Summer Events NYC: The Definitive List

NYC Summer Events 2019: The Definitive List

Aviator Sports hosts some of the largest summer events in NYC throughout the summer, we wanted to highlight some of these large-scale festivals that cater to music lovers, thrill seekers, and families.

These things to do in NYC can be the catalyst that catapults your ordinary summer into contention for the best summer in new york.

Please note that each of these events listed are ONLY space rentals and are not operated by Aviator Sports and Events Center. Any additional information or comments needed about these events will have to be reached out through the dedicated contacts placed on each of these listings.

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Night Nation Run

The Night Nation Run is one of the largest festivals of the year, blending the emotional heart-pounding from tracks played by local DJs and producers to the bodily heart-pounding of a 5K marathon run.

Starting from the colossal main stage which holds their headliners, attendants will be journeying through our runway with smaller stages hosting other featured artists. Each of these artists will each have their own unique playlist ranging from Hip-Hop, Pop, and EDM.

What is included with your ticket is a race packet, glow necklaces, and free giveaways.

After the race is the After Party which leads up to the reveal of their surprise headliner DJ.

Packaged with the excitement of the Night Nation Run is their dedication to the charity Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) which funds promising cancer treatments and is the official charity of Night Nation.

You can still buy tickets to Night Nation which will take place at Aviator Sports on Saturday, June 8 with the gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

To reach out to them with specific inquiries and other questions, please refer to their official contact page.

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Rugged Maniac

Rugged Maniac is the ultimate 5K mud run, with challenging obstacles spread throughout the 3-mile course.

These obstacles range from slides, mud crawls, trampolines, and swings with Rugged Maniac adding new obstacles annually!

Rugged Maniac is the perfect experience for big groups and families with everyone helping each other conquer the various hurdles the course hurls your way.

You and whoever you bring along with you will be broken up into waves so the course will never be overcrowded, with your own specific time that you’ll be challenging the course.

Don’t be intimidated by the elaborate structures, you’re expected to go at your own pace and only participate within your own limitations. Rugged Maniac is welcoming to both newcomers and the most robust athletes.

After your race, you’re welcome to celebrate your completion of the course with the other maniacs in their after-party with an unlimited supply of beer, eating contests, mechanical bull, and strength challenges surrounding their DJ on the main stage

Another event that’s joining the fight against cancer with their official charity partner, The American Cancer Society. Rugged Maniac welcomes you to make a charity page where you, your friends, and family can both donate and track funds raised to help advance cancer research.

For general questions about the event and contacting them, refer to their official contact page. Rugged Maniac will be running on June 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Blacklight Slide

Heavy-duty inflatable slides with running neon water will be the center of attention for our annual Blacklight Slide Event.

With multiple slides throughout our event space along with the smaller neon slip-n-slides, you won’t be waiting for long hopping from slide to slide.

At your side will be a pool float which will be your cushion and will provide the necessary traction to hit top speed down the slides.

Like our other events, Blacklight Slide holds a mainstage with a DJ with the entire audience glowed up from their neon showers.

This year, the Blacklight Slide will be running for two weekends instead of only one so you can even double down on sailing down their sloped neon rapids.

Another event that’s doing its part with each run they organize dedicated to those subjected to childhood cancer and Childhood Cancer Awareness. Here is their page for all charity inquiries and the charities that they represent.

For additional inquiries and information about their summer events, you can email them at service@blacklightslide.com or call them 602-559-4076.

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Big Bounce America

This is a first for Aviator Sports and one we’re extremely excited about. We will be the location of the world’s largest bounce house, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records: Big Bounce America.

A first for Big Bounce America as well, they will be launching two new colossal bounce houses alongside their primary castle with the entire trampoline park clocking in at over 2,000 square feet.

One of the new trampoline castles will be called The Giant; a 900-foot inflatable obstacle course and another called AirSpace. AirSpace was described as an intergalactic themed inflatable adventure.

They have sessions catered to every individual, with dedicated time slots for children, families, and adults only session proving that you’re never too old to love springing off into heavens.

Big Bounce America will be running for two weekends, July 26th to July 28 & August 2nd to August 4th.

They have specific contact pages for Family and Adult Sessions for any questions or inquiries.

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Hoops Fest 2019

Curated with basketball lovers in mind, Hoops Fest will be combining all-star weekend festivities and a huge sneaker trade show by The Sneaker Exit.

Sign up for any three of our competitions: Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest each with their own $1000 prize.

If that’s not your speed, you’re welcome to ride the bench and witness some of the best local basketball players flash their talent in any of the contests.

Every admission comes with access to the Sneaker Exit’s Trade Show with over 40 sneaker and street-wear vendors to buy, sell, and trade with.

Hoops Fest will be the coronation of Aviator’s renovated basketball courts and video game loft included in your admission ticket.

Brooklyn’s love letter to the game will be held on September 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.


If you can’t find enough things to do in NYC this summer, you should stay up to date on our events. Keep a close eye on our Events Calendar where all our Brooklyn events appear as they are posted.

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