Aside from the very popular firework display New York City offers for 4th of July, the entire month of July is full of exciting activities. Our concierges at the Library Hotel Collection put together a list of their favorite pass-times for you to enjoy during your July getaway this year.
Midsummer Night Swing
Don’t forget to bring your dance shoes, because NYC’s Midsummer Night Swing begins on June 27th and ends July 15th at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (West 62nd Street). For three weeks you can twist, twirl and turn under the night sky to jams played by incredible live bands and artists. If swing dancing is not your thing, there is nothing to worry about. Each night offers a different genre, including salsa, disco, and more. Turn back time at the late night Silent Disco on June 29 and July 8 where for an additional hour and a half DJs spin tunes directly into wireless headphones. Tickets are on sale now but if your desired night is not available you can always hear the music outside the tent and dance the night away.
Photo Credit: Bryant Park Corporation
Broadway in Bryant Park
Take advantage of getting a taste of Broadways most popular shows outdoors. Beginning July 6th, every Thursday at 12:30 PM Broadway’s most popular shows, (such as Avenue Q, Kinky Boots, School of Rock, and Wicked), will perform outdoors for free in Bryant Park.
For a full schedule of performances visit: http://bryantpark.org/programs/broadway-in-bryant-park
Manhattanhenge is a sight to not be missed if you are in NYC on July 12th. At 8:20 PM on July 12th, the full sun will set in perfect alignment with Manhattan’s streets. The best streets to capture this beautiful event are larger cross streets, including 14th, 34th, 42nd, and 57th.
If you miss this sight on July 12th you can still see a half sun be in perfect alignment at 8:21 PM.
July 24 through August 18th, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at some of the city’s greatest restaurants at very reasonable prices. Reservations for this year’s “New York Restaurant Week” open on July 11th. Prices for a 3-course pre-fixed menu are $29 per person for lunch and $42 per person for dinner. Experience famous New York City dining on a budget!
For more information please visit https://www.nycgo.com/restaurant-week or contact our concierge.
4th of July Fireworks
On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 we will celebrate America’s birthday with BBQs, drinks, and the best fireworks in the America. The fireworks will be displayed over the East River this year beginning at around 9 PM. The best viewing places are from the elevated areas of the FDR in Manhattan (entry points are Houston Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, 42nd Street, Broad Street ground level, Old Slip upper level and Pearl & Frank fort) or from Brooklyn Bridge Park or Brooklyn Promenade. We recommend arriving early to get a good viewing.
A second option is to enjoy this spectacle from a dinner cruise such as the Hornblower Cruises. Please contact our concierges for more information.
Lastly, there are a few rooftop bars and river view restaurants that offer views of the fireworks in Manhattan and in Brooklyn.
230th Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
125 E 27th St.
New York, NY
450 E 29th St.
New York, NY
80 Wythe Ave.
187 Columbia St.
The Library Hotel Collection Concierge team would love to help you plan your upcoming stay with us so please contact us with any questions.