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Not only is New York City a place for tourism but it’s a place of excitement, culture and many events. If you’re looking to do something unique this summer, then come to New York for a day or weekend trip the month of July. Below are some of the excursions going on in the heart of the city that you’re not going to want to miss!

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Bon appetit! There will be a French Restaurant Week going on from July 4th-17th at multiple locations. This tradition includes special deals priced from $18 to $180 on the days between America’s Independence Day and France’s Bastille Day. You’re not going to want to miss this delicious food! More information here.

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Not only is there Shakespeare in the park, but there are also free summer movies starting on July 8 at different New York City locations. These free summer movies are shown evenings at NYC parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Not only will summer movies be playing but events on the SummerStage will be going on. What’s better than listening to live music with the wind breeze blowing through your hair? Enjoy outstanding music, comedy, theater, dance, lectures, and films during SummerStage in city parks. These mostly free concerts are very popular so arrive early.

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Are you a science freak and proud of it? Head on down to the Physics Show going on during the month of July at Elektra Theatre. A physics demonstrator from Rutgers University performs amazing feats in That Physics Show uses cold liquid nitrogen, burning hydrogen, and bright laser lights.  Discount tickets are $20.  More information here.

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Not only is the city full of art and culture but there are also cruises available along the month of July. Enjoy 90 minutes of views on an afternoon Statue of Liberty Skyline Sightseeing Cruise, with a free glass of champagne or another beverage on Yacht Manhattan, from Chelsea Piers. The tickets are $28 some hop on the boat and get cruising! Are you busy during the day? There are also evening cruises. Enjoy DJ music, a cash bar, and hours of views on Hornblower Cruise leaving Pier 15 on South Street.  More info here.

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If it’s free it’s for me and it’s for you too! There are free concerts at MoMa on July 10-July 31 at 8 p.m. on Sundays. Attend four weekly jazz and classical music concerts at Summergarden in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art. There is limited seating. More information here.

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Are you interested in readings at the bridge? Hear authors read, ask them questions, and get your book signed at Books Beneath the Bridge outdoors at Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 11, 18 and 25.  More info here.

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Don’t forget why you came to New York! There is this Tony-winning musical starting on July 11. This show-business musical Chicago has sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers, and a powerful story at Ambassador Theatre. Discount tickets are $33 to $95.  More info here. 

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There is also a new show by Cirque du Soleil starting on July 11. Paramour tells the story of a young actress torn between love and art and the glamorous world of Golden Age of Hollywood with acrobatics, musical, and dance at Lyric Theatre. Discount tickets are $45 to $75.  More info here.

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Are you interested in history but also enjoy a little thrill? You would enjoy scary drama scheduled for July 12-July 17. Set during the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s, The Crucible is a scorching indictment of intolerance written by Arthur Miller during the communist witch hunts of the 1950s at Walter Kerr Theatre. Discounts are $42 to $92.  More info here.

So if you can’t find something to do in New York this July then you’re not looking hard enough. Try one!