What to do in New York in August 2022

Highlight of the month
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 the Pizza Tour to Coney Island, board a speed boat or even a jet ski to cool off by, on or in the water. A Broadway musical is a great way to spend the evening. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in August 2022

  • 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
Monday
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Watch movies under the stars in Bryant Park (free entry).
1 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
1 Aug
Monday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $75.52
1 Aug
Monday
New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
2 Aug
Tuesday
Yoga in Bryant Park
Want to practice yoga in New York? These classes in the heart of the city are free.
2 Aug
Tuesday
New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $38.00
2 Aug
Tuesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
2 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
2 Aug
Tuesday
New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado Rapids
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at $25.00
2 Aug
Tuesday
Swedish House Mafia
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $60.00
3 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
3 Aug
Wednesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
3 Aug
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $11.00
3 Aug
Wednesday
New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at $43.00
3 Aug
Wednesday
The Aristocrats
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $58.00
3 Aug
Wednesday
Amateur Night At The Apollo
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $46.00
3 Aug
Wednesday
Swedish House Mafia
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $37.00
3 Aug
Wednesday
Swedish House Mafia
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $57.00
4 Aug
Thursday
Prohibition Era Bar Experience
Discover hidden bars that transformed New York City's nightlife during the Prohibition Era.
4 Aug
Thursday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 14:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $35.41
4 Aug
Thursday
Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo
Start time: 19:00
4 Aug
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
5 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.
5 Aug
Friday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
5 Aug
Friday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
5 Aug
Friday
Kendrick Lamar & Baby Keem
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $77.00
6 Aug
Saturday
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.
6 Aug
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
6 Aug
Saturday
Showtime Boxing: Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury & Amanda Serrano vs. Brenda Carabajal
Start time: TBA | Boxing | Starting at $230.00
6 Aug
Saturday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
6 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
6 Aug
Saturday
Beyond The Stars
Start time: 19:00 | Other | Starting at $89.00
6 Aug
Saturday
Joel Osteen
Start time: 19:00 | Other | Starting at $28.00
6 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $20.00
6 Aug
Saturday
Kendrick Lamar & Baby Keem
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $77.00
6 Aug
Saturday
Enanitos Verdes
Start time: 21:00 | Concerts | Starting at $149.00
7 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.
7 Aug
Sunday
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7 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
7 Aug
Sunday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
7 Aug
Sunday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Winston-Salem Dash
Start time: 14:00 | Baseball | Starting at $21.00
7 Aug
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 16:10 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
7 Aug
Sunday
Kendrick Lamar & Baby Keem
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $86.00
8 Aug
Monday
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Watch movies under the stars in Bryant Park (free entry).
8 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
8 Aug
Monday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $75.52
8 Aug
Monday
New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $10.00
8 Aug
Monday
Rage Against The Machine & Run the Jewels
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $88.00
9 Aug
Tuesday
Yoga in Bryant Park
Want to practice yoga in New York? These classes in the heart of the city are free.
9 Aug
Tuesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
9 Aug
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $10.00
9 Aug
Tuesday
Rage Against The Machine & Run the Jewels
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $88.00
10 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
10 Aug
Wednesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
10 Aug
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
10 Aug
Wednesday
Amateur Night At The Apollo
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $46.00
11 Aug
Thursday
Prohibition Era Bar Experience
Discover hidden bars that transformed New York City's nightlife during the Prohibition Era.
11 Aug
Thursday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 14:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
11 Aug
Thursday
The Devil Wears Prada
Start time: 18:30 | Concerts | Starting at $42.00
11 Aug
Thursday
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $125.00
11 Aug
Thursday
Lady Gaga
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $88.00
11 Aug
Thursday
Alicia Keys
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $74.00
11 Aug
Thursday
Rage Against The Machine & Run the Jewels
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $88.00
12 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.
12 Aug
Friday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
12 Aug
Friday
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $24.00
12 Aug
Friday
Alicia Keys
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $74.00
12 Aug
Friday
A.R. Rahman
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $66.00
12 Aug
Friday
Rage Against The Machine & Run the Jewels
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $88.00
12 Aug
Friday
I Love The 90s: Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc & Rob Base
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $45.00
13 Aug
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
13 Aug
Saturday
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.
13 Aug
Saturday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
13 Aug
Saturday
Kenny Chesney, Dan and Shay, Old Dominion & Carly Pearce
Start time: 17:00 | Concerts | Starting at $78.00
13 Aug
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC
Start time: 18:00 | Soccer | Starting at $21.00
13 Aug
Saturday
Franz Ferdinand
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $65.00
13 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $28.00
13 Aug
Saturday
Roger Waters
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $64.00
14 Aug
Sunday
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14 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.
