Things to do in New York City this weekend

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Lincoln Center is hosting three weeks of music, dance and spoken word in Lincoln Center. On July 22, see a free concert that kicks off the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival. Simone Porter, 19, plays the G-major Violin Concerto and “Jupiter” Symphony with Louis Langree’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. The concert begins at 7:30 at Damrosch Park. Visit

Craft Beer Festival: Tapped, a major beer festival, lands in Brooklyn on July 23 at Barclay’s Center. Tickets include samples of more than 100 beers, wines and ciders that are being featured. There will be music, games and author appearances. The first session is from 12:30-3:30 p.m. VIP and early access entry at noon. The second goes from 5-8 p.m. General admission tickets are $39, Early Access $59 and VIP is $74. Visit to purchase tickets and learn more.

NY Challenge: The 7th season of the NYC Challenge urban adventure race begins July 24. The “Amazing Race”-style competition has teams of two or more racing around the city solving clues and exploring the city. Winners get cash prizes. There is also a crazy costume contest and food and drink specials. Registration is $55 and required for entry. Visit to register.

Shakespeare in the Park: Running from July 19 – Aug. 14, Troilus and Cressida will hit the stage at Central Park’s Delacourt Theater. Daniel Sullivan, the Tony award winner, directs the play about Troilus, a prince during the seventh year of the Trojan War, who lusts after Cressida while the heroes of the Iliad argue about whether to continue the war. Performances begin at 8 p.m. every day except Mondays. Tickets are free. Visit to learn where to get tickets.

Panorama Music Festival: The first NYC Panorama Music Festival is coming to Randalls Island Park courtesy of Goldenvoice, the organizers of L.A.’s Coachella. The show features Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky and DJ the Black Madonna. The concert runs all weekend, with tickets starting at $99 per day. Visit to purchase tickets and see the full lineup of performers.