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Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series Returns

The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is back to make afternoons more festive in Lincoln Square this July and August. The favorite outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park will feature several new – along with a few returning – musical performers. Locals, visitors, music enthusiasts, and yogis are all encouraged to grab lunch and make their way to the park for complimentary refreshments from local eatery P.J. Clarke’s, and live music by top musicians from MTA’s Music Under New York, NYC’s eclectic “underground” scene! More information at

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New York City Festivals

Every month New York City brims with festivals. Here's just one June highlight... Coney Island Mermaid Parade The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed. This beloved parade has not yet achieved national awareness and maintains its local flavor. Read more at Mermaid Parade

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Make Music Monthly at the Cornelia Street Cafe Every month, in partnership with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Make Music New York brings in a noted musical authority to delve deeply into the meaning and craft of music-making, for an audience of fellow-musicians and curious listeners. Read more about Make Music Monthly at the Cornelia Street Cafe

Legendary Algonquin Hotel: Multi-Million Dollar Renovations to Bring New Rooms, Suites, Public Spaces, and Venues For more than a century, The Algonquin Hotel, located on Manhattan’s Club Row at 44th between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, has been home to famous literary gatherings (birthplace of the New Yorker magazine) and its resident feline Matilda. This New York City and Literary Landmark will usher in a new era as the oldest operating hotel in NYC closes its doors for a make-over from guts to décor. Read more about Algonquin Makeover

First Section Of New East River Waterfront Esplanade Is Opened The vibrant esplanade will transform the Lower Manhattan and Lower East Side waterfronts into a pedestrian-friendly new public open space destination with sweeping views across the East River and New York Harbor. Upon completion of the larger project in 2013, the two-mile esplanade will provide a contiguous pedestrian walkway and a bicycle pathway along the East River from Battery Park to East River Park. Read more at It's Playtime on the East River Waterfront