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Rethink Local: Discover NYC this Summer

Launched in 2014, the .nyc domain is still a relatively new phenomenon in New York City. Yet already it has grown to be the largest and most well-known city top-level domain in the world.

This article is part of a series celebrating the rich diversity of .nyc websites, which are creating unique opportunities for New Yorkers to engage with the greater community. Check out these sites for ways to enjoy NYC this summer.

Find stuff to do in NYC

NYC is packed with fun and interesting activities. The problem is that the plethora of options means that finding a great activity can be a time-consuming chore. As a result, many New Yorkers take a shortcut, either picking a place at random or asking friends for a recommendation. That’s where No Questions Asked (noquestionsasked.nyc) comes in. If you’re looking to discover something cool to do in NYC this summer, this is your ideal curated app.

Rather than skimming NYC activity lists, sign up for an innovative challenge to experience something new in NYC every week for six weeks. To participate, simply sign up before July 24 and set your preferences (based on age, borough, etc.). After you’re done, you’ll be given access to a mobile app that gives you a curated activity to do every week until September 3. Expect opportunities to explore food and drink venues, performances, and art exhibits. Don’t miss out on this fun way to explore the city without having to think about it.

Attend NYC music festivals

Every summer, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy music in NYC. These three .NYC websites are great places to buy passes, see event artist lineups, check out photos from last year, or just get answers to questions about travel and do’s and don’ts.

Panorama

In the summer of 2016, the inaugural Panorama music festival (panorama.nyc) took place on Randall’s Island. This year, the tradition continues. If you haven’t heard about it yet, Panorama is produced by the same people who host Cochella each year, so expect musical acts from a wide variety of genres. In 2017 the festival takes place July 28 – 30.

Brooklyn Music Festival

The Brooklyn Music Festival is returning for its fourth year in 2017, and is happening on Governors Island. Live bands will run the gamut, including indie pop, hip hop, funk, alternative rock, and house music. Created to celebrate the accomplishments of the residents of NYC’s largest borough, its website (brooklynmusicfestival.nyc) was one of the first websites on the .nyc domain. This year, the festival is scheduled for August 6.

The Jazz Gallery

Founded in 1995, The Jazz Gallery (jazzgallery.nyc) is one of the top jazz performance venues in the United States. With a reputation for challenging conventions, last year the New York Times dubbed it “the most imaginatively booked jazz in New York.” Make sure to put it on this year’s calendar. The Jazz Gallery is hosting events all summer long.