restaurant Week”!!!! This event has existed since 1992 and includes now more than 250 participating restaurants representing the diverse culinary talents of New York. Enjoy yourself with this experience that includes quality, diversity, and hospitality.
When: July 19 – August 15, 2021
More information: www.new-york-city-travel-tips.com/new-york-restaurant-week
The US Open
From August 26th to September 8th 2019, the US Open takes place in Flushing Meadow, a suburb of New York (close to La Guardia airport). It’s one of the 4 championships with the French Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open. The deco turf surface at the US Open is known to be the fastest of all tournaments.
In July and August, even if the NBA season hasn’t started yet, you can still watch Baseball with the MLB and their 2 New York teams: the Mets and the Yankees. A real treat especially since the NY Yankees are among the best in the country!!!
Even if soccer or Football is not as popular as baseball, basketball or American football, it’s becoming more popular in the US.
The New York Red Bulls is the main soccer team in New York. Recently the New York City FC is one challenging competitors too!
If you want to know more about the sports’ teams of New York, you can check my article.
Broadway Shows, concerts, and more…
New York is well known for its great shows and concerts, if you want to book for any show, you can read this article about TKTS in which I give my best tips to buy tickets with discounts up to 50% off.
You will find most of the concerts in my calendar of events in New York. If you want to browse by artists, you can use TicketNetwork, a trustful website to buy tickets. You will find there concerts and shows in Broadway, sports events and many more.
There you go! You have plenty of things to do on your next trip to New York, and enjoy the best of this beautiful city!!!
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