Enjoy the best New York City events, festivals, and things to do in July 2015 with this calendar of events.
Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Rockefeller Center in downtown New York City, New York.
July 1 - 3, 2015 (begins June 23)
2 miles SW
is a high-energy fusion of contemporary dance, Afro-Brazilian movement, and traditional martial arts of Brazil (Capoeira) at The Joyce Theater.
Shakespeare in the Park
July 1 - Aug. 23, 2015 (begins May 27)
2 miles north
Wait in line or join the online lottery for a ticket to Shakespeare in the Park
at Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free.
July 4, 2015
1.6 miles south
Enjoy improv, live music, drinks, and barbecue at the Indie-pendence Day Festival
at The PIT.
July 4, 2015
8 miles south
See live country, western, rhythm & blues, and burlesque at Rockabilly Night Market
, which includes a craft market and food fair at SRB in Brooklyn.
Hot-dog eating contest
July 4, 2015
18 miles south
Watch qualified champion eaters compete in the world famous Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
on Coney Island, plus music and entertainment. Free.
July 5 - 11, 2015
See public performances or take classes at Tap City
Free concerts at MoMA
July 5 - 26, 2015 (Sundays)
0.5 miles north
Attend four weekly jazz and classical music concerts at Summergarden
in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art. Limited seating. Free.
July 6 - 11, 2015
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
celebrates Hip-Hop culture with rap music, panel discussions, exhibitions, parties, an award show, a family-friendly block party, and a giant closing-day bash.
LGBT arts festival
July 6 - 19, 2015
3 miles south
Fresh Fruit Festival
features 40 works of gay and lesbian theater, dance, film, music, and visual art at The Wild Project and venues nearby.
Lincoln Center Festival
July 6 - Aug. 2, 2015
1.5 miles NW
Enjoy extraordinary opera, music, dance, and theater that showcases contemporary artistic viewpoints at Lincoln Center Festival
in and near Lincoln Center.
Readings at the bridge
July 6 - Aug. 10, 2015 (Mondays)
6 miles south
Hear authors read, ask them questions, and get your book signed at Books Beneath the Bridge
as the sun sets at Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Free.
July 8 - 16, 2015
35 miles east
Long Island International Film Expo
screens more than 100 short and feature-length independent films from around the world at Bellmore Movies.
Family-friendly music festival
July 11, 2015
31 miles north
Pleasantville Music Festival
offers live music outdoors, food, beverages, and kids’ activities in Pleasantville.