Friday, May 20, 2011

Summer in the City

Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade
Crazy day - everyone on the subways is in Costumes heading to Brooklyn

June 12th:  
Puerto Rican Day Parade: Get ready for one of New York's most colorful and festive parades — as New Yoricans celebrate the 54th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 12, 2011. Parade is down 5th Ave.

June 14th:
Annual Museum Mile festival: "New York's Biggest Block Party" Rain or shine, 5th Avenue is closed to traffic and becomes home to a block party, complete with musical and artistic entertainment for children and adults. In addition to the nine museums offering free admission, there are interactive activities, musical entertainment, and artist demonstrations along Fifth Avenue. Face painting and chalk drawing along Fifth Avenue are especially fun activities for children.

June 18th:

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City: famous, usually watch from the river - can see from Jersey or West side Highway
Coney Island 4th of July Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest Huge! Tons o people go down to the tip of Brooklyn and hang out, watch the contest, eat, hang on the Boardwalk and Ride the Cyclone.
July 11-24, 2011 (excludes Saturdays): NYC Restaurant week
Shakespeare in the Park:exactly what it sounds like - performances (paid tickets limit of 2); for the last 50 years
Central Park SummerStage
Met Opera in the Parks
HBO/Bryant Park Film Festival
New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Park
Midsummer Night Swing
Baseball Season

Harlem Week HARLEM WEEK Starts July 31st
37th Anniversary
"Tracing the Evolution"
"Tracing the evolution of HARLEM WEEK, now thirty seven-years old (1974), is very simple— it began as HARLEM DAY, a one-day tribute that was so astonishingly and unexpectedly successful that more days were needed to showcase the community’s rich economic, political and cultural history, to say nothing of the current, ever increasing artistic talent in Harlem. Above all, HARLEM DAY—in its unique way—was a day of encouragement and fellowship for New Yorkers in general and Harlemites in particular, many of whom had struggled for some years to see a positive future for Urban America."

HBO/Bryant Park Film Festival
Baseball Season
Women's Liberty Season (WNBA)
Central Park SummerStage
Shakespeare in the Park

Labor Day
Shakespeare in the Park
San Gennaro Festival (Little Italy) Thursday, September 16 (Opening Day) from 2-3 PM - 8th Annual Cannoli Eating Contest: The Performance Stage; Saturday, September 25 at 2 p.m. The annual Grand Procession, starting at 2 p.m.
US Open
Fashion Week

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