New York is one of the best places in the world  to practice Yoga. If you would like to experience Yoga, there are several places that you can visit.

Free places to practice yoga

Bryant Park:           In the summer until September
                                Tuesdays 10:00 am and Thursdays 7:00 pm

Socrates Park:        Saturdays 9:30 am and 11:00 am
                                Sundays 10:00 am

Fort Tryon Park:     During the summer
                                On the lawn of Abby

Gantry Park
plaza State:            48 Avenue and East River - Long Island City
                                During the summer -Second Sunday of each month
                                10:00 am

Places to Practice Yoga By Donation

Prospect Park
Brooklyn:                Sundays 9:30 a.m.

East Village /
San Marcos Place:   Between Second and Third Avenue
                                 In 12th Saint Marks 2nd Floor
                                 Mondays to Fridays 7:00 a.m. the last 9:00 p.m.


Some sessions accepts donation and some of them are free, there are several types of classes, all for a better experience.

Our advice:

Classes incorporate postures, breathing and meditation.

Go with comfortable clothes and bring a towel, water and a yoga mat.

On the next page you'll find more information on yoga classes

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

Location:      Central Park

Dates:          May 19 - June 21 - 2020 - July 14 - August 8 - 2020

Schedule:     8:00 pm

Shakespeare in the park is a set of Shakespeare's plays  presented every summer at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park; this  is one of the best free events in the city. Usually, well-known actors are part of the cast, such as Anne Hathaway, Al Pacino, and Denzel Washington who have acted in previous editions.

This event has more than 50 years of tradition with complete success; Having Belvedere Castle in the background and a full moon in the sky create an incredible atmosphere.

Even though tickets are not easy to get due to its high demand, this is a great experience to enjoy.

Food & Drink: there are food and drinks areas where you can find sandwiches, hot dogs, beer wine, etc.

How to get tickets:

Traditional: Tickets are distributed free on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park from 12 noon. Every person older than 5 years will receive 2 tickets.

Lottery:  Waiting in line for hours, it is not for everyone; in that case, you can apply for tickets in a daily online raffle; by taking one of these two options. 

  • On the day of the show at the Public Theater's lobby in Central Park, registration for the lottery starts at 11:30am raffled will be at 12pm, each winner receives two tickets.
  • Cell phone app (Click to download AndroidIOS) starts at 12 pm, you will be notified between noon and 2:15 pm if you are the winner. Make sure you have notifications enabled on your phone, because there will be only 45 minutes to confirm your attendance, and each winner receives two tickets.

Distribution of vouchers in the 5 boroughs: A limited number of vouchers are distributed in each of the five boroughs (some dates) between 12pm and 2pm. These vouchers can be exchanged at the Delacorte theater tickets between 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Click here to find out when and where vouchers will be available.

Donation: With a $200 dollars donation or higher, you will get some tickets depending on your donation, for more information click here

Waiting list: If you want to have the last chance to enter the play, from 6pm admission will be given to people who are outside the theater, keep in mind that spaces are very limited, they only distribute tickets that were not claimed, One ticket per person.

Our advice:

  • If you want to get these free tickets, we recommend starting making the line no later than 10 am, sometimes people start making the line from 6am. Or you can always try the raffle options.
  • Although it seems contradictory these tickets are easier to get when the season starts, after advertising and good reviews is more difficult to get them. 
  • The theater has public restrooms; you should be patience because lines are long.

Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts

Locations:               Central Park

                                Hudson River Park

                                Battery Park

                                East River Park


Manhattan is full of green spaces to breathe fresh air, walk, play sports, and enjoy summer concerts at the following parks:

Central Park: These are some of the most popular places where concerts are held at this landmark.

  • Rumsey Playfield: Located on the east side of the park, its home of the Summerstage (Click here for dates) Good Morning America concerts (Click here for dates).
  • Naumburg Bandshell: Located in the middle of the park. It brings classical music  Click here to check times and dates.
  • Family Performance Festival: It takes place at Central Park near103rd - 106th West, this is an event to enjoy with the family. Check schedule by clicking here

East River Park: Located in Manhattan's Lower East Side. It extends along the East River from Montgomery Street to 12th Street.  August offers five events click here for schedule  

Hudson River Park: It is a park located by the Hudson River, from 59th Street to the south side of Battery Park. During August this park offers 10 events, click here for the schedule. 

Battery Park: Located in Lower Manhattan, This summer Battery Park offers five activities, click here for the schedule. 

Our advice:

Most of these concert are outdoors try to arrive early; if you go during the day wear sunscreen and remember alcoholic beverages, glass containers, and pets are prohibited at these events.

Central Park SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage

Location:                           Central Park 

Dates:                           June to August  2020

For music lovers, Central Park SummerStage is always one of the highlights during summer. It tries to capture a diverse audience offering a large events which happen almost every day of the summer including both free and paid concerts (most concerts are free, except those for charity) there are several musical genres such as classical music, African music, Metal; besides of dance parties, live poetry, theater, ballet. For sure you will find a concert for your pleasure.

The show is canceled only for thunderstorms.

Schedule: full schedule click here.


Our advice:

If you want a good spot, try to arrive early, Summerstage opens 90 minutes before each show, benefit concerts open 60 minutes before the show, Summerstage closes its doors once full capacity is reached.

Do not carry alcoholic beverages, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, or chairs.

If you want to attend a show during the daytime remember to wear sunscreen or hat. Those are outdoor activities.

National Puerto Rican Parade

National Puerto Rican Parade

Location:                                Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street

Date:                                     It always falls on the second Sunday of June

                                            June 14, 2020    CANCELED

The National Day Parade Puerto Rico is a cultural and vibrant show which follows a new theme each year, and since 1958 New York celebrates Puerto Rican culture attracts crowds. It is a colorful event with costumes, dancing and music with colorful floats and dancers. All ages are welcome to experience a bit of Puerto Rican culture.

