What’s On in New York July 2018

July is here and so is the summer heat, so stay cool out there as it looks as though this heatwave is going to continue. Here’s What’s On in New York, July 2018.

As always, AWNY is hosting some amazing events that are open to the general public:

Thursday, July 5:
AWNY and Olsen Gruin present  ‘Arrkanala Lyilhitjika: The Joy of Singing’ – the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir in concert. This event includes a 60 minute choral performance followed by a rare Q&A with members of the choir, Morris Stuart, the Choir’s Conductor and musical director and Naina Sen, the director/producer of the documentary The Song Keepers, and moderated by Australian media personality and author Gretel Killeen.

Friday, July 6:
There’s nothing better in summer than a cool drink in outdoor garden with a friendly group of Aussies. Join Aussie Mums and Dads in NYC Group for summer drinks at Tavern on the Green.

July 3:
The Australian hosts a trivia night on the first Tuesday of every month commencing at 7:30pm.

July 4:
July 4th is one of the BIG events in the USA and if you’re in the city you might like to head out to Coney Island to see the Hotdog Eating Competition like our Committee member Tanya McCaw, who judged the event last year. After a day of eating hotdogs you can then get along to see the Fireworks on Wednesday, this year they will be on the East River.

July 9 – August 5:
The New York Musical Theatre Festival commences on July 9 and runs through to August 5. This is an opportunity to see some truly original musicals in an intimate setting, you never know you might see a show that goes on to Broadway in years to come.  Between the Sea and Sky is an original Australian musical about our fascination with the ocean and fear of its power.

July 15:
Bastille Day is July 14 but there is a big Festival on 5th Ave on Sunday, July 15.

July 17 – August 19:
Shakespeare in the Park will be presenting Twelfth Night from July 17 to August 19. A local’s tip is to remember the bug spray.

July 25:
Celebrate Brooklyn has a great lineup for the rest of summer, including Aussie performer Courtney Barnett on July 25.

People at Nathan's Hotdog Eating Content
Image credit: Nathan’s Famous

Throughout Summer:

Bryant Park has free movie nights on every Monday through the summer. They also have free highlights from Broadway shows on Thursdays.

If you’re into comedy get along to the Laughter in the Park events every Sunday in July, brought to you by NY Laughs.

Check out this month’s AWNY Mums and Dads Update, for a list of sprinkler parks and and water playgrounds for the kids.

Midsummer Night Swing is a fun program of music and dance hosted by the Lincoln Centre which is wonderful on a warm summer evening.

Warm Up at MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Experience the life and works of MC Escher at the first-ever exhibition in NYC, at innovative creative hub, Brooklyn’s Industry City, with over 200 original works.

If you’re hankering for a visit to the beach, AWNY brings you an Australian’s Guide to Beaches in New York.

comedian at Laughter in the Park
Image Credit: http://www.nylaughs.org

We hope you enjoy the summer, and as they say in America “Happy Fourth”!

Image credits:
Image by Tavern On The Green/IG User inorimichi, Nathan’s Famous, NYLaughs,

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