THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN NYC JULY 19-25

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By: Stefanie DiMartino

Summer is in full swing and life is slowly but surely returning to normal. The city is back to being its lively, thriving, and busy self which is very exciting! So, if you’re looking for all the best events and things to do, the best art exhibits, and the best in dining, then here are my top picks of the best things to do in NYC July 19-25.

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The Top 7 Best Things to do in NYC July 19-25

THINGS TO DO

SPEAKEASY MAGICK

Fridays starting July 23rd | 8pm | Age 18+ | $150+ per person

The Club Car at The McKittrick Hotel, 542 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

The McKittrick Hotel, home to the infamous Sleep No More, is bringing back the city’s most enchanting experience, Speakeasy Magick. It’s truly an experience like no other. 

“Speakeasy Magick summons guests to the underground world of close-up magic as a star-studded lineup conjures amazing feats before their eyes. Audiences are transported to the top floor of The McKittrick, in a vintage elevator car, where The Club Car and its residents await. Private tables and a live jazz pianist set the scene for an evening of dazzling surprises.” – Speakeasy Magic/The McKittrick

Don’t miss out on this amazing event. Be sure to book before it sells out!

EUPHORIA POP UP: WALK THROUGH THE MIDST BLOOM

Monday-Sunday, 12pm-7pm | $20+

Absurd Conclave’s Studio, 360 Jefferson Street, 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Euphoria is an immersive pop-up experience that “allows guests to feel and glimpse a new field of vision full of hope, optimism, and positivity. From the starting point of self-reflection and a connection with nature, the exhibit provides a fresh outlook towards a brighter tomorrow. At this walk-through event, guests can experience what it feels like to be in a blissful moment, where time is irrelevant.” – Euphoria

NYC Euphoria
Photo: Instagram/ @euphoria_360

SUPERREAL

Now – September 15 | Wednesday – Sunday | 10:30am – 9pm | $35+

Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

On view only for the summer, you must check out SuperReal. 

SuperReal is an immersive experience where the lines between the real and the surreal become blurred. It’s “an unprecedented multimedia experience that adds a layer of reality to our world. Fusing cutting-edge art and technology, visitors will journey through a multidimensional realm that transports them to new heights.” – SuperReal

NYC SuperReal

SEA THE CITY: HOT TUB BOAT TOUR

Liberty Landing Marina, 84 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07305

Sea The City is offering hot tub boat tours, yes, hot tubs ON a boat! So if hot tubs on a boat sounds like your kind of thing (why wouldn’t it be?), then this is the tour for you! Of course, this is a one-of-a-kind experience that you do not want to miss!

This boat has two full size hot tubs on it and sails to the Statue of Liberty and back, offering stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. I went with about 20 friends (10 per hot tub). The ride is BYOB and 90 minutes long. Coolers, Ice, and Cups are provided free of charge. Don’t miss it this summer!

PS: For FREE towels on your tour, write FUNK TOWELS in the booking comments and let them know that you got the idea from me!

SARAHFUNKY NYC TOURS

Saturdays, Sundays, Custom day/time | $49+ 

Tourism is back in NYC! And, there’s no time like the present to book a SarahFunky NYC tour. Rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor, you certainly do not want to miss out on any of these one-of-a-kind experiences! 

You have quite a few tour options to choose from that fit your interests and your budget! You can book a custom designed private tour unique to you with either Sarah, Luis, Marcus, Nicola, or Gary! Or, you can get the best of both worlds with food and sightseeing and join the Best of New York Food Tour with Luis that includes four epic spots and behind the scenes experiences! Or, join A Secrets of New York Tour and visit hidden locations in lower Manhattan and learn secrets most New Yorkers don’t even know! They are all NYC experts and enjoy showing others around the city they love, so be sure to book today!

Live NYC Food tour with Luis & Sarah
Live NYC Food tour with Luis & Sarah. Photo by Jason Gonzalez-Smith

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MUSEUM/ART EXHIBITIONS

KNOTTED, TORN, SCATTERED; SCULPTURE AFTER ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

Now – August 2, 2021 | $25+

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128

Art fans of expressionism, be sure to visit the Guggenheim’s latest exhibit. This exhibition features sculptural work by artists that challenge and expand the legacy of Abstract Expressionism.

NYC Guggenheim
Photo by Reno Laithienne on Unsplash

DRINKS/DINING

IL PATIO DI EATALY 

Eataly Flatiron, 200 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Il Patio di Eataly is the perfect place to reconnect with friends or family in a breezy summery atmosphere! They’ve created an al-fresco dining environment that feels like an Italian piazza and tastes as if you’ve hopped on a plane to Italy! I recommend getting the Fritto Grandissimo, Torre di Fruitti di Mare, Tagliere Grandissimo, and their Pét-Nat Punch. All of these dishes are ideal to share with the whole table. 

While you visit don’t forget to check out Eataly itself. Inside they have several cafes, restaurants, and more all in a dynamic market that showcases high-quality ingredients from Italy’s 20 regions.


In conclusion, these are the top 7 best things to do in NYC July 19-25. Have fun and most importantly, stay safe!

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