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Asian American Film Festival

July 22, 2014

New York City hosts a variety of film festivals and screenings throughout the year, and right now it's time for the Asian American International Film Festival from July 24 to August 2. There will be documentaries, shorts, music videos, narratives, and more at venues throughout the city. Throughout the years, the festival has premiered movies from filmmakers like Ang Lee, Wayne Wang, and more. Check out the schedule to find out when and where to go.


Garment District Walking Tour

July 18, 2014

If you're interested in fashion, listen up! New York City is home to so many fashionable locations in the Garment District. Take a walking tour of the fashion district to learn about the history of fashion in the city which includes stops like Project Runway locations, famous design schools, fabric and trim stores, and fashion landmarks. You'll also learn about the evolution of department stores like Macy's and Lord & Taylor. The tour lasts about 2 hours and tickets can be purchased online for $39 per person.


NYC Restaurant Week

July 16, 2014

It's one of our favorite times of the year... New York City Restaurant Week will return on Monday, July 21. The deal is the pretty straightforward: $25 and $38 three-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus, respectively. Not all restaurants offer both, but many do. It's a great way to have an excellent meal at a restaurant that might normally be very expensive. Click here for a full list of participating restaurants and to make reservations.


Seaport Music Festival

July 15, 2014

Friday nights in July and August go to South Street Seaport's Pier 17 for a free concert. Experience up-and-coming indie bands as you relax while gazing at the tall ships and New York City skyscrapers. Concerts generally start around 7pm. For a complete schedule of upcoming bands, visit the website. Have fun and enjoy!


MoMa Summergarden

July 11, 2014

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As you might already know, we love telling you about any outdoor event in the summer--especially if they're free! Make the most of the end of the weekend on Sunday by heading over to MoMa's sculpture garden for free classical and jazz concerts at 8pm. The doors open at 7pm and admission is on a first-come first-serve basis. There's three more concerts left in July, two feature jazz music and one features classical music. A perfectly relaxing way to end the weekend.


Broadway in the Park

July 10, 2014

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With so many Broadway shows out there, it can be hard to choose just one. Maybe you want to see them all. That's hard to do, but you can get a taste of many of Broadways hit musical numbers at Bryant Park every Thursday at 12:30pm-1:30pm. Cast members from musicals like Mamma Mia!, Cinderella, Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Matilda, etc. will take the stage to perform some of the greatest hits from the show! It's free, so grab lunch beforehand and head over to the lawn at Bryant Park. The shows start this Thursday and the last one is August 14. Have fun!


French Restaurant Week

July 09, 2014

As part of the week-long Bastille Day celebration, try French food in New York City during French Restaurant Week from now until July 14. Special offers range from $17.89-$178.90. Check out the website for a list of restaurants and specifics on their offerings.
Food isn't the only thing going on during Bastille Week. There are more celebrations throughout the city this week, so check those out too.


Ai Wei Wei at Brooklyn Museum

July 03, 2014


Ai Wei Wei is probably the most provocative artist from China today. A lot of his works is influenced by pop artists like Andy Warhol. Featuring over forty works spanning more than twenty years, Ai Weiwei: According to What? explores universal topics of culture, history, politics, and tradition, showcasing the artist’s remarkably interdisciplinary career as a photographer, sculptor, architect, and activist. Don’t miss out this great opportunity since it only lasts until August 10th, 2014.


Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 01, 2014

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Before heading over to Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan to see the fireworks, take a trip to Coney Island to see the famous hot dog eating contest that takes place every July 4. It may be a bit gross to watch, but it's a classic. And if you really can't take it, at least you're at Coney Island, where there's plenty to do. Entertainment begins at 10am and the women's contest starts at 11:30am, with the men's starting at 12:30pm.