July 2022, Issue I
A Black woman and her son sit close together on lawn chairs outdoors at a July 4th event, smiling at the camera while wearing USA-themed sunglasses and T-shirts
The Biggest Events of July in Raleigh, N.C.
Hello, summer! There's no better time than now to schedule extra vacation days—here's how we're taking advantage of warm weather and extra sunshine in the Raleigh area this month! SEE EVENTS
The Best New Restaurants and Bars in Raleigh, N.C.
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It's been a sizzling six months for great new food in the Raleigh area, from donut shops to tequila spots and more. We have 15 new places to eat and drink for your next City of Oaks itinerary! SEE LIST
Independence Day Celebrations in the Raleigh Area
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Still looking for Independence Day plans? We've got a roundup of fireworks displays, carnival rides, live music and other patriotic celebrations that have packed the calendar this weekend! VIEW SCHEDULE
Now Open: B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome
In the foreground is the back view of a camera that is recording video, within frame are two senior Jewish adults, a man and woman, who are preparing their microphones and getting ready to be interviewed; both people are wearing tan/beige outfits and have white hair; in the background a woman in a green top can be seen giving instructions
What is it like to feel truly welcome? A new exhibition at the City of Raleigh Museum interviewed 21 Jewish seniors in the Raleigh area to hear their uplifting stories of special moments they felt welcome in both new and familiar places. READ MORE
Cheers to Summer on the Raleigh Beer Trail
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Visit breweries, earn rewards! The Raleigh Beer Trail is a choose-your-own-brew adventure, with barstools waiting for you from Apex to Raleigh to Wake Forest and beyond. Get your Passport stamped at the area's 30-plus breweries, and we'll mail you prizes! LEARN MORE
An up close look at a very full and colorful bouquet of flowers, colors are primarily orange, yellow and purple
Workshop: The Art of Flower Design, July 14

At Sweet Pea's Urban Gardens—a little farm making a big difference in Garner, N.C.—join passionate teacher Addie Ladner to explore the pollinator garden and create your own bouquet to take home! DETAILS
Smiling caucasian man stands in front of vintage safe with hand on handle as he opens; at top of safe reads Zebulon Drug Co., photo is taken at Olde Raleigh Distillery in Zebulon, N.C.
Whiskey Tour and Tasting, July 16

Learn about the craft of blending and distilling in this behind-the-scenes tour at Brandon McCraney's Olde Raleigh Distillery in Zebulon, N.C. (special tasting included!). DETAILS
Beekeeper in pink shirt and face shield removes honey from beehive
Honey Tasting and Hive Tour, July 30

Local. Honey. Tasting. Tour! Meet beekeepers Steve and Shannon Baxter from Baxter's Bees and get schooled on all things honey and hives in this hands-on tour! DETAILS
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