45 incredible things to do in NYC in July

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Circle Line Fourth of July Evening Cruise; July 4 at 6pm; Pier 83; $179 for general admission tickets, $259 for VIP tickets

Celebrate all things red, white and blue aboard a fireworks cruise on the Hudson River. Nosh on all-American grub from the on-board buffet, sip beer and wine from the open bar and dance to tunes from a live DJ as the Macy’s Fireworks Show lights up the sky. amazing things, amazing things,amazing things

Book Beneath the Bridge: Powerhouse Arena Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach; July 9 at 7pm; free 

In this seasonal series, Brooklyn Bridge Park invites six top-notch local independent bookshops to program readings, Q&A’s and book signings, all set against the stunning city view from the park’s Granite Prospect steps. DUMBO’s own powerHouse Arena, a showroom and retail space that hosts installations, performances and readings inspired by photography and pop culture, curates this edition.

Manhattanhenge at various locations in the city; July 12 at 8:20pm; free

One of the best things to do in summer in New York is see one of the most breathtaking sunsets called Manhattanhenge 2018. NYC offers plenty of viewing spots, including rooftop bars as well as elevated NYC Parks like The High Line for capturing the perfectly pink-and-orange colored sky. However, there are specific streets (at very specific times) you should hit if you want the ultimate Manhattanhenge Instagram picture. Here’s everything you need to know about the annual spectacle.

Conversation: The Soulfulness of David Bowie; July 15 at 2pm; Brooklyn Museum; $16

On the final day of the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, join guitarist, composer and Bowie’s music director Carlos Alomar for a talk on the influence of soul and R&B on the legendary musician’s career.

The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Live!; July 17 at 7pm; Town Hall Theatre; $96–$250

Clint, Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy recently turned their hilarious Dungeons and Dragons–inspired podcast The Adventure Zone into a graphic novel with the help of cartoonist Carey Pietsch. The live show is sure to feature plenty of the goofy jokes and off-the-wall antics.

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