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Summer Streets

July 27, 2015

The streets of New York City aren't very pedestrian friendly, with cars, taxis and buses whizzing by constantly. But for three Saturdays in August (1st, 8th, and 15th) from 7am-1pm, the streets are all yours to do as you please because the long stretch from the Brooklyn Bridge on Lafayette Street all the way up to Park Avenue and Central Park will be closed to vehicles. Bike, run, play, without the fear of being run over. There's also 5 rest stops with various activites such as a dog park, performances, free bike rentals, a climbing wall, fitness classes, and so much more. Visit the website for more information and enjoy this rare opportunity.


Harlem Week

July 24, 2015

Harlem Week
began in 1974 as just a one day festival celebrating Harlem's rich culture and heritage. It's now evolved into a month-long celebration of Harlem with many events throughout the month, especially on the weekends. Some things not to miss are a college fair, children's festival, dancing in the street party, fashion show, film festival, concerts, and the Percy Sutton 5k run/walk. The celebration begins on July 26 and continues until August 22 and most of the events are free. Have fun!


Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

July 22, 2015

Delacorte theater
Shakespeare in the Park is a free and popular summer activity in Central Park at the Delacorte Theater. The second play of the summer will be Cymbeline from July 27 to August 23. To get free tickets you can either stand in line the day of the performance, or enter an online lottery the day of the performance. For more information on the time and dates of performances, visit the website.


Waterfight NYC

July 20, 2015

Bring your water guns and prepare to have a good old fashioned water fight, but on a much larger scale than the ones you had as a kid. This one is happening this Saturday at Central Park's Great Lawn at 2pm and it's free to join in. No water balloons are allowed, but you can definitely bring your old super soaker that you thought you'd never use again! Have fun!


NYC Restaurant Week

July 17, 2015

By now you know the deal. Get 3-course prix-fixe menues at lunch or dinner at select restaurants for $25 and $38, respectively. The summer installment of restaurant week starts on Monday and runs through August 14. Reservations are available online. Enjoy!


City of Water Day

July 15, 2015

New York City is surrounded by water so it's only right that we hold a festival to celebrate it. This Saturday from 10am-4pm on Governor's Island and at Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken celebrate the water that surrounds us. The event is free and you can participate in water activites like boat rides, kayaking, and other fun and educational waterfront activities.


Classical Theatre of Harlem

July 14, 2015

We've already told you about Shakespeare in the Park, but maybe you want something a little different. The Classical Theatre of Harlem will be performing free shows of The Tempest at the Richard Rogers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park all the way up on 122nd Street. This isn't your average Shakespeare play either. They weave Harlem culture and music and dance into the classical text. The shows runs through July 26 almost every day at 8:00pm. Best of all, it's free! For more information, visit the official website.


Free Summer Movies

July 13, 2015

We've already mentioned the free movies in Bryant Park during the summer, but there's plenty of other free movies in parks throughout the city. Check out the schedule to see what movies are playing when you're in town! Also, don't forget about movies on the Intrepid. They are very popular so arrive early!


Bastille Day

July 10, 2015

Celebrate France's national holiday right here in New York this Sunday at the annual street fair on 60th Street between 5th and Lexington Avenues. Enjoy performances, free film screenings, can-can dancers, French language workshops, arts & crafts, wine and champagne tastings, and so much more. The majority of the events are free, but tastings are obviously extra. For more information visit the official website.