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Monday, July 4

Le Carrousel Extravaganza

Bryant Park
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until August 22, 2022

Enjoy rotating entertainment by the charming Le Carrousel - scientific marvels, singing and hopping along, trickery and magic, storytimes and puppet shows. See our guide to Bryant Park.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Seaport Beach Fest

The Seaport
12:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 4, 2022

Play on a shorefront pop-up sand beach with lounge chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys in the historic Seaport. enjoy live music performances, pop-up bars and food trucks. Listen to buskers and a series of tribute bands singing summer beach tunes. See our guide to more fun, food and maritime activities in the Seaport.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Piano in Bryant Park

Bryant Park
12:30 pm–2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 7, 2022

Visit the Bryant Park Upper Terrace to hear New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Different musicians featured weekly. See our guide to Bryant Park.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hudson Riverkids: Pier 25

Pier 25
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 29, 2022

One event on June 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Sing and dance on a scenic pier overlooking the Hudson River (Mondays at HRPK’s Pier 25, Thursdays at Pier 63). This free family-friendly series brings together interactive activities and live entertainment, from hands-on learning to catchy sing-alongs from favorite kindie musicians.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 8
FREE
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Free Waterline Square Park Concerts

Waterline Square Park
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until August 17, 2022

Enjoy free music and dance performances at a lush three-acre green space. On Mondays, classical cellist Luke Krafka perform; a variety of talented artists take to the stage on Wednesdays. Seating is first-come, first-served; the lawn opens at 5pm. Bring your own blankets and picnic.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, July 5

Live Music at Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 6, 2022

One event on July 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Enjoy live music from local musicians outside Chelsea Market, which also has great food options.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunset Salsa

Pier 76
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 26, 2022

Join world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends at weekly dance parties. Celebrated as “The Woman of Salsa” by Latina Magazine, Talía is trained in everything from Ballroom to Jazz. Start with beginner Salsa lessons before kicking off the night with a sizzling party.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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New York Classical Theatre: Cymbeline

MetroTech Commons
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 10, 2022

Enjoy the intrigue and drama of William Shakespeare’s 1611 romantic adventure Cymbeline, performed outdoors by seven energetic actors. The audience moves along with the actors during the performance—once for each scene change. Picnics and/chairs blankets welcome.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Free Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III

Central Park, Delacorte Theater
8:00 pm–10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 17, 2022

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park returns with Richard III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling…

Suggested Ages: 12 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Wednesday, July 6

Creative Breaks on Little Island

Pier 55
11:00 am–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 30, 2022

Visit  Little Island for weekly artmaking, dance, storytime music and more activities for all ages with teaching artists and guest organizations like The GIANT Room, Oye Group, Free Black Women’s Library, New Victory Theater, Alvin Ailey, Greenwich House Music School and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art Stop by the Art Cart for DIY…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Broadway Rhythm

Garment District Plazas
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Enjoy the sounds of different local music artist each week on Broadway plaza between 39th and 40th Streets,.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Free Ballet Hispánico Dance Classes

Waterline Square Park
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2022

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 24, 2022

Take free dance classes with acclaimed local dance troupe  Ballet Hispánico in a lush three-acre green space by a new luxury apartment building. On Saturday mornings, kids ages 3-10 can learn styles ranging from Rumba Flamenca to Afrobeats. On Thursday evenings, adults learn salsa, Afrobeats, hip-hop and more.  

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Free Concerts at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 3, 2022

Join live outdoor concerts programmed by The Bowery Presents every Wednesday through August 3rd. Sip on specialty cocktails and food offerings from Jibs, sample and enjoy sugar free lemonade and iced tea from Swoon's vintage airstream and munch on Backyard bites from an array of food carts. See our guide to Hudson Yards for…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Latin Music at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm

See an exciting lineup of big names from across the diverse and storied field of Latin music in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park. Free outdoor concerts feature contemporary and classic stars in Latin music of all kinds. Limited advance reservation available, opening June 6 at 12 pm, or just show up for first-come first-served general admission.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Jazzmobile SUMMERFEST 2022

U.S. Grant National Memorial Park
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 24, 2022

Enjoy free outdoor concerts by a diverse roster of jazz icons and emerging artists playing jazz in all of its forms, including straight-ahead, swing, blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban and more.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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SummerStage

