Month: June 2014

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week in NYC

Opera in the park, African Arts and fireworks highlight this week in NYC:

The Counting Crows take Central Park for SummerStage Monday, June 30

counting crows


The Met Opera performs a free show in The Bronx’s Crotona Park Tuesday, July 1

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Photo: Vanity Fair

The New York Public Library hosts Foundations of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights Tuesday, June 1-3



The 43rd International African Arts Festival comes back to NYC Thursday, June 3-6

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The 4th of July Fireworks go off on the East River this year Friday, July 4



Don’t Miss the 4th of July Summer Sale at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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Woodbury Common Premium Outlets / Photo:

What’s not to love about the 4th of July? It’s hotdogs. It’s fireworks. It’s freedom. It’s America. And like clockwork, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets are bringing back what has become one of our favorite 4th of July traditions: The July 4th Summer Sale!

This year, from Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6, Woodbury Commons will be open an extra hour early in the morning so you can get your shopping fix in right at the break of dawn. All four days of the Summer Sale stores will open for business at 9 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

As always, Gray Line New York is here for you. We will be providing buses for transportation between Manhattan and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets all four days, beginning at 7:15 a.m. Book your tickets now and remember to get there early for all of the super savings you can find!

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week in NYC

Watch USA face Germany after an unexpected draw to Portugal, celebrate gay appreciation with Pride Week, and grub on some amazing barbecue in Bryant Park.

Enjoy free admission to 13 downtown museums and historic sites at A Night at the Museums, Tuesday June 24


 Enjoy an outdoor feast with Tom Colicchio’s famous sandwiches at the Bryant Park BBQ, Wednesday June 25

photo: Michael Gross

 USA faces Germany to advance to the Round of 16, Thursday June 26

photo: Jeon Heon-Kyun

 Cool off with NYC’s Outdoor Pool Opening Day across the five boroughs, Friday June 27

photo: Joe Buglewicz

Join the massive march down Fifth Avenue to celebrate Pride Week, Sunday June 29

photo: Julienne Schaer



5 Things You Didn’t Know About NYC Museums

The Museum of the City of New York is giving out free breakfast every morning: With a City Sights or New York pass, get your day started with an H&H Midtown Bagels East bagel and cup of coffee graciously given to early-bird museum visitors. This also includes a 20 minute talk with tips about getting the most out of the Big Apple and an exclusive screening of Timescapes, a 22-minute film that gets into the history of New York.


Photo: Museum of the City of New YOrk

There’s a bar on top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar allow for panoramic views of New York City with an unbeatable view of Central park. This rooftop luxury is definitely a hidden treasure within the Met. However, the elevator that takes you up top may be a little tricky to find, so don’t hesitate to ask any of the guides for help.

photo: Met Museum

You can stay overnight at the American Museum of Natural History: Watch art work come to life once the sun goes down. Targeted mostly towards children, this huge sleepover includes endless activities including the exploration of nocturnal animals and a showing of Mysteries of the Unseen World in the LeFrak theatre. Also, with a registration of 15 people or more, you’re qualified for discounted price.

photo: Buff Strickland

The Museum of Modern Art has a rain room: Stand in the rain without getting wet. This technological demonstration allows you to be completely surrounded by water, yet dry where your body movements are sensed. This is looks just as cool as it sounds, and is an opportunity for awesome silhouette shots. It is known to have a long wait time, so make sure you get in line by at least 6 AM.

photo: Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art PS1 has a huge experimental music series called the Warm Up: This summer event takes the cake for a unique and distinctive activity. The line-up includes experimental acts and DJ’s that are upcoming artists with insane talent. Going from June 28th to September 9th, every Saturday means for discovering art in all places.

photo: Digital Music News

Free Outdoor Movies in Bryant Park This Summer

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movies at Bryant Park

The HBO Summer Film Festival has come back to Bryant Park and looks better than ever!

This past Monday Bryant Park opened up their lawn yet again to host arguably the best outdoor summer film festival in NYC. Thousands covered the lawn as Saturday Night Fever took to the screen for what turned out to be a beautiful night in the city!

Every Monday now through August 18 will feature a new movie in Bryant Park. The HBO Summer Film Festival is open to all and free, though you may want to keep the kids home for some of the scarier movies, like the festival finale, The Shining. Here’s the full 2014 Bryant Park Movie Lineup:

June 16: Saturday Night Fever

June 23: The Mask of Zorro

June 30: A Soldier’s Story

July 7: Blazing Saddles

July 14: Suddenly Last Summer

July 21: National Lampoon’s Vacation

July 28: Key Largo

August 4: The Karate Kid

August 11: Lover Come Back

August 18: The Shining

So, are you going to spend a Monday night in Bryant Park this summer? Which movies are you most excited to see? Tell us on Twitter at @GrayLineNewyork!

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week In NYC

The Rangers bring the Stanley Cup to Madison Square Garden, Museum Mile Festival is back, and Cyclists ride through Harlem this week in NYC.

The Rangers host the Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals at Madison Square Garden Monday, June 9 and 11



The Museum Mile Festival returns to 5th Avenue Tuesday, June 10

met museum

photo: flickr / nate steiner

The World Cup begins with celebrations throughout the City Thursday, June 12

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Head out to Crocheron Park for an outdoor screening of Tangled Friday, June 13


The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic tears through Manhattan Sunday, June 15

harlem cycle

photo: facebook / harlemcrit