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Harlem Week

July 28, 2016

MDNY_Apollo_Theater,_Harlem_(2009)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 31 and continues until August 27 and most of the events are free. Have fun!


NYC Poetry Festival

July 25, 2016

This Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm head over to Governor's Island for the annual New York City Poetry Festival. The event includes over 50 poetry organizations and 200 poets. There will also be food and beer available for sale; local booksellers, artists, and craft-makers selling their items; open mics and a children's festival. For more information on the events, visit the official website.



July 22, 2016

If you're really into food then you have to head over to Brooklyn on the weekends for Smorgasburg. On Saturdays at East River State Park and on Sundays at Prospect Park from 11am to 6pm. Indulge in delicious prepared foods, beverages, and packaged foods to take home from 100 different vendors. It's a foodie's paradise! You can also enjoy it in the Seaport district of Manhattan every day!  Enjoy.


Waterfight NYC

July 20, 2016

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 18, 2016

It's back! Starting next Monday indulge your taste buds at some great restaurants in the city offer specially priced prix-fixe menus. It's a great way to find a new restaurant or just have a great filling meal! Visit the website for a list of restaurants and their offers. Restaurant week runs through August 19. Enjoy!  


Lincoln Center Out of Doors

July 15, 2016

The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival is a three week festival of free events in the plazas of Lincoln Center. Music ranging from Afropunk to Mozzart, dance, spoken word, and more can be seen and heard. Visit the website to view the schedule so you can plan your trip!


City of Water Day

July 13, 2016

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.


Books Beneath the Bridge

July 11, 2016

Spend time in the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday evenings at 7pm from now through August 15 while you hear authors read their books, answer questions, and sign autographs. Visit the website for the schedule.


MoMa Summergarden

July 08, 2016

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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 four concerts left in July, two feature jazz music and two feature classical music. A perfectly relaxing way to end the weekend.