5 Things To Do This July in New York City

Written By Shayna Murphy | July 03, 2017
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This July, treat yourself to one of these incredible upcoming events happening around the city. From music to food festivals to fun-filled dance soirees, this round-up of New York City summer events will guarantee you don’t miss a thing and make this truly a July to remember.

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Tuesday, July 4th

Onderdonk House

Celebrate Independence Day with New York’s answer to Burning Man during this amazing free outdoor event. Featuring interactive art installations, play areas, artisan markets, plus dozens of local food trucks and more, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Bastille Day on 60th Street

Sunday, July 9, 2017
60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue

Unleash your inner Francophile and get ready to enjoy all the crêpes, eclairs, and fromage you can stand at this fun-filled outdoor event. Presented by the French Institute Alliance Française, Bastille Day on 60th Street is New York’s largest celebration of France’s Independence Day. This year, visitors will also get to enjoy live music and can-can dancers, as well as a performance of the hit musical, An American in Paris.

Midsummer Night Swing
Tuesday, June 27 - Saturday, July 15

Starts at 6:30 pm
Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (W 62nd St)

Even if you have two left feet, you’re sure to have fun at Midsummer Night Swing, an outdoor summer dance series that turns Damrosch Park into a dance club during the summer months. With fantastic live bands like the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to twist it up and explore new dance styles. There’s even disco on select nights, so you’re sure to feel like you’ve really been transported to another time and place.

Panorama Music Festival
Friday, July 28 - Sunday, July 30
Randall’s Island Park

If you made it out to Governors Ball already this summer, you know how amazing a space Randall’s Island Park really is. This July, get ready to head back out for this three-day music festival, with performances by Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, Belle and Sebastian, Nine Inch Nails, Angel Olsen and more. In addition to the stage, visitors can also head to THE LAB -- an interactive staging area melding art, technology and design -- and The Point, an open-air dance club.

Jamaican Jerk Festival
Sunday, July 23
Roy Wilkins Park

How well can you really handle a jerk? The 7th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival gets underway in Queens on July 23, and this mega-event, which attracts over 20,000 patrons a year, aims to help you find out. With mouth-wateringly tasty dishes from more than 20 vendors, plus a kid-friendly play area and a cooking contest wherein the winner is crowned the festival’s Jerk Champion. 


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