Photo via Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America
July 4th festivities predominate New York City this week, but there’s more under the surface to explore.
Monday June 29th
Ingrid Michaelson, Jukebox the Ghost, and Secret Someones are kicking off the week with some feel-good indie pop at SummerStage on Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. Tickets are $40 at the door, so if you’re into some free music check out SummerStage’s free concerts all summer.
Monday also marks the second to last showing for The Tribe, an experimental film by Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. Taking place at a high school for the deaf, the entire film is acted in sign language by deaf non-actors. Showing now at the Film Forum.
Tuesday June 30th
We’ve got just one ticket left to our Behind the Scenes NYC tour of Hunts Point Produce Terminal with NYCEDC. Get your ticket to this special access tour:
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden will host its Summer Garden Concert with live classical violin and cello program by Turtle Bay Music School Faculty Members. House tour and cocktail included in the $15 ticket price.
Wednesday July 1st
Museum of the City of New York launches 3-part series on Garbage in the City. In Wednesday’s event, historian Catherine McNeur considers how the treatment of pigs and cows affected the built environment, real estate interests, immigrants, consumers, and the newspaper industry in Antebellum Manhattan.
The photo exhibition High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River opens at the Poe Park Visitor Center, featuring work by Duane Bailey-Castro, Nathan Kensinger, and Wes Tarca in celebration of the reopening of the historic bridge.
Thursday July 2nd
You can visit (for free) aboard the replica of the Hermione, the ship that brought Lafayette to America during the Revolution which sailed from France earlier this year. The Hermione will join the parade of ships on July 4th in New York Harbor.
Take a load off before the 4th of July weekend with After Work Happy Hour at the Attic Rooftop Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen. The event is 21+ but is free admission.
Friday July 3rd
Some thrills never get old. Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is a place combining bar with restaurant with vintage movie theater. They’ll be showing the original 1975 classic Jaws from July 2-4
Saturday July 4th
The annual Macy’s fireworks are set to go off over the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River this year, but you might also want to check out some of our quirkier finds for the national holiday, like the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan’s Famous in Brooklyn.
History buffs might enjoy this Fraunces Tavern Museum night walking tour of historic Revolutionary War Spots in the city.
July 4th also marks the start of the 2015 IndieFest, put on by the Peoples’ Improv Theater. The event is a marathon 12 hours of comedy and improv sketches.