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5 Reasons to Spend Summer in the City

Common’s Best of Summer
The summer is just around the corner, and while some New Yorkers will escape the city, others know that these five boroughs have more than enough to do, see, and listen to. If you’re a music lover, you can find everything you want right in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and just beyond. It’s not too early to start planning. Here are our top five events of the summer:

1- Gov Ball (Randall’s Island)
The best way to kick off summer in NYC is to attend Governor’s Ball, a three day festival which usually takes place the weekend after Memorial Day. Gov Ball’s lineup rivals that of Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. You can purchase tickets for one, two or all three days here.

Governor's Ball (Randall Island)

Governor’s Ball (Randall Island)

2- Summerstage (All NYC Parks)
Summerstage, presented by the CityParks Foundation, offers a huge variety of programming spread across the parks of all five boroughs. Performances range from professional theater like Shakespeare in the Park to the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival to the Philharmonic in the park and tons of other dance, musical and cultural events. You can attend ad hoc, or support the CityParks Foundation by becoming a member here.

Summerstage (All NYC Parks)

Summerstage (All NYC Parks)

3- MoMA PS1 Warm Up (Long Island City)
Want a day full of music and art all in one amazing experience? It’s just a short train ride away on the G or the 7 at Moma’s PS1 Art Museum in Long Island City. Each Saturday features a new DJ lineup, and when you’re not dancing you can wander around the museum which features interactive exhibits, and taste food from a variety of trucks and stands. Be sure to get tickets in advance to skip the line!

MoMA PS1 Warm Up (Long Island City)

MoMA PS1 Warm Up (Long Island City)

4- Full Moon Festival (Governor’s Island)
Ring in the final month of summer with the beachy Full Moon Festival. A short ferry ride away, this boutique festival features amazing beats, sandy dance floors, and epic views of Downtown Manhattan. This summer, Full Moon is expanding to two days to accommodate more amazing acts- don’t miss out! Tickets on sale here.

Full Moon Festival (Governor's Island)

Full Moon Festival (Governor’s Island)

5- Party on the rooftop at Common (Crown Heights and Williamsburg)
Did we mention that each of our homes is fully furnished to include a beautiful rooftop or backyard, perfect for grilling, hanging and jam sessions? Oh, and you don’t have to limit the summer nights to one rooftop and view. At Common, members have access to the community spaces at all homes. Join now and start planning your perfect summer brunch or sunset party.

Rooftops and backyards at Common (Crown Heights and Williamsburg)

Rooftops and backyards at Common (Crown Heights and Williamsburg)

Gain access to all these spaces and more by applying to live in Common here.

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