July is one of our favorite months here at Sawyer. Between Summer sunshine having arrived in NYC and long days and fun weekends at the beach, there is just so much to do! Are you looking for some inspiration? Then check out our favorite things to do this July in NYC:
Catch a July 4 Firework
Macy's 4th of July Firework over the East River is a true classic but also very crowded. If you are looking for something a little more off the beaten path, go to the Grand Ferry Park in Williamsburg to enjoy a nice view and less of a crowd. Or hop on a quick ferry and check out the Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival.
Watch a free outdoor movie
If you are in Manhattan, check out the Summer Film Festival at Bryant Park (the Muppets Take Manhattan is featured on July 3!!), or the Sunset Film Festival at the Carl Schurz Park (Moana is on July 25!). If you are in Brooklyn, check out Movie Night at Habana Outpost or Summer Screen at McCarren Park in Williamsburg.
Take a Day Trip To a Water Park
Hershey Park is only a train ride away and guaranteed a fun adventure. Their dedicated water experience is perfect for hot summer day! If you want to stay local, just catch a subway to Luna Park, located right by the beach on Coney Island.
Enjoy some local bites and snacks
What is better for parents and children alike than some delicious food? We know! Delicious food enjoyed outdoors! This year Smorgasburg is taking it's food extravaganza to Prospect Park - check it out every Sunday from 11am to 6pm!