Sapphire Resorts™ Group Highlights Best Summer New York City Events

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Sapphire Resorts™ Group invites vacationers to explore the Big Apple late this summer.

Late summer is a great time to visit New York City. Since the city never sleeps, there is always something going on that appeals to each and every visitor. Sapphire Resorts™ Group presents some fantastic no charge entertainment options for this August.

1.    Outdoor Opera – The Metropolitan Opera presents their 2015 Summer HD Festival with 10 free screenings of Met performances. The event runs from August 28th through September 7th and takes place on Lincoln Center Plaza. There are 3,100 seats available with no advanced tickets required. The festival opens with an 8pm screening of West Side Story, and the other showings include Carmen, Macbeth, La Traviata, and Aida. The best seat in the house is in front of this outdoor screen.

2.    US Open – Tennis enthusiasts from around the world will descend on New York City for the 2015 US Open. With match play beginning on August 31st, the Arthur Ashe Stadium and Flushing will be packed with sports fans. The finals wrap up on September 12th and 13th, with exciting match play all the way through.

3.    Summer Stage – The City Parks Foundation is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Summer Stage program, New York City’s largest free performing arts festival. This year’s season extends into October, and adds 20 shows in 16 neighborhoods. The shows range from opera to hip-hop, film to circus, and everything in between. August 20th through 23rd brings the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival to Summer Stage. Sapphire Resorts™ Group notes that all tickets are complimentary, events are rain or shine, and the fun is ongoing.

4.    Summer Movies – A barrage of free movies are available for viewing this summer and there is something for everyone. Kids of all ages can enjoy Frozen on the outside screen in Randall’s Island Park in Manhattan. Summer Movie Night featuring An American Tail takes place on August 18th on Staten Island. Other outdoor movies include Maleficent on August 21st and Die Hard on August 27th. Bring the popcorn, a blanket, and a friend to enjoy these movies.

These are just a sampling of events on New York City’s calendar. For more suggestions on events, securing the perfect accommodations in the city that never sleeps, contact Sapphire Resorts™ Group.


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