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July grows ever hotter this summer, but luckily we can distract ourselves with the return of Manhattanhenge, Flatiron District gastronomy, film screenings, and the City of Water Day 2015.

Monday, July 13th

Get out your cameras! Manhattanhenge returns to NYC for the last time this summer on Monday night. Cue the Instagrammers clogging every block from 34th Street to 42nd Street.

The Urban Park Rangers are hosting weekly obstacle-challenge Adventure Courses in Queens’ Alley Pond Park, for people of all ages and physical ability. The next outing takes place on July 19th and registration opens July 13th.

Tuesday, July 14th

With France celebrating Bastille Day across the pond, New York is sure to join in on the fun! Check back here tomorrow for a full list of events.

On Tuesday, Madison Square Park hosts its 11th annual summer celebration, Celebrate Flatiron Chefs. Visitors will be treated to gastronomic tastings from renowned Flatiron district chefs from such acclaimed restaurants like ABC Kitchen, A Voce, and Eleven Madison Park. Tickets are on sale now.

Wednesday, July 15th

The Governor’s Club comes out swinging this Wednesday with Funk ‘n Cue in Brooklyn, both parks funk and barbecue, featuring the sounds of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.

Thursday, July 16th

Charles Birnbaum, The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s president & CEO, will be giving a free lecture, “Change, Continuity, and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design, and Historic Preservation” at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park.

Friday, July 17th

Films on the Green, an outdoor French film festival hosted by the French Embassy, returns to Pier 1 on Riverside Park with a showing of Queen to Play by Caroline Bottaro.

History buffs might also be interested in a walking tour of the historic German buildings of Greenwich Village, led by Ted Mineau of the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation.

Saturday, July 18th

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will host City of Water Day 2015, a day-long festival of boat tours, waterfront activities, and food that aims to celebrate the potential of the New York and New Jersey waterfronts.

Saturday also marks the one-year anniversary of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, which will celebrate with its Festival of Arcane Knowledge and Devil’s Masquerade Party Fundraiser. This one, you might just need to see for yourself.

The New York Transit Museum will also be kicking off its summer of Nostalgia Rides with a journey to Coney Island on vintage Independent Subway System (IND) R 1-9 cars and Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) D-Type Triplex cars.

Sunday, July 19th

Sunday marks the last day of The Typewriter Project, a series of interactive literary art installations in Tompkins Square Park which invite passersby to join in a citywide linguistic exchange that takes both analog and digital forms.

The arts group, No Longer Empty (NLE), opens its new event When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out, on Sunday at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Curated by Regine Basha for NLE, the exhibition is one of seven projects to receive the Neighborhood Challenge Award and explores themes of community and time within neighborhoods.

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Join us on an upcoming Untapped Cities tour of the remnants of NYC’s original Penn Station the Eldridge Street Synagogue Museum, a walking tour of Staten Island’s exciting new developments.

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