Our advice:

It is recommended to find a good place to see the parade, this may be close to St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The parade can see it on local television networks, if you attend as a spectator use comfortable shoes, begins at 11:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm

An estimated 80,000 people participate in the parade and more than 2 million are spectators along Fifth Avenue.

The Pride Parade

The Pride Parade

Site:                The March starts at 5th Avenue and 36th Street

Date:              June 28, 2020 CANCELED

 The New York City celebrates gay pride every year, in honor of what many regard as one of the most important events in the history of the rights of gays and lesbians, the Stonewall riots, which began early in the morning on 28 June 1969. Some of the pride events taking place in neighboring districts earlier this month, as Queens and Brooklyn Gay pride Gay pride.

Our advice:

The march begins at noon on the last Sunday in June at 5th Avenue and 36th Street and makes its way to the city at the intersection of Christopher and Greenwich streets.

Thousands of revelers GLBT and friends gather at Pier 54 after Gay Pride Parade Sunday, from 3 pm to 10 pm. It is one of the largest gay celebrations of Manhattan.

Last but not least, the big pool party Gay Pride, which will also take place Sunday afternoon in June, from noon until 6 pm. In the elegant and sophisticated American Hotel.

The Mermaid Parade

The Mermaid Parade

Date:                     Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Time:                    The 38th Annual Mermaid Parade scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020, 1pm, has been canceled! We hope to reschedule sometime this Summer                                       . Stay tuned.

The parade features mermaids and other creatures of colorful sea expressing artistic creativity through the many handmade costumes adorning all who participate in this fun and enjoyable exclusive event Coney Island, the parade siren also incorporates a variety of other historical and nostalgic aspects, such as mechanical rides, marching bands and even old vehicles. Unlike most parades, it has no ethnic, religious or commercial objectives usually about two thousand people participate in this event, along with hundreds of thousands who visit Coney Island as spectators.

Our advice:

Be sure to arrive early enough in order to avoid the potential crowds that gather as the day progresses.

The Mermaid Parade begins at 21 West Street Coney Island and continues along Surf Avenue to 10th Street and then take the Boardwalk.

In Steeplechase Plaza, the parade will dissolve.

The Mermaid Parade no longer allow Motorcycles on the parade route.

Riding on top of buses without railings is prohibited. Buses handrails can not have more than 5 participants in the ceiling, without prior permission.

River to River Festival

River to River Festival

Location:               Lower Manhattan from Chambers Street to the port

                            and the whole island from the Hudson River to the East River

Date:                    Jun 2020 Closes without confirming

Admission:             Free admission to all events

The River To River Festival is the festival of arts of Lower Manhattan with music, film, dance, theater, art, poetry, literature largest free summer.

The 11-day event takes more than 150 activities with more than 90 artists in 28 locations in New York.

Our advice:

The Festival is included "Night of the Museums", 11 Museums offer free admission between 4: 00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Among the most important sites of presentation are:

World Financial Center,

South Street Seaport,

Castle Clinton,

Battery Park,

and across the island from the Hudson River to the East River, including Governor's Island

The dates, times and locations subject to change - be sure to check

Museum Mile Festival

Museum Mile Festival

Location:                     5th Avenue between streets 82 and 105

Date:                          Tuesday, June 9,  2020

 Hours:                        Between 6:00 pm and 9:00 p.m.

Admission:                  Free for all museums.

Each year takes place in New York for one day a festival where museums located on Fifth Avenue opened its doors to be visited for free.

Festival programming Mile conforms the following museums:

El Museo del Barrio - 105 Street 

Museum of the City of New York at 103rd Street,

The Jewish Museum Street 92,

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Street 91,

National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts - 90th Street,

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 89th Street

Neue Galerie New York 86th Street,

Goethe-Institut New York Cultural Center / German - 83rd Street,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 82nd Street.

Our advice:

Most people start the journey from the Metropolitan Museum, located in the 83 street Fifth Avenue and work their way up, another option would be to start from 105th Street, where the Museo del Barrio and start decreasing the streets to avoid a little congestion.

Children can enjoy several activities such as chalk drawings, face painting, balloons, magic. etc.

If you are interested in only the museums, I suggest going on a less busy day. The lines to enter museums can be quite long.

Figment New York

Figment New York

Location:                 THE ISLAND OF THE GOVERNOR

Date:                       From 6 to  7 June  2020

Unfortunately we have to postpone FIGMENT NYC to be held on Roosevelt Island from June 6 to 7, 2020.

It is a festival held at Governors Island in every June, this event is organized to allow the public to interact with artists and is free. You can interact with the sculptures, minigolf a tree house, the pavilion of the city of dreams, which is a place to learn and dream about like New York will look in the future, and different programs designed by artists for visitors.

Our advice:

As soon leave the ferry, find volunteers and artists with their projects.

Remember that not all ferries are free, only leaving at 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 11:30 am are.

From Manhattan from Brooklyn and you can take the free ferry at 11:00 am and 11:30 am Ferris coming out at other times cost $ 2, children under 12 free.

Worth the visit to the Governors Island annual two-day celebration encourages participants to interact with artwork and sculptures that are as challenging as they are aesthetically intriguing. There will be plenty of action too. In addition, links lovers, there is a mini golf course designed by artists.

Shakespeare in the Park
Summer Concerts
Central Park SummerStage
National Puerto Rican Parade
The Pride Parade
The Mermaid Parade
River to River Festival
Museum Mile Festival
Figment New York