Our favorite ways for spending August in New York.
1 Be Entertained
Applaud dancers from the Mophato Dance Theatre (above) as they perform for free at the alfresco Battery Dance Festival in Lower Manhattan.
2 Take a Hike
Imagine all the people you’ll meet and neighborhoods you’ll pass through if you walk the length of Broadway, NYC’s longest street at 16.3 miles.
3 Park It
Join locals who have discovered the city’s newest green space: the five-acre Domino Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Bocce courts! Tacos! Skyline views!
4 Blast Off
Fasten your seat belts for an up close exploration of the universe at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space.
5 Seek Thrills
Ride Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster, the Hudson River’s Beast speedboat and the Bronx Zoo’s Zipline— just for the fun of it.