And so it begins, the sweaty, steamy, hard-to-breath humid summer air in New York City. What better way to cool off and enjoy the day with friends and family than to spend time on the beach. A beach day? In New York City? Yep. The island of New York is not all sky scrapers and beeping taxis; an easy subway, ferry, or bus ride can drop you off at a few great, refreshing beach towns in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island. Check out our list of recommended spots. Read more
This summer from July 29th to August 25th, the annual Harlem Week Festival will take place in New York City. This festival began as Harlem Day in 1974, but due to popular demand, the celebration extended its stay. This summer marks the 44th annual celebration that you do not want to miss. Harlem Week offers over 100 events showcasing the community’s unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports. Harlem Week features both outdoor and indoor music concerts, The Upper Manhattan Auto Show, Film festivals, Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk, Sporting events, Adult and children’s fashion shows, Youth programs and activities, Career fairs, HBCU Fair & Expositions, and much more. Read on for our highlighted events.
July 4th, America’s Independence Day, has passed. Now it’s time to get excited for July 14th! The date doesn’t ring a bell? Bastille Day! This is a French National holiday, dating all the way back to 1789 with the storming of the Bastille. This was the day the French were finally released from an economic and political crisis, marked as the symbol of the French Revolution, and an important holiday worth celebrating liberty, equality, and fraternity ever since. This patriotic pride goes a long way on Bastille Day, especially here in New York City. The week leading up to July 14th is full of events to celebrate the French culture. This year, Bastille day will occur on Sunday, July 15, 2018, hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), creating New York’s biggest & liveliest French street fête from 12:00PM to 5:00PM on East 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC. You will not fall shy of French cuisine, musique, dance, and attractions for the whole family at this three-block fête populaire. There are also many other places throughout the city to celebrate. Check out what is going on during these two weeks of French Celebrations.
We are in the heart of summer now and events are heating up. This month is full of arts and culture, take it all in! Check out our recommended activities to do here in New York City this July.
Planning a weeklong trip to New York City? Take a look at our handcrafted itinerary, created just for you by our New York experts. It includes all NYC must-dos for a first-time visit and enough exciting and breathtaking experiences to leave you with unforgettable memories and the wish to come back as soon as possible!