What to do in NYC July 15 - 21

By: Stefanie DiMartino

Summer is in full swing and there is always a lot going on. Here are my top picks of the best trending food, parties, events, museum exhibitions, and entertainment to check out for July 15– 21.

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Photo by Sandy Ching on Unsplash

FOOD & Drink


47 East 19th Street - Craft New York (Between Broadway and Park)

Now – July 28th

Check out their website here

The Supernatural vegan pop-up by Chef Chloe Coscarelli is back! Located at Craft New York, this pop-up is only open for lunch, 11am-3pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Even though all of the food is vegan, it is enjoyable for anyone that loves to eat. I’m a non-vegan, and my best friend who is vegan introduced me to the amazing food made by Chloe! It’s delicious, especially all of the sweet treats! My personal favorites are the jalapeño mac and cheese, the matcha soft serve, served in a coconut, the sea salt chocolate chunk cookies, and of course, the sprinkle cake! The décor is so nice, the staff is friendly, and it’s a good time. It is definitely worth a visit and chances are, you’ll meet Chloe herself.  




2919 24th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102

July 19

21+ | 10pm-2am | $15-$20

Learn more here

“Summer is upon us and Quiet Events is back at Bohemian Beer Garden! Join us as the weather gets warmer and the parties get hotter. Our 3 live DJs always bring the best vibes and even better jams. This event will be outside if the weather’s on our side! When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music! There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!” – Quiet Events



Randal’s Island Park

July 19 - 20

Tickets start at $95

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“Since its inception in 2016, Pinknic has quickly become a New York City summer tradition, welcoming thousands of guests each year, all dressed in pink and white, to eat, drink, play, and dance the day away. For 2019, we are excited to announce that we will be moving to the much larger grounds of Randall’s Island Park, which will allow us to have not one, but TWO stages for this year’s festivities!

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Pinknic is well-known for creating spectacular spaces that offer our guests an experience of a lifetime – delightful wine complemented with delicious food exquisitely prepared by local chefs, lively entertainment from world renowned bands and DJs, and activations that will surely charm and thrill all who attend.

But for 2019, we are creating a larger pool area, expanding our food court to bring you gourmet food from NYC’s finest establishments, introducing a larger range of cocktails, wine offerings, cider, and so much more! Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about everyone’s favorite pink drink – rosé, a staple at our festival. We’ll be bringing back spectacular fireworks at sunset to close out the festival with a bang!” - Pinknic



Brooklyn Bridge Park - 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

July 15

7pm-8pm | FREE

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“A perfect summer night’s story starts with Books Beneath the Bridge. Over 6,000 people have attended the series since 2012. Throughout July and August, join us at Pier 1 Granite Prospect on Monday nights for book readings by featured authors, representing six of Brooklyn’s best independent bookstores. Each evening will include readings, discussions, signings, and much more, as inspired by each author and our program partners…Curated by Books Are Magic of Cobble Hill, the evening will feature readings by Susannah Cahalan, and Karen Abbott. Susannah will read from The Great Pretender, and Karen will read from The Ghosts of Eden Park.” – Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Now - September 30

21+ | Multiple time slots | $45

111 W 32nd St, NY, NY 10001

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The Rosé Mansion is back and a fun experience, especially if you love rosé! “The world looks better through rosé-tinted glasses. Join us on an ethereal journey through Rosé Mansion this summer at our brand new mansion in Midtown Manhattan. Sip rosé wines from across the globe as you wander through 14 new rooms that celebrate your favorite summertime wine. During this interactive experience, you’ll discover a whole new side of rosé as you learn about the culture, history and science of this magical pink drink. Travel back in time to ancient Egypt, hang out in a vintage airline lounge, perform a 1960’s acid test, meander through a vineyard maze, dance in a dazzling disco ball pit, and more, before you end your adventure in RoséLand, the greatest wine-themed playground on the planet.” – The Rosé Mansion



Brooklyn Museum

Now – October 13 | $16

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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“Drawn directly on paper or a printing plate, in broad gestures or precise marks, these works convey the vivid presence of the artist’s hand. Rembrandt to Picasso: Five Centuries of European Works on Paper highlights more than a hundred European drawings and prints from our exceptional collection, many of which are on view for the first time in decades. From the remarkably spontaneous etchings of Rembrandt, through the bold graphite lines of Pablo Picasso, the exhibition explores the roles of drawing and printmaking within artists’ practices, encompassing a variety of modes, from studies to finished compositions, and a range of genres, including portraiture, landscape, satire, and abstraction. Working on paper, artists have captured visible and imagined worlds, developed poses and compositions, experimented with materials and techniques, and expressed their personal and political beliefs. Other featured artists include Albrecht Dürer, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Francisco Goya, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Käthe Kollwitz, and Vasily Kandinsky.” – The Brooklyn Museum


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Now – August 11

Ticket price information here

“Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra is the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. Hybrid by design, it is a musical instrument, a series of live performances, and an installation composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian vessels, and decorative objects from the Museum collection. Selected for their natural pitches, which range from low C to high G on the chromatic musical scale, they form an arresting and unexpectedly versatile instrument, similar to an organ with multiple pipes. The Vessel Orchestra has two distinct modes. During Museum hours, a pre-programmed audio interface will play a new composition written by Beer, activating the vessels in real time—"player piano-style." On Friday evenings, the exhibition will feature a diverse group of guest artists who will perform new compositions and improvisations on this radical musical instrument in a series of intimate concerts.” - The Met



New House: Lincoln Center Theater – 150 West 65th Street, NY, NY 10023

Now - August 25

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“Set in Uganda, The Rolling Stone is an intimate yet explosive family drama about two brothers at odds — one a gay man in a clandestine relationship, and the other a church pastor who fervently rails against the life his brother is forced to conceal.

When The Rolling Stone premiered in London, Evening Standard called it “a scorching portrayal of love and persecution.” The Guardian said, “Chris Urch’s compelling play could hardly be more timely,” and The Independent said it “packs a devastating, emotional punch.” – The Rolling Stone


Lyceum Theatre – 149 West 45th St, NY, NY 10036

Now – August 11

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“Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is the story of Jeremy Heere, your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey. It’s about your atypical love triangle – between a guy, a girl, and the supercomputer inside the guy’s head that tells him what to do. The guy is desperate to fit in. The girl’s dream is to stand out. And the supercomputer just wants to take over the world! The New Yorker raves, “If you fed Dear Evan Hansen to the Little Shop of Horrors plant, you would get Be More Chill.” With a Tony Award®-nominated score bursting with addictively catchy earworms, Be More Chill is the mind-bendingly fun hit about the competing voices in all of our heads.” – Be More Chill

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