What’s better than a New York City rooftop? A rooftop with an agenda. These are the 10 best events happening up en plein air on NYC’s rooftops this summer.
Wear your brightest Day-Glo colors and you'll shine brighter than the skyline at this 18th-floor rooftop bar party, featuring free glowing drinks and a live DJ until 4 AM.
Four inflatable pools will pop up on a Brooklyn rooftop for this 90s-inspired, swimsuit-required queer swim party, featuring water guns, floaties, bubbles, a photo booth, and daiquiris all day long.
This free monthly party for queer and trans people of color is back on Elsewhere's rooftop for July, with vendors, drink specials, homemade food, and chill family-style vibes all afternoon long.
Head to the Navy Yard for the world's first commercially viable rooftop vineyard, and you'll be treated to rad views plus a wine and cheese pairing, featuring wine that's made AND grown in Brooklyn.
Move your hips to live DJs spinning Bachata hits under the city lights all night long, on an open-air rooftop overlooking Times Square.
Soak in the summer while learning to make (and imibibe on) gin, bourbon, and rum cocktails at this dinner-and-drinks event, hosted on a downtown rooftop terrace.
This local organization brings films to rooftops all across NYC. Join them in Gowanus for a screening of this visceral coming-of-age story, combining live action film with gorgeous animated sequences.
Enjoy Marion Davies in this 1928 silent comedy film presentation like no other—because it's backed by live musicians, performing a score that's perfectly timed to its over-the-top gags and stunts.