New to New York City? Well get ready because summers in the city are like nothing you’ve experienced before. From outdoor concerts on balmy June nights, to barbeque block parties and rooftop cocktails, New York City summers are so jam packed with cool stuff to do, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We rounded up the best summer guides to help organize your summer calendar, but finding melt-proof makeup for those 100degree days – well, you’re on your own!

The Classic Summer Events Guides:

  • Vanity Fair (PDF)– New Yorkers anxiously await this yearly installment of the best in outdoor eating, concerts, and festivals in the city.
  • New York Magazine – An extensive list of the best in outdoor fun, the best local beaches and the must-see movies of the summer.
  • TimeOut NY – Looking for a great must-see film or a fun concert to attend? They will be easy to find in this pursuable resource.

    Free and Cheap Summer Event Guides:

  • About.com –Save a little dough while maneuvering around the city with these free and cheap activities you can do this summer.
  • NYCGO.com – From the Official NYC Tourism page, this list of free events in the city features events that every age group can enjoy.

    Best Summer Concerts:

  • Summerstage.com – The Summer Stage in Central Park (and now various other locations throughout the city) is NY classic everyone should experience once.
  • Toyota Concert Series – Every Friday at 7 a.m. in Rockefeller Center, this concert series (which simultaneously airs on NBC’s Today Show) always has topnotch performers.

    Best Summer in Eats/Drinks:

  • West Side Spirit – Use this guide for the best outdoor restaurants and bars on the West Side that you must check out this summer.
  • NYPress – This list of the best outdoor New York bars and restaurants adds an alternative view on some of the best places in NY.If you haven’t been able to start your summer because you’ve got too much stuff well we have another resource for you – space! Give us a call to find our rates for summer storage.