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Life & Death in Manhattan Walking Tour

Lively 2.5-hour tour of Battery Park, the Financial District, Tribeca, the Civic Center, and Chinatown. Meet at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Discover more than four centuries of life and death in Manhattan.

$34

South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum

Take a self guided tour of the tall ship Wavertree, and visit the 12 Fulton Street galleries to view the exhibitions "South Street and the Rise of New York" and "Millions: Migrants and Millionares aboard the Great Liners."

Free

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Governors Island

Outdoor screening at the Parade Ground. Catch John Cameron Mitchel­l’s 2001 cult clas­sic Hed­wig and the Angry Inch on July 1. Screen­ings are free and open to the pub­lic with pre-show enter­tain­ment kick­ing off at 7pm and films begin­ning at dusk. Food and drinks will be avail­able for pur­chase, includ­ing a beer gar­den by Threes […]

Free

Sage Lacapa

Join Amer­i­can Indi­an Com­mu­ni­ty House for gui­tar con­certs from Sage Laca­pa, fea­tur­ing spe­cial guest performances!

Free

Sea Chanteys

Join a round-robin of shared maritime songs on the deck of tall ship Wavertree. Lead or request a song, belt out the choruses, or just listen in.

Free

NYC Runs Firecracker 5K and 10K

Governors Island

Race around Gov­er­nors Island this Fourth of July! Run­ners will get to take a whirl­wind tour of Gov­er­nors Island, com­plete with amaz­ing views. Feel like doing this one inde­pen­dent­ly? You may also choose the vir­tu­al option.

Shall Make, Shall Be: The Bill of Rights at Play

Federal Hall

Presentation of a curatorial project which invited 10 independent artists and game designers to create playable artworks themed around the individual amendments in the Bill of Rights, drawing on their effects, interpretations, and legal meanings in U.S. culture. On September 25, 1789, 12 Amendments to the still fledgling U.S. Constitution were enacted at Federal Hall […]

Free

Lower Manhattan Historic Association’s July 4 Parade

Castle Clinton

The celebration of Independence Day has been a long standing tradition in Lower Manhattan from the very first days of the Revolution, and especially following the British military's evacuation in 1783. As the celebration of this most important of American patriotic holidays gravitated uptown to other neighborhoods this and other Lower Manhattan historical traditions gradually […]

Free

Adult Zumba

Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc. Proof of vaccination required.

Free

Blitz Chess & Backgammon

A lunch time program for passersby to play a quick game of chess or backgammon. Using clocks, opponents will play 5 minute games that are fast, furious and fun. An instructor will be on hand to offer pointers and tips to improve your game.

Free

Jewish Immigration with Hasia Diner and Daniel Okrent

Between 1820 and 1924, there was a large influx of Jewish immigrants to the United States from Eastern and Central Europe. They were escaping oppressive laws that many parts of Europe passed that targeted Jews, along with increased violence from pogroms and riots. These immigrants hoped that the United States would provide them with a […]

$10