PCNY Member Experience Summer 2019

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Sights to See BELMONT STAKES RACING FESTIVAL JUNE 6 – JUNE 8

The third leg of the Triple Crown takes place in Elmont (yes, that’s Elmont, just east of Queens – not Belmont, the Bronx neighborhood). The festival lasts three days, culminating with the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 8 – for which it costs only $15 to sit in the grandstand. Attendees can also enjoy live music, food trucks, craft beer and more. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, January 24. Learn more here: nycgo.com/events/belmont-stakes

Date Night SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK MAY 21- SEPTEMBER 8 Every summer, the Public Theater produces a beloved New York democratic tradition: Shakespeare in the Park, presented for free at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park. There’s nothing quite like hearing the Bard’s immortal words performed outdoors, with a backdrop of natural splendor and the Belvedere Castle looming in the background like the world’s most impressive set decoration.

Late Night NYC COCKTAIL EXPO AUGUST 18 – AUGUST 24 New York’s premier cocktail festival will feature a day of tastings and competitions on Sunday, August 18th at Melrose Ballroom in LIC, NY. With more distilleries than ever before and an expanded Rum Room, tastings have expanded to two sessions! New York’s Top Cocktail Bars will compete in the “Best Cocktail” Competition and Iconic TIKI Throw Down to win top honors! New York Cocktail Expo Week will feature seminars, education and various events at other locations near Melrose Ballroom in Queens, Brooklyn & NYC. Learn more here: nycocktailexpo.com

Bordering Boroughs WARM UP AT MOMA PS1 QUEENS JULY 6 – AUGUST 31 MoMA PS1’s annual concert series, Warm Up, features an array of live and electronic music performances spanning 10 weeks this summer. The series, now in its 22nd year, unfailingly features innovative and emerging artists, including Solange, Grimes and DJ Derrick May. MoMA PS1 integrates Warm Up with its gallery experience by inviting audience members to view exhibits and staging the series itself.

Bring the Family MACY’S FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL JULY 4

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July in New York City without the annual Macy’s fireworks show, which made its debut in 1976 to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial. Thousands of shells will launch along the East River in Midtown, synchronized to a patriotic score from the West Point Band and Glee Club. Expect fireworks set to start at approximately 9:25PM. Learn more here: nycgo.com/events/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks

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