July 30, 2014 07:03 ET

Things to Do in NYC August 2014: Announces the Top Concerts, Events, Movies in the Park, and Attractions in New York City This August

Visiting New York City This Summer? Get Ahead of the Game With's List of the Best Concerts, Activities, Movies in the Park, Attractions and Things to Do for the Perfect August Vacation in New York City

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 30, 2014) - It's hot everywhere in August, but besides the rise in temperature, there are tons of hot events in New York City this upcoming month. Watch world class artists such as Billy Joel, Tom Petty and Blake Shelton hit the stage, or, take in a movie under the stars in the park. Here's a quick list of some of the more interesting and popular events in NYC this August.


Summer Movies in the Park

Bryant Park hosts free movies every Monday evening The popular HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival runs into August with films every Monday night 8/4 - 8/18. Lawn opens at 5 pm and no chairs, tables, plastics, dogs or knuckleheads allowed. Here is the schedule:

  • August 4 - The Karate Kid

  • August 11 - Lover Come Back

  • August 18 - The Shining (Jack is back...)

Movies Under the Stars is going on at Pier I, Riverside Park South, every Wednesday starting at 8:30 with Summer on the Hudson. Check the schedule for films ("The Outsiders on 8/13) and kids are welcome.

RiverFlicks is a movie festival at Pier 63 showing year old movies. Every Wednesday there are films for adults and every Friday are films for kids.

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum hosts movies all summer long with August movies starting on 8/7 with Spaceballs, Captain Phillips on 8/14 and Top Gun on 8/20.

Best Summer Tours and Activities in NYC

Summer is a great time for sightseeing in NYC and there are so many great ways to see it all. There's no better time of year for one of the many boat tours and sightseeing cruises, bus tours, food walking tours, the thrill of a Jet Ski tour with views of the Manhattan skyline, or history tours through the neighborhoods of New York City.

Escape the heat and enjoy some iconic sights on an S-Cruise tour. S-Cruise tours are given on a Smartboat 23, a lightweight powerboat, and are perfect for a midsummer tour to the Statue of Liberty, or perhaps a romantic sunset cruise. Enjoy custom cruises, with prices starting at $220. Enjoy a 90-minute cruise on the Hudson River, and around the Statue of Liberty, or opt for the Breakfast Cruise and stop for breakfast with views of New York's iconic skyscrapers (breakfast included). For more information visit

Summer Savings in NYC - New York City can be expensive but has tons of great savings for travelers to take advantage of. Check out all the current NYC hotel deals to save big on hotels in Times Square, Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan and more! Many hotels offer special package deals that make family vacations, romantic getaways and summer trips even more special, and affordable! also has a fantastic list of Broadway show deals to some of the best shows playing like Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia, The Lion King, Chicago The Musical and Newsies.

Attractive Attraction Savings...

Want to save on popular attractions? Turn to the New York Pass for huge savings on all of the best things to do in town, from museums to tours. The New York Pass can save travelers hundreds of dollars on a 1, 3, 5 or 7 day stay! Want to see NYC from above? Your best bet is the Top of the Rock high above Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.

Broadway Shows

Rock of Ages
Known as Broadway's Best Party, this show brings back all that was '80s from the heavy metal to the big hair. Classical Rock hits will be playing as beer vendors walk up and down the aisles and complimentary lighters are given out for the ultimate ballads throughout the performance.

Set in the one and only New York City, Newsies has a storyline that keeps the whole audience rooting for the heroine. Set during the 1899 Newsboy Strike, the show has some real life history about the hardships of the time and the newspaper moguls. This upbeat musical is fun for the whole family, with singing and dancing galore.

The Lion King on Broadway
The classic tale in the African safari will have the whole family entertained. The story that we all know and love is one of the most popular shows on Broadway, combining spectacular costumes, elaborate sets and a hit soundtrack. This musical won six Tony awards and is an exciting experience so get tickets beforehand to avoid lines and get a better deal too!

Mamma Mia!
Follow the famous story of a daughter, Sophie Sheridan, searching through the past of her mother's love life to find her father. This energetic performance is lighthearted and fun especially when set to pop group ABBA's soundtrack.

Chicago the Musical
This famous dramatic comedy is full of power, excitement, corruption and adultery. Roxie Hart fights for her rise to fame after she murders her husband. This show brings the roaring '20s to life with upbeat jazz music and bold fashion.

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