NYC Weekend Guide for July 1 – 2, 2017

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Happy Fourth of July weekend!

As expected, NYC is packed with things to see and do this weekend. From film festivals to art exhibits and everything else in between, the Big Apple will offer something for everyone this weekend. Here’s a quick look at just some top activities and events to look into!

Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

Stop by the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for free admission this Saturday! Explore the museum’s vast collection of 1.5 million artworks, including paintings, sculptures, ancient artifacts, pop art and much more. Don’t miss out on this!

International African Arts Festival

This popular cultural festival attracts thousands from all over the world. This year’s lineup promises to be one of the best yet, featuring music, dance, parades, fashion shows and much more! Takes place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn. More information can be found at www.iaafestival.org.

New York Asian Film Festival

This year’s event offers more than 50 great films from China, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and many other nations. Catch feature films, art films, historical dramas and even more. Takes place at the School of Visual Arts Theatre at 333 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. A must for film buffs!

Saving Washington

This fascinating exhibition at the New-York Historical Society on Central Park West in the Upper West Side, takes an interesting look at Dolley Madison and others First Ladies. View historical documents, clothing, art, artifacts and even more!

Chihuly

Celebrated multimedia artist Dale Chihuly’s ongoing exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden is now underway. For fans of contemporary visual art, this is an absolute must!

Enjoy the City’s Beaches and Waterfront

From beaches to waterfront parks to stunning promenades, NYC offers a wealth of beautiful waterfront spaces to explore as summer really heats up. Coney Island offers great beaches, rides and its iconic boardwalk while the Rockaways offers a leisurely, laidback beach to relax on. The city also boasts a number of great waterside parks like Riverside Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Battery Park while the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Battery park City Esplanade offer sweeping views to enjoy.