As vacation season shifts into high gear, there’s no more attractive option than a quick getaway to New York City if you live in the surrounding communities. New York offers the real deal with top-rated Independence Day celebrations, street festivals, museums, cultural programs and celebrity-studded attractions and entertainment.
Bus travel might – at first – seem less esteemed than other modes of transportation, but that perception is rapidly changing. More and more travelers recognize the inherent benefits of traveling by bus. Groups can travel and enjoy each other’s company throughout the trip. An increasing number of independent bus companies – like Martz Trailways – is offering service-oriented travel that bypasses traveling and parking complications. You can arrive at your destination in the heart of the city without problems of parking, hailing cabs or negotiating traffic. No-one has to be a designated driver either!
July of 2019 NYC Events Cover the Broadest Range of Interests
July of 2019 is perhaps the most important time to enjoy all that New York City offers its visitors. Arguably the world’s greatest tourist city, New York hosts more events in July than any other time of year. No matter what you enjoy, you can find it in New York in July. Five of the top attractions this year include:
Fourth of July Events
Independence Day events in July of 2019 include harbor cruises, fireworks exhibitions, cultural festivals, restaurant celebrations, arts festivals and more. Enjoy Macy’s fireworks, the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline from the water where everything is more spectacular. You get access to the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan II. You’ll enjoy incredible views, a full bar and a gourmet dinner. The cost is $598, but there are cheaper cruises available. If your tastes run to simpler and less expensive attractions, be sure to check out Nathan’s hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island on July 4th. There will be fireworks, cutthroat eating and a good time for everyone.
French Restaurant Week
French Restaurant Week is so popular in New York that it lasts for 2 weeks instead of just 1 – from July 8 to July 21. It’s a perfect time to indulge your French tastes in food, culture and wine. Held during Bastille Week, French restaurants throughout New York are offering special prices of $17.89, $25, $42 and 2 for $178.90, which includes a perfect pairing bottle of wine.
Some of the 18 participating restaurants include St. Tropez Wine Bar, Petit Boucherie, Margeaux Brasserie, Boucherie Union, Boucherie, Fig & Olive, La Sirene, Cafe Centro, Brasserie 8 1/2, Perrine and Oceanique. You can enjoy special prices for a drink and appetizer, one- or two-course meal or full dinner for two.
Latin Street Fair: Carnaval de la Cultura Latina
On July 14, you can enjoy a street fair in the South Bronx just north of Manhattan. Located on Southern Boulevard, the festival offers Latino-based food, music, art and dance. This event is for the whole family, and vendors will offer arts and crafts, face painting, inflatable rides, games and giveaways. More than 80,000 people attended the festival in 2017, and attendance will probably grow in 2019. This is a can’t-miss event for travelers interested in Latino culture.
Dance on Camera Film Festival
The 47th annual Dance on Camera Festival will be held from July 12 to July 15, 2019 at the Lincoln Center. The festival ranks as the longest running dance-based film festival in the world. Events include live performances and signature storytelling through choreography. Groundbreaking films provide a history of dance in film, and attendees get intimate access to media artists.
New York Musical Festival and Sharp Women Present “Overture the Musical”
New York Musical Festival and Sharp Women are teaming up to present Overture the Musical from July 24 to July 28 at the Pershing Square Signature Center, which is located at 480 West 42nd Street.
The musical captures the efforts of a grassroots campaign to save the Kansas City Philharmonic in 1953. The story includes a romance, period costumes and big musical numbers. The musical first ran at the July 2018 Kansas City Fringe Festival where it attracted lots of attention. It has since been produced 80 times. The music and lyrics are written by Krista Eyler, and the book is written by Krista Eyler and Barbara Nichols.
NYC on a Silver Bus
Book your trip with Martz Trailways and leave the details of traveling, parking and negotiating NYC traffic to the professionals. Bus travel saves money, enables you to plan and work while traveling, eliminates the need for designated drivers and conveniently transports your whole group. Why bother with airport security, high prices, taxis and logistics concerns when the bus can take you from your hometown to midtown Manhattan in air-conditioned comfort?