NYC July Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events July 2022 include July 4th Fireworks, Met Museum Roof Martini Bar, Restaurant Week, Central Park SummerStage, Lincoln Center Summer for the City, NYC Summer Restaurant Week, Bryant Park Film Festival and Yankees vs Mets Subway Series. Awesome concerts this month include: Elton John, Billy Joel, The Weeknd, Foo Fighters, Barenaked Ladies, Gin Blossoms & Toad The Wet Sprocket, Josh Groban, Chicago, Backstreet Boys, Third Eye Blind, Kevin Hart & Chris Rock, Phish and more!

New York Weather in July can be pretty hot, so many New Yorkers escape on the weekends to local beaches, such as the Hamptons and the Jersey Shore. Our celebrations of July 4th, including the fireworks over the East River, are a truly spectacular NYC experience.

Make sure to check sightseeing and holiday hours for Monday, July 4, 2022.

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Top NYC July Events 2022

  • July 4th Fireworks – Cruises, Hotels
  • Yankees & Mets Subway Series
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Lincoln Center Summer for the City
  • NYC Summer Restaurant Week
  • Broadway in Bryant Park
  • Riverflicks Movies in Hudson River Park
  • Central Park SummerStage
  • Lincoln Center Summer for the City
  • The MBA Tour NYC
  • Bryant Park Movie Nights
  • GMA Summer Concert Series
  • TODAY Show Summer Concerts

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July 4th in New York City | Fireworks, Hotels, Cruises

Macys NYC July 4th Fireworks

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®
Monday, July 4, 2022, 9pm

2022 Fireworks locations TBA, but they were HUGE last year. Of course, booking a cruise ensures you always have a front row spot to the fireworks no matter where they are!

Check out the complete NYC Insider Guide to July 4th in New York City. Best hotels, cruise options, viewing spots, vacation packages, BBQs, picnics, hot dog eating contests, baseball and more.

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Family-Friendly July 4th Cruises

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***Cruises are both 21+ and Family-Friendly. Circle Line on sale March 24 - June 9, 2022 (Sold Out)***

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Best Hotels for NYC July 4th Fireworks

This is your chance to grab a prime view of the spectacular display! Nothing beats watching the fireworks from your hotel rooftop, restaurant or private balcony.

Hotels with Views of NYC July 4th Fireworks

  • Hotel 50 Bowery – The Crown Rooftop at Hotel 50 Bowery, one of NYC’s newest hotels, is Lower East Manhattan’s most spectacular 360-degree view to celebrate and watch the fireworks with a clear view of the fireworks and city, downtown to Brooklyn to Midtown.
  • Hotel Indigo – ‘The room was large, and had a great view towards the east and the south, giving wonderful views of the July 4th fireworks. The hotel is in the heart of things, with the bars and restaurants of the LES all a short walk way.’

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July New York City Shows and Concerts

July New York City Shows and Concerts

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Sports New York City Events July

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! Head to Yankee Stadium to grab a hot dog and cheer on the Yankees or NYCFC or head to baseball’s nicest stadium, Citi Field, to cheer on the Mets. The sports atmosphere in New York is exhilarating year round and some of the most intense competition is within our own rivalries!

Top Picks this month include the Yanks vs Red Sox, July 15-17 @ Yankee Stadium and Yankees vs Mets Subway Series @ Citi Field July 26-27.

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Shakespeare in the Park 2022

Shakespeare in the Park NYC

June 17-July 17 and August 10-September 11, 2022
Delacorte Theater, Central Park

Happy 60th Anniversary to our beloved Shakespeare in the Park! Every year, stars such as Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and James Earl Jones perform modern interpretations of various Shakespeare plays in Central Park at the 1,800 seat open-air theater and they are attended by over 80,000 people. 2022 Shakespeare in the Park plays are Richard III (June 17 – July 17, 2022) and As You Like It (August 10 – September 11, 2022).

NYC Insider Guide knows just how you can get tickets. Learn more at Shakespeare in the Park 2022

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100 Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free things to do in New York in Summer are everywhere, every day and every night! Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy…you name it! Free summer activities in NYC include concerts, movies, sports and fitness, arts and culture, museums, tours. So whether you want free tennis, an outdoor concert, a movie under the stars or free opera outdoors in the park, we have you covered with over 100 FREE things to do in NYC this summer.

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New York City Hotels with Pools

While a few of our hotels with pools are family-friendly, most are adult party zones with skyline views, cocktails, private cabanas and summer long pool parties. We highlight more than 10 family-friendly and adults-only hotel pools, many with day-pass availability for NYC locals.

