NYC In July
At the time of this writing, July is 3 months away. A lot of you are doing your planning right now for summer vacations in NYC and want to know what to expect, what to book, and what to plan for. If you’re traveling with kids to New York City, then planning your vacation is even more important.
Weather In July In NYC
You can expect highs of 84 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 68 in July in NYC. You’ll find sun most of the days, making it a great month for vacationing in New York. There could be some days with rain, however. It’s also an exceptionally humid month, so make sure you plan to pack cool, loose clothes for the heat and humidity. Also pack your sunscreen, because the UV index will be very high at 8.
NYC Concerts In July
Everyone visits NYC while on tour, so it’s a great place to go for some great concerts. It’s no wonder with festive crowds and lots of great venues to choose from. Here are just some of the concerts you can plan to attend:
U2 – July 1 – Madison Square Garden
Shania Twain – July 14 – Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Foo Fighters – July 16, July 17 – Madison Square Garden
Taylor Swift – July 20, July 21, July 22 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Britney Spears – July 23, July 24 – Radio City Music Hall, New York
Free Concerts In NYC In July
While most free concerts haven’t been announced yet, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of free concerts, almost every day around the city. These are incredibly fun events, especially for those looking for cheap summer vacation ideas. Make sure to check for free concerts at:
Central Park Summerstage
Past concerts have included the Metropolitan Opera, Khalid, and Step! Africa.
Good Morning America Free Concerts – Central Park
Past concerts have included Green Day, the Chainsmokers, Lady Antebellum, Imagine Dragons, Paramore, and Jason Derulo.
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts
Join them Mondays and Tuesdays in Central Park for symphonic and semi-classical music concerts.
Past concerts in Prospect Park have involved Yeasayer, Pharoah Sanders, and Lila Downs.
NBC’s Today Show Summer Concerts – Rockefeller Center
Past concerts have included Harry Styles, Brad Paisley, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Jason Aldean.
Festivals In New York City In July
If it exists…you can find a festival of it somewhere. And what better place to find these festivals than in NYC, where so many people travel to for a fun time. With a city so big, and a population so diverse, you will have a great selection to choose from. Just pick up your sunglasses, put on some sunscreen, and head out in your favorite tank.
15th Annual Arab-American and North African Festival
Celebrate Arab and North African cultures through food, music, art, and literature. Enjoy the all-day performances, browse the vendors, or get henna art.
Come for a study of afro-latino cultures through talks, films, and awards, and stay for the art, food, and concert where you’ll love this unique and fun music.
July 13 – 15
Music and Dance Festivals
13th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Do you love music you can really move to? This festival promises to give you that with performances by over 40 different artists.
July 11 – 15
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
You will find so much more than music and dance at this festive Jamaican party. There’s nothing quite like spicy, coconutty Caribbean food, so don’t miss out!
Art and Poetry Festivals
Animation Block Party
Touted as the largest animation festival on the East Coast, this party will be great for the whole family and will showcase animation shorts and films from independent and professional artists and students around the world.
July 26 – 29
New York City Poetry Festival
Independent poets and poetry collectives alike gather to give voice to their beautiful art on Governors Island among Victorian houses and surrounded by nature.
July 29 – 29
Last, but not least: Celebrating the 4th of July in NYC
There is one huge celebration of our country’s Independence Day in New York City, that you just can’t miss.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
This spectacular show combines awe-inspiring fireworks with music from performers, such as Jennifer Lopez, Brad Paisley, and Lady Antebellum, whom they invited over for the 2017 show. Also enjoy music by choirs, glee clubs, and orchestras from around NYC.
The fireworks themselves are enough to bring you around, with 25 minutes of more than two thousand bursts and effects reaching 3x higher than the Statue of Liberty. With 23 colors and new displays every year, this will be a night your family never forgets.
Where: Above the East River (5 Blocks from the Lombardy Hotel)
When: Fireworks start at 9:20pm
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
The Lombardy Hotel welcomes all NYC travelers, whether you’re here for business or on vacation with your family. New York City is full of thousands of fun things to do in July and we are here to make sure you have a fun and comfortable place to come home to. We’re your home away from home.
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