Events in New York – July 2019 Edition
Are you enjoying the summer in the city already? Let us tell you, your trip will get even better with the following list of events in New York in July 2019. You can choose from a variety of top outdoor shows and events – most of them are for free!
This month is also a very special one for Americans because of the Independence Day on the 4th of July. This federal holiday comes with many “red white & blue” celebrations to honor this day. From crazy ones like a hot dog eating contest to classic fireworks at the East River.
But let’s not rush things. Here’s a detailed list of the best events in New York in July 2019:
Top Events in New York in July 2019
What? SummerStage 2019
When? July – October 2019
Where? Various parks in NYC
Description: Enjoy a variety of concerts during the SummerStage event 2019. From newcomer artists to popular bands. The concerts are taking place in different parks in NYC and most of them are for free. Rest assured, even tickets for famous artists are affordable. Heads up though, the concerts are super popular so make sure you’ll arrive early at the venue.
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What? Free Summer Movies 2019
When? July – September 2019
Where? Various locations in NYC
Description: Watch the greatest movies under the stars for FREE in various parks in NYC. Including Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Star Wars and many more. There’s probably nothing better than watching a movie under the stars with popcorn in a New Yorker park on a warm summer night. Don’t miss out on this summer event!
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What? Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest 2019
When? July 4, 2019
Where? Coney Island, Brooklyn (Map)
Description: Binge Eating at it’s best! Each year hot dog fans from around the world are coming to Coney Island to see the next two Hot Dog Eating Champions in action. Every contestant’s got 10 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible but still more than any other competitor. This is definitely one of the craziest events in New York in July 2019! Women’s competition starts at 10 AM, Men’s competition at 12 PM.
What? Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks 2019
When? July 4, 2019
Where? East River
Description: Don’t miss out on this event in New York in July 2019 and celebrate the American Independence Day with an impressive Firework at the East River. You can get the best views along the FDR Drive between 16th Street and 42nd Street. The show will start at 9:20 PM and lasts for 20 minutes, however, we strongly recommend you to arrive latest at 8 PM at your favorite spot.
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What? MoMA Summergarden 2019
When? Sundays, July 7 – 28, 2019
Where? The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden (Map)
Description: Summer in New York wouldn’t be the same without the Summergarden Music Festival at the Museum of Modern Art. Since 1971, the MoMa features live jazz and classical music performances every Sunday in July at the Sculpture Garden in Midtown. All concerts are for free, however, you have to arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The concerts are taking place every Sunday, starting July 7, at 8 PM.
What? Broadway in Bryant Park 2019
When? July 11 – August 15, 2019
Where? Bryant Park (Map)
Description: Get a preview of the best Broadway shows at Bryant Park. Each year actors from the most successful Broadway musicals perform popular hits from their shows on a stage in the park. Expect enthralling musical numbers from SpongeBob SquarePants, Frozen, Kinky Boots, The Lion King and many more! Upcoming performances on July 11, 18 & 25.
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What? Bastille Day NYC 2019
When? July 14, 2019
Where? 60th Street, from 5th Ave to Lexington Ave
Description: France has always had a close relationship with the United States – And for the French National Day, also called Bastille Day in the US, New York throws a colorful party for their friends in Midtown. Dive into the French culture and enjoy their authentic cuisine, music and more. This event in New York in July 2019 is definitely an exciting Sunday activity for the whole family!
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What? Shakespeare in the Park 2019
When? July – August 11, 2019
Where? Delacorte Theater, Central Park (Map)
Description: Shakespeare remains in Central Park in July (official start May 21, 2019). If you want to see plays like Julius Caesar or A Midsummer Night’s Dream for free, you can enter a ticket lottery and if you’re lucky enough you’ll get a seat. Otherwise you’ll also have the option to buy tickets, however, the so-called “supporter” tickets are starting at $500.
What? NYC Restaurant Week
When? July 22 – August 16, 2019
Where? Various restaurants in NYC
Description: Fine dining in New York doesn’t have to be expensive. During the biannual NYC Restaurant Week you can get a 2-course lunch for only $26 per person and and a 3-course dinner for $42 per person at the most popular restaurants in NYC. Starting July 8 you can browse a diversity of menus and book your table at your favorite restaurant in advance.
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What? Harlem Week 2019
When? July 28 – August 24, 2019
Where? Various locations in Harlem
Description: It’s the time of the year again. Harlem celebrates the local culture and the neighborhood’s African-American history with a month-long festival. This event in New York in July 2019 features a variety of (mostly) free activities: From fashion shows, to street fairs and a children’s festival.
With this list of events in New York in July 2019 you’re all set for a great summer month. Let us know in the comments if you’re planning on attending one of the events named above or if you already been to one. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy 4th of July!
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