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QUEENSNIGHTMARKETQueens Night Market
The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.

When: Saturdays, 6PM-Midnight, starting on April 23rd until August 20th

Where: New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens


DUMBO Boulders – Brooklyn Bridge Park
13268119_810599895750342_4703157330914756326_oOfficially opened to the public on April 16th, DUMBO Boulders is a partnership between The Cliffs Climbing + Fitness and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Park designers created a newly-constructed outdoor climbing walls which are located under the Manhattan Bridge at the Main Street section of the Park, and is North America’s largest outdoor bouldering facility!!

All day access to the facilities only cost $9!! Check out DUMBO Boulders located at: 99 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201


The Met Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar
The Met is a beautiful museum that is often highly recommended. But one of thebest hidden gems of the Met museum is their rooftop garden! With an amazing exhibit and an incredible view, this rooftop is a must visit! The requirement to enter the Met it is a suggested donation. So how ever much you can afford is what you pay to enter!
Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028


Free Concerts

Blink 182 Concert on Good Morning America
Date: July 1st
Time: 7am to 9am
Location: Central Park – “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00 a.m. when the park opens to the public.

Fat Joe / Tony Touch
Date: July 6th
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Crotona Park – Crotona Park North to South, Fulton Av to Southern Blvd and Crotona Park East, Bronx, NY

Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe featuring Craig ‘muMs’ Grant’s “A Sucker Emcee”
Date: July 8th
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Crotona Park – Crotona Park North to South, Fulton Av to Southern Blvd and Crotona Park East, Bronx, NY

Sia Concert on Good Morning America
Date: July 22nd
Time: 7am to 9am
Location: Central Park – “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00 a.m. when the park opens to the public.

DJ Spinna celebrates Earth, Wind, and Fire / Shine and the Moonbeams
Date: August 14th
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Location: East River Park Amphitheater, New York, NY 10002 United States

Roosevelt Island Tramway
Swipe your Metrocard and take an amazing ride from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island! Bring your camera because the views are incredible! While you’re in Roosevelt Island make sure stop by the Roosevelt Island lighthouse!


Free Events

Brooklyn Bridge Park is hosting Singin’ In The Rain!
Watch is classic under the stars!
Date: July 6th
Time: 6pm
Location: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Broadway in Bryant Park
Every Thursday from July 7th to August 11th you can find the most popular shows on and off Broadway performing their biggest hits.
Date: July 7th to August 11th
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Bryant Park

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Immerse yourself in hip-hop culture at this fest which features discussion panels, films, live music, and food. This year’s headliner will be Nas!
Date: July 13th
Location: Various locations – check out the website
Tickets – General admission is free but may be sold out. You can also purchase tickets for $15+

The New York City Poetry Festival
See 250 poets across three stages, plus food and beverages. Admission is free but you need to register on eventbrite.
Date: July 30th & 31st
Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: Various locations – check out the website

Free Outdoor Movies
Hudson River Park is hosting Free Movie Series call Hudson RiverFlicks! Check out their Movie schedule and watch all of your favorite blockbusters from last year on the big screen, again! Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase.