Take in the spectacular view of Macy’s annual 4th of July fireworks show from just about any waterfront area in the city. A musical accompaniment will be performed by the New York Pops orchestra.
Brooklyn Folk Festival
May 18-20/Downtown Brooklyn
A relatively new festival in the city, this event showcases emerging talents on the folk music scene. More than 30 bands will be featured along with a variety of workshops, film screenings and other events.
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
May 19-20/Hell’s Kitchen
Head to Hell’s Kitchen to taste some of the most diverse cuisine from all over the world. This festival encompasses 20 city blocks and features music and dancing in addition to delicious food.
Shakespeare in the Park
June 5-August 25
For over 50 years, NYC residents and visitors have headed to Central Park to enjoy free performances of some of Shakespeare’s greatest works. This summer, “As You Like It” and “Into the Woods” will be featured.
Museum Mile Festival
June 12/Fifth Avenue
This block party encompasses ten of the finest museums in the country, all of which will be open for free from 6-9pm. Visitors will get access to top attractions like the Guggenheim Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
June 16-24/All over NYC
Join New Yorkers as they celebrate their city’s amazing diversity and vibrant LGBT community during Pride Week. Major events include a rally with performers and speakers and a huge parade down Fifth Avenue.