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

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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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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