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JULY 2024


A Midsummer Night's Dream 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring comedian Russell Peters for the free summer 2024 Uptown Shakespeare in the Park. This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream transports audiences to the height of the Harlem Renaissance, where four young lovers, a troupe of rude mechanicals, and mischievous fairies find themselves entangled in a web of romantic chaos within a mystical forest. Having sold-out arenas around the world, including MSG and Barclays Center, this performance will mark Peters’ stage and Shakespearean debut. 

Creole Food Festival 

The Creole Food Festival is a food festival like no other! It showcases award-winning chefs from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, South America & the South of the United States and gathers the biggest foodies in America. Discover a multitude of rising star chefs, beverage connoisseurs, bartenders providing signature NYCCFF drinks, sample dishes, cooking demos, and much more!

Daryl Hall & Elvis Costello 

Daryl Hall + Elvis Costello & The Imposters with Charlie Sexton will perform at Radio City Music Hall on July 16.

Sunset Jazz Sail 

Watch the sun set behind the Statue of Liberty, aboard the 158-foot long Clipper City and be transported into a world of smooth jazz and breathtaking views. Whether you’re exploring the deck, assisting our crew in hoisting the sails, or simply reclining with a cocktail in hand, the live jazz band’s melodies will set the perfect mood for your evening.

Paul McCartney Photographs at The Brooklyn Museum

As The Beatles captured the hearts of millions, founding member Paul McCartney captured it all on his Pentax camera. Traveling from the UK to New York—just as “the boys” did six decades ago—Eyes of the Storm takes us inside the frenzy of Beatlemania in 1963–64, when the band’s first U.S. tour skyrocketed them to superstardom. More than 250 of McCartney’s photos, recently rediscovered in his archives, reveal his singular vantage point at the center of this whirlwind of attention and adoration. Many of the prints buzz with the electricity of 1960s New York City, which has had a love affair with The Beatles ever since.

Oil Painting in the Park 

In this free course held in Bryant Park, you will learn to work with one of the most versatile mediums, using new painting techniques. The course will cover basic color theory, using oils to create still life and portraiture. 

Wonderland at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

It’s unbelievable, it’s unfamiliar, it’s NYBG like never before! Head down the rabbit hole as Wonderland: Curious Nature transforms the Garden through the sights, settings, and scents of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—and step into a botanical experience that grows curiouser and curiouser along the way. You’ll choose your own adventure as you fall deeper into our otherworldly gardens, mind-bending contemporary artworks, and gallery exhibitions filled with wonderfully weird marvels, and see the Garden through Alice’s playful and curious eyes.   Join us for fantastical tea parties, immerse yourself in thousands of colorful Victorian flowers, meet some of Wonderland’s fanciful and familiar characters, and go a little mad with us in this world of wild imagination!

Sleeping Beauties at The Met

The Costume Institute’s spring 2024 exhibition features approximately 220 garments and accessories spanning four centuries, all visually connected through themes of nature, which also serves as a metaphor for the transience of fashion. Visitors will be invited to smell the aromatic histories of hats bearing floral motifs; to touch the walls of galleries that will be embossed with the embroidery of select garments; and to experience—via the illusion technique known as Pepper’s ghost—how the “hobble skirt” restricted women’s stride in the early 20th century. Punctuating the galleries will be a series of “sleeping beauties”—garments that can no longer be dressed on mannequins due to their extreme fragility.

The Public Theater Block Party 

Events will be both inside the Theater and outside on Astor Place: See Public Theater alumni perform some of the most memorable songs from iconic Public Theater musicals including HAMILTON, HAIR, FUN HOME, HELL'S KITCHEN, SUFFS, HERCULES, A CHORUS LINE, and more! Join in and learn special new choreography to the Broadway Cast Recording of Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" and view a curated exhibit featuring iconic costumes from past Public Theater productions. There will be free family-friendly activities indoors and outdoors like corn hole, face painting, balloon animals, coloring, and more.

Salsa in Washington Square Park

Dancers of all ages and skill levels come together at this weekly Salsa party. Kick things off with a free class from 6-6:30pm and then open dancing the rest of the evening with incredible instructors from Salsa Dura NY.



Wanda Sykes 

Head to the Ulster Performing Arts Center to see Wanda Sykes, the Emmy winning stand up comic, writer, actress and producer who has been entertaining audiences for over twenty years. She has ranked among Entertainment Weekly‘s “25 Funniest People in America” and her peers have called her “one of the funniest stand-up comics” in the field.

Masters of the Air

Join us at the Spa Little Theater for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Donald L. Miller. Miller is the author of 10 books, including Masters of the Air, now a limited series on AppleTV, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

This event is presented jointly by the Saratoga Book Festival, Literary Arts@SPAC, and the Saratoga County Veterans Peer Connection program. Tickets are on sale now and include a copy of the book Masters of the Air. Miller will sign books after the presentation.

David Koechner

City Winery Hudson Valley presents actor, writer and producer David Koechner, who is well-known for his roles as Todd Packer on “The Office” and Champ Kind from “Anchorman” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” 

The Decemberists

For over 20 years, The Decemberists have been one of the most original, daring, and thrilling American rock bands. Founded in the year 2000, The Decemberists’ distinctive brand of hyper-literate folk-rock set them apart from the start with the release of their debut EP 5 Songs in 2001. Since then, the band has released nine full-length albums that are unbound by genre and highly ambitious, ranging from Americana-leaning storytelling epics to elements of 70’s prog and hard rock.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical 

The White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Beautiful. Before she was hit-maker Carole King — she was Carole Klein, a spunky, young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with Tapestry, Beautiful takes you back to where it all began and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.

Featuring such unforgettable classics as “You’ve Got a Friend”, “One Fine Day”, “So Far Away”,”Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Natural Woman”; this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember and a story you’ll never forget.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week highlights the talented chefs and the locally sourced ingredients they use. From April 8 – 21, participating restaurants will offer prix fixe lunches starting at $24.95 and prix fixe dinners starting at $39.95 per person. 


Tulip Fest

Over 15,000 tulips. U-Pick tulips, music, food and activities for all ages. $15 per person. Doors open at 11 am. 

Taste of Spring Cooking Class 

Mushroom toasts, chilled spring pea soup with toasted pine nuts, crispy prosciutto, crème de brie, and pea tendrils, roasted garlic-almond butter chicken, and an apricot rhubarb compote tarte are ALL on the menu at Watergrasshill Bed & Breakfast! Don’t miss out on learning how to craft this delicious three-course menu yourself! This class is BYOB, so those 21 and over may bring a beverage of choice to sip on during the class!

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch with Kim Lesley and Joe Tranchina at Silk Factory in Newburgh. Full brunch menu, full bar, live music!

Earth Day Fair

21st Annual Earth Day Fair –  rain or shine. This year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastics. Come learn about sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics and fast fashion, as well as the 7 R’s for Green Living. This is a free, family-friendly, zero-waste event with children’s activities, food, nature walks, and live music! There will be information and presentations on composting, plastic issues, insulation, community solar, electric vehicles and more! Plus you can take a stroll down Huguenot Street among the United Nations flags and visit the rail trail to view educational signs about how to live more sustainably.

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