Monthly Archives: July 2015

Madison Square Garden Events (Summer/Fall)

One of the best and historic sports, music and entertainment venues is located right here in New York City – Madison Square Garden. Week after week the venue gives way to a wide range of events including basketball, soccer, concerts and even rodeos! The other great thing about Madison Square Garden, or ‘MSG’ as it’s known to most, is that it is located right above Penn Station, making transportation a breeze. The venue has a way of transporting you out of the big city but still lets you feel like you are part of something big, real big. This upcoming summer and fall, there could be a seat waiting for you in the 20,000 seat venue:

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

Following the release of U2’s thirteenth studio album, the band announced they were to play indoor arenas for the first time in a decade. Madison Square Garden obviously fit the bill perfectly and they are scheduled to play eight shows in New York City. The band promises a one of a kind experience for every single show (so if you have the twine, might want to grab tickets for a few different nights). Considering that U2 has been playing stadiums for the past ten years, this show is sure to be intimate and extraordinary.

New York Liberty

New York Liberty is our very own professional woman’s basketball team. They play throughout the summer and give you chance to catch a sporting event at the famous arena without spending a lot of money. Currently, they are on a winning streak and the team is keeping up with the New York City temperatures, playing hotter than ever. You can catch Tina Charles, Epiphanny Prince and the rest of these ladies take the court weekly at MSG.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel has officially become a fixture of Madison Square Garden for the past 19 months and is still going strong. Ticket continue to be high in demand and he has eight more shows already scheduled for the rest of the year. Considering he has more than 150 million albums sold throughout his career, he might be playing shows at The Garden for a long time coming. You can check out upcoming shows and purchase tickets on his very own ‘Billy Joel at The Garden’ website.

Madonna

Madonna is bringing her ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ this September and bringing Amy Schumer along for the ride. Before you are wowed by The Queen of Pop, Amy will be hitting the stage to give you a few laughs. With over 32 years of songs under her belt, she has said she is finding it harder and harder to decide which tunes actually make the cut. You’ll have to see for yourself when she hit the big stage at Madison Square Garden.

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Armani Milan

The 2015 Euroleague Basketball World Tour kicks off this October in the States. Maccabi Tel Aviv and Armani Milan will battle it out in a preseason game on October 4th. The teams are 6-time and 3-time, respectfully, European Champions. This is a great opportunity to see how the style of basketball differs outside of the United States.

One of the many free events in NYC in July is the Bryant Park film festival.

Free Events In New York City – July 2015

There are many different events going on in New York City every day, but that doesn’t mean they should break the bank. We have compiled a list of some of the most exciting free (yes, really, FREE) events and things to do in New York City this July. With the 4th of July kicking off this month with a bang, there is no doubt that fun and excitement will run through the rest of the month.

 

Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular – July 4, 2015

There are approximately 40,000 fireworks expected to go off up and down the East River to celebrate Independence Day. The show will even include fireworks coming off from the Brooklyn Bridge, how cool is that?! With the show being so large, there are tons of view spots for you to see the show for free.

 

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival – July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Bryant Park hosts free movie showings every Monday throughout the summer on the Lawn. In July you can catch ‘The Poseidon Adventure’, ‘I’m No Angel’, ‘Badlands’, and ‘Footloose’. The Lawn opens at 5:00pm and the movie goes on around 9am. So, grab a picnic blanket, some snacks and get comfy under the city lights.

 

Bastille Day – July 14, 2015

This French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution, Bastille Day is the name it was given to English speaking countries. In New York City, the day is celebrated with a street fair filled with French food, culture and entertainment. It is the ultimate afternoon celebration that shares French culture in New York style.

 

City of Water Day – July 18, 2015

New York City is surrounded by water and along with the city, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance works hard to preserve this. On July 18th at Governors Island there will be a family focused festival to celebrate just that. There will be free boat tours, waterfront activities, food, live music and a Cardboard Kayak Race.

 

Shakespeare in the Park – Starts July 27, 2015

Every summer we get the privilege of two different plays being shown in Central Park at the open aired, Delacorte Theater. Earlier in the season, we got to experience The Tempest which finished up on July 5th, and now after a brief break, we now get to finish out the rest of the summer with Cymbeline. The tickets for the performances are free and there are several different ways you can go about getting them.