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Here’s What’s Weird and Wonderful in NYC (July 5 Edition)

July 3, 2019 by Abby Bien
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July 4 is over, but that doesn’t mean vacation has to be. All of the experiences on this list will give you more #instastory moments than the beach ever could. Start prepping your outfits for a Monday-night karaoke extravaganza, a “Game of Thrones”-meets-The Met moment, and a Central Park dream with John Legend, Malcolm Gladwell, Rachael Ray, and basically every famous person in the world.

Musical Mondays: Live!
Manhattan, Lower East Side
Interactive, Circus, Musical

Broadway + Circus + Burlesque is the recipe for the perfect Monday night. Gather your crew, head downtown, and get ready to belt your lungs out at this Lower East Side gem. 

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OZY Fest
Manhattan, Central Park
Festival, Comedy, Concert

Here are (some of) the people who will be in Central Park on July 20 and 21: John Legend, Trevor Noah, Rachael Ray, Malcolm Gladwell, Padma Lakshmi, Mark Cuban, Spike Lee, Jameela Jamil, Dr. Oz, and…you?

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The Ride
Manhattan, Midtown

The MTA is out and “The Ride” is in. Drive around Midtown in theater-style seating and get the best views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. Trivia, karaoke, fun facts, and surprises may or may not be on the agenda. (Spoiler alert: They are).

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Thirst Trap Comedy with Anya Volz
Brooklyn, Gowanus

Join comedian Anya Volz and a special co-host guest at Gemini and Scorpio Loft, as they play games that get to the nitty gritty of social media, pop culture, and everything else that’s good (and bad) about the world.

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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
Manhattan, Midtown
Immersive, Good for Families

The ocean’s made the big move to Times Square. Escape from the jaws of a 50-foot humpback whale, laugh through a twisting kelp forest maze, and play with mischievous sea lions — all without getting wet.

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Fable & Lark: Storied Adventures
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
Tour, Good for Families

These highly immersive tours offer fans of “Harry Potter,” “Game of Thrones,” and “The Lord of the Rings” the unique chance to experience the fictional worlds within the iconic museum. 

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