If you don't know, you should. Shakespeare in the Park is one of the best longstanding traditions NYC has to offer.
From May 27th to July 5th, visitors and residents alike flock to watch a star-studded performance of The Tempest. Outdoors. In the middle of central park. FOR FREE.
Tickets are available in advance by lottery or as first come first served the day of the performance. Those wishing to skip the lottery can purchase tickets for $200.