NYC Weekend Guide for July 8 – 9, 2017

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With Independence Day in the rearview mirror, the summer is really starting to heat up here in the Big Apple! This weekend promises a little bit of something for just about everyone, including markets, street fairs, musical concerts, and more! Here are just a few things to see and do this weekend in NYC.

The Collective Market

Situated in the vibrant Lower East Side, the Collective Market is one of New York City’s premier artisanal markets, offering handmade collectibles, jewelry, crafts and much more by NYC designers and artists! Located at 15 Orchard Street in Manhattan. Additional information can be found at

Hester Street Fair

While you’re in the Lower East Side, be sure to also stop by the fun Hester Street Market. This great flea market offers a vast collection of food and craft vendors to discover, including the Melt Bakery, Petee’s Pie Company and Cheeky Sandwich. Takes place along Hester Street in the Lower East Side. More information about this fun event can be found over at


Nothing says summer in NYC quite like Smorgasburg! Everyone’s favorite food market offers roughly 100 food vendors to choose from, catering to all tastes and budgets. From Mexican to Chinese to pasta, Smorgasburg has a little bit of something for everyone! Takes place at 90 Kent Avenue in Brooklyn on Saturday and Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Sunday. Come hungry and don’t miss out!

Saving Washington

For fans of presidential history, definitely head on over to the New-York Historical Society at 170 Central Park West in the Upper West Side for this fascinating exhibit about the history of First Ladies of the United States. See historic documents, artifacts, artwork and even more at this unique attraction!


This Sunday evening, head on over to the Museum of Modern Art at 11 West 53rd Street in Manhattan to hear live jazz and classical music. Located in the idyllic Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, Summergarden offers a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Seating available at 7PM this Sunday.

Explore the City’s Museums and Cultural Institutions

Sometimes, it’s just too hot and humid this time of the year to enjoy it! Fortunately, the city offers plenty of air-conditioned, indoor attractions to explore, specifically its world-class collection of museums and cultural institutions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a look at more than 5,000 years of human artwork and culture while the Museum of Modern Art features treasures by Van Gogh, Dali, Warhol and other acclaimed artists. The American Museum of Natural History, meanwhile, boasts more than 33 million specimens of fossils, minerals, precious gems, historic artifacts and much more. Other top museums worth checking out include the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side’s Tenement Museum.