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Summer has arrived! Our July 2013 calendar is full of everything from outdoor concerts (the Philharmonic!) to vintage carnival rides on Governors Island.

  • July 2013 calendar: Making Books Sing presents "My City Park"

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    July 2013 calendar: B&B Carousell

  • July 2013 calendar: Despicable Me 2

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    July 2013 calendar: Macy's Fireworks

  • July 2013 calendar: Statue of Liberty reopens

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    July 2013 calendar: Wave Hill House at Wave Hill

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    July 2013: Central Park SummerStage Family Day

  • July 2013 calendare: Story Pirates at Hudson River Park



  • July 2013 calendar: "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" at Liberty Science Center

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    July 2013 calendar: Enterprise at the Intrepid



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    July 2013 calendar: AMNH presents Penguins

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    July 2013 calendar: Manhattanhenge

  • July 2013 calendar: Come Out and Play Festival

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    July 2013 calendar: MLB All-Star Fan Fest

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    July 2013 calendar: New York Philharmonic

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    July 2013 calendar: Hidden Harbor Tours

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    July 2013 calendar: The Golden Dragon Acrobats

  • July 2013 calendar: Summer in the Square

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    July 2013 calendar: RiverFlicks for Kids

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    July 2013 calendar: City of Water Day

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    July 2013 calendar: National Ice Cream Day

  • July 2013: The Civil War at Theatreworks USA



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    July 2013 calendar: Cirque du Soleil's Quidam

  • July 2013 calendar: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at SyFy Movies with a View

  • July 2013 calendar: Annual Thunderbird Summer Pow Wow

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    July 2013 calendar: Governors Island's Fête Paradiso

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    July 2013 calendar: Pogopalooza

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    July 2013 calendar: "The ABC's of It: Why Children's Books Matter"

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    July 2013 calendar: The Smurfs 2

July 2013 calendar: Making Books Sing presents "My City Park"

School’s out for summer, and there are tons of amazing activities to keep kids busy in July—everything from the reopening of some of the city's best attractions (the Statue of Liberty, the Enterprise and the Wave Hill House) to free events like outdoor concerts and films. Plus, don't miss some great summer festivals on Governors Island—Come Out and Play Family Festival, City of Water Day and Fete Paradiso. Download our July 2013 calendar for a look at our picks for all 31 days, then start planning your family's month.

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Mon 1
 Catch a performance of Making Books Sing's My City Park at Queens' Steinway library.

Tue 2 ‪Take a ride on the newly restored historic B&B Carousell in Coney Island.‬

Wed 3 Despicable Me 2 hits theaters today, just in time for the holiday weekend.

Thu 4 Happy Fourth! Watch the fireworks from a spot along the Hudson River.

Fri 5 Plan a visit to the Statue of Liberty, which reopened to the public yesterday.

Sat 6 Celebrate the reopening of the historic Wave Hill House with special tours and craft sessions.

Sun 7 Enjoy performances at SummerStage Global Family Day in Central Park.

Mon 8 Watch the Story Pirates act out stories submitted by kids at Hudson River Park.

Tue 9 Learn icky science facts at Liberty Science Center’s exhibit “Grossology.

Wed 10 View the Enterprise at the opening of the Intrepid’s new Space Shuttle Pavilion.

Thu 11 Learn about the life of a king penguin in a new IMAX movie at AMNH.

Fri 12 View Manhattanhenge, the event that occurs when the sun aligns with Manhattan's grid.

Sat 13 Participate in inventive games at the Come Out and Play Festival on Governors Island.

Sun 14 Practice your swing and watch a ball game at the MLB All-Star Fanfest at the Javits Center.

Mon 15 Take in an alfresco concert by the New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn.

Tue 16 Get a behind-the-scenes look at New York’s waterways on a Hidden Harbor Tour.

Wed 17 Witness jaw-dropping acts by the Golden Dragon Acrobats at Queens Theatre.

Thu 18 
Rock out to Rolie Polie Guacamole at Summer in the Square in Union Square.

Fri 19 Attend an outdoor screening of ParaNorman at RiverFlicks for Kids at Hudson River Park.

Sat 20 Participate in aquatic-themed events around the city to celebrate City of Water Day.

Sun 21 Indulge in a cold treat (cone or cup!) in honor of National Ice Cream Day.

Mon 22 Brush up on U.S. history at The Civil War Theatreworks USA’s free summer show.

Tue 23 View works by NYC public school students at “Portraits: My City, Myself” in East Harlem.

Wed 24
 Be amazed by acrobatic feats at Cirque du Soleil's Quidam at the Barclays Center.

Thu 25
 Introduce kids to 1971's Willy Wonka at a SyFy Movies with a View screening.

Fri 26 ‪Visit the Queens County Farm Museum for the city's oldest and largest powwow.‬

Sat 27 Transport yourself to an old-timey Parisian fair at Governors Island's Fête Paradiso.

Sun 28
Learn how to pogo and watch professionals perform incredible tricks at Pogopalooza.

Mon 29 Check out the sculpture show "The Lightness of Being" at City Hall Park.

Tue 30 Revisit childhood classics at the NYPL's "The ABC of It: Why Children's Book Matter."

Wed 31 Celebrate the return of the blue-hued friends at The Smurfs 2, which opens in theaters today.

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