7. HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Courtesy of Bryant Park, by Angelito Jusay Photography

One of the more famous venues on this list, HBO’s yearly Bryant Park Summer Film Festival is an event to behold. In its 24th year, it is easy to love the laid back atmosphere in one of the city’s most storied parks.

It is important to note that there is a list of prohibited items, with the most important one being ‘no chairs.’ This may seem like a hindrance to some, but the energetic crowd certainly makes up for it: especially since this summer’s lineup is one of its best. Between Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Harvey and The Omen, what is not to love?