NYC WEEKEND UPDATES (7.17-7.20)
Happy Thursday! An extended edition for those who are suffering from
WCW (World Cup Withdrawal)…
7.17 Thursday 6-7pm
Bryant Park Yoga
Bryant Park lawn
40 West 40th Street
Downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Chrissy Carter.
Chrissy teaches at YogaWorks Soho and Union Square. She is also a
mentor in the YogaWorks Teacher Training Program and has a DVD through
Gaiam called, “Beginning Yoga.” Her classes are focused, humorous, and
fun. Mats are provided by Athleta.
7.17 Thursday 8pm
Bushwick Nightz Launch Party
311 Troutman St.
Bushwick Daily and Catopolis have joined forces to bring you BUSHWICK
NIGHTZ; a collection of short stories about the famed neighborhood
that everyone’s been talking about. In 12 original, honest, brutal and
completely self-aware stories, you’ll explore the bright and dark
moments of all that occurs here from drug deals, to gallery shows,
drinking, sex, Zagat-rated meals, gentrification and trying to figure
it all out. Join us for the official launch party for the book in a
magical Bushwick night as it should be! Meet the writers in person,
hear them read, discuss the stories, drink some champagne & most
importantly celebrate Bushwick with us!
7.17-7.21 Thursday to Monday various times
July 18 marks the second day of the first annual Seeger Fest, a
five-day tribute to one of America’s greatest folk musicians, who
passed away earlier this year at the age of 94. The festival takes
place all over Seeger’s beloved New York City and Hudson Valley,
including shows in Central Park and the West Village. Friday’s show
just so happens to be the only public memorial service for Seeger and
will feature stories about the late folkster from some of his closest
friends. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get outside the city via a
scenic 90-minute train ride. If a memorial service isn’t your deal, be
sure to look into Seeger Fest’s other dates, which feature free
concerts at Lincoln Center, Pier 46 and other.
7.18 Friday 7pm
Write Off Debt Poetry Reading
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
126A Front St. (b/w Pearl and Jay Sts.)
Almost everyone is plagued by debt. But thanks to debt-resistance
group Strike Debt, we can at least have our deepest financial woes
expressed by poets like Niina Pollari who are having the same
struggle. Debtors will be able to forget their anxiety for bit and
maybe even gain some clarity at this community event that’s a bit like
therapy for borrowers. In honor of the occasion, entry is free to all.
However, you could help Strike Debt resolve debt issues like your own,
if you choose to donate to the cause.
7.18 Friday 7pm
Kickstarter Film Fest 2014
Fort Greene Park
Changing lives of creative people all over the planet, Kickstarter is
likely the first word that comes to mind when you’re talking about
funding platforms. The company has been particularly instrumental in
helping filmmakers find the cash they need to complete their projects.
Today, Kickstarter invites you to join them as they revisit some of
the films that have graced their site. Included in the line-up are
features Obvious Child and Rich Hill, as well as Alexandre Rockwell’s
Little Feet, a documentary about India’s last magician colony, and
claymation short Stan. In addition to the outdoor cinematic parade,
there are performances by Asphalt Orchestra and Kaki King, and food
and drink available for purchase.
7.18 Friday 6-8:30pm
New Music in Bryant Park
40 West 40th Street
Greg Osby Group and the Cassatt String Quartet
7.18-7.19 Friday & Saturday, various times
Come Out & Play Festival 2014
Come Out & Play returns to turn the city into a giant playground.
Running two days, Friday night’s “After Dark” activities turn DUMBO
into an arcade, while Saturday the field day and family day portions
are back out at Governors Island. Among this year’s highlights are the
10th anniversary of PacManhattan, Full Contact Catan, and Light Fight,
a game of sneaking and spotlights. All of the games are free and run
multiple times throughout the festival. Sign up is first come, first
served on site.