New York City Hotels with Pools

Since most are indoor/outoor and heated, anytime of year is a great time to check into one of our New York City Hotels with Pools.

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The Beast is Back in 2022

Locals and visitors alike absolutely LOVE the Beast Speedboat ride. Revel in up close views of the financial district, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport and more, without ever leaving the water. We'll try not to spoil the surprise, but let's just say don't bring anything that can't get wet:)

Beast Speedboat Ride NYC

May 7 - Sept 25, 2022, 10:00 am–6:00 pm, every hour on the hour, 30 minute ride


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NYC Insider Map and Guide to Manhattan

Download over 100 pages of NYC maps, information and recommendations in less than 5 minutes! Our NYC Insider Printable Map Guide Book, Travel Planner and Bonus Map Guides include organized, easy to follow, color coded guides, detailed maps of every neighborhood, weekly chart of Free Museum Days and Times and free weekly neighborhood tours, Best of NYC Categories and lists by ALL native New Yorkers. Download everything you need to know NYC Like a Pro and make the most of your NYC vacation. NYC Insider Printable Guides

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BroadwayCon

Broadway Con

July 8-10, 2022
The Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel
Partner Hotel: The New Yorker Hotel

BroadwayCon is a 3 day expo/exhibition in NYC where fans can meet and interact with their favorite Broadway stars. BroadwayCon brings you through the stage door to be part of the excitement that happens onstage and behind-the-scenes. There are feature panels, performances, interviews, workshops, singalongs, and more, all packed into an epic three-day weekend. BroadwayCon is where fans come together to celebrate their passions and revel in the magic that is the theatre.

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NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2022

NYC Summer Restaurant Week

July 18–August 21, 2022. Reservations Open July 6th

A three-course dinner at the best restaurants in New York for $42? Sign me up! One of my favorite times of the year. I love a good bargain almost as much as I love good food. It almost feels like you’re stealing..only you’re not.

Read more on Restaurant Week New York City and also check out French Restaurant Week July TBD, 2022.

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Ongoing New York City Events July


Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

May 17-October 23, 2022
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

Skyline Views, Art and Cocktails - what more could you want?

Every summer, the Met opens the Martini Bar on the Roof Garden Café, an 8,000-square-foot, informal, outdoor setting with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. The 2022 Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey will be on view May-October and showcases "a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work." On Friday & Saturday Nights, The Met hosts Sun Sets, which celebrates the freedom, inclusivity, and creativity of electronic music culture with a series of rooftop events showcasing the diversity of sounds emanating from the city's ever-evolving music underground.

More info: 2022 Met Roof Martini Bar Schedule.

 

 


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Broadway Shows July 2022 Top Picks

Broadway has a TON of new shows and legends on stage.

A Strange Loop Broadway Musical Tickets

A Strange Loop Broadway Musical - 2022 Tony Award Winner!

Closing Jan 15, 2023. Meet Usher: a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer writing a musical about a Black, queer writer... Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes. Ages 16+. Opened April 26, 2022

Mr. Saturday Night Broadway Billy Crystal

Mr. Saturday Night Broadway Musical Comedy - Billy Crystal

(March 1 - Sept 4, 2022) - Mr. Saturday Night is the story of Buddy Young, Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television. Now, some 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight, and while he’s at it, one last shot at fixing the family he fractured along the way.

MJ the Musical Broadway

MJ the Musical Broadway - Tickets on Sale through April 2023

MJ is the electrifying new Broadway musical that takes audiences inside the creative process of one of the greatest entertainers in history. Featuring over 25 of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, MJ allows us to rediscover the man in the mirror.

Celebrities on Broadway

The Music Man on Broadway

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List of Broadway Shows NYC


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NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

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Lincoln Center Summer for the City

Lincoln Center Restart Stages

May 14 – August 14, 2022

Lincoln Center is back this year with a bang – hosting over 300 events all summer long. Dancing Under the Stars, Poetry, Concerts, Crafts, Juneteenth and much more!

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Little Island NYC

Little Island NYC

Pier 55 & Hudson River Park Greenway, NY 10014
Roughly 14th St, West of Chelsea Market

NYC’s new Little Island in the Hudson River resembles a leaf floating on water with a base of tulip-shaped pots and seating lawns, gentle slopes, winding pathways leading to dazzling views, and a variety of spaces for performances, play rest and relaxation. The island is open 6am-1am daily, but you must reserve your timed entry spots May-September.

Perform in the Park, Events in the Amph ++
June - September
Little Island offers a diverse mix of programs, experiences, shows and events. The majority of events in the park will be presented free or at a low cost, to create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Little Island's August Festival celebrates NYC’s wonderful mix of cultures reflected in four weeks of adventurous, free live performances, including dance, music, poetry, comedy shows, surprising collaborations and new commissions, with over 35 free performances in The Amph.

