There's always so much to do in NYC.
But you already know that.
Of your many, many options, here are our picks.
7/26: Studio Museum in Harlem -- Artists in Conversation
Meet and talk with the Studio Museum in Harlem's artists-in-residence, Jordan Casteel, EJ Hill and Jibade-Khalil Huffman for their satellite exhibition's kick-off event. Program alumni Kevin Beasley, Kerry James Marshall and Dave McKenzie, as well as the event's host, Q2 Music's Helga Davis, will also join the conversation on the Museum's program, which supports emerging artists of African descent. The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR, 44 Charlton St., 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., $10, thegreenespace.org (Credit: King Texas / The Studio Museum in Harlem)
7/27: Discussion of "How to Eataly" with Dino Borri
Eataly USA's purchasing director Dino Borri will discuss Eataly's new book, "How to Eataly," which focuses on all there is to know about Italian food. Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., free, eventbrite.com (Credit: Virginia Rollison)
7/28: Brooklyn Screams for Ice Cream!
Brooklyn ice cream makers and ice cream historians come together to talk about what's ahead and behind in the history and mechanics of ice cream cones, sundaes and sandwiches. Plus, there'll be free ice cream tastings! The event will feature ice cream historian Laura Weiss, Ample Hills and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, and will be moderated by historic gastronome Sarah Lohman. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $12 general admission, $8 for BHS members, eventbrite.com (Credit: Stewart, Tabori & Chang / Lucy Schaeffer)
7/29: New York City Opera performance of 'Carmen'
If the sights and sounds of opera are usually too expensive for your taste, catch a free performance of "Carmen." The performance isn't the whole show, just an hour of the highlights, so it's perfect for trying something new. Bryant Park, free, facebook.com/events (Credit: New York City Opera)
Through 7/30: Brooklyn Lobster Fest Series
This monthlong festival features dancing and lobsters, but hopefully not dancing lobsters. There will be live music performances each evening of the festival, featuring The Yucht Brothers, Dirty Water Dogs, The Sunnyside Social Club and Black Tie Brass. Food will be made by Michelin starred celebrity chef Michael Psilakis, with the highlight being the lobster platter, which includes a lobster roll, corn on the cob, bread and butter, a pickle and fries. The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, 6 p.m., $15-$35, thehallbrooklyn.com (Credit: NYC Food & Drink Guide via Facebook)
7/30: Waterfight NYC
Cool off by getting soaked: water balloons aren't allowed, but almost everything else is. Central Park's Great Lawn will serve as your battlefield as you soak your friends and random strangers with super soakers, squirt guns, spray bottles, buckets and water bottles. Great Lawn, Central Park, 2 to 5 p.m., free. facebook.com/events (Credit: Getty Images / Taylor Weidman)
Through 7/31: 'New York's Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway'
How did Second Avenue become "Yiddish Broadway"? That's the question the Museum of the City of New York hopes to answer with its new exhibit, which "tells the uniquely American and quintessentially New York story of the overcrowded and tenement filled Lower East Side's evolution as an incubator of cultural activity that boiled over and gave rise to a theater district rivaling Broadway itself," according to a press release. 1220 Fifth Ave., mcny.org (Credit: Museum of the City of New York)
Through 8/7: Magnum Dipping Bar
This international ice cream sensation has landed in SoHo. Customize your very own Magnum ice cream bar with a variety of chocolates and premium toppings. $7 gets you this delicious experience, plus the ice cream Instagram of the summer. 134 Prince St., 12 p.m. - 9 p.m., details at amny.com/eat-and-drink (Credit: Jason DeCrow for Magnum )
8/10: Performance by Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk
Grammy award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient and acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk will perform music from their upcoming album, including works by Brahms and Schumann. WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon will also lead a conversation about their work and collaboration. The Greene Space, 44 Charlton St., 5:30 p.m., $50 for general admission, $100 for premium tickets, thegreenespace.org (Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller)
