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New York City events in July

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Enjoy the best New York City events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.


French street fair

July 9, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)

Celebrate our French allies on Bastille Day by eating crêpes and éclairs, tasting wine and cheese, watching mimes and cancan dancers, and visiting the kids’ corner, on E 60th Street (from Lexington to 5th Avenue). Free.


Tap-dance festival

July 9 - 15, 2017

NYC locations

See public performances or take classes at Tap City.

French Restaurant Week

July 9 - 16, 2017

multiple locations


French Restaurant Week

July 9 - 16, 2017

multiple locations

French restaurant week includes special deals at dozens of restaurants on the days between America’s Independence Day and France’s Bastille Day.Includes special deals at dozens of restaurants on the days between America’s Independence Day and France’s Bastille Day.


Asian films

July 9 - 16, 2017

Watch recent hit movies from China, Japan, and South Korea at the New York Asian Film Festival at Lincoln Center and SVA Theatre.


Free concerts at MoMA

July 9 - 30, 2017 (Sundays 8 p.m.)

Attend four weekly jazz and classical music concerts at Summergardenin the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art. Limited seating. Free.


July 9 - Aug. 31, 2017

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include tax and fees.


Free Summer Movies

July 9 - Sept. 20, 2017

NYC locations

Free Summer Movies are shown evenings at parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.



July 9 - Sept. 22, 2017

NYC locations

Enjoy outstanding music, comedy, theater, dance, lectures, and films during SummerStage in city parks. The (mostly) free concerts are popular, so arrive early.


Daytime cruise

July 9 - Oct. 29, 2017

Get great views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline on the one-hour standing-room International Sightseeing Cruise with narrated tour, leaving Pier 15.

Discount tickets $15 to $22 at Groupon.


Free film in Harlem

July 10, 2017

Outdoors Film & Music Festival begins with music at 6 p.m. followed by a movie at 8 p.m. or sundown at Marcus Garvey Park. Free.
  • July 10 - Get Out (rated R)


Hip-Hop Festival

July 10 - 15, 2017

Brooklyn locations

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival celebrates hip-hop culture with panel discussions, films, exhibits, and a big closing-day concert at Brooklyn Bridge Park.


LGBT arts festival

July 10 - 23, 2017

3 miles south

Fresh Fruit Festival features 40 works of gay and lesbian theater, dance, film, music, and visual art at The Wild Project Theater.


Lincoln Center Festival

July 10 - 30, 2017

Enjoy extraordinary opera, music, dance, and theater that showcases contemporary artistic viewpoints at Lincoln Center Festival in and near Lincoln Center.


Readings at the bridge

July 10 - Aug. 14, 2017 (7 p.m. Mondays)

Hear authors read, ask them questions, and get your book signed at Books Beneath the Bridge outdoors at Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park.



July 10 - August 26, 2017 

Birdland showcases jazz orchestras, vocalists, and virtuosos every night on West 44th Street, with a $10 food or drink minimum.

Discount tickets $15 to $30 at Goldstar.


Cocktail show

July 10 - Sept. 2, 2017 

A ticket to The Imbible includes 3 craft cocktails plus a comic romp through the history of spirits and cocktails at New World Stages.

Discount tickets $25 to $49 at Goldstar.


Musical: “Groundhog Day”

July 10 - Sept. 30, 2017

Based on the film starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day is about a big-city weatherman stuck in a small town and mysteriously reliving the same day over and over again, which gives him extra chances to find love, at August Wilson Theatre.

Discount tickets $69 to $119 at Goldstar.


Big Brother is watching

July 10 - Oct. 8, 2017

Direct from London, 1984 is George Orwell’s chilling vision of a future full of governmental surveillance and oppression at Hudson Theatre for age 13+.

Discount tickets $35 to $79 at Goldstar.


Big-band dance party

July 11 - 15, 2017

Midsummer Night Swing begins with a lesson in swing, tango, salsa, etc., followed by a live band in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.


