Summer in the City

Handpicked “Must-Do’s” to Make the Most of Your Stay

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There’s never a shortage of things to do in the city and the summer months are no exception. Discover outdoor happenings, highly-anticipated art exhibitions, new Broadway openings, and more. So, bring your sunblock, stay hydrated, and take advantage of all there is to do just outside our front door.  

Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time  
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 

“To see takes time,” Georgia O’Keeffe once wrote. Best known for her flower paintings, O’Keeffe (1887–1986) also made extraordinary series of works in charcoal, pencil, watercolor, and pastel. Reuniting works on paper that are often seen individually, along with key paintings, this exhibition offers a rare glimpse of the artist’s working methods and invites us to take time to look HERE.  

The Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

American artist Lauren Halsey (b. 1987, Los Angeles) has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Halsey will create a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work HERE.

Summerstage at Rumsey’s Playfield in Central Park 
Rumsey Playfield is right off the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park. It's home to many types of music, dance and performance arts, such as the GMA Summer Concert Series and the annual SummerStage Festival. A complete list of scheduled programming through September can be found HERE

Shakespeare In The Park 
This 61st Free Shakespeare in the Park season will feature the classic drama Hamlet, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon and featuring Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood in the title role. HAMLET runs through Sunday, August 6 in the DelacorteTheatre in Central Park HERE.

The Shark Is Broken 
John Golden Theater 

The play about the troubled filming of Jaws comes to Broadway following runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and on London’s West End. The open ocean, 1974. Production on Jaws is delayed...again. The film’s lead actors—theatre veteran Robert Shaw and young Hollywood hotshots, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider—are crammed into a too-small boat, entirely at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Alcohol flows, egos collide, and tempers flare on a chaotic voyage that just might lead to cinematic magic...if it doesn’t sink them all. From the Jaws of defeat, came a Hollywood victory. Previews begin July 25 HERE.  

Back To The Future 
Winter Garden Theater 

Marty McFly is a rock ‘n’ roll teenager who is accidentally transported back to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown. But before he can return to 1985, Marty must make sure his high school-aged parents fall in love in order to save his own existence. Previews begin July 30 HERE

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