Summer Movie Festival
Free movie screenings are on offer each summer since 1992 when HBO showed the first film in Bryant Park. The films are screened outdoors, all around the five boroughs, ranging from current blockbusters to some of the most beautiful Hollywood classics. The backdrops are amazing – there’s the Manhattan skyline in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Coney Island Cyclone at the Coney Island Flicks on the Beach. A wonderful experience no one would like to miss.
Riverside Park Summer Festival
Summer on the River Hudson is the best place to hear and see some of the greatest live performances, concerts, dance and kids’ shows and participate in wellness activities. This festival is organized in the Riverside Park throughout the summer and includes some special events such as Make Some Noise (an evening for women in music), kite-flying, karaoke nights and life-size chess tournaments. All the programs on offer are free of charge.
International African Arts Festival
Four days of amazing performances, including dance, music and spoken word – the festival of African culture takes place in Brooklyn Commodore Barry Park, each year at the beginning of July. Every year a special theme is chosen (this year’s theme was “We Are All As One”) that features performances of world-famous ensembles. Apart from music, there are also martial arts demonstrations, chess tournaments, fashion shows, and an arts and crafts area for children. Don’t miss an African marketplace where you can find loads of delicious food from the African diaspora.
Mobile Mondays! Keep the Dance Floor Alive
Mobile Mondays! is a weekly event that “keeps real music alive” and celebrates the artistry of the DJs. Founded by Operator Emz, it honors the 45 RPM record, bringing together music lovers from all over the world. It’s the perfect spot to go back in time and let yourself loose on the dance floor, while DJs spin 45s of soul, funk, punk, pop, salsa, new wave, calypso, R&B, and disco varieties and many other genres, depending on the theme of the night. The Mobile Movements has brought some of the NY’s most well-known DJs, ready to pay tribute to little records and take the listeners back in time.
Wonderful New Broadway Musical “The Carole King”
Starting from July 2, musical lovers can enjoy watching this new biographical musical, starring Chilina Kennedy as Carole King. The musical follows the singer’s career, from her modest beginnings in Brooklyn to her rise as one of the most successful female singer-songwriters in the world. During the summer, from June 27 until September 1, Vanessa Carlton is taking over the lead role for a seasonal engagement.
2019 New York City Soccer Matches
The Major League Soccer season lasts from early March up until early October and is followed by month-long postseason matches. If in New York, you may opt to follow the league’s local entries, New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls, but make sure you check out the international squads, as well, especially European ones.
New York Yankees Baseball 2019 Summer Season
From July 12 till September 22, you have a chance to see the American League’s Yankees in action, one of the most successful sports franchises. So far, they have won a stunning 27 World Series championships. The New Yankee Stadium has the on-site museum with some of the best memorabilia related to the famous Yankee scores. Being the most important city for baseball history, New York hosts an amazing number of people during the season, most of whom use the public subway to reach the Stadium. On the way there and back, everybody is totally feverish, talking nothing else but baseball. A great place to celebrate a win, for sure!
As you may see, New York, the City of Dreams, has something for everyone. No matter what time of the year you decide to pay it a visit, there are loads of sensational events to choose from. There’s no doubt you’ll have the most memorable experience of a lifetime.