Outdoor movies

July 11 - Aug. 8, 2017

See free movies outdoors at Summer Movie Series at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Arrive early.
  • July 11 - Good Morning, Vietnam
  • July 18 - Anchorman
  • July 25 - Cocktail


Shakespeare in the Park

July 11 - Aug. 13, 2017

For tickets to Shakespeare in the Park at Delacorte Theater in Central Park, pay $500 as a “supporter” or get free tickets by joining a lottery or waiting in line.


A Bronx Tale

July 11 - Sept. 6, 2017

Set in the 1960s, A Bronx Tale is about a young man caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be, co-directed by Robert De Niro at Longacre Theatre.

Discount tickets $69 to $109 midweek at Groupon.


Afternoon sail

July 11 - Oct. 9, 2017

Your sail aboard the historic schooner Shearwater from North Cove Yacht Harbor includes a beverage.

Discount tickets $27 to $31 at Goldstar.


Film festival

July 12 - 17, 2017

Long Island International Film Expo screens more than 100 short and feature-length independent films from around the world at Bellmore Movies. Awards July 20.


Science magic

July 12 - 30, 2017

A physics demonstrator from Rutgers University performs amazing feats in That Physics Show using cold liquid nitrogen, burning hydrogen, and bright laser lights at Elektra Theatre.

Discount tickets $32 at Goldstar.


Free mellow music

July 12 - Aug. 16, 2017

American Folk Art Museum offers concerts Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m. Free.


French party

July 13, 2017 (6 p.m. to midnight)

1.7 miles SW

Celebrate with the French at the Bastille Day Ball, which has live jazz, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar at 404 NYC.


Broadway hits in the park

July 13 - Aug. 10, 2017 (Thursdays)

Bring a blanket to watch popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits Thursday afternoons at Broadway in Bryant Park. Free.


Thursday cruise with open bar

July 13 - Aug. 31, 2017 (Thursdays 7:30 p.m.)

The Happy Hour Cruise includes an open bar and views of the city at sunset and after dark, with food for sale, departing from Pier 83 for age 21+.

Discount tickets $49 to $59 at Goldstar.


Electronic music

July 14 - 16, 2017

multiple locations

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) showcases innovative electronic music and video art at Abrons Arts Center in June & National Sawdust in July.

Scary films

July 14 - 20, 2017

Enjoy new and old Scary Movies at Lincoln Center, and a vampire-themed costume party opening night.


Friday evening cruise

July 14 - Aug. 25, 2017 (7:30 to 10 p.m.)

Friday Night Sunset Happy Hour Cruise features scenic views and a no-host bar aboard Serenity Yacht, leaving Pier 40 at 353 West Street for age 21+.

Discount tickets $15 at Goldstar.


Music and beer party

July 15, 2017 (4 to 9 p.m.)

Tour de Fat is “a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs” with Fat Tire beer and music by “The Naked and Famous” at Pier 36. Children 12 and younger are free.

Discount adult tickets $19 at Groupon.


Waterfront day

July 15, 2017 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

City of Water Day celebrates the waterfront with boat tours, live music, family activities, games, and food vendors at Governors Island and elsewhere. Free.


Car race

July 15 - 16, 2017

Electric race cars speed through the streets of Brooklyn during the New York City ePrix, which has a grandstand plus an eVillage with displays and vendors.


New music

July 15 - Sept. 2, 2017 (12 to 9 p.m. Saturdays)

Warm Up is experimental live music, DJs and dancing in the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Queens.


Current events comedy

July 15 - Sept. 3, 2017

Associated Press calls Newsical the Musical “The Daily Show set to music” since it tackles all of the news that’s fit to spoof, from politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip at Kirk Theatre.

Discount tickets $38 at Goldstar.


Classic soul & Motown revue

July 15 - Sept. 30, 2017

A Decade of Soul features R&B music of the classic soul era performed live on stage at B.B. King Blues Club ($10 minimum food/drink at tables).

