NYC Weekend Guide for July 29 – 30, 2017

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Summer rolls on here in NYC. From music festivals to performing arts events to cultural festivals and just about everything else in between, this weekend is packed with great things to see and do here in the Big Apple. Here’s just a quick look at some of the top events and activities in NYC for the weekend of July 29 – 30, 2017!

The Jim Henson Exhibit

Jim Henson left an indelible mark on pop culture. The creator of The Muppets is now immortalized in a permanent new exhibit in the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens featuring almost 50 puppet characters and an interesting collection of archival footage to discover. Don’t miss this!

New York City Poetry Festival

Fans of poetry and the arts in general will definitely want to head on over to Governors Island this weekend to enjoy the New York City Poetry Festival. Featuring readings from over 250 poets and dozens of organizations, this is one of the premier poetry festivals in the country! In addition to poetry, the event will also offer music, performing arts shows, great food and much more!

Panorama Festival

One of the most popular music festivals in the country returns to Randall’s Island starting this Friday. Check out www.panorama.nyc for more information about the festival lineup, directions and more!

Hester Street Fair

The popular Hester Street Fair returns to Hester Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan this weekend! Offering a vast collection of top-rated food and craft vendors, this flea market is not to be missed. Be sure to check out www.hesterstreetfair.com for more information!

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park, a perennial summertime staple in Central Park, returns again this Saturday for a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 8:00PM! The acclaimed theater production takes place at the outdoor Delacorte Theater in the heart of the park. Visit www.publictheater.org/Free-Shakespeare-in-the-Park/ for additional information!

Take a Harbor or River Cruise

Summertime offers the perfect opportunity for a harbor or river cruise this weekend! Hop aboard Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Classic Harbor Line New York and other charter cruise companies for a leisurely tour and spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the city’s iconic skyline!