New York City Events July 2011

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New York City Events July 2011 include July 4th Independence Day, Midsummer Night Swing, Philharmonic in the Park, Central Park SummerStage, U2 in Concert and so much more.

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

Make sure to check sightseeing and holiday hours for Monday July 4, 2011.

Ongoing New York City Events July 2011

Shakespeare in the Park 2011

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Central Park SummerStage

Bryant Park Film Festival

Met Museum Roof Martini Bar

Pompeii Exhibit Times Square

Harry Potter Exhibit Times Square

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series 2011

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil

Broadway in Bryant Park

TODAY Show Summer
Concert Series
Rockefeller Plaza

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Tickets on Sale:

US Tennis Open – select tickets on sale NOW and selling quickly!

NYC July Concerts: U2, Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban

NYC August Concerts: American Idols Live, Britney Spears, The Voice Live on Tour, Josh Groban, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Kenny Chesney, Chicago

NYC September Concerts: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax (together at Yankee Stadium), Marc Anthony, Roger Daltrey

New York City Wine & Food Festival

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes

July 4th in New York City – Fireworks and More

Macy's NYC July 4th Fireworks
Macy’s July 4th Fireworks, Crashworks

Monday, July 4, 2011, 9pm

Hudson River

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

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Best Broadway Shows for Kids in New York City

Wicked Broadway Musical

Lion King Broadway Musical

Mary Poppins Broadway Musical New York


Billy Elliot Broadway Musical


Broadway Shows: Hot | New | Celebrities | Kids | Musicals | Plays

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July New York City Concerts and Shows

Cheap NYC Concert Tickets



Wed July 20, 2011, 7:00 PM

(tickets start at $65, on sale now)

Matthew Morrison (GLEE!)

Beacon Theatre , July 1

Jennifer Hudson

Beacon Theatre , July 5, 2011

Keith Urban – Get Closer World Tour 2011

 Prudential Center (NJ), July 14

Paul McCartney

Yankee Stadium

, July 15-16


Izod Center (NJ) Tickets, July 21, 2011

Taylor Swift

Prudential Center (NJ),
July 19-20, 23-24 2011

The Wiggles, Izod Center (NJ) Tickets, July 17, 2011

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Philharmonic in the Park

Philharmonic Central Park NY© NY Philharmonic

Performing in Central Park

Cancelled Summer 2011

However, the Philharmonic will offer a free concert, with Andrea Bocelli singing, on September 15. The Philharmonic said the program should return next year.

The New York Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and more outside on the Great Lawn in Central Park a few nights every summer. Always a quintessential NYC experience and always free. The performance is followed by gorgeous fireworks. July 13-19, 2010, 8pm

Thousands of New Yorkers spread their blankets, bring picnics and snacks (and some even sneak wine..shhhh!). Check the schedule, bring a sweater, snacks and some type of candle or flashlight.

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Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

July 11, 13, 19, 21, 26, 28, 2011

The Met’s annual concerts in New York City parks is a great city tradition. This year, the Summer Recital Series, returns with six performances in the parks of all five boroughs. The series kicks off July 11 with performances by Angela Meade, Dimitri Pittas and Jennifer Johnson Cano.

Don’t forget to also check the The Met’s popular Summer HD Festival, free Opera outdoors in Lincoln Center.

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New York Yankees Baseball Tickets and Schedule

2009 World Series Champions, and 27-Time World Series Champions, return to our 3rd Season at the new Yankees Stadium. With our favorites, A-Rod and Derek Jeter, there are few things in NY better than a Yankees game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium. Check out New York Yankee Stadium with easy directions or the NYC Insider Guide to New York Yankee Tickets and Schedule.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games July 2011

New York Yankees Tickets Schedule Stadium

Sat, Jul 09, 1:05pm vs. Rays

Sun, Jul 10, 1:05pm vs. Rays

Tue, Jul 12, All-Stars Game
July 15 – Paul McCartney Concert

Fri, Jul 22, 7:05pm vs. Athletics

Sat, Jul 23, 1:05pm vs. Athletics

Sun, Jul 24, 1:05pm vs. Athletics

Mon, Jul 25, 7:05pm vs. Mariners

Tue, Jul 26, 7:05pm vs. Mariners

Wed, Jul 27, 1:05pm vs. Mariners

Fri, Jul 29, 7:05pm vs. Orioles

Sat, Jul 30, 1:05pm vs. Orioles

Sat, Jul 30, 7:05pm vs. Orioles

Sun, Jul 31, 1:05pm vs. Orioles

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HAIR on Broadway Returns For a Limited Run

HAIR Broadway Musical

July 5 – September 10, 2011

St. James Theatre

246 W. 44th St. (bet. 8th Ave/ Broadway)

Tickets: $37-$199

With a score including enduring musical numbers like “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine,” Hair depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the ’60s as told through a tribe of hopeful hippies living in New York City while war rages in Vietnam.