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
7:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2022

One event on August 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Established and emerging artists present distinctly New York genres including salsa, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, pop, global, contemporary dance, and many more in an outdoor arena in Central Park  (plus 12 local community parks across the city). Check out weekly free shows are splurge for tickts beneifta shows that support City Parks…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, July 7

Children’s Performance Series

Pier I
10:00 am–10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Enjoy interactive and infectious singing and dancing on a scenic pier. Perfoemrs change each week and include local favorites like 1 2 3 Andrés and Joanie Leeds. Unshaded so bring sunscreen.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 7
FREE
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Hudson Riverkids: Pier 63

Pier 63
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022

Sing and dance on a scenic pier overlooking the Hudson River (Mondays at HRPK’s Pier 25, Thursdays at Pier 63). This free family-friendly series brings together interactive activities and live entertainment, from hands-on learning to catchy sing-alongs from favorite kindie musicians.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 8
FREE
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Social Dance at The Oasis

Lincoln Center
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 5, 2022

Rejoice in the healing power of movement with a free Social Dance series in the Lincoln Center Plaza. The summer-long celebration of reconnection and ecstatic motion is held on the city's new largest outdoor dance floor, The Oasis. Try Merengue Tipico, Bachata, Salsa, Lindy hop, Western swing, Tango, The Hustle, Freestyle, Ballroom, and more. All…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Movies With A View

Brooklyn Bridge Park
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022

Watch classic films on a big screen backed by a gorgeous harbor view. Kid-friendly options include Jurassic Park (August 4) and The Mitchells vs. the Machines (August 18). Lawn doors open at 6pm and the movie begins at sundown (around 8:30pm). Smorgasburg, featuring a selection of NYC’s favorite food vendors, provides tasty treats and drinks…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Everybody Tango

Riverside Park, Locomotive Lawn
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air with Strictly Tango NYC. Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons. Live music and dancers will be featured on July 28.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunset on the Hudson

Pier 45
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2022

In-person concerts return to scenic spots in Hudson River Park. See an eclectic lineup of New York artists including established and emerging artists from a broad spectrum of genres, from  brass to choral, bass and more. Location & line-up changes weekly. Arrive early; seating is limited. Performances are weather dependent; follow on Twitter for…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Music at the Atrium

David Rubenstein Atrium
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 11, 2022

Join Lincoln Center for concerts with artists from across the globe in genres ranging from swing to Afro-Peruvian to opera. Performers change nightly; some are more kid-friendly than others, but the vibe is usually relaxed with space to walk and dance in the back. The indoor space is weather proof but with fountains and plant-covered…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Friday, July 8

SummerStage Coney Island

Coney Island Amphitheater
7:00 pm–10:00 pm
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One event on July 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy free concerts in a range of genres, from salsa to hip-hop to doo wop,  at the Coney Island outpost of this Central Park program. Seating is first come, first served with limited capacity. Doors an hour before curtain, so come early and bring a picnic.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Prospect Park Bandshell
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2022

One event on June 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm

New York’s longest-running, free outdoor performing arts festival returns to the Prospect Park Bandshell. See free, outdoor music in a range of diverse styles, plus dance, spoken word and theater at a historic outdoor venue. Some chairs available, or bring your own chair or blanket. Presented by BRIC in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, July 9

Bryant Park Moves with Limón Dance

Bryant Park
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 24, 2022

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limón Dance accompanied by live drumming.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social

The Seaport
11:00 am–6:00 pm

Eat a ton of ice cream from local and emerging businesses and vote on whose is your favorite while shopping a beloved tightly curated, wildly creative street fair, transported from the LES to scenic pier. Browse stalls with antiques, jewelry, art, vintage goods and local designers. Pick up local brews and  baked goods while grooving…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Lincoln Center Family Workshops & Shows

Lincoln Center
11:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 23, 2022

Join all-ages music and dance workshops followed by performances by diverse, international musicians and dancers. The workshop and performance are general admission, first-come first-served. Limited advance reservations will also be available for the performance at 12:00 pm on the Monday before. Also check out the gorgeous installation GATHER throughout Lincoln Center.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates

West Harlem Piers Park
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 13, 2022

Joiin Riverside Park Conservatory for an outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer (2 pm), arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Sunday, July 10

Columbus Ave Open Streets

Columbus Ave Open Streets
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 30, 2022

Dine on fare from local restaurants and tables set up in car free streets. Enjoy activities for all ages including kids music, artmaking, live music, store discounts, food samples, sidewalk chalk, games and more. Also look for art installations in storefronts.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Kids & Family Series on Little Island

Pier 55
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 25, 2022

Enjoy family-friendly performances atop the Hudson river featuring lively artists like The Acrobuffos, The Rock and Roll Playhouse, Spellbound Theatre, and more. Timed entry reservations required for park entry after 12 pm.

