What’s On July 2015

Rooftop bars, outdoor movies, weekend day trips, concerts in the park, July 4th celebrations – it’s all happening in July in New York City. Plus school’s out so the city is alive with activities for New York’s families (drop-in classes, kids art and creativity programs, summer reading competitions, and water park fun). Below is a select list of the happenings in July. Curated by Joanna Hishon and the AWNY Communications Team.

Melbourne’s Ska Orchestra performs at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill , 237 West 42nd Street, on July 1st at 7.30PM (doors open 6.00PM). Tickets from $15.

The city will be alive with Independence Day Celebrations on July 4th. Macy’s Fireworks kick off at 9.20PM with various viewing spots on the East River. You can catch the famous Hot Dog Eating competition at Coney Island from 10.00AM – 1.00PM.

Bryant Park’s Broadway in the Park commences Thursdays from July 9th and runs through August 13th. Performances run from 12.30PM – 1.30PM and each week boasts a line up of the most popular Broadway shows performing their biggest hits.

Join AWNY members on Saturday July 11th for an afternoon of great chamber music in one of New York’s most unique music venues, a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn bridge. Board at 3.45 for a 4.00PM start. The event is free but you need to register your seat by emailing awny@aaanyc.org.

Get your French on at Bastille Day, Sunday July 12th from 12 noon. 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues will be will be closed to traffic. Experience all things French with wine tastings (you’ll need to get tickets for the best stuff), French culture and performances, and yummy French delicacies.

AWNY’s ‘Beautiful You’ event will take place in the Monash Room of the Australian Consulate, NYC on Tuesday July 14th, from 6.30PM. learn expert tips and trade secrets from the make-up artists of New York Fashion Week. Tickets $14 members, $19 non members.

Pack a picnic and a good drop and settle in for an outdoor movie in one of several locations around the city in July. Free.

Mingle and dance at the AAA’s Summer Cruise event on July 16th. The three hour cruise departs at 7.00PM sharp (boarding from 6.30PM) and takes in the skyline along the East and Hudson Rivers. The Australian Bar and Restaurant will ensure plenty of food and drink is available for purchase in board, and you can try your luck in the QANTAS/AAA Summer Raffle. Tickets $10 members, $15 non members.

If you’re a graduate of the Sydney University, their North American Alumni Conference NYC 2015 will be held in NYC from July 16 to 18.

The Upper East Side’s 92Y presents its 31st Annual Jazz in July event with various performances from July 21st – 30th. Be sure to check out the program and get along for a gig or two. Located on Lexington between 91st and 92nd streets, the center is somewhat of a local secret in the UES, often attracting big name actors, performers, and personalities to the stage at very reasonable prices (Victoria Beckham was a guest a few weeks ago, Candice Bergen and Margaret Atwood are both regular guests).

Career reinvigoration expert Sally Arnold presents ‘Encores in NY: How to create innovative leverage living and working in NY’ in the Monash room of the Australian Consulate on July 21st. The event costs $14 for AAA members, $19 for non members. The presentation will commence at 7.00PM (arrive 6.30PM) and stay afterwards for a Q&A with Sally at the conclusion.

Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors program commences July 22nd. It’s totally free and there’s an event for everyone, from Baby Loves to Disco (Sat July 25th, 10.00AM) to the Chinese American Arts Council dancers (Sunday July 26th at 3.00PM) to The Mavericks (Wednesday July 29th, 7.00PM). All events take place in Damrosch Park, on the southern side of the Lincoln Center (corner 61st and Amsterdam).

Photo credit: Tarley Jordan (Instagram.com/tarleyj)