How was your 4th? I hope you had a fabulous weekend filled with fireworks, good company, and unforgettable memories. Although we are a little late to the party, we are back from a lovely extended weekend. And we are back with another exciting list of events happening July 4 through 10 to keep the summer festivities going strong. Get ready to dive headfirst into a world of creativity, culture, and immersive experiences that will leave you breathless.
Join us as we explore a remarkable lineup of events, including the highly anticipated Festival Night: Featuring Immersive Art & Music, organized by Moshava, the renowned coffee shop and gallery in New York. This captivating event is part of the illustrious Moshava Summer Festival collection, a celebration that embraces the vibrant tapestry of creativity and culture.
So, buckle up and get ready to embark on a journey that will take you to the heart of artistic expression, where every brushstroke, musical note, and captivating installation invites you to lose yourself in a world of enchantment. Do not let the fireworks be the only thing that lights up your week — let us dive into these extraordinary events together!
Fun & Dumb Improv Festival
Get ready to laugh at the Fun & Dumb Improv Festival. It is the ultimate summer extravaganza brought to you by the comedic geniuses at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective. Brace yourself from July 6 to 9 as you dive into a whirlwind of over 130 uproarious improv shows. The shows feature a mind-blowing lineup of 500 talented comedians and improvisers across three vibrant stages in the heart of Williamsburg.
Prepare to be dazzled by the likes of Gethard & Sagher, Shamilton, Gay by Play, Ladies Who Ranch, Baby Wants Candy, and an array of other hilarious acts. And that is not all. The festival has got you covered with a dozen workshops where you can learn the tricks of the trade from the pros themselves — mastering the art of sketch comedy, crowd work, musical improv, and so much more. Do not let this golden opportunity slip away — immerse yourself in four days of fun and comedy galore.
Grab your day pass for a mere $25, or go all out with a weekend pass for just $45. The festival venues, Eris Evolution [167 Graham Avenue] and the BCC Pig Pen [144 Boerum Street] are waiting to be filled with laughter and merriment.
167 Graham Avenue — Williamsburg
The BCC Pig Pen
144 Boerum Street — Brooklyn
Anime Food Festival: Tanabata Night Market
Immerse yourself in a captivating fusion of Japanese culture, anime enchantment, and delectable delights at the extraordinary Anime Food Festival & Tanabata Night Market. This unparalleled event invites you to bask in the vibrant atmosphere, where every corner bursts with the spirit of Japan.
Brace yourself for the arrival of a special guest, the talented Pokémon voice actor Emily Cramer, who will leave you in awe with her incredible presence. Indulge your inner otaku as you browse through various vendors, offering an enticing array of anime-related products and merchandise that will make your heart skip a beat.
But that is not all — get ready to embark on a tantalizing culinary adventure with anime-inspired foods that will ignite your taste buds. Savor the finest sake, immerse yourself in the powerful beats of the taiko drums, and keep your eyes peeled for raffle prizes that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
Mark your calendars for the extraordinary extravaganza on July 7th, as this is an experience you will not want to miss.
934 3rd Avenue — Sunset Park
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and raise your glasses high at the sizzling summer extravaganza known as the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in the heart of New York City. This epic celebration of all things delicious brings together the finest brews and smoothest bourbons, offering you an unlimited array of tantalizing samples that will leave you craving more.
But it is not just about the libations — prepare to feast like royalty as skilled pitmasters serve up mouthwatering meats cooked to perfection over open fires. As you indulge in the flavors of the gods, let the electrifying live music reverberate through your soul, creating an unforgettable ambiance of joy and merriment. Cigar fans can rejoice as they explore the smoky wonders of premium cigars. And do not forget to immerse yourself in the excellent exhibits that will leave you in awe of the craft and mastery behind these delectable offerings.
With a range of ticket options tailored to your desires, you can customize your experience and unlock exclusive benefits. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Industry City, a unique indoor/outdoor venue nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of Brooklyn, this remarkable event awaits your arrival on July 8. Do not miss out on this epic fusion of flavors and festivities that will ignite your senses and leave you with memories to savor.
87 34th Street — Brooklyn
Edible Tales: Food Tour
Prepare to embark on a mouthwatering journey through the vibrant streets of Brooklyn. A place where flavors and stories intertwine in a mesmerizing tapestry of culinary delight. Edible Tales: Food Tour is an extraordinary expedition that celebrates the rich heritage of African and African American cuisine, inviting participants to savor tantalizing dishes from a myriad of diverse restaurants.
Each bite carries a tale, and as you indulge your taste buds, you will unravel the origins and influences behind these delectable creations. But this experience goes beyond the plate, as it fosters a creative dialogue among fellow food enthusiasts, igniting conversations that transcend cultural boundaries. The best part?
This remarkable event is a feast for the senses, completely free and open to the public. So do not miss your chance to join this captivating culinary odyssey. Simply RSVP and mark your calendars for Saturday, July 8, when the streets of Brooklyn will come alive with the irresistible aromas and stories that define this unforgettable food tour.
