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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!
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.
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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.
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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
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!
NYC, home to the world’s greatest collection of art collections, is once again opening its doors for the Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 10. Museums up and down the 5th Avenue stretch lovingly referred to as ‘Museum Mile’ will be open to all visitors for free beginning at 6 p.m. that night.
This year’s participating museums include some of the best like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Bario, the Guggenheim and more! Head out to Museum Mile on 5th Ave between 80th and 105th to take part in this year’s festival!