Live your best life this summer! Drink around town. Go to the shore. Buy yourself new clothes. Go to any of these best back-to-school events in NYC perfect for anyone getting ready to return to college this fall in the city. Let off some steam before the grind of the school year starts! 

Looking for some last-minute fun things to do in New York City before you hit the books?! Check out the best back-to-school events in New York City on our 212Area Guide for locals and tourists alike. Best of all, it's free! 

Rosé Splash

Rosé Splash

on Saturday, 3 Aug, 12:00 PM
at Spirit of New York
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

Board at 12 PM, Sail at 1 PM Luxuriate in a 3-hour cruise, taking in the sights of NY harbor, Lady Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge — all while enjoying a curated selection of rosé's from around the world.

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Best Summer Party

Best Summer Party

on Saturday, 3 Aug, 11:00 PM
at Taj Restaurant & Lounge
48 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

Best Summer Party

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Hester Street Fair Kid's Day

Hester Street Fair Kid's Day

on Saturday, 10 Aug, 11:00 AM
at Hester Street Fair
Hester St + Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

Hester Street Fair has families to thank for the fun and welcoming atmosphere week after week. The final weeks of summer are coming to an end so we’re hosting a special day for our neighborhood's kids and their families.

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Hootie & The Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour

Hootie & The Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour

on Saturday, 10 Aug, 7:30 PM
at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, NY 10001

Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 7 Dec 2018 at 12:00 PM Aisle Seat Offer Presale : Mon, 3 Dec 2018 at 09:00 AM Official Platinum Presale : Mon, 3 Dec 2018 at 09:00 AM

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The Book Of Mormon

on Sunday, 11 Aug, 7:00 PM
at Eugene O'Neill Theatre
230 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

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San Holo

San Holo

on Saturday, 10 Aug, 11:00 PM
at Marquee New York
289 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001

SAN HOLO at Marquee New York

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Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour

Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour

on Thursday, 15 Aug, 8:00 PM
at Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn,, New York, NY 11217

Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour with special guest Baylee Littrell! TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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Gryffin - Official Afterparty

Gryffin - Official Afterparty

on Friday, 16 Aug, 11:00 PM
at Marquee New York
289 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Announcing GRYFFIN at Marquee New York! Tickets: https://marqu.ee/2MSkjkT

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Tame Impala - 2 shows

Tame Impala - 2 shows

on Wednesday, 21 Aug, 8:00 PM
at Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan, NY 10001

Tame Impala + Velvet Negroni | August 21st & 22nd | The Garden Wednesday, August 21st SOLD OUT

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on Sunday, 10 Nov, 3:00 PM
at Richard Rodgers Theatre Find Tickets
226 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

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Clinton Art and Music Festival

Clinton Art and Music Festival

on Saturday, 24 Aug, 10:00 AM
at Clinton Art and Music Festival
Clinton Village Green, Clinton, NY 13323

Celebrate the end of summer with us in a central New York village pretty enough to be on your calendar.

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High Seas Festival East: Washed Out, Goldroom, Manila Killa, RAC & More

High Seas Festival East: Washed Out, Goldroom, Manila Killa, RAC & More

on Saturday, 24 Aug, 11:30 AM
at Hornblower Infinity
353 West St, New York, NY 10014

Summer Boat Festival with Goldroom, Washed Out, Manila Killa, RAC and more

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Blues BBQ Festival

Blues BBQ Festival

on Saturday, 24 Aug, 2:00 PM
at Pier 97 at Hudson River Park
Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY 10014

Hudson River Park’s beloved Blues BBQ Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this season! Join the party to close out your summer with a fantastic lineup of artists from across the United States. Enjoy barbecue from local New York City favorites, and sip on beverages

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Everybody Loves The 90's Brunch & Day Party - FreakNik Edition

Everybody Loves The 90's Brunch & Day Party - FreakNik Edition

on Sunday, 25 Aug, 12:00 PM
at MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026

The 70’s were groovy, the 80’s were totally awesome, but everybody knows that the 90’s were downright dope! 90’s fashion, flava, and especially the MUSIC were everything! Well, we at The Alumni Group are yearning for those times, and we especially miss the soundtrack th

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