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Summer Streets

July 28, 2014

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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 (2nd, 9th, and 16th) 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, a zipline, and so much more. Visit the website for more information and enjoy this rare opportunity.

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We Heart Art

July 25, 2014

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You can't get much more sophisticated than exploring an art exhibition while listening to jazz on the rooftop of Lincoln Center in the summer. On Monday, Jul 28 you can do just that--and it's free! The doors open at 5pm and the music is scheduled for 6:30-9:30pm. Stephane Wremble (who scored the theme for Midnight in Paris) will be the performer. In addition to listening to jazz music on a fancy rooftop, there's happy hour drink specials, so you can sip a cocktail (or beer or wine). The event is only for those 21 and over and the dress code is upscale/business casual.

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Harlem "Week"

July 23, 2014

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Harlem Week
began in 1974 as just a one day festival celebrating Harlem's rich culture and heritage. It's now evolved into a monthlong 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, Motown concert, Amateur Night at the Apollo, and the Percy Sutton 5k run/walk. The celebration begins on July 27 and continues until August 23. Have fun!

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Asian American Film Festival

July 22, 2014

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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.

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Garment District Walking Tour

July 18, 2014

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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.

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NYC Restaurant Week

July 16, 2014

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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.

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Seaport Music Festival

July 15, 2014

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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!

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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.

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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!

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