14 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
14 Aug
Sunday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at $56.78
14 Aug
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Start time: 13:40 | Baseball | Starting at $25.00
14 Aug
Sunday
New York Liberty vs. Atlanta Dream
Start time: 14:00 | Basketball | Starting at $49.00
14 Aug
Sunday
Rage Against The Machine & Run the Jewels
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $88.00
14 Aug
Sunday
Pepe Aguilar
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $50.00
15 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
15 Aug
Monday
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Watch movies under the stars in Bryant Park (free entry).
15 Aug
Monday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $75.52
15 Aug
Monday
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $10.00
16 Aug
Tuesday
Yoga in Bryant Park
Want to practice yoga in New York? These classes in the heart of the city are free.
16 Aug
Tuesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $67.29
16 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
17 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
17 Aug
Wednesday
New York City FC vs. Charlotte FC
Start time: TBA | Soccer | Starting at $77.00
17 Aug
Wednesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at $67.29
17 Aug
Wednesday
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes & Thundercat
Start time: 18:30 | Concerts | Starting at $159.00
17 Aug
Wednesday
Blondie
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $87.00
17 Aug
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
17 Aug
Wednesday
Amateur Night At The Apollo
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $52.00
17 Aug
Wednesday
Tyler Henry
Start time: 20:00 | Other | Starting at $72.00
18 Aug
Thursday
Prohibition Era Bar Experience
Discover hidden bars that transformed New York City's nightlife during the Prohibition Era.
18 Aug
Thursday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 14:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $35.41
18 Aug
Thursday
Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo
Start time: 19:00
18 Aug
Thursday
Blondie
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $95.00
18 Aug
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
19 - 21 Aug
The Festival at Little Island
It's time to have fun! Little Island, the park on piles, hosts its own festival with a great amount of daily performances.
19 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.
19 Aug
Friday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $69.00
19 Aug
Friday
Iliza Shlesinger
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $66.00
19 Aug
Friday
Shawn Mendes & Dermot Kennedy
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $55.00
19 Aug
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $22.00
20 Aug
Saturday
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.
20 Aug
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
20 Aug
Saturday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $69.00
20 Aug
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $25.00
20 Aug
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. FC Cincinnati
Start time: 18:00 | Soccer | Starting at $18.00
20 Aug
Saturday
Harry Styles
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $84.00
21 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.
21 Aug
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
21 Aug
Sunday
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21 Aug
Sunday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at $69.00
21 Aug
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $27.00
21 Aug
Sunday
The Wild Hearts Tour: Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker
Start time: 18:00 | Concerts | Starting at $77.00
21 Aug
Sunday
NFL Preseason: New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Start time: 19:00 | Football | Starting at $8.00
21 Aug
Sunday
UB40
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $66.00
21 Aug
Sunday
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $76.00
21 Aug
Sunday
Harry Styles
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $84.00
22 Aug
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
22 Aug
Monday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $75.52
22 Aug
Monday
New York Yankees vs. New York Mets
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $57.00
22 Aug
Monday
NFL Preseason: New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons
Start time: 20:00 | Football | Starting at $5.00
22 Aug
Monday
Harry Styles
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $84.00
23 Aug
Tuesday
Yoga in Bryant Park
Want to practice yoga in New York? These classes in the heart of the city are free.
23 Aug
Tuesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $67.29
23 Aug
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. New York Mets
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $52.00
23 Aug
Tuesday
The Shins
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $64.00
23 Aug
Tuesday
Twenty One Pilots
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $56.00
24 Aug
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
24 Aug
Wednesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at $67.29
24 Aug
Wednesday
Amateur Night At The Apollo
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $46.00
24 Aug
Wednesday
Twenty One Pilots
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $35.00
24 Aug
Wednesday
Billy Joel
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $88.00
25 Aug
Thursday
Prohibition Era Bar Experience
Discover hidden bars that transformed New York City's nightlife during the Prohibition Era.
25 Aug
Thursday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 14:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $35.41
25 Aug
Thursday
Sum 41 & Simple Plan
Start time: 18:00 | Concerts | Starting at $125.00
25 Aug
Thursday
Why Don't We
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $72.00
25 Aug
Thursday
Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo
Start time: 19:00
25 Aug
Thursday
Duran Duran
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $80.00
25 Aug
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $11.00
25 Aug
Thursday
Dire Straits Legacy
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $53.00
26 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.
26 Aug
Friday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $69.00
26 Aug
Friday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $21.00
26 Aug
Friday
Harry Styles
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $84.00
27 Aug
Saturday
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.
27 Aug
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
27 Aug
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. Inter Miami CF
Start time: TBA | Soccer | Starting at $11.00
27 Aug
Saturday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 17:00, 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at $69.00
27 Aug
Saturday
Bad Bunny & Diplo
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $143.00
27 Aug
Saturday
Celeste Barber
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $62.00
27 Aug
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $42.00