12 things you absolutely have to do in NYC this July
When: July 6
Where: Industry City
They’re going on throughout the entire Summer, but get July going strong with the awesome Mister Sunday dance parties happening out in Gowanus.
When: July 6
Where: MoMA Sculpture Garden (address and info)
Party outside of the MoMA at one of the weekly jazz shows in the Sculpture Garden, where they're dealing gelato, Prosecco, and beers every Sunday through July.
When: July 9-12
Where: All over Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival gets its 10th anniversary on with acts like Raekwon and Jay Electronica.
When: July 12
Where: South Street Seaport (address and info)
Get out to Seaport 4Knots, a free concert put on by the Village Voice with acts like Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, and Those Darlins, as well as a tattoo contest and an after-party at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
When: July 13
Where: UES; Red Hook
Celebrate Bastille Day on 60th St with wine, beer, crepes, and live music, or on Smith St with wine, beer, food stands (probably serving crepes), live music, and a pétanque tournament.
World Cup Final
When: July 15
Where: Pig & Khao (address and info)
Popular food/party series BBQ Blowout by Finger on the Pulse is bringing the party to Pig & Khao with awesome eats and a DJ set by Ducky. Quack. Quack. QUACK. QUACK. QUACKQUACKQUACKQUACK.
When: July 19
Where: Queens Botanical Garden (address and info)
There's a Brew Fest at the Queens Botanical Garden, so head out for a taste of brews from Smuttynose, Southern Tier, Abita, Sixpoint, Oskar Blues, and more.
When: July 21
Where: All over the city
Plan out where you’re going to eat on the cheap, because NYC Restaurant Week starts. Three courses are gonna run you $25 at lunch, and $38 at dinner.
Free Outdoor Films
When: July 26
Where: Citi Field (address and info)
Bacon. And. Beer. Classic. Do we need to say anything else? Yes? Okay, Citi Field is getting taken over by meathusiasts and hop heads for a day of craft brews, bacon, and bacon-inspired eats. And also bacon. And beer. Also beer. Plus bacon. Beer.
True to its name, the MoMa hosts modern art exhibitions that "fuel creativity, ignite minds, and provide inspiration". So go get cultured and pretend to be able to interpret the meaning behind countless works of art.
There's a reason NS shows over 100 live games per week, plus all international and cup games: It's the place "where football is religion". So grab a brew, and post up with all of the other soccer, football, and rugby fanatics to catch the action.
The home of the New York Mets since 2009. With about 42,000 seats, world-class dining (and Shake Shack!), and other amenities (wide-open concourses, the Shea Bridge, the Jackie Robinson Rotunda...), Citi is a modern stadium for everyone from the die-hard fan to the die-hard fan's uninterested girlfriend.
Located alongside the East River in the Financial District, the South Street Seaport is a terrific spot for shopping, live events, bars, and restaurants.