What's goin' on everyone? Happy July! Now, why is it happy? Well, for starters, some of you are officially off from school - here's to all of you students and teachers out there 🍻. For the rest of you, July is the month of parties 🎉, especially when you look at the 4th of July, which is definitely coming up soon.
The summer has officially heated up here in New York, with weather feeling like you're the burning hamburger on that barbecue grill, but nevertheless - we've got some upcoming events that you CAN and SHOULD go to, in our humble opinion.
Alright, without further ado, here is our guide to how you can enjoy the AWESOME month of July:
Wednesday, July 4th
July 4th La Marina Beach Party: Music, BBQ, Booze, Fireworks! (348 Dyckman Street, Manhattan, @ 3 PM)
Come and celebrate Independence Day in front of the massive waterfront, 75,000 square-foot beach, at La Marina. Overlooking the Hudson River, you get to shake and party with 10-plus hours of music by more than 15 of the hottest artists and DJs. Whatever you want to drink, they got you covered, and barbecue will be available as well!
Friday, July 6th
Literati: A Comedy Show about Books and the Idiots Who Write Them(21 A Cliton Street, New York, @ 9 PM)
Looking to kick off your summer with some laughter?
Literati is a night of comedians performing hilarious readings. Hosts Colin O’Briend (JFL New Faces and Michael Wolf, Comedy Central) will read between the lines and share the fun and love of literature with you. Joe Pera (Adult Swim), Eudora Peterson, Steven Markow, Lucy Cottrell, Rachel Pegram will also be there!
Every Wednesday, July 11 - August 29
Diverse Musical Lineup (Richard Tucker Park at Broadway and 66th, @ 2 PM)
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) is collaborating with the MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York (MTA MUSIC) every wednesday for free lunchtime entertainment to the Lincoln Square area. It’s going to be filled with a cultural and musical scene, genres from classic rock to dance, and country to jazz. In addition, everyone could enjoy and heal their body with free and gentle restorative yoga sessions between performances.
Come and grab lunch at Richard Tucker Park and enjoy NYC’s underground live music and summer sunshine.
Every Saturday, July 7th - July 28th
Brooklyn’s HOT SUMMER NIGHTS! Free outdoor Concert Series (Kingsborough)
Looking for a perfect Saturday evening nearby Brighton Beach or Coney Island?
Brooklyn’s On Stage at Kingsborough presents its 2018 HOT Summer Nights, featuring free concerts under the stars every Saturday night this July. On July 7th, you could continue your Independence Day celebration with Duchess with their performance “Boogie Woogie Independence Day!” July 14th, dance along with hottest groups on the international swing scene, as Professor Cunningham & His Old School present “Swing It Out!” On July 21st, Jumaane Smith will perform “LOUIS! LOUIS! LOUIS!” On July 28th, Jason Prover’s Sneak Thievery Orchestra will bring life hits of the Roaring Twenties in “Everything Old is New Again!”
Friday, July 13th
NYC’s LARGEST FRENCH FRY (Michale Jordan’s The Steak House, Manhattan)
Friday, July 13th is National French Fry Day.
At Michael Jordan’s, The Steak House N.Y.C, the chef has mastered the preparation of NYC’s largest French fries - crispy yet tender. Each fry is the size of one whole Idaho Potato and weighs from 12 to 16 ounces!
For this year’s National French Fry Day, go big and fill your stomach at Michael Jordan’s.
Sunday, July 15th
NYC Summer Ice Cream Blizzard (Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 West 77th St, New Yokr, @ 10 AM)
Summer is officially here!
It’s getting hotter everyday, SO, NYC Summer Ice Cream Blizzard is the perfect way to cool you down and celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Explore and enjoy many makers and flavors you have never heard of before. Also, there will be over 100 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage dealers, and food vendors to discover, shop, and eat.
Saturday, July 21st
New York Beer Fest (Citi Field, Queens, @ 12 PM)
You can't miss out on cold refreshing beer in the summer.
Yes, the NY Beer Festival is back at Citi Field this July, and this time, they are bringing more than 80 breweries and 200 different beers for you! There will be unlimited tasting, with savory food sold separately. Awesome games, entertainment, and music will help you enjoy your time at Citi Field with your friends!
Friday, July 27th
Sunset on the Hudson (Pier 45 in Greenwich Village, @ 7 PM)
Ain’t nothing like them summer nights!
Start your weekend right with musical entertainment on the Hudson waterfront! The Chuck Braman Jazz Band and other local artists will ease you out of the week and help you relax into your weekend. Bring your date, friends, or family, and a blanket to the Park.
Friday - Sunday, July 27 - 29th
Panorama NYC (Randall’s Island Park)
NYC’s summer just became much more interesting and fun.
Another Randall’s Island Park Music Festival, Panorama is here to unveil its eye-popping intitial lineup. The Weekend, Migos, Dua Lipa, Janet Jackson, Gucci Mane, The Killers, The XX, lil wayne, Odessza , and other amazingly talented artists.