See our guide to Little…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Wednesday, July 13

Lincoln Center Storytime

Lincoln Center
11:30 am–12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 13, 2022

One event on July 20, 2022 at 11:30 am

One event on June 4, 2022 at 11:30 am

Join Lincoln Center's outdoor series of family-friendly weekday morning Storytime sessions, intended to energize families and foster an early love for the arts. Curated by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, each Storytime event features special guests and performers. See our guide to <a href="https://kidonthetown.com/lincoln-center/">summer at Lincoln Center</a>.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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SWAY’S BLOOM!

Brookfield Place
12:30 pm–6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:30 pm, repeating until July 16, 2022

See 20-minute family-friendly, colorful, spirited performance exploring themes of earth and nature, community, transformation, individuality, and diversity, performed atop SWAY's signature 14 foot sway poles.. Accompanied by an original soundtrack by Ania Reynolds, BLOOM! celebrates the ephemeral and simultaneously beautiful nature of life. Pick from 3 performances a day at 12:30, 3:30 & 5:30pm. See…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Lincoln Center Poets on the Plaza

Lincoln Center
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 27, 2022

One event on July 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Join an open air performance of thought-provoking and politically driven spoken word, poetry readings and insightful wordplay presented by a mix of the world’s most acclaimed and most promising authors. Each evening will feature multiple artist-authors, handpicked with an emphasis on diversity of lived experience and unique perspective. Also check out the gorgeous installation GATHER throughout Lincoln Center.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, July 16

Rite of Summer Music Festival

Governors Island
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Enjoy free outdoor concerts of classical and cutting-edge contemporary music in a huge shaded grassy field where listeners are encouraged to sprawl out on blankets, picnic, and enjoy music al fresco. Performances at 1 & 3 pm. Separate ferry reservations required; see our guide to Governors Island for more info.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Seaport Kids x Manhattan by Sail

The Seaport
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Join Manhattan by Sail on their Clipper City ship for a kid-friendly 45-minute sail along the East River. While you take in the sights, sing along with Mr. Dan the Melody Man with everything from classic nursery rhymes to radio favorites. Note: Tickets are $5 per person, and tickets are required for all passengers. All…

Suggested Ages: All
$5
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Sunday, July 17

Jazz Underground

Lincoln Center
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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One event on July 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Join free rain-or-shine jazz concerts curated by the encyclopedically knowledgeable Jazz at Lincoln Center team at The Speakeasy at Jaffe Drive, a pop-up bar and performance stage. All ages welcome to dance, laugh, to meet up and unwind.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, July 23

Hester Street Fair

The Seaport
11:00 am–6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 20, 2022

Shop a beloved tightly curated, wildly creative street fair, transported from the LES to scenic pier. Browse stalls with antiques, jewelry, art, vintage goods and local designers. Pick up local brews and  baked goods while grooving to Live DJs. See our guide to the happening Seaport District.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, July 24

Lincoln Center Family Dance: Noche Flamenca

Lincoln Center
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 31, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on June 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Members from the acclaimed dance company Noche Flamenca will teach students of all ages the basics of the UNESCO Heritage Masterpiece art form, flamenco, culminating in a dance party for all. Learn the rich traditions of salsa, meringue, tango and flamenco that have so deeply enriched New York City's artistic landscape and that remain integral…

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Monday, July 25

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series

Riverside Clay Tennis Association Courts
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2022

The RCTA hosts free concerts along the banks of the Hudson river. Bring a blanker and picnic and dance on the grass in the dark surrounding by flashing fireflies. Different styles of music each week include jazz, classical, flamenco, salsa, Middle Eastern, bluegrass, pop and reggae.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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