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Things to Do on the Upper West Side this July

July 01 2019 | The Upper West Side

As the weather heats up, so does the energy on the Upper West Side. It's the perfect time to take that trip to NYC and Beacon Hotel is in the center of all the action. With an average temperature of 77 degrees, July is all about having fun in the sun. While you’re in town this month make sure to take yourself along to these great events.

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show

July 4
This will be Macy’s 43rd fireworks spectacular in New York City, which is the largest in the nation. Millions of viewers gather along the East River to see more than 70,000 shells fired off. The display starts at 9:20pm on Thursday, July 4 and lasts 25 minutes. You can check out the official viewing locations here.

Summer on the Hudson

Through September
Take advantage of excellent, free programming as part of Summer on the Hudson. Some of this month’s events include “Totally Public Karaoke” on July 5, Silent Disco July 6, the Darjeeling Limited movie screening on July 17, kids’ concerts, yoga, star gazing, and so much more. All events are free and open to the public! Check out the event calendar to see what’s happening in July.

Midsummer Night Swing at the Lincoln Center

Through July 13
Connect with loved ones or cozy-up to an acquaintance at this delightful summer festival that mixes movement, music, and fresh air into the perfect evening! Dance under the stars at Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center as part of Midsummer Night Swing, now in its 30th year. Incredible talent plays dance sets for three weeks during the summer, this year with concerts from June 25 to July 13. Read all about Midsummer Night Swing here.

OZY Fest

July 20-21
MLB All Star Alex Rodriguez described the OZY Fest as “the SXSW of New York,” and with headliners like Spike Lee, John Legend, Trevor Noah and Tove Lo, that may as well be true. The eclectic mix of music, talks, and comedy will make its way to Central Park July 20-21. See festival details here.

Summer Sunday Brunch & Shop

July 28
NYC’s biggest and most diverse weekly market, Grand Bazaar, is serving a delicious Summer Sunday Brunch on the UWS this July 28. Make sure to arrive with an empty stomach as the selection of tasty artisanal bites, sweets and drinks makes for a foodie’s paradise. Grab a charcoal gelato or a cucumber mint lemon sorbetto to enjoy while you weave your way through over 140 stalls filled artisans, antiques and vintage clothes. Shop for a cause with profits going to help four local public schools in the neighborhood! Learn more and see other events.

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