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Here are the top ten events happening in New York City from July 4th to the 10th, 2016. Choose from Broadway hits at Bryant Park, a French street fair, a kite festival at Socrates Sculpture Park and more.

Monday, July 4th

The 4th of July in New York City brings to mind a plethora of grilled food, refreshing drinks and the Macy’s Fourth of July FireworksThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the Macy’s tradition, which will feature an impressive display over the East River. There are a number of great viewing spots around the city, including locations around the FDR Drive, Center Boulevard and Vietnam Memorial Park which are official viewing spots listed on the Macy’s website. Some great unofficial viewing options are Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. See a full list of official and unofficial viewing spots and also spots that are wheelchair accessible. The fireworks start at 9:25 pm and will run for approximately 25 minutes. Be sure to secure your spot early!
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Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War has displaced millions of refugees to nations around the world. This 21st century war parallels the struggles of Syrian immigrants who were forced to find refuge from the war draft in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The New York City Department of Records and Information Services Visitors Center is hosting the temporary exhibit Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life and Legacy that links the past and present experiences of Syrian refugees. This immersive and intimate exhibit gives visitors an in-depth history of Syrians in New York City and the U.S. as a whole.

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Over the last few decades, a new wave of attractive Postmodern buildings have sprung up across the Bronx. Although they are little known outside the borough, these distinctive structures have joined the Bronx’s architectural landscape alongside buildings from earlier periods, adding some flair to its diverse and underrated building stock.

When people think of Bronx architecture at all, they tend to associate it with pre-war buildings, especially Art Deco gems along the Grand Concourse and Modernist post-war buildings. The latter features works by famed architects including Marcel Breuer and Gordon Bunshaft, but also includes many Brutalist cookie-cutter housing developments that are more loathed than loved. Since it is home to many Modernist buildings, it’s only fitting that Postmodern architecture also came to the Bronx.

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The last concert at the Fillmore East. Image via The Woodstock Whisperer.

The last concert at the Fillmore East. Image via The Woodstock Whisperer.

On June 27, 1971 the Fillmore East closed its doors after three years of ground breaking concerts which helped to define rock and roll and East Village counter culture.

Located at 105 Second Avenue, the legendary venue was opened on March 8, 1968 by concert promoter Bill Graham as a counterpart to his successful Fillmore West auditorium in San Francisco. Graham was a German Jewish World War II survivor who was saved by the Red Cross after seeing his mother gassed to death by the Nazis. Later he came to the United States and was taken in by a family from the Bronx. After being drafted into the Korean War (even as a non-United States citizen) he later gained notoriety by promoting the likes of the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead helping to bring rock and roll out to larger audiences.

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