Here we are, already at the end of our first summer semester! With a seemingly infinite amount of readings done while riding the 1 and that intense schedule, it’s time to enjoy the period between both summer sessions. We’ve picked out several of our favorite events occurring this summer (that won’t break the bank!) so you can see what New York has to offer!

1.) Summer Stage 2017: What’s that you say? FREE concerts? We didn’t know anything in the city was free! With a latte priced at $4.30, enjoy this while you can! Performances last all summer at Rumsey Playfield at Central Park. Don’t miss your chance to see top names in entertainment and NYC’s hidden talent! For more information on dates and events, stay tuned via TIME OUT: New York.

2.) Macy’s July 4th Fireworks: Free, famous, and spectacular! Just make sure you get there early and be prepared for crowds. Check out the details here!

3.) Broadway in Bryant Park: More free fun! Enjoy glimpses of Broadway while you sit in the sun! …AND you don’t have to enter Times Square. What more could a New Yorker ask for?

4.) French Street Fair: Visit 60th Street between Lexington and 5th Ave on
July 9th for authentic French treats in celebration of Bastille Day!

5.) NYC Poetry Festival: Held July 29th-30th, the festival will host 250 poets! Don’t miss your chance to mix, mingle, collaborate, and even share your skills with others on the open mic.

Missed it the first time around? The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island is back, August 26th-27th! Celebrate the end of summer by pretending you are Gatsby! Dress up in 1920′s gear, sip cocktails, and dance to a live jazz band at this notoriously fun lawn party. Food and select drinks provided from 10AM-5PM. Get your tickets here! (I personally went to the one in June and it was the bee’s knees!)

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