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July 2016 events calendar for New York City

Plan your month with our events calendar featuring Fourth of July events, summer concerts and more

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Summer is at its peak, and there's no shortage of wonderful events. For those yearning to experience some amazing indie rock, snag tickets awesome summer concerts. Culture vultures can dive into new summer museum exhibitions and outdoor art. And for a true NYC summer tradition, stop by the annual Nathan's hot-dog-eating contest.

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Featured events in July 2016

Fourth of July events in New York City

Independence Day in NYC means fireworks, hot dogs, BBQ, beaches, picnics and other Fourth of July events that make this summer holiday one of our favorites

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Shakespeare in the Park in NYC

Every summer, the Public Theater produces a beloved New York democratic tradition: Shakespeare in the Park, presented for free at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park. There’s nothing quite like hearing the Bard’s immortal words performed outdoors, with a backdrop of natural splendor and the Belvedere Castle looming in the background like the world’s most impressive set decoration.

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By: Adam Feldman

Summer concerts in NYC

Start hoarding sunscreen: Your guide to the best summer concerts of 2015 has arrived. Plan out your summer in New York with our picks for the best warm-weather gigs, including free concerts, jazz concerts, hip-hop shows, summer music festivals and more.

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By: Hank Shteamer

Summer music festivals

Music festivals have become as essential a feature of summer in the city as ice-skating and hot chocolate are to winter in New York: It's part of the reason why you live here. What makes New York's summer music festival scene better than anywhere else's? We'll start with the beautiful weather, then add the fact that you'll be watching your favorite bands play in truly iconic surroundings—say, Central Park, or the leafy Celebrate Brooklyn! bandshell.

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By: Hank Shteamer

Bastille Day in NYC

Ooh la la! Francophiles have their choice of fetes to celebrate Bastille Day. NYC's annual events include street fairs, outdoor parties, dance events and performances (the cancan!), and more great things to do outside.

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By: Tazi Phillips

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Midsummer Night Swing brings together the best of music, free outdoor dance events and things to do outside in New York, but we have a few tips to help you make the most of the festival. Lovely Damrosch Park can get crowded, so be sure to book in advance, get there when the dance floor opens at 6pm, and remember that purses and backpacks must be left at the bagcheck—ladies, you’ll need a dancing frock with pockets.

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By: Helen Shaw


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