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Looking for something fun to do next week? Untapped Cities has you covered with the top ten NYC events from June 27th to July 3rd. Enjoy tasting wine at the world’s first rooftop vineyard, celebrate an early Independence Day at the historic Richmond Town House and much more!

Monday, June 27th

Socrates Sculpture Park celebrates its 30th anniversary with the outdoor exhibition LandmarkThe outdoor museum and public park in Long Island City will  feature eight artists whose work represents both the physical and symbolic change in the landscape of the park. The exhibit is curated by ARTPORT and showcases the works of Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandez and Cary Leibowitz. Viewing is opened from 10 am to 8 pm and is free to the public. Look up directions to the park here.

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Arguably one of the most famous ceilings in the world, the mural high above Grand Central Terminal’s main concourse is as fascinating as it is awe-inspiring. While much has been written about it, one detail that seems to be overlooked is hidden in plain sight, the proverbial fly-on-the-wall. Or in this case, a fly on the ceiling.

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The newest addition to the World Trade Center, Liberty Park, will open next week, a Port Authority representative told DNAinfo. Across from the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial, visitors will be able to walk along pathways complete with a lush green atmosphere, similar to that of the High Line. (more…)

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Some things are better when they’re new but most things just have that irreplaceable charm when they’re old, like these classic New York City butcher shops. NYC was once filled with meat markets on almost every corner, however, today only a handful remain and we’re lucky that they do. With authentic butchery techniques that are more than half a century old, quality meats and shop locations around the boroughs, there is no doubt that New Yorkers are continuing to support family owned businesses.

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Following an exhibit of its Weegee collection at Mana Contemporary Jersey City, the International Center of Photography (ICP) will open the doors to its new space at 250 Bowery tomorrow. Untapped Cities got a sneak preview and curator walk through of the space this week. The new space, located diagonally across from the New Museum, is on the first two floors and basement of a building designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). The glass front facade entrance opens onto a freely accessible space, described by the museum like a “village square,” with a cafe, a bookstore and rotating photography on display.

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