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Broadway in Bryant Park

July 06, 2015

Starting this Thursday and continuing every Thursday through August 13 head over to Bryant Park during lunch to see some of the most popular hits performed from on and off Broadway shows. Performances are from 12:30-1:30pm on the lawn, so bring a picnic lunch and enjoy! These performances are free and they're a great way to be introduced to a show you might want to see later, or a way to see some of your favorites.


MoMA Concerts

July 02, 2015

Here's yet another free and fun summer event in New York City: Sundays in July you can enjoy classical or jazz concerts in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art. There will be four concerts, the first one takes place this Sunday at 8pm and it will be classical music. The gates will open at 7pm for the concerts and seating is limited. Enjoy!


Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

June 29, 2015

If you're in town for the 4th of July the famous fireworks will be displayed over the East River this year. In Manhattan there will be public viewing areas along elevated sections of the FDR drive. Of course you can always watch them on TV, various rooftops, and from Brooklyn. Public transportation is recommended and there will be extra service before and after to meet the demands. Visit the website for more details.


Pride March

June 26, 2015

The Pride March has been an annual event in New York City for many years now. While it's always a great time, this year's march will surely be even greater, due to recent events. So come out and celebrate love and equality at this festive and outrageous event on Sunday. It starts at noon at 36th and Fifth Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets. Afterwards, check out PrideFest along Hudson Street from 14th Street to Abingdon Square, which isn't too far away from the end of the march. Enjoy food, entertainment, crafts, and good company!


Midsummer Night Swing

June 25, 2015

Dancing under the stars on a warm summer night seems like the most romantic dream. But that dream can come true this summer at Damrosch Park. Take dance lessons and then practice your new moves to live bands. The lessons are usually from 6:30-7:15pm and then you dance the night away. Single tickets are $17 per person, but if you're really interested, you can buy a pass that's good for up to 16 entries for $170. The type of music is different every night and ranges from jazz, swing, disco, tango, salsa, blues, and more. Dancing is going on now and runs through July 11. Visit the website for a schedule and more information.


Taste Asia

June 24, 2015

Asian food
Visit the Taste Asia food festival in Times Square this weekend. Visit the tasting booths, see culinary contests, and watch cultural performances. Entry for the event is free and it takes place on 42nd and Broadway, in the heart of Times Square.


Unknown and Hidden Parks

June 22, 2015

St lukes in the garden
New York City is an urban jungle, but there's plenty of green space even in Manhattan, and not just Central Park. Here are some lesser known parks you can spend your time relaxing in:

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge- not too far from JFK Airport lies a wetland estuary and bird sanctuary with over 50 species of butterflies and 325 species of birds. Go birding or hiking here.
The Elevated Acre- At 55 Water Street in the Financial District lies this hidden gem between two skyscrapers. Read, relax, take in the view, take a picnic, and watch the world go by. It's a popular spot to have lunch for employees who work in the area.
The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields- This is a private garden of the church which is open to the public. The park has gardens and lawns and food is allowed, so it's a great place to take a picnic. Just take the 1 to Christopher Street to get here.

For more lesser known parks in the city, check out this article.


Bryant Park Summer Movies

June 19, 2015

Spend the warm summer Monday nights at Bryant Park to watch movies on the lawn. Movies start on Monday with Ghostbusters being the first film shown. The lawn opens at 5pm so you can find a spot and take a picnic with you. The films begin at sunset, usually between 8pm and 9pm. Check the schedule for the rest of the summer films. Have fun!


Make Music New York

June 17, 2015

Street music
Make Music New York is a series of 1000+ free concerts in the five boroughs of New York City, held on the longest day of the year (Sunday, June 21) from 10am-10pm. Hear jazz, hip-hop, punk-rock, opera, and more on sidewalks, stoops, plazas, and in parks & gardens throughout the city. Sunday is also father's day, so if dad is a music lover it would be a fun treat. For more information and a schedule visit the website