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World Team Tennis, 36th Season – Randall’s Island

NY World Tennis Team

July 4-21, 2011
Tickets start at $40

Martina Hingis returns to the New York Sportimes, the team she helped lead to the WTT title in 2005. Hingis joins Clijsters and team captain John McEnroe on the star-studded Sportimes roster. The Sportimes will play five home matches at Sportime Stadium at Randall’s Island in New York City.

2011 WTT Players Include: Clijsters, Bryan Brothers, V. Williams, S. Williams, Sampras, Isner, Querrey, Oudin, Fish, McEnroe, Kournikova, Hingis, Davenport, Blake and Philippoussis.

That just leaves one question. Are You In Or Out? Ticket holders have access to a free luxury bus service from Manhattan’s East Side.

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NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2011

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2011
Tao Restaurant, Midtown, New York City

July 11-24, 2011 (often extended)

A three-course dinner at the best restaurants in New York for $35? 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

FREE Broadway (and Off Broadway) in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park

Thursdays, July 7-August 11, 2011

12:30pm – 1:30pm on the Lawn

42nd St and 6th Ave

See LIVE and free performances of Broadway’s hottest shows outside on Thursday afternoons all summer. The casts take the stage at 12:30pm, but if you arrive early, around 11:30am for the sound check, you may just see each performance twice.

2011 Show Line Up:

July 7: STOMP | Baby It’s You | Sister Act | Zarkana

July 14: Chicago | Million Dollar Quartet | Catch Me If You Can | Newsical

July 21: Addams Family | Billy Elliot | Memphis | Rock of Ages | Voca People

July 28: Anything Goes | Phantom of the Opera | Fantasticks | Hair | Traces

August 4: Jersey Boys | Lion King | Rent | Wicked | Death Takes a Holiday

Aug 11: Mamma Mia! | Mary Poppins | Avenue Q | Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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New York Mets Baseball Tickets and Schedule

Catch NYC’s second baseball team in action at Citi Field.

Tickets are easy to get and the new Citi Field is one of the best stadium’s in all of baseball. Take the easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central to Citi Field, grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action. Check out the NYC Insider Guide to New York Mets Tickets, Schedule and Directions

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games July 2011

New York Mets Schedule

Fri, Jul 01, 7:10pm vs. Yankees

Sat, Jul 02, 4:10pm vs. Yankees

Sun, Jul 03, 1:10pm vs. Yankees

Tue, Jul 12, TBD vs. All Stars Phoenix

Fri, Jul 15, 7:10pm vs. Phillies

Sat, Jul 16, 4:10pm vs. Phillies

Sun, Jul 17, 1:10pm vs. Phillies

Mon, Jul 18, 7:10pm vs. Marlins

Tue, Jul 19, 7:10pm vs. Cardinals

Wed, Jul 20, 7:10pm vs. Cardinals

Thu, Jul 21, 12:10pm vs. Cardinals

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More New York City Events July 2011

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The Wedding Salon Bridal Event – Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

NYC 5th Annual New Village Music Festival – July 23rd

French Restaurant Week in NYC: July 10-17. Promoting French cuisine in New York City, coinciding with Bastille Day, with price fixe menus and/or a Brunch/Special at $17.89.

Royal Shakespeare Company at Lincoln Center– July 6-August 14, 2011. Plays include: As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and Julius Caesar.

Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts – July 6 – September 10. The exhibition offers an overview of the history and development of book arts in the 20th century, and examine the role of the institution in both nurturing and promoting innovative artists and preserving traditional artistic practices.

Midnight Charity Cruise Boat Ride – July 30, 2011

PULSE Summer NYC Dance Weekend – July 28-31, 2011

British Perfumer Alec Lawless Teaching in NYC – July 18-22, 2011

Fire in Babylon – Theatrical Run in Brooklyn – July 22- 29