Monday June 17, 2013
The annual tradition of Free Movies in Bryant Park
begins this evening with a screening of Tootsie
. Every Monday evening through August 19, 2013 you can catch classic films on the big screen in Bryant Park for free. It's a great New York City summer tradition (that has been replicated around the city
) and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a picnic dinner, people watching and a great movie.
In case free movies under the stars aren't enough to lure you to Bryant Park, there are also some delicious treats once you arrive. Magnum has put in a seasonal shop where you can design your own Magnum: complete with your choice of milk or dark chocolate coating and up to three toppings. Because I wouldn't want to send you somewhere without being *sure* it was worthwhile, I tried it myself last week (with my lucky son) and I'm happy to report it's as delicious as it sounds. They even have a signature NYC topping of crushed pretzels to jazz up your pop in an only-in-NYC sort of way. Magnum's Pop-up shop is open daily from noon 'til 8 p.m. (7 p.m. on Sunday).
In addition, indie vendors from the Hester Street Fair will be on hand selling delicious eats on Mondays from 4-10 p.m. in Bryant Park. Think Thai food from Khao Man Gai NY, sweets from Handsome Dan's and Ludlow Pizza.
Schedule: 2013 Movies in Bryant Park Schedule
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Friday June 14, 2013
New York City is home to many Outdoor Movie Festivals
throughout the summer. Whether you want to hit the original in Bryant Park
or catch a movie at the Intrepid, there are fun films to see all over town beneath the starry sky this summer. If you're visiting from out of town, seeing a movie outdoors in NYC is a great way to enjoy a slice of summer, where many New Yorkers gather with friends to enjoy a picnic dinner and movie on warm nights.
More: NYC Summer Concerts
More: Summer in NYC
Thursday June 13, 2013
Since 1954, Shakespeare in the Park
has been bringing free theater to New Yorkers and visitors. This summer, you can enjoy productions of The Comedy of Errors
and Love's Labour's Lost, A New Musical
. If you've never been before, we've got the essential information for planning to enjoy Shakespeare in the Park, from performance dates and times to tips on getting tickets and how to avoid waiting in line.
More: Tips for Getting Shakespeare in the Park Tickets
More: Summer Concerts in NYC
Wednesday June 12, 2013
We've got a great round-up of Fourth of July Cruises in NYC
, with more than ten different options for watching the Fourth of July Fireworks from a boat in the New York Harbor! Make your reservations soon, as most (if not all) options will sell out in advance. Don't want to take to the water for the fireworks? We've got some other ways to celebrate July 4th in NYC, including rooftop firework viewing parties, walking tours and more.
Guide: July 4th Fireworks in NYC
More: Celebrating July 4th in NYC
Photo of Circle Line Boat with Statue of Liberty courtesy of Circle Line.