New York

How to Win Free Tickets to NYC Concerts, Baseball Games, & More This Summer

You have until July 17 to enter Pepsi's new sweepstakes.

Mike Liu/Shutterstock
Mike Liu/Shutterstock
Mike Liu/Shutterstock

Starting today, being a New Yorker has never been sweeter. As a way of celebrating the city and its residents, Pepsi is giving away a slew of free NYC experiences to locals to start off the summer in the best way possible.

The New York-based brand is ready to show a few lucky winners what it’s like to be a real New Yorker. Singing your lungs out at a concert in Madison Square Garden, catching a Yankees game at the Yankee Stadium, and getting some good laughs at Gotham Comedy Club are only some of the many quintessential NYC activities that Pepsi is ready to give away for free.

“As a brand local to New York, we want to celebrate what being a New Yorker means in the most authentic way,” PBNA North Division Chief Marketing Officer Nancy Rooney said in a statement. “What better way to honour our own New York roots and celebrate with locals than with meaningful experiences at some of the city’s most sought-after places.”

Big Apple residents across the five boroughs will be able to enter the sweepstakes either from visiting Pepsi’s website or by scanning the QR code in-store at local bodegas, grocery stores, supermarkets, corner delis, bus stops, subway stations, billboards, and more.

Once the entry period has ended, 25 lucky New Yorkers will be selected to win the hyper-local experiences. One of them will be crowned grand prize winner, and will unlock a full year of free experiences.

Here’s a list of some of the Pepsi prizes you could win:

  • Tickets to a concert at Madison Square Garden
  • Tickets to go see the New York Yankees play at Yankee Stadium
  • A sunny day getaway at the Seaport’s Pier 17 to enjoy the skyline and relax
  • A staycation at the New York Marriott Marquis
  • Dining experiences at famous destinations including Katz’s Deli, Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery, and Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster
  • A night of standup comedy at the Gotham Comedy Club
  • A meal at Sparks Steakhouse, one of New York’s oldest steakhouses
  • Dining with an incredible view at One World Observatory

Those wishing to enter the contest have until July 17 to do so. For more information, you can visit the Pepsi website.

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New York

A New Waterfront Park with Incredible Views Just Opened in Williamsburg

It's a new section of Bushwick Inlet Park.

Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks

New Yorkers will now have a new spot to lounge and relax this summer.

Located at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a new section of Bushwick Inlet Park opened by the water, offering incredible views and curated green spaces to residents and tourists alike. Equipped with bike paths and a sports field and adorned with flowers and new plants, the new space is set to become one of Williamsburg’s main public spaces.

Featuring benches and an elevated lawn on an artificial hill, the new two-acre park encourages visitors to sit down and take in the breathtaking waterfront views of NYC’s skyline. Originally, the new space opened in April, but it was only open on weekends as a pop-up. Now, it is finally open seven days a week, and it welcomes guests from 7 am–10 pm.

To celebrate the new opening, the park is going to host events all summer, from music concerts to movie screenings. For more information and to stay update with the programming, you can visit the park’s website. Take a look at some photos of the new space below:

Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks

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