The Soul Spot
302 Atlantic Avenue — Boerum Hill
The Day Party with Burna Boy
“The Day Party” is hotter than ever on July 9, with Nigerian superstar Burna Boy joining the festivities at the Brooklyn Boardwalk [3027 W 15 St, Brooklyn]. This sensational artist, renowned for his chart-topping hits and six incredible albums, is set to ignite the atmosphere with his electrifying performance. This event is hosted by the dynamic trio of BrkFst, Obi’s House, and LionsGroup.
The Day Party promises an unforgettable experience at The Brooklyn Boardwalk, now known as Coney Art Walls. Join the ranks of those who have witnessed the magic of this summer extravaganza, which previously featured phenomenal talents like Kehlani and A Boogie wit da Hoodie.
As you immerse yourself in pulsating rhythms, let the special guest DJs and other incredible performers take you on a musical journey like no other. The time to secure your tickets is now, as this event will be an epic celebration of music and pure joy. Do not miss out on the ultimate summer party — grab your tickets today and get ready to dance the day away.
The Brooklyn Boardwalk
3027 West 15th Street — Coney Island
FAD Market: Summer Pop-up
Step into a vibrant world of creativity and craftsmanship at the captivating summer pop-up market. This summer pop-up celebrates the best local makers, artisans, and small businesses in the heart of New York City. Set against the backdrop of the iconic Empire Stores, a historic building nestled in the charming neighborhood of Dumbo, Brooklyn.
This extraordinary event brings together a treasure trove of talent. From stunning jewelry and fashionable apparel to nourishing skincare and exquisite tableware, the market showcases an array of goods that embody the essence of artistry and ingenuity. As you explore the bustling stalls, take in the awe-inspiring views of Brooklyn Bridge Park, catch a whimsical ride on Jane’s Carousel, and marvel at the vibrant murals of Dumbo Walls.
This exceptional experience awaits you on July 8 and 9 — a weekend of discovery, inspiration, and pure delight. Don’t miss your chance to support local businesses, discover unique treasures, and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of creativity that awaits at this remarkable pop-up market.
55 Water Street — Dumbo
The Springs Hosts Tribe: Open Mic Night
Get ready to unleash your creativity and make your mark on the stage at The Springs in Greenpoint. On Monday, July 10th, starting at 8 PM, the stage will come alive with Tribe – An Open Mic Series. It is where you can express yourself through music, comedy, spoken word, or any other performance that has been burning inside you.
Whether you are taking the spotlight or cheering from the crowd, everyone is welcome to join the vibrant atmosphere of The Springs. Sip on their renowned frozen drinks, hailed as some of the best in the borough, or indulge in their classic cocktails that are simply unbeatable.
For more details, be sure to visit thesprings-bk.com and prepare for an unforgettable night of artistic expression and community.
224 Franklin Street — Greenpoint
Carnegie Hall Citywide: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Prepare to be swept away by the enchanting melodies of Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. A multi-Grammy-winning powerhouse that effortlessly blends the vibrant genres of jazz and Latin jazz. This sensational outdoor concert, presented as part of the esteemed Picnic Performances series by Carnegie Hall Citywide and Bank of America, promises an unforgettable evening in the heart of Bryant Park.
As the sun sets on July 7 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the lush lawn of Bryant Park will transform into a magical stage where musical brilliance unfolds. Be captivated by the seamless fusion of rhythms, the hypnotic harmonies, and the infectious energy that radiates from this extraordinary big band.
Join the community of music lovers as they gather to celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of New York City, embracing the diversity of artists and institutions that make it a cultural haven. Best of all, this unforgettable concert experience is completely free, allowing everyone to bask in the harmonious magic that fills the air. Do not miss your chance to indulge in an evening of musical splendor under the stars — mark your calendars and join us on the lawn of Bryant Park for a night that will leave you breathless.
40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues — Midtown West
Festival Night: Featuring Immersive Art & Music
Prepare to be captivated by a night of pure enchantment. Moshava, the vibrant coffee shop and gallery in the heart of New York presents Festival Night: Featuring Immersive Art & Music. This extraordinary event is the crown jewel of the highly anticipated Moshava Summer Festival collection.
It is a celebration that ignites the spirit of creativity and embraces the richness of diverse cultures. On Saturday, July 8, prepare to embark on a journey where art and music intertwine, creating an immersive experience that will leave you spellbound. Immerse yourself in breathtaking installations, where every brushstroke and sculpture tells a story, transporting you to new dimensions of imagination.
Let the melodies of talented musicians serenade your senses as their performances fill the air with a symphony of emotions. Festival Night is a celebration of the human spirit. It is a testament to the power of creativity to connect us all. Do not miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable experience that will ignite your passion for art and music.