8/15: A Free 30th Anniversary 35mm Screening of ‘The Fly’
Chelsea's SVA Theatre is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the David Cronenberg classic, 'The Fly,' starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, with a screening on 35 mm film. SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23 St., 8 p.m., Free, svatheatre.com (Credit: SVA Theatre via Facebook)
Through 8/18: Free outdoor movies
Grab a blanket, snacks, drinks and extra popcorn -- there's a free movie showing outside almost every night this season. Check out the complete lineup at amny.com/entertainment. (Credit: Dan Nguyen via Flickr (CC BY-SA))
Thursdays through 9/1: Live Catch Summer Music Series
Every Thursday this summer, catch live music with your dinner and drinks. Past performers have included Treya, Chino Pons and Grupo Irek, with upcoming performances in June and July including Spinkick and the Ethan Mann Trio. The John Dory Oyster Bar, 1196 Broadway, 6 to 9 p.m., thejohndory.com (Credit: The John Dory Oyster Bar)
Through 9/1: Lana Turner Hat Collection at Red Rooster
Harlem fashion icon Lana Turner is displaying 40 pieces from her legendary collection of more than 500 hats. Skip the lines at the Met and enjoy this fashion exhibit at Red Rooster while feasting on the chef's special Lana Turner prix fixe ($55) which includes coconut tuna ceviche, spiced gazpacho with blue crab, crispy red snapper with braised cranberry beans and yellow wax beans, braised short rib and seasonal desserts. 310 Malcolm X Blvd., redroosterharlem.com (Credit: Red Rooster )
Through 9/3: S.O.S. (Save Our Souls) rooftop DJ series
Spend your summer Saturday afternoons with live DJ performances on the Salvation Taco rooftop. Performers will include Robi D. Light, Amber Valentine and JD Samson. Salvation Taco, 145 E 39th St., 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., no cover charge, salvationtaco.com (Credit: Getty Images / Robin Marchant)
Through 9/4: Summer of Hamilton
The New-York Historical Society is celebrating Alexander Hamilton all summer long, beginning with a Fourth of July kickoff and featuring a series of talks, educational programs and family-friendly activities. Some of the exhibition highlights include bronze statues depicting the famous Hamilton-Burr duel, Hamilton's desk and several key documents from Hamilton's life, including the Reynolds Pamphlet. 170 Central Park West, $20, nyhistory.org (Credit: Getty Images / Stan Honda)
Through 9/22: Bryant Park yoga
In its 13th season of outdoor yoga classes, Bryant Park Yoga offers a free yoga class every Tuesday morning and Thursday evening. Mats are provided. Bryant Park, 41 West 40th St., 10 a.m., eventbrite.com (Credit: Angelito Jusay)
Through 9/29: Live at the Archway
Are free concerts some of your favorite things? Every Thursday, you can find performances of wide-ranging genres, including world music, jazz and indie styles, as well as dance performances. The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, 50 Adams St., Brooklyn, 6 p.m., free, dumbo.is (Credit: Tory Williams)
Through 10/14: Dreamland Roller Disco
With musical themes like 90s pop, 80s hip-hop, "Saturday Night Fever" and more, you can spend your Fridays dancing the night away on roller skates. Prizes are given away for the best costumes, so be sure to dress to impress. Lakeside Prospect Park, 171 East Dr., Brooklyn, 7:30 to 10 p.m., $18 for general admission, $25 for general plus a drink ticket, $350 for VIP picnic table, lakesidebrooklyn.com/dreamland (Credit: Lakeside Brooklyn)
Through 10/31: Coney Art Walls
The Coney Island boardwalk becomes an outdoor street art museum with murals from new and returning artists Crash, Daze, Lady Pink, Stephen Powers and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, plus three murals to be painted by children and adults in the community. Pictured: A mural by Craze. 3050 Stillwell Ave., Brooklyn, coneyartwalls.com .
(Credit: Martha Cooper)
La Pittura BYOB paint class
Every Friday and Saturday nights beginning April 1 opt for a night of art -- created by you. La Pittura Lounge hosts guests looking to paint and imbibe at the same time. It's BYOB, but easels, paint, aprons and brushes are supplied. Good for groups. Contact for pricing. 257 W. 39th St., 10th floor, 646-944-8802, lapitturalounge.com (Credit: La Pittura)