It’s hot everywhere in July, but besides the rise in temperature, there will be tons of hot events in New York City this upcoming month. July is kicked off with America’s biggest birthday bash on the 4th and the celebrations don’t stop after that. Parks are filling with films and music this month, events throughout the city on warm summer nights. Restaurant Week begins at the end of the month boasting amazing deals on the best cuisine in the city. Plan a visit to New York City and check it all out. NYCTourist.com announces the top things to do in NYC this July.
Fourth of July in NYC
Macy’s fireworks show isn’t the only thing attracting visitors to the Big Apple for Independence Day. Patriotic events are planned all over the city making it the perfect place to celebrate. Of course Macy’s fireworks show will be the main event, launching from six barges along the Hudson. Watch from various places along the river between West 24th and West 50th streets. Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra Present The Riverboat Ball! Dance, drink and dine this 4th of July aboard a genuine riverboat in New York City! Enjoy the unrivaled views of the Macy's 4th of July fireworks as champagne is flowing and the hottest 1920's jazz entertainment keeps the party going!
The Statue of Liberty is scheduled to reopen earlier that day after being closed due to Hurricane Sandy’s damage. She’s been closed for nearly eight months, plan a visit and witness the city become whole again.
Book a 4th of July cruise and see the Lady Liberty and the fireworks on the same trip. Beautiful skylines, food and an open bar will make for an amazing celebration. Use promo code NYC1776 with Classic Harbor Line Cruises and save on every ticket!
Coney Island is home to the traditional Independence Day hot dog eating contest. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will begin at noon.
Enjoy the holiday all around the city with plenty of events and attractions dedicated to America’s Birthday.
NYC events July 2013
All of July - Continue to check out all of the street fairs in NYC.
July 14- City of Water Day is the city’s 5th annual event on Governors Island and at Liberty state Park simply celebrating the harbor and waterways. On-the-water activities, boat tours, children’s activities fair, live music, and more.
July 19-20- Jay- Z and Justin Timberlake are in concert at Yankee Stadium. (worth every penny)
July 20- Bastille Day in NYC is celebrated with a street fair on 60th between 5th and Lexington. This annual fair goes from 12-5 and is hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française.
July 22- August 16- Restaurant Week in NYC is held in some of the city’s finest restaurants who offer special prix-fixe lunches and dinners. Participating restaurants are not released yet but make reservations as soon as they are on July 8.
July 23- August 18- Shakespeare in the Park presents Love’s Labour Lost: A New Musical, a romantic musical rendition of Shakespeare’s original performed in Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 8:30 p.m.
July 31- August - Beyonce - America’s favorite diva is ending the month with what’s sure to be an unforgettable performance.
Summer Movies in the Parks
Bryant Park hosts free movies every Monday evening for HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. Get on the Lawn at 5 pm. Starting July 10, Movies Under the Stars is going on at Pier I, Riverside Park South, every Wednesday starting at 8:30 with Summer on the Hudson. RiverFlicks is a movie festival at Pier 63 showing year old movies. Every Wednesday there are films for adults and every Friday are films for kids. Philharmonic in the Park features classical music held in a different venue each night in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island parks starting at 8:30 p.m from July 10-16th. Met in the Parks presents live opera performances in parks in all five boroughs starting July 10th as well. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum hosts movies all summer long starting July 26. Star Trek shows at 7:30 p.m. in the museum.
Best Summer Tours in NYC
Summer is a great time for sightseeing in NYC, and there are so many great ways to see it all. There’s no better time of year for one of the boat tours and sightseeing cruises of NYC. Whether you’re here for the NYC fireworks cruises on 4th of July, want a scenic tour one sunny afternoon, seeking a thrill on a jet ski tour or need an excuse for a romantic night out in NYC, there’s a cruise in NYC for every traveler. This is also a perfect season for walking tours. Explore any of the boroughs or neighborhoods of NYC and learn all about the history, taste the foods and enjoy the sites.
There are tons of things to do in New York City this summer and July is right in the middle of it all. Book a tour, test out the amazing cuisine, visit a park and watch a movie outdoors, etc. Check out all the NYC summer deals and save big on all the best activities, attractions, Broadway shows and New York City hotels. Options are endless for a vacation in the Big Apple this July.