Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: July 19-21

WCBS 880 Newsroom
July 18, 2019 - 1:48 pm
A festival.

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Festivals are a hit this summer, so stay somewhere local or travel somewhere new to experience live music, delicious food, and diverse communities. With heat index values ranging from the mid-90s to more than 100 degrees this weekend, make sure you stay healthy and safe with these helpful tips.

Friday, July 19th

Intrepid Museum

Explore the Sea, Air, and Space Museum Complex for free! There’s something to do for all ages, so check out the program description to find the perfect experience for you.
When: Friday, July 19th from 5 - 9 p.m.
Where: Pier 86 (New York, NY)
Price: Free!

Great South Bay Music Festival

The Great South Bay Music Festival is celebrating its 13th anniversary, join us for fun for the whole family! Listen to music, shop for handmade arts and crafts, and enjoy a diverse food court. 
When: Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st 
Where: Great South Bay (Patchogue, NY)
Price: Varies

Jennifer Lopez

Sing and dance with Jennifer Lopez as she brings her “It’s My Party Tour” to New Jersey!
When: Friday, July 19th at 8pm
Where: Prudential Center (Newark, NJ)
Price: Varies

Jennifer Lopez performing
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Annual Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz

Join thousands of jazz fans for the largest free jazz event in New England!
When: Friday July 19th - Sunday, July 21st
Where: Bushnell Park (Hartford, CT)
Price: Free

Saturday, July 20th

'Saturday In The Park' with Rick Springfield

Our sister station WCBS-FM is throwing a FREE concert at Eisenhower Park.  Just bring a beach chair and a blanket to see Rick Springfield perform LIVE.
When: Saturday, July 20th - Gates open at 3pm
Where: Eisenhower Park (1899 Park Blvd, Westbury, NY 11590)
Price: Free

Saturday in the Park

Hester Street Fair

Gather with the community and experience a range of cultures while you shop, eat, drink, and walk around. 
When: Saturday, July 20th
Where: Hester St. and Essex St. (New York, NY)
Price: Free!

Apollo Moon Fest

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Home of the lunar module, the Cradle of Aviation will house members of the community who want to learn and celebrate one of mankind’s greatest feats!
When: Saturday, July 20th 9:30a.m. to 5p.m.
Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum (Garden City, NY)
Price: Adults $20, Kids(2-12)/Seniors $15

Spectators in line at the aviation museum.
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Tough Mudder Long Island 2019

Take your pick of a 3 mile race packed with obstacles, or an 8-10 mile challenge with obstacles. Enjoy live entertainment, awesome games and challenges, and an intense course!
When: Saturday, July 20th - Monday, July 22nd 
Where: Old Bethpage Restoration Village (Old Bethpage, NY)
Price: Varies

VIVA Bradley Beach Latin Festival 

Celebrate Latino culture with the family. Enjoy amazing food, contests, and free entertainment. 
When: Saturday, July 20th
Where: Riley Park (Bradley Beach, NJ)
Price: Free!

Food Truck Festival

The fourth annual Food Truck Festival is back! Explore different cuisines from over 12 food trucks. You will also experience live bands and pony rides for the kids!
When: Saturday, July 20th 11a.m. - 6p.m.
Where: The Hermitage Museum (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ)
Price: $5, Free for children under 5

Food Trucks
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Forever Grateful Music Festival

For the 5th year, jam out and celebrate music from the Grateful Dead and beyond. There will be nonstop music and food trucks, so check out the lineup to plan your ideal setlist!
When: Saturday, July 20th 
Where: Ives Concert Park (Danbury, CT)
Price: Varies

JoJo Siwa

Siwanatorz, unite! Join JoJo on her D.R.E.A.M tour to hear all of your favorite hits. 
When: Saturday, July 20th 7p.m.
Where: The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino (Ledyard, CT)
Price: Varies

Sunday, July 21st


Join the KIDZ BOP world tour as they bring a night of fun and dancing to New York! The kids are sure to love this concert, full of hits remixed by kids, for kids!
When: Sunday, July 21st 4p.m.
Where: Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre (Wantagh, NY)
Price: Varies

KIDZ BOP performing at the Beacon Theater.
Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for KIDZ BOP

The Jersey Polka Stars - Middlesex County Music in the Park

Bring your lawn chair to the Spring Lake Park Gazebo! Enjoy some polka and variety music while you relax in the park. 
When: Sunday, July 21st 6pm
Where: Spring Lake Park Gazebo (South Plainfield, NJ)
Price: Free!