What’s on in July…

A short list of things to do and see in NYC this July.

 Art

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at the Whitney, June 27 – October 19, 2014. Taking up most of the Whitney Museum of American Art, this comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s work spanning 36 years is the last exhibition before the Whitney moves to it’s new Renzo Piano-designed location downtown.

Food

NYC Restaurant Week: July 21 – August 15, 2014. Reservations open from July 9. Lunch is usually the best deal in this bi-annual event that draws food lovers from all over the country.

Family

July 4th Fireworks on the East River:  According to NYCGo.com, “the best viewing spots will be from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and along the east side of Lower Manhattan. If you plan on heading to where the action is, arrive by 5pm to snag a good spot (the light show starts at 9pm).”

Music

Central Park Summer stage:

  • July 1 / 7pm – Beck
  • July 7 / 6pm – Neon Trees, Smallpools, Nightmare and the Cat
  • July 29 / 6pm – Conor Oberst, Dawes

NYC Philharmonic:

  • Wednesday, July 9 – Prospect Park
  • July 11 & July 14 – Central Park

Dance

July 12 is New York’s biggest outdoor dance party – Mid-Summer Swing!

Sport

What epitomises Summer in the USA? Baseball of course! Venture out of Manhattan this Summer and watch a baseball game:

 Social

5 Pools You need to Dip in This Summer – Urban Daddy’s hit list of NYC pool parties. Cool down with a dip and a frosty cocktail.