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If you’re still stuck on where to go this summer, look no further. New York, isn’t this the city that dreams are made of? Central Park is in full summer bloom and the streets are buzzing as restaurants and cafes open their patios for the season. Summer in New York is not to be missed.

The summer in New York is marked by endless city film and music festivals, outdoor film screenings, alfresco dining. It’s a season where picnics in the park never go out of fashion, river runs are always refreshing and when the city heats up, there’s always air-conditioned museums where you can cool off.

Take off for a week in New York City for £378 from London, return, all taxes included with Virgin America this June.

With seven days to spend in the city, you’ll have a hard time deciding what not  to do! This is just a sampling of the events going on in the city in June.

LGBT Pride March – June 24th

  • Where: starting at Fifth Ave and 36th St.
  • What: LGBT Pride Parade is always a colourful party and parade. You’ve never seen New York like this before! This is the 43rd NYC pride parade and is open for everyone who loves spontaneous dance parties and an appreciation for the outlandish. The march starts at noon in Midtown, ending in West Village.

American Ballet Theatre Spring Season

  • Where: The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Centre (Manhattan)
  • What: The American Ballet Spring Season takes place until July so there is still plenty of time to take in the company’s world-class dancers at the Met Opera House. What will be on stage? John Cranko’s Onegin (set to Tchaikovsky) and Alexei Ratmansky’s The Firebird (set to Stravinsky) as well as other ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake and Giselle.
Met Opera House

Art Takes Times Square

  • Where: Broadway (Manhattan)
  • What: Watch as Times Square turns into a public art gallery as the famous billboards display rather artworks than advertisements. This is a non-profit exhibition set up to give local artists a new audience.

Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History

  • Where: New York Historical Society, 10 Central Park West
  • What: Did you know beer has been brewed in the city since the first European settlers came to town? There is a long history of brewing and this exhibit gives you a first-hand look at the history of brewing from the colonial era right to present day. There is also the chance to take local craft beers as well.

Planning a family holiday to New York? No problem, the Muppets have your back.

Imgs: Mrs Logic, nan palermo / Flickr cc.

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