10. The Old Ball Game at the Met

What better way to celebrate America’s Independence than going to a Met exhibit about the country’s “favorite pastime?” The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting The Old Ball Game: New York Baseball, 1887-1977. The exhibit at Fifth Avenue features an extensive collection of baseball cards that illustrate the history of some of New York’s best teams and players, including Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson. The earlier displays in the exhibition recall a time before the Yankees existed, when the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants were the kings of baseball. The exhibit is included in the price of museum admission.