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New York is rolling out the welcome mat for visitors this summer, offering an abundance of outdoor activities across all five boroughs. From scenic parks and beaches, to hotel rooftop bars and the arts, summer is one of the most ideal times of the year to discover New York City.

NYC & Company president and CEO Fred Dixon said that, “Year after year, our research shows that summer is one of the most popular times to visit New York City, with more than a quarter of our total visitors in 2017 travelling to the city during this period.”

Dixon added, “It’s clear that visitors from near and far can’t resist the many attractive warm-weather activities across the five boroughs, and we invite all to come see what’s new and exciting for summer 2018.”

This summer, visitors can check out Nordstrom Men’s Store – all 47,000 square feet of it; take in the outdoor exhibits in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Public Art Fund is presenting multiple free exhibits throughout the city this summer; stay overnight on NYC’s historic Governors Island with Collective Retreats when it opens June 1; the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden in Staten Island is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking; on June 30, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in Coney Island will open its newest exhibition titled Ocean Wonders: Sharks!; the 12th annual Make Music New York festival will feature more than 1,000 free public concerts across all five boroughs on June 21; plus there’s lots, lots more.

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