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NYC set to enter Phase 3 on July 6, 2020. Personal care (spa, nails), tennis, volleyball, basketball, places of worship (@ 25 % capacity). Initially, indoor restaurants @ 50% capacity, but now that is postponed. There is currently no open date for theaters, gyms, and shopping malls.

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NYC July Events and Activities Calendar

As of the end of April, many of our best NYC July Events are canceled including: Shakespeare in the Park, Midsummer Night Swing and Central Park Summerstage (May & June). NYC Mayor De Blasio has stated he is working with Macy’s for some sort of July 4th celebration, though details have not been released. The GMA Concert Series is being held online. Events unclear at this time include the Today Show concerts, Central Park Summerstage (July and after), Yankees & Mets baseball, Summer Restaurant Week, Bryant Park Film Festival, Broadway in Bryant Park and many others.

New York City Events July 2020 include July 4th Fireworks, Met Museum Roof Martini Bar, Restaurant Week, Central Park SummerStage, Midsummer Night Swing, NYC Summer Restaurant Week, Bryant Park Film Festival and Yankees vs Mets Subway Series. Awesome concerts this month include: Bon Jovi & Bryan Adams, Harry Styles, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Joel 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 Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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Top NYC July Events

  • July 4th Fireworks – Cruises, Hotels
  • Broadway in Bryant Park
  • NYC Summer Restaurant Week
  • Riverflicks Movies in Hudson River Park
  • Bon Jovi & Bryan Adams, Harry Styles in concert
  • Yankees & Mets Subway Series
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Central Park SummerStage
  • Midsummer Night Swing
  • Bryant Park Film Festival
  • GMA Summer Concert Series
  • TODAY Show Summer Concerts

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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

  • Millenium Hilton – ‘We were on a higher floor… and out our east windows, we had a fabulous view of the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River and Long Island.’
  • New York Marriott Downtown – ‘We braved the crowds at the fireworks but if your room faces the bridge and is high enough up, you could see them right from your room!’
  • Mr C Seaport – ‘location was perfect for celebrating the 4th of July! There were bands and a street fair all around the hotel and the view of the fireworks was great!’ (formerly Best Western Plus Seaport Inn)

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

Macys NYC July 4th Fireworks

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®
Saturday, July 4, 2020, 9pm

2020 Fireworks locations TBA. 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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NYC Uptown Drive-In Experience

I have no idea what this is or the dates. The hospitality company running it refuses to provide any tangible information. But in theory, it looks cool, so here’s what I know.

NYC Uptown Drive-In Yankee Stadium

July 27-September 6, 2020
Yankee Stadium

Drive-ins, in their simplest form, are a movie screening, but this company has "grander more complex plans." "Not just a Drive-In…Uptown Drive-In will deliver fun and affordable activities, ranging from trivia nights to karaoke sing-alongs, comedy shows, live performances, dance showcases, food from NY’s top food and beverage vendors. "

We will run every day, Monday through Sunday starting July 27th through September 6th, with second shows added Thursday through Saturday. But if all goes as planned, under the Governor and the Mayor’s phase reopening timeline, we could open as early as July 11th, and we are ready.

It is unclear if you must have a car to attend or if they are actually targeting New Yorkers without cars. I think people will park their cars in the Yankee Stadium parking lot and watch movies, have car side dining and maybe some other interactive experiences. The company hosting the events are responsible for the Bronx Night Market and the Bronx Beer Festival.

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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!

The Yankees vs Mets Subway Series July 7-8, 2020 @ Yankee Stadium and July 28-29 @ Citi Field is definite don’t miss!!!!!

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Walk, Bike, Bus, Blade or Fly Over NYC?

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

April 16 - October 27, 2019
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
The Roof Garden is open daily and The Martini Bar is open Friday and Saturday evenings (5:30-8 pm)

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.

More info: 2019 Met Roof Martini Bar Schedule.

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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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Broadway Shows July 2020 Top Picks

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

Plaza Suite Comedy Play

Plaza Suite Comedy Play - Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Play by Neil Simon

March 19 - July 18, 2021 (Originally March 13-July 12, 2020 )- Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker return to Broadway together in this hilarious and piercing look at love and marriage by Neil Simon. The play is composed of three acts, in which Broderick and Parker play different couples, all set in Suite 719 of The Plaza Hotel. The first act is a long-wed couple revisiting their honeymoon suite, the second is a Hollywood producer and his old flame, while the third act is a married couple on their daughter's wedding day.

Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Musical Tickets

Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Musical Tickets

Helloooooooo! Mrs. Doubtfire is a musical now, poppets, and she's here to make everything better! Daniel Hillard, a struggling, out-of-work actor, will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new persona begins to take on a life of her own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. Previews March 9, 2020. Ages ??+

Diana Broadway Musical

Diana Broadway Musical - Previews: March 2, 2020

When Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, she instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever. DIANA is the electrifying new musical about a woman who chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless.

MJ the Musical Broadway

MJ the Musical Broadway - Previews: July 6, 2020

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.

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FREE Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park

2020 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/programs/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.

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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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NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2020

NYC Summer Restaurant Week

2020 Dates TBA
July 22–August 16, 2019. Reservations Open July 9th

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 from July 8-21, 2019.

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Jones Beach Summer Concerts

Jones Beach Summer Concert Schedule

May - September
Jones Beach Concerts 2020 feature Alanis Morissette, Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald, Chicago & Rick Springfield, The Black Crowes, Journey & The Pretenders, Jimmy Buffett, Lady Antebellum, Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick 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 2019 lineup includes Jonas Brothers, The Chainsmokers, Kacey Musgraves, Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett, Aloe Blacc, Why Don’t We, Dan + Shay, Maggie Rogers and Andy Grammer and more! 

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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 2019 lineup kicks off May 15, with BTS and follows with Chance the Rapper, Keith Urban, Pitbull, Adam Lambert, Hozier, Ciara, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Lady Antebellum, French Montana 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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Riverflicks FREE Movies in Hudson River Park

Riverflicks FREE Movies in Hudson River Park

2020 Dates TBA

Weds (Adults) and Fridays (Kids)
Adults: Pier 63 at W. 23rd Street, Wednesdays, July 10 – Aug 21, 2019
Kids: Pier 46 at Charles Street, Family Fridays, July 12 – Aug 23

Free outdoor movies under the stars on Manhattan’s west side waterfront!
Movies start at Dusk, around 8:30pm. Free Popcorn! Beverages and snacks available for purchase.

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New York Musical Theatre Festival

New York Musical Theatre Festival

2020 Dates TBA
July 8 – August 4, 2019

Hailed as “the Sundance for Musical Theatre,” the three week New York Musical Theatre Festival is jam-packed with over 30 new musicals and dozens of concerts and special events. There’s something for everyone – from traditional musical comedies to hip hop to edgy rock dramas and more! Tickets are just $20 to see the hit shows of tomorrow, featuring some of musical theatre’s most talented performers.

More Info: www.nymf.org

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New York Television Festival

New York Television Festival

TBD 2020 (might be announced in June)

Held annually each summer (in prior years it was during fall) in New York City, the birthplace of modern television, the Festival unites artists, executives, industry figures, and fans together in one forum to celebrate the medium and to help shape its future.

The week-long celebration features screenings of the best independently-produced content, panels and talkbacks with industry thought leaders and creative luminaries and red-carpet premieres of the stars and creatives behind the seasons’ most anticipated new network and cable shows.

More Info: New York Television Festival

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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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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.

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