Enjoy an NYC Summer with The Lucerne Hotel

Seasonal Events and Activities on the Upper West Side

From Central Park to Lincoln Center to Riverside Park, the Upper West Side neighborhood surrounding The Lucerne Hotel is ripe with things to do during the summer in NYC. You can listen to live music, watch movies under the stars, or walk along the Hudson River while basking in the warm weather. Take advantage of our Summer Suite Special before August 31 and receive discounted room nights and complimentary amenities for an even more enjoyable NYC summer experience.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Music, dance, and spoken word—watch and listen to all three during this event from July 20 to August 13. Grab a light snack beforehand from the rotating selection of food trucks, or stop by the seasonal Deck Beer Garden and Bubbly Bar for a drink. Performance times are subject to change; check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights at The Museum of Natural History

While the bright lights of the city are shining, head to Hayden Planetarium for a journey into outer space. The Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights special series, hosted every Tuesday night through August at The Museum of Natural History, allows you to indulge your inner astronomer from the heart of Manhattan.

SummerStage at Central Park

Spectators at the SummerStage can enjoy performances by world-famous musicians, from Ryan Adams to Unknown Mortal Orchestra to Band of Horses. This Central Park venue also showcases other artistic acts, including Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Plan early to snag a spot on the grass for these free and paid performances.

Explore Riverside Park

Riverside Park offers four miles of Hudson River views and is one of eight designated scenic landmarks in the Big Apple. Along this beautiful stretch of park you’ll find handball courts, running tracks, baseball fields, marinas, and eateries—there are enough activities to fill an entire afternoon.

Central Park Film Festival

The Central Park Conservancy will be hosting the 2016 Film Festival from August 22 to August 27, with screenings in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park. Join crowds of fellow film buffs to watch classic movies during this outdoor series. There’s a little something for everyone, including Stuart Little, Tootsie, and Desperately Seeking Susan.