Things to Do

What to do in NYC: July

With the 4th of July almost here, NYC is THE place to be this summer.

We can confidently say that New York City has some of the best events to offer. With the 4th of July around the corner, the city is overflowing with cruises, parties, brunches, and more. If you’re in NYC or planning to visit in the month of July - you definitely won’t be left dry. 

West Village Pub Crawl

(Every Wednesday through July)

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Pub Crawl, source: Nicole Sabilia

NYC’s West Village prides itself with many bars and pubs to grab a drink at. Join a cheerful, enthusiastic crowd every Wednesday and explore the thriving drinking scene in the West Village. Experience some great bars and pubs featuring beer pong, karaoke, live music, DJs, and FREE shots! With the crew, you’ll also get buy-one-get-one-free drinks and shots offer at each of the bars on that night’s itinerary. 

Price - $18

Timings - 9 pm onwards 

Where - Meeting point to be revealed to ticket holders. 

Book your tickets.

4th of July party at 230 Fifth 

(Sunday, July 4)

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Fireworks view from 230 Fifth, source: Instagram

Located on 5th Ave, 230 Fifth is a beautiful dual-level bar with both indoor and outdoor seating. It’s also known to be one of the most popular rooftop clubs in the city - so what better place to spend the 4th at? Get on the dance floor with the ‘it’ crowd of Manhattan, groove to the tunes spun by the DJs, and you won't get enough of the views of the NYC skyline, and a breathtaking view of Macy’s fireworks. With the nights getting warmer, we recommend you order the Raspberry Mojito to kick off your evening. Pair their specialty cocktails with a sushi platter, and you’ve got yourself a great night. 

Price - Free entry, food, and drinks available for purchase. 

Timings - 9 pm onwards. 

Where - 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001.

Make a reservation.

4th of July NYC Dinner Cruise 

(Sunday, July 4)

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NYC Dinner Cruise, source: Eventbrite

For a luxurious, over-the-top 4th of July celebration, hop on board for a dinner cruise serving a delicious three-course dinner and a magnificent view of the fireworks. If you’re looking for an upgrade, then you can always book for the Sky Deck Admission, which includes a Premium Open Bar access. Or go for the Upper Deck Admission, which also includes an open bar. 

Admissions available:

  • Sky Deck Admission, access to Sky, Upper & First Decks.
  • Upper Deck Admission, access to Upper Deck (indoor & outdoor) & First Deck.
  • First Deck Admission, access to Upper Deck outdoor & First Deck.

Drinks:

  • Sky Deck Admission, access to Premium Open Bar including beer, wine, & premium liquor.
  • Upper Deck Admission, access to Open Bar including beer, wine & selected liquor.
  • First Deck Admission, access to a cash bar with all drinks available for purchase onboard.

Price - $359 onwards. 

Timings - 7:30 pm onwards. 

Where - Pier 36 New York, NY 10002.

Book your tickets.

The Great July 4th Festival

(Sunday, July 4)

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Authentic German sausages at The Great July 4th Festival, source: Website

Street fairs are a New York staple, and summer won’t be complete without one. Experience the 20+ Authentic food booths, Browse the 50+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods ranging from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories, and much more. 

Price - Free entry. Food, drinks, and more available for purchase. 

Timings - 10 am to 6 pm.

Where - Fulton Street from Water - Gold St 53 Fulton St New York, NY 10038.

Know more.

Brooklyn Summer Market

(Every Saturday through July)

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Brooklyn Summer Market Campaign, source: Website

The Brooklyn Summer market is put together to support small businesses during such unprecedented times. Every Saturday, from 7 am to 12 pm, small businesses, and entrepreneurs will set up their stalls. Enjoy music, food trucks, complimentary drinks, and shopping with your favorite small business at BK-SM.

Price - Free entry, food, and drinks available for purchase. 

Timings - 7 am to 12 pm.

Where - 426 President Street Brooklyn, NY 11231.

Register now.

NYC Restaurant Week - Summer

(Starts on Monday, July 19)

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NYC restaurant rush, source: Marcus Herzberg

The winter NYC Restaurant Week to-go was a success, and it’s back this summer, but this time with dine-ins allowed! You can start booking your spots on July 12, when the restaurant list will be revealed. Indulge in some great discounts, food, drinks, and more. 

Book your tables.

Whiskey Stories - Game of Thrones Edition

(Wednesday, July 14)

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Whiskey Stories, GOT Edition, source: Facebook

Experience a whiskey tasting inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones. The tasting will combine four flights of fine whiskey, matched with four decadent food pairings. The event will also feature a performance by some comedic actors, who will bring your favorite GOT characters to life. 

Price - $69

Timings - 7:30 pm onwards. 

Where - 161 Stockholm St Ground Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237.

Book your tickets.

Cocktails & Crafts

(Friday, July 23)

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Farm to Table ingredients, Randall’s Island Urban Farm, source: Facebook

Head on over to Randall’s Island Urban Farm for a farm-to-table mixology experience. You will receive some recipes that include ingredients picked that same day from the Urban Farm and create one-of-kind individualized cocktails. 

Price - Free.

Timings - 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

Where - Randall's Island Urban Farm, 11 Wards Meadow Loop, New York, NY 10035.

Register now.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Brooklyn

(Saturday, July 31)

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, source: Eventbrite

The 11th annual Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ festival is going to be an epic one. Each guest will receive a souvenir glass and bag to take home. You will also experience smoked meats by The Beast Cage, including alligator, lamb, bison, longhorn rounds, and more. The Shrine of Swine will be serving up their grilled pork, while other snack and drinks favorites will be available for purchase. Enjoy the day with tunes played by the DJs - and browse through the wide beer options, hot sauces, and bbq accessories. 

Price - $59 - $119

Timings - 12 pm onwards

Where - Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Book your tickets. 

Header Image: Summer nights in NYC, source: Alex Haney

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