What's Going on in NYC: July 3 - 9

July 3 - 16  //  Participating Restaurants   // Website

Since 2011, French Restaurant Week -- in partnership with OpenTable -- has been helping you stuff your face at the many participating bistros and brasseries across the City. This special week offers customers the ability to enjoy prix-fixe dinner menu options (and in some cases lunch); there are three menu options at various price points: $17.89, $38.00, and $178.90 (for that special occasion). So bust out the beret and #EatDrinkBeFrench!


July 4

Fire up the grill and get outdoors to celebrate America's Independence Day! Whether you're in the City or out of town, have some fun in the sun and relax this long weekend. Don't forget to keep an eye skyward for the many, many fireworks displays tonight as well...below is a list of all the legal firework displays this week and here's our post on all the fireworks in NYC this summer and where to watch them:

Monday, July 3, 9:00 PM
Co-op City Ballfield
Sponsor: Riverbay Fund

Tuesday, July 4, 9:20 PM
Between 40th Street and 23rd Street
Sponsor: MACY'S JULY 4th

Tuesday, July 4, 9:30 PM
Coney Island Beach
Sponsor: Alliance for Coney Island, Inc.

Tuesday, July 4, 9 PM
Oyster Bay
Sponsor: Bravo Sailing Corporation

Tuesday, July 4, 9:30 PM
Barge between Ellis Island and Liberty State Park
Sponsor: City of Jersey City

Thursday, July 6, 9:10 PM
Ellis Island Safety Zone
Sponsor: Imagination Europe LTD

Friday, July 7, 2017, 9:00 PM
Riverside Boulevard
Sponsor: City of Long Beach

Friday, July 7, 2017, 9:30 PM
Coney Island Beach
Sponsor: Alliance for Coney Island, Inc.


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July 4  //  8:00 PM  //  East River  //  Where to Watch  //  Website

A perfect way to honor Independence Day. The 41st annual Macy's firework celebration returns again to the East River -- it's sure to showcase over-the-top pyrotechnics and a slew of musical performers and other celebrity appearances. This year's lineup includes Jennifer Lopez, Brad Paisley, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, Lady Antebellum, and Sheryl Crow! And don't worry if you have to stay in, the show will be broadcast live on NBC!


July 4  //  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM  //  Coney Island  //  Website

Who will claim hot dog supremacy this year? After putting down 70 dogs in just ten minutes last year, Joey Chestnut will be out to defend his title and keep the Mustard Belt firmly around his waist. Come out and watch Joey and 2016's female champ, Miki Sudo, hold it down this year on the corner of Surf and Stillwell. And don't worry if you want make it out to Coney Island -- the event will be broadcast live on ESPN!


  Source:  Bryant Park

Source: Bryant Park

July 6 - August 10  //  Thursdays @ 12:30 PM  //  The Lawn @ Bryant Park  //  Website

Come out a see members of some of the most popular shows, both on Broadway and off, perform some of their biggest hits of the year -- all outdoors in Midtown Manhattan! Thursday's show will include acts from STOMP, Groundhog Day, Wicked, as well as The Phantom of the Opera. Don't worry if you can't make it out this week -- Broadway in Bryant Park will return each Thursday into the beginning of August.


July 7 - 8  //  Doors open @ 5:00 PM  //  Oculus Plaza  //  Website

A new outdoor film screening series has come to downtown Manhattan, overlooking the one-of-a-kind Oculus, and all for free. Each of the movies being shown was curated by those at the Tribeca Film Festival and all are based in our very own New York City! There are showings all summer long, so no sweat if you can't make it there this week. This weekend's showings: Serendipity on Friday and Night at the Museum on Saturday. 


July 9  //  12:00 - 5:00 PM  //  60th St from 5th to Lex  //  Website

Over more than 20 years, Bastille Day on 60th has grown into New York City’s biggest French-themed street fair and NYC's largest public celebration of France’s independence. Three bustling blocks will be filled full with French food, dance, music, and fun for the whole family! Our personal favorite offering: champagne & chocolate tasting!