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Listing of Events For July

Listing of Events For July

The summer brings a plethera of  free events. In the parks music and theatre soar, as the tempetures rise. Food plays a big part as the tastes of New York pop up in every nationally and local.

Here are the events we think you should not miss.

Summer movies

until -9/15 Free Summer Movies are shown evenings at NYC parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

until -7/30 Soccer: Watch New York City FC play a game at Yankee Stadium.

7/1-4 African festival: International African Arts Festival celebrates African art with music, dance, storytelling, handcrafted goods, and food vendors at Commodore Barry Park.

Macy's 4th of July

7/4 New York fireworks: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular lights up the sky above the East River at 9:20 p.m. Free.

7/4 Hot dog eating contest: Watch qualified champion eaters compete in the world famous Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island,

7/7 – 8/5 Outdoor movies: See free movies about outer space at Summer Movie Series at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum outdoors. Arrive early.

7/7 – 8/11 Broadway hits in the park: Bring a blanket to watch popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits Thursday afternoons at Broadway in Bryant Park. Free.

7/9 Arab festival: Arab-American & North African Cultural Street Festival has music, food, and vendors on Great Jones Street.

7/9 Indie rock festival: Rock out with 10 bands on the waterfront at 4Knots Music Festival at historical South Street Seaport. Free.

7/9 – 16 Tap-dance festival: See public performances or take classes at Tap City.

7/10 French street fair: Celebrate our French allies on Bastille Day by eating crêpes and éclairs, tasting wine and cheese, watching mimes and cancan dancers, and visiting the kids’ corner, on E 60th St. from 5th Ave. to Lexington Ave.

7/10 – 31 Free concerts at MoMA: Attend four weekly jazz and classical music concerts at Summergarden in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art. Limited seating. Free.

7/11 – 24 LGBT arts festival: Fresh Fruit Festival features 40 works of gay and lesbian theater, dance, film, music, and visual art at The Wild Project Theater.

7/13 – 31 Lincoln Center Festival: Enjoy extraordinary opera, music, dance, and theater in and near Lincoln Center.

7/13 – 8/27 Classical music festival: Attend concerts, operas, late-night recitals, and world premieres at Mostly Mozart Festival, performed by the festival orchestra and special guests at Lincoln Center. Discount tickets $33 (Aug. 5 and later).

7/16 Spanish feast: A ticket to Running with the Beef includes unlimited samples of Spanish-style beef dishes and Spanish beer & wine plus flamenco dancers on the waterfront at Solar One.

7/16 Waterfront day: City of Water Day celebrates the waterfront with boat tours, live music, family activities, games, and food vendors at Governors Island and elsewhere. Free.

7/19 – 8/14: Troilus and Cressida playing in Shakespeare in the Park.

7/19-28 Jazz festival: Hear dozen of world-class jazz artists (including soulful singers, piano partners, and dueling drummers) at 92nd Street Y Jazz in July Festival.

Central Park

7/20-8/13 Outdoor concerts: Out of Doors is three weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word in the plazas of Lincoln Center if dry. Free.

7/24 Scavenger hunt: Teams run around the city solving clues to win prizes in the NY Challenge, which ends at a restaurant with awards and a costume contest.

7/25 – 8/19 NYC Restaurant Week: Get a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week, not on Saturdays.

7/28 Beer tasting: Enjoy craft beer with food from local restaurants at Good Beer at Hudson Mercantile. Bring age 21 ID.

7/29 – 30 Free horror films: TromaDance (name mimics Sundance) focuses on horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films and is free for both filmmakers and attendees at Paper Box Music & Art.

7/31- 8/27 Harlem Week: Harlem Week is a month-long celebration of local culture and history that includes performances, tributes, films, fashion, a children’s festival, sports events, a 5K, and a street fair. Most events are free.

7/ date to be announced The White Dinner: Secret location. Tickets are scarce for Le Dîner en Blanc, a glamorous picnic and dance for couples dressed in white who bring their own food and table to a public location.

7/ date to be announced Central Park Food Fest: Buy food, beer, and wine at Smorgasburg at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, with DJ music.

7/ date to be announcedWater fight: Bring a water gun (no water balloons) to be soaked at Waterfight NYC on Central Park’s Great Lawn. Free.



Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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