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This Week in NYC (6/30-7/7)

June 30, 2015 - by CG News Desk

(6/30-7/7) Each week, City Guide's This Week in NYC brings you the best in special NYC events, the newest exhibits, sightseeing activities, fun for kids, concerts, nightlife and more. 

THE BIG EVENT

 

Watch the NYC skyline light up in celebration with the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (7/4) For more details where to view the show and other July 4th festivities go here.

PLUS: Kick up your heels for Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center (now-7/11)

EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

Get ready! Hunger Games: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square, opens 7/1!!

PLUS:  Frida Kahlo:*Art*Garden*Life at The New York Botanical Garden, includes a display of her original works, plus a spectacular recreation of the garden she kept with Diego Rivera...Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland opens at the Morgan (now-10/11)... The Hirschfeld Century explores the cartoonist's glorious career at New York Historical Society ... China: Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (*extended to 9/7)... Saturday Night Live: The Exhibitionis now open at Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue...America Is Hard to Seenow at the new Whitney...Saving Place: Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks now at MCNY...Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage...Life at the Limits: Stories of Amazing Species now at The American Museum of Natural History...Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, now at Brooklyn Museum...Lincoln and the Jews  at the New York Historical Society is brimming with authentic letters and other artifacts demonstrating Lincoln's extensive friendships and working relationships with Jewish people...Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, now at The Jewish Museum...A Year with Children 2015 at The Guggenheim... At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, explore Hubble@25...At The Morgan Library & Museum, Lincoln Speaks: Words that Transformed a Nation...The exhibit Matthew Weiner's Mad Men now at the Museum of the Moving Image is a must for fans, including authentic sets of Don Draper's office and the family kitchen, plus costumes, Draper's 'box of secrets' and more. (*extended through 9/6)...Water World: Immersive Dome Experiencenow at AMNH (through 7/11)

COMEDY

Amy Schumer, Queen Latifah and others perform at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Freedom Festival (7/4) 

PLUS: Gotham All-Stars w/Marina Franklin & Ryan Reiss at Gotham Comedy Club (7/2)...Rob Stapleton's July 4th Weekend Takeover at Carolines (7/2-7/5)...Check out the hottest in up n coming comedy talent at Broadway Comedy Club (*beginning 7/13, Jackie 'The Joke Man' Martling performs Monday evenings!) ...DUMBO Comedy at Dumbo Kitchen (7/7)

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KIDS 

 

Connected Worlds is now open at the New York Hall of Science

PLUS: Hunger Games: The Exhibition, opens at Discovery Times Square! The Empire State Building welcomes new neighbor Build A Bear store, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am (7/1)...Kids Printmaking Shop at  Morris Jumel Mansion Museum (7/6-7/10)...Catch Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Times Square!now extended through Sept. 7... Spiders Alive! returns to AMNH (7/4)

SIGHTSEEING 

 

Docking at Pier 15 at South Street Seaport this weekend is the L'Hermione, a replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette and his troops from France to support General George Washington in the Revolutionary War. Admission is FREE, first come, first served (7/1-7/4)  

PLUS: Beat the heat and cool off with a speedy ride aboard The Beast! Jamaica Bay EcoCruise with New York Water Taxi (7/5)...Check out the hottest spots to eat and drink in the Flatiron District and Williamsburg with Like a Local Tours...Take a Yankee Stadium Tour!...The Circle Line is now celebrating its 70th anniversary...The One World Observatory is now open...Explore NYC's financial district with Wall Street Walks ...

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NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

 

 

Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock n Roll at 54 Below (7/7, 7/10, 7/11)...

PLUS: Brian Wilson with special guest Rodiguez at Jones Beach (6/30)...Shania Twain w/Gavin DeGraw at MSG (6/30)...Summer Garden Concert at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (6/30)...Billy Joel continues his monthly concert series at MSG (7/1)...Full Moon Dinner Cruise Series at Bateaux New York (7/1)...New York Cocktail Cruise with Spirit Cruises (7/2)...Viper rocks the Top Gun Soundtrack at Highline Ballroom (7/3)...Warm Up at MoMA PS1 (7/4)...Popa Chubby plays Hendrix at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (7/4)...Central Park Summerstage-Global Family Day (7/5)...All Star Tribute to the Music of B.B. King at City Winery (7/6)

SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

 

Kevin Hart brings his What Now Tour to Madison Square Garden for two nights (7/7-7/8) 

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