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I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying the beginning of summer. To help you plan for July, here are 31 curated events happening in and around New York City throughout the month. For more local events and recommendations, art and design stories, and real estate inspiration, visit the BHS Now blog.
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Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents
See the Met’s stunning “Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents” exhibition, which shines a spotlight on the artist who depicted a nation.
Song of Songs
A “collage of sound, song, and movement that reimagines ancient rituals of love and courtship,” this world-premiere dance performance will grace the Fisher Center stage.
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Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
This new Brooklyn Museum exhibition spans two decades of the late artist and designer’s work, including never-before-seen objects from his archives.
Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy sparkling views of the Manhattan skyline and Brooklyn Bridge as you take in the fireworks and sip summer cocktails atop 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
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The Art of Floral Design
Learn how to turn seasonal flowers into beautiful centerpieces and bouquets. Plus, see how Marc Chagall’s granddaughter, florist Bella Meyer, arranges summer flowers.
Remember Last Night?
During this multimedia panel discussion, hear and see 50 years of New York City’s club history and share your own memories and ephemera of the local club scene.
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Spin Spin Triangulene
This Guggenheim survey of Chilean artist and activist Cecilia Vicuña explores themes of memory, language, and indigenous spirituality.
Midsummer Dance
The Parrish Art Museum will host its highly anticipated benefit event, which will feature a live DJ set and plenty of dancing.
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Revolutionary Spirits Trolley Tour
Learn about the history of distilled spirits in Brooklyn with a trolley tour and tastings at Fort Hamilton Distillery.
Summer Blossoms: Poetry & Jazz
Celebrate summer with an afternoon of jazz and spoken-word poetry at this outdoor event.
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Romeo and Juliet
The American Ballet Theatre will transport you to Renaissance Italy, where the star-crossed lovers’ story unfolds to the music of Prokofiev.
Oresteia
Robert Icke’s Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Aeschylus’ final play takes the Park Avenue Armory stage in its North American premiere.
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Poets on the Plaza: Kundiman Poets
As part of its Summer for the City series, Lincoln Center will host this open-air performance by Kundiman Poets, a community of Asian American writers.
Merchant’s House Museum Tour
Take a guided tour of the Merchant’s House Museum, the only 18th-century New York City home that has been preserved intact, completed with original furnishings and family possessions.
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Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color
Explore vibrant ancient sculptures at this Met exhibition highlighting polychromy, the art of decorating with many colors.
Old Rhinebeck Aerodome Air Shows
Head to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome to see historic planes take to the skies every weekend during the summer.
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A Queer History of Visual Art
Enroll in this five-week seminar about LGBTQ+ achievements in the visual arts, ranging from the Renaissance to the current period.
Summer Art Camp at the Guggenheim
This five-day vacation camp for children will involve creative activities and engaging with the Guggenheim’s collection.
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Twelfth Night
Experience a hilarious Afrofuturistic adaptation of the Shakespearean comedy at this Classical Theatre of Harlem production, performed at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park.
Street Lab at the Queens Museum
Perfect for children ages 3-12, these biweekly events on the Queens Museum lawn in Flushing Meadows Park feature creative activities and playtime.
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Watching Birds at the End of the World
Renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo will perform for one night in the Catacombs of the Green-Wood Cemetery.
The Broadway Sinfonietta
The acclaimed 25-piece, all-women orchestra will perform at Bryant Park, putting an orchestral spin on musical theatre and indie pop pieces.
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New York: 1962-1964
Explore how the period between 1962-1964 influenced the work of artists living in New York, including figures like Diane Arbus, Roy Liechtenstein, Yayoi Kusama, and Jasper Johns.
Evening Meditation and Sound Bath
Soak in the sights and sounds of Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden as you enjoy an expert-led sensory meditation and sound bath experience.
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Foreign Exchange: 18th-Century Design on the Move
Discover how artwork, objects, and ideas traversed international borders in the 18th century.
Indonesian Textile and Craft Sale
From batik clothing and Ikat weavings to tapestries, wood carvings, and musical instruments, explore a vast collection of Southeast Asian crafts and textiles.
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Insurrection & Civil Rights
Hear from author and attorney Hawa Allan, who will discuss the 1807 Insurrection Act and its usage against Black Americans.
A Night at Niblo’s Garden
Experience a Victorian extravaganza complete with fire eaters, contortionists, dancers, and musicians.
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Summer of Soul Dance Parties: Soul Summit
Fort Greene-based DJ collective Soul Summit will host afternoon dance parties in Downtown Brooklyn, every final Friday of the month through September.
GlobalFEST at Summer for the City
Enjoy the outdoors while you listen to an incredible lineup of global music ranging from Ukrainian folk to Afghan ghazals and Colombian psychedelic-tropical tunes.
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Yoga at Socrates Sculpture Park
Enjoy a Vinyasa yoga session that will involve a series of flowing poses and end with restorative stretches to help you feel recharged.
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