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Enjoy summer in the Big Apple and stay in the heart of the action with Apple Core Hotels – Broadway @ Times Square Hotel, The Hotel @ Times Square and nyma, the new york manhattan hotel.

Here are some exciting ideas for how to make your summer 2014 in New York unforgettable, including amazing festivals, outdoor happenings, free cultural events and more:

Enjoy Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest (Friday 4 July)

Head to Brooklyn’s Coney Island to watch qualified champion eaters and Frankfurter fanatics chow down against the clock at this annual eating competition. Top-speed eaters battle to see who can eat the most hot dogs in ten minutes at the ESPN-televised finals, preceded by music and entertainment. 

Dance at Midsummer Night Swing (1-10 July)

Lincoln Centre’s Midsummer Night Swing, sponsored by Macy’s, begins with lessons in swing, tango, salsa, R&B or even soca (soul calypso), before live bands play in Damrosch Park.

Attend free concerts at The Museum of Modern Art  (July)

Enjoy free outdoor jazz and classical music concerts at Summergarden in the sculpture garden at The Museum of Modern Art on West 53rd Street.

Chill out at the Blues and BBQ Festival (Saturday 23 August)

Hudson River Park’s free Blues and BBQ Festival pairs America’s best blues and roots musicians with three of the city’s best barbecue restaurants at NYC’s Pier 84.

Eat at Bacon Fest (Summer 2014)

Indulge in bacon-inspired treats and drinks and revel in the ‘candy of meats’ at Bacon Fest.  Party in an exciting and delicious-smelling atmosphere and have your meaty cravings satisfied by unique dishes prepared in a multitude of ways from the sweet to the savoury.  Venue to be confirmed.

Watch unicycle performances at the NYC Unicycle Festival (29-31 August)

Witness expert one-wheeled riders take the city by storm as the Unicycle Festival takes place on the USA’s Labour Day weekend.  Activities include races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including unicycle basketball and hockey. World-famous riders will display their skills, and members of the public will have the opportunity to try one-wheel riding.

Celebrate the 30th Brazilian Day in NYC (Sunday 31 August)    

Stay in ‘Little Brazil’ at The Hotel @ Times Square on West 46th Street and celebrate Brazilian Day, a free, fun festival with live music, samba dancing and traditional Brazilian food.  Every year, Brazilian Day in New York takes over 25 blocks, all surrounding the hotel.

Within walking distance of the best Manhattan attractions including the Empire State Building, Macy’s, Broadway, Madison Square Garden and Times Square, and a short taxi ride from the West Village, Apple Core Hotels’ three independent boutique properties offer convenience, superior comfort and outstanding value.

Excellent free-of-charge amenities include WiFi internet access throughout the hotels, continental breakfast, free calls nationwide, 24-hour business centres, fitness centres and in-room coffee makers.  Children under 12 can stay free with parents, too.  Just a few blocks from Grand Central Station, Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the hotels are easily accessible from all the city’s airports – JFK, La Guardia and Newark – by taxi, bus or rail.

For more information visit www.applecorehotels.com.

Ends/27 May 2014   

Press: For further information and photography call Lisa Farrell, Camilla Colley or Julia Farish at Travel PR on 020 8891 4440 or email l.farrell@travelpr.co.uk, c.colley@travelpr.co.uk or j.farish@travelpr.co.uk.

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