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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.

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HBO Bryant Park Summer Music Festival. Photo via New York Post.

Events big and small in New York City this week, with the return of Bryant Park movies, New York City PRIDEFEST, and Night at the Museums, as well as new exhibit Living Landmarks.

Monday, June 22nd

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Music Festival returns on Monday with a screening of Ghostbusters on the lawn.

Tuesday June 23rd

It’s the annual Night at the Museums: 15 downtown museums and historic sites will offer free admission from 4 to 8pm, including the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Skyscraper Museum, South Street Seaport Museum, NYC Municipal Archives Visitor Center and Wall Street Walks. Each museum will have special program offered on this night only.

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Untapped Cities and New York Adventure Club took a group of 25 explorers to Execution Rocks Lighthouse this past weekend, one of the most unique locations in the New York City area. The journey to the non-profit-run lighthouse involved the subway, train, and two boats, and then some adventurous climbs to the top. On the tour, led by the Philadelphia couple who run the organization, we learned about the history, the process of running such a unique property, and some of the hauntings that allegedly come with the lighthouse.

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The Coney Island Mermaid parade returns, The Typewriter Project launches, and a new exhibit at Storefront for Art and Architecture opens.

Monday June 15th

The Typewriter Project arrives in Tompkins Square Park, a project of The Poetry Society of New YorkThe Poetry Brothel, and the New York City Poetry Festival. There will be a series of interactive literary art installations—small, wooden shelters just big enough for a seat, desk, and typewriter—which invite passersby to join in a citywide linguistic exchange.

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This upcoming week in New York City features our tours to Execution Rocks Lighthouse and Island, Hudson Square in 3D festival, the Chelsea Music Festival, and a tour of the Woolworth Building.

Monday, June 8th

The Northside Film Festival begins gives emerging filmmakers a platform to showcase their work to new audiences. Festivities will continue from Northside all week, with Williamsburg Walks art installment June 13-14, Northside Music Festival June 11-14 and the Northside Innovation conference.

For the ambulatory enthusiasts, sign up for the Elastic City participatory walk workshop, which engages 12 participants on a five day, 3-hour-a-week walk through the sights, sounds, and experiences of the city.

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The Museum at Eldridge Street. Image by Peter Aaron

Come discover the history, architecture and the magical sanctuary of the landmarked Eldridge Street Synagogue, a beautiful house of worship built by Eastern European immigrants in America, in our After Hours Tour and Wine Reception on Wednesday, July 22nd, co-presented by Untapped Cities and the Museum at Eldridge Street. This will be our Summer Happy Hour event for our readers and contributor community, so come on down, we’d love to meet you.

PLEASE NOTE: The tour begins at 7pm and the wine event begins at 8pm.

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