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New York Yankees Schedule

New York Yankees Tickets

The New York Yankees, 27-Time World Series Champions, and likely the most simultaneously loved and hated team in baseball, return to Yankee Stadium with our newest star recruit, pitcher Gerrit Cole. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and a beer.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games July

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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Tickets

Catch NYC's National baseball team in action at the amazing Citi Field, one of baseball's nicest stadiums. Tickets are easy to get and the Mets are an easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central. Grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games

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Jones Beach Summer Concerts

Jones Beach Summer Concert Schedule

May - September
Jones Beach Concerts 2022 feature Backstreet Boys, Third Eye Blind, Chris Rock + Kevin Hart, Train + Jewel & Blues Traveler, The Doobie Brothers w/ Michael McDonald, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tim McGraw, Tears for Fears, Dave Matthews Band, Steely Dan, The (formerly Dixie) Chicks, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick, Chicago and SO MUCH MORE!

The world's top talent, outdoors, easy access from the City, a great audience, and overlooking the ocean...could you ask for more?

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Central Park SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage

May - September
All Over NYC

SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, brings over 100 performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs. Most of the concerts are free, though a few require advanced tickets.

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TODAY Show Summer Concert Series

TODAY Show Toyota Summer Concert Series

May - September, Fridays
49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza

The 2022 lineup includes Lizzo, Jon Batiste, Maren Morris, Walker Hayes, Jack Harlow, Brandi Carlile, Conan Gray and Romeo Santos and more! 

More Info: TODAY Show Summer Concert Series

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Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

May - September, Fridays
Every Friday, 6:00 am (Concerts 7am to 9am)
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

The Good Morning America Summer Concert Series takes place most Fridays and many other days, usually from May to September but this year July-September. The 2022 lineup kicks of on July 8th with K-pop group aespa, followed by OneRepublic, Megan Thee Stallion, Demi Lovato and more.

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Forest Hills Stadium Outdoor Summer Concerts

Forest Hills Stadium (outdoors) hosts performances by Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, The Who, D’Angelo, Zac Brown Band and many more. Originally built in 1923 as the home of the US Open tennis tournament, Forest Hills Stadium has played host to the greats of tennis and music.

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Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk Outdoor Summer Concerts

A fabulous new, 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

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NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

If had to pick my FAVORITE way to explore NYC, it would be on bicycle! Don't miss out on your choice of NYC hotels with free bicycles, allowing you to explore hidden nooks of NYC you can't see any other way. Some of our top value picks include:

NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month. Check out our Monthly Things to do in NYC Guides.

Things to do in NYC by Month


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FREE Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park

2022 Dates TBA

Thursdays, July 11 – August ​15, 2019
July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15

12:00pm – 1:00pm on the Lawn
42nd St and 6th Ave

See free LIVE performances of Broadway’s hottest shows outside on Thursday afternoons all summer. The casts take the stage at 12:00pm, but if you arrive early, around 11:00am for the sound check, you may see each performance twice.

  • July 11 – Be More Chill, King Kong, Stomp, Wicked
  • July 18 – Beetlejuice, Chicago, Come From Away, Jersey Boys, Waitress
  • July 25 – Disney On Broadway Takeover, Aladdin, Frozen, The Lion King
  • Aug 1 – Broadway Bounty Hunter, Rock Of Ages, The Cher Show, The Prom
  • Aug 8 – A Musical About Star Wars, Beautiful, OKLAHOMA!, Pretty Woman
  • Aug 15 – Mean Girls, Phantom of the Opera, Tootsie

More Info: https://bryantpark.org/activities/broadway-in-bryant-park


Bryant Park Hotels

Bryant Park runs from 40th - 42nd Streets, between 5th and 6th Aves. Both Midtown East Hotels and Midtown West Hotels will be nearby, but here is our hand-chosen list of those within a 5-10 minute walk to Bryant Park, Grand Central Station and The New York Public Library.

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Bryant Park NYC

Bryant Park, in the heart of Midtown, just next to the New York Public Library and a few blocks from Grand Central Station, is home to thousands of free events and programs every year, including free movies, free Broadway, free ice skating, the annual Skate-tacular (Christmas Tree Lighting), Holiday Markets and Winter Village. A small selection of the tours and classes they offer include arts & crafts, yoga, juggling, fencing, poetry, kung fu, beekeeping and just about everything else you can think of. Enjoy our Bryant Park Guide.

Bryant Park NYC

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