47 West 8th Street — Greenwich Village
Catalan Sounds on Tour
Prepare to be swept away by the captivating rhythms and soul-stirring melodies of Catalan Sounds on Tour. A magnificent music event that transports you to the vibrant regions of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and Valencia. This free extravaganza will be an unforgettable experience at SummerStage, nestled within the breathtaking Central Park Rumsey Playfield in Manhattan, on July 8th.
Get ready to be enthralled by a lineup of incredible artists who will ignite the stage with their unique sounds. Queralt Lahoz, a sensational singer, effortlessly weaves soul, hip-hop, flamenco, and dancehall together with Latin, roots, and urban influences. Marala, a mesmerizing group, combines traditional elements, poetic lyrics, and fresh vocals. Intertwining them with pop-infused guitars and infectious percussion.
Lia Kali, hailing from Barcelona, will captivate you with moody, soulful rap music that effortlessly blends with jazz and reggae, showcasing a truly mesmerizing adaptive style. And when it is time to hit the dancefloor, DJ Trapella will transport you to the tropical seaside vibes of Central Park with their eclectic and inclusive sets.
So mark your calendars and prepare to be transported on a musical journey that will leave you breathless. Catalan Sounds on Tour is not to be missed — join in at SummerStage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield, and let the captivating melodies and electrifying performances take you on an unforgettable adventure.
SummerStage in Central Park [Rumsey Playfield]
5th Avenue — Manhattan
The Wedding: New York’s Biggest Day
Get ready for a momentous occasion that will sweep you off your feet. The Wedding: New York’s Biggest Day, a remarkable event that draws inspiration from the groundbreaking [Re] Wedding of 2022. Celebrating the resilience and enduring power of love.
Lincoln Center is proud to host this iconic Wedding extravaganza, where social dance, music, poetry, and so much more come together in perfect harmony. As the festivities unfold across their sprawling 16-acre campus, hundreds of couples are invited to join on this monumental day, where the spirit of love fills the air.
Whether it is tying the knot for the first time, renewing vows, or simply reveling in the deep affection they hold for the city. New Yorkers will be able to embrace and celebrate their love like never before. The grand ceremony will take place at the picturesque Damrosch Park, followed by an enchanting dance party at The Dance Floor, located at the captivating Josie Robertson Plaza.
On July 08, history will be made as Lincoln Center becomes the stage for an unforgettable celebration of love, unity, and the magic of New York City.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center Plaza — Upper West Side
Opening Reception! Dianne Smith: Two Turntables & a Microphone
Get ready to groove and celebrate as we kick off the exciting exhibition of Dianne Smith: Two Turntables & a Microphone with a spectacular opening ceremony. This electrifying event will be graced by the legendary presence of Slick Rick, the iconic rapper who has left an indelible mark on the history of hip-hop.
As they commemorate the 50th anniversary of this revolutionary genre, Smith’s site-specific multimedia installation will take center stage. You will be immersed in a world that pays homage to the vibrant expressions of Black joy and identity fostered by hip-hop’s transformative community.
Prepare to be transported back in time and reminisce about the unforgettable parties that shaped the culture. The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be the epicenter of this extraordinary celebration on July 7, from 6 to 9 PM. Music, art, and cultural heritage unite in a mesmerizing fusion.
Do not miss your chance to be part of this historic event that honors the essence of hip-hop and its profound impact on society.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse — Bronx
Maker Park Radio’s 6-Year Anniversary Music & Art Fest
Get ready to immerse yourself in a sonic wonderland. Maker Park Radio proudly celebrates six incredible years as Staten Island’s beloved community radio station. Brace yourself for the most anticipated event of the year, where an enchanting combination of Psychedelic, Indie Rock, Shoegaze, and Folk music will sweep you off your feet and transport you to new realms of musical bliss.
But that is not all. Indulge your taste buds with delectable treats from an array of delightful food vendors. Peruse captivating art and maker vendors showcasing their incredible creations, and quench your thirst with a refreshing selection of beverages from Flagship and Killsboro Brewery.
This celebration is set to be an unforgettable fusion of art, music, and community spirit, all coming together in the heart of Staten Island. Join in and pay homage to the rich tapestry of creativity and diversity that makes Maker Park Radio an indispensable pillar of the community.
Maker Park Radio
450 Front Street, Unit A — Staten Island
Let us wrap it up
As we end our list of events happening July 4 through 10, it is clear that the summer festivities are in full swing. From immersive art and music at the Festival Night to the captivating celebrations of love at “The Wedding: New York’s Biggest Day.” There is no shortage of experiences that will leave you inspired and enthralled.
Whether you are exploring the cultural flavors of the Anime Food Festival & Tanabata Night Market or grooving to the rhythms of Catalan Sounds on Tour, these events are a testament to the power of community, creativity, and connection.
So, as we bid farewell to this week’s roundup, let us carry the spirit of celebration, joy, and cultural exploration with us into the coming days. Get ready to make memories, embrace new experiences, and savor the magic that summer has to offer. Until next time, let the spirit of adventure guide you, and may every day be filled with endless possibilities.