New York is a different city when the sun comes out, here are the must-try activities and events of the summer.

Go to a Rooftop Bar

Here are some great rooftop bars you can check out:

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

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Location: 230 Fifth Avenue

Notable Events: Tacos and Tequila Festival, Rooftop Rose Festival

Offerings: Indoor & outdoor, weekend dance parties to 3am, loads of events

Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 2pm-5pm

Happy Hour Offer: $7 beers, $8 Wines, $9 cocktails, $10 food & frozen drinks

Pros: Amazing views, entertainment, fun crowd, good drinks and food

Cons: Can get very busy on nice days, expensive

www.230-fifth.com

The Ready Rooftop

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Location: East Village

Notable Events: Happy hour with $1 tacos and $9 margaritas (Monday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm and 12pm to 3pm on the weekends)

Happy Hour: Monday to Friday 4pm to 6pm; Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 3pm

Happy Hour Offer: $1 tacos, $9 margaritas

Pros: Stylish décor, great location, vegan & vegetarian options, happy hours every day

Cons: Expensive drinks

moxyeastvillage.com/the-ready-rooftop-bar

Somewhere Nowhere

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Location: 112 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001

Notable Events: Shane Codd, Valentino Khan, Sam Blacky, Rick Wonder

Offerings: Two-level indoor lounge and open, outside rooftop pool venue, sits at the top of the Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel

Pros: Many events, performances, lively atmosphere.

Cons: This venue gets very packed, so if you like to have space to spread out it may not be your scene.

somewherenowherenyc.com

Go to a Concert 

Here are a few cool concerts worth going to this summer:

Global Citizens

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Date: September 24

Location: Central Park Great Lawn

Music Genre: Popular music

Ticket Price: Free

www.globalcitizen.org

Bryant Park Picnic Performances

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Dates: Running throughout the summer

Location: Bryant Park

Performances: Variety of music, dance and theatre performances

bryantpark.org

New York Philharmonic "Concerts in the Parks"

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Dates: Running throughout the summer

Location: Variety of NYC parks

Music Genre: Orchestra

nyphil.org/parks

Go to a baseball game

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There are Yankees and Mets games being played most days throughout the summer.

Tickets are usually cheap.

Yankees: www.mlb.com/yankees/tickets

Mets: www.mlb.com/mets/tickets

Smorgasburg NYC

Smorgasburg is the biggest weekly open-air food market in the US which offers a huge variety of unique foods.

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World Trade Center - Fridays 11am to 7pm

Williamsburg - Saturdays 11am to 6pm

Prospect Park - Sundays 11am to 6pm

www.smorgasburg.com

Go to Little Island NYC 

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Little Island is by the Hudson River Park which floats in the air, giving way to a great view of the river and NYC.

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