Discount tickets $8 to $12 at Goldstar (Saturdays).


Latin street fair in the Bronx

July 16, 2017

Carnaval de la Cultura Latina promises “art, music, dance, and great food from Latino cultures, as well as a day of fun for the whole family” on Southern Boulevard (from 163rd St. to Westchester Ave.). Free.


Family magic show

July 16 & 23, 2017 (3:30 p.m.)

 The Amazing Max is “an awesome and amazing magic show “ [PBS Kids] at McGinn Cazale Theatre.

Discount tickets $25 at Goldstar.


Brunch on a sailboat

July 16 - Oct. 8, 2017

Enjoy skyline views on a two-hour Champagne Brunch Sail Aboard the Shearwater classic schooner, leaving North Cove Marina on Sundays.

Discount tickets $69 at Goldstar.


Jazz festival

July 18 - 27, 2017

Hear world-class jazz artists (including soulful singers, piano partners, and dueling drummers) at the Jazz in July Festival at 92nd Street Y.


Beer tasting

July 20, 2017 (6 to 9 p.m.)

Enjoy craft beer with food from local restaurants at Good Beer at 28 Liberty Street. Bring age 21 ID.


Games for everyone

July 21 - 22, 2017

two locations

Play fun games outdoors at Come Out & Play in Dumbo on Friday and Governors Island on Saturday. The Saturday event also offers a family version. Free.


Asian films

July 21 - 30, 2017

multiple locations

The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) screens films by and about Asians and Asian Americans at 4 venues in NYC, Astoria, and Flushing.


Emotional courtroom drama

July 21 - 30, 2017

Based on the classic movie with men starring Henry Fonda, Twelve Angry Women is a riveting drama with an all-female jury at Times Square Arts Center.

Discount tickets $15 at Goldstar.


Short plays

July 21 - Sept. 2, 2017

Summer Shorts is a festival of new American short plays at 59E59 Theaters, grouped in 2 series of plays.


Jamaican festival

July 23, 2017 (noon to 8 p.m.)

16 miles SE

Expect a big turnout at Jamaican Jerk Festival, which offers Caribbean food and Jamaican music at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.


Rock concert

July 23, 2017 (7:30 p.m.)

See two great acts when Boston + Joan Jett & The Blackhearts perform this summer at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh.

Discount tickets $20 to $60 at Goldstar.


NYC Restaurant Week

July 24 - Aug. 18, 2017 (except Saturdays)

NYC locations

Get a special deal on a 3-course lunch or dinner at 300 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week. Held in January and July.


Classical music festival

July 25 - Aug. 20, 2017

Attend concerts, operas, late-night recitals, and world premieres at Mostly Mozart Festival, performed by the festival orchestra and special guests at Lincoln Center.

Discount tickets $43 at Goldstar.


Outdoor concerts

July 26 - Aug. 13, 2017

Out of Doors is three weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word in the plazas of Lincoln Center if dry. Free.


Animation festival

July 27 - 30, 2017

Animation Block Party exhibits all genres of independent, professional, and student animation at Rooftop Films & BAMcinématek in Brooklyn.


Indian dance powwow

July 28 - 30, 2017

Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow features inter-tribal Native American dance competitions and a crafts marketplace in the apple orchard at Queens County Farm Museum.


Poetry festival

July 29 - 30, 2017

5 miles south via ferry

NYC Poetry Festival features 250 poets on three stages, plus food, beverages, books, crafts, and a children’s festival, on Governor’s Island. Donation.

Discount tickets $10 for two drinks (beer or wine).


Harlem Week

July 30 - Aug. 26, 2017

Harlem Week is a month-long celebration of local culture and history that includes performances, tributes, films, fashion, a children’s festival, sports events, a 5K, and a street fair. Most events are free.


Games for social good

July 31 - Aug. 2, 2017

Explore the ways games can improve lives at Games for Change, which features talks, workshops, a game arcade, vendors, and awards at Parsons School of Design.
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