Culture calendar: July 2019

Celebrate summer in London's Hyde Park

July 5 to 14

As part of London’s 10-day “British Summer Time” event, you can watch Wimbledon matches and movies on the big screen, take part in aerial circus workshops and yoga classes, and sample craft beers. Artists like Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, and Florence + The Machine will be performing on the weekends. 


Cycle an iconic double century ride

July 13 to 14

The 206-mile Seattle to Portland Double Century Ride is touted as the largest multiday bicycle race in the Pacific Northwest. It features a scenic route that begins with the sun rising over Lake Washington and Mount Rainier and weaves through valleys, forests, and farmland. Riders can complete the course in two days or aim for just one.                                                                                             


Experience the Hudson Valley with Equinox

July 13 to 26 

Equinox Explore heads upstate this month with four day retreats throughout the Hudson Valley. Join Equinox talent for hikes up Indian Head and Twin Mountain, open-air yoga at Mohonk Preserve, swimming in Lake Awosting, and more. 


Take in Pitchfork Music Festival

July 19 to 21 

Held in Chicago’s Union Park, this year’s iteration will bring performers such as HAIM, Stereolab, Belle & Sebastian, and the Isley Brothers. Sit in on artist interviews, browse contemporary crafts, and enjoy bites by local purveyors. Equinox will provide spa treatments in the VIP area. 


Attend the Vans US Open of Surfing

July 27 to Aug 4

What started as the West Coast Surfing Championships in 1959 has turned into the US Open of Surfing, one of the largest competitions of its kind in the world. At the Huntington Beach, California event, attendees can watch pro surfers, skateboarders, and BMX riders compete.


Upcoming events at The Shed at Hudson Yards:

July 24 to August 27: Maze

This new Shed commission by street dance pioneer Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and co-director Kaneza Schaal celebrates flexn, a form of movement native to Jamaica. The production explores the challenges of human coexistence using innovative lighting techniques and audience interaction.


Culture calendar: March 2020

South by Southwest, an exhibit about Studio 54, and happenings at The Shed