7.19 Saturday 12-2pm
Screening: Tale of a Butcher Shop
333 East 47th St. (First-Second Aves.)
Tickets: general admission: $13; seniors, students, and Japan Society
The Kitades run a butcher shop in Kaizuka City outside Osaka, raising
and slaughtering cattle to sell the meat in their store. The seventh
generation of their family’s business, they are descendants of the
buraku people, a social minority held over from the caste system
abolished in the 19th century that is still subject to discrimination.
As the Kitades are forced to make the difficult decision to shut down
their slaughterhouse, the question posed by the film is whether doing
this will also result in the deconstruction of the prejudices imposed
on them. Though primarily documenting the process of their work with
meticulous detail, Aya Hanabusa also touches on the Kitades’
participation in the buraku liberation movement. Hanabusa’s heartfelt
portrait expands from the story of an old-fashioned family business
competing with corporate supermarkets, toward a subtle and
sophisticated critique of social exclusion and the persistence of
7.19 Saturday 11am-6pm (one-hour sessions)
The Mac Daddy
201 Mulberry St. (Spring-Kenmare Sts.)
Tickets: per session, $30; must be age 21 or over to drink alcohol
Raise a glass and celebrate the 50th & 75th anniversaries of the New
York World’s Fair at our inaugural Brew Fest! Enjoy a selection of 50+
craft beers from 20 local and international breweries and ongoing home
brewing demonstrations. Music provided by DJ Ito.
7.19 Saturday 12-5pm
New Museum Block Party
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
The New Museum takes over Sara D. Roosevelt Park for an afternoon
block party that probably isn’t like any block party you’ve been to
before. Featuring workshops inspired by the museum’s current exhibits,
and performances by Akim Funk Buddha, M. Lamar and kinetic beat boxer
Lumberob, this day-long happening also includes free admission to the
museum. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out the recently opened
Here and Elsewhere, which showcases contemporary art from and about
the Arab world.
7.19 Saturday 2pm
Mister Rogers Art Gallery
231 Rogers Avenue
Floating into New York after a successful launch in San Francisco,
Ballooncy is akin to a rave in a room filled with 3,000 balloons
equipped with motion sensor lights. You’ll be treated to music
courtesy of Space Jam and Squidelephant as you bounce your way through
a sea of balloons. The eight-hour happening is geared towards adults,
although all ages are welcome and spontaneous laughter is pretty much
guaranteed. Best get your RSVP in now and arrive early.
7.19 Saturday 7-11pm
Slideluck Staten Island I: Women’s Work
Alice Austen House
2 Hylan Boulevard
On Saturday, July 19th, we will have our first Slideluck on the
waterfront of Staten Island at the historic Alice Austen House!
7.19-7.20 Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm
Ice Cream Social
Hester Street Fair
Hester St. at Essex St.
Here at Hester we’re celebrating this delicious holiday with an Ice
Cream Social weekend on July 19th & 20th. We’ve got a special lineup
of your favorite local ice cream and a batch of brand new ice cream
and frozen treat vendors that are waiting to be discovered.
7.19-7.20 Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am-6pm
Creme de la Creme
Fort Greene Flea (Saturday)
176 Lafayette Ave. (Clermont-Vanderbilt Aves.)
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Williamsburg Flea (Sunday)
50 Kent Ave. (North 11 North 12 Sts.)
Ronald Reagan, in likely our favorite of his actions, declared
National Ice Cream Month/Day in 1984, and we at the Flea have been
performing our civic duty by presenting an annual ice cream bonanza at
the markets since 2011. For obvious reasons it’s always one of our
most popular events of the year, which inspires us to unearth the
latest and greatest makers, who are in turn inspired to create
downright magical flavors for…you.”Creme de la Creme,” as we’re now
calling it, will feature a dozen ice creamers serving more than 50
flavors at both Fleas: in Fort Greene on Saturday, July 19, and in
Williamsburg on Sunday, July 20.
7.20 Sunday 11am
Field outside Old Boys and Girls High School
736 Rutland Rd. (Troy-Schenectady Aves.)
East Flatbush, Brooklyn
Cutural Acts, Children’s Activities, Food Vendors.
7.20 Sunday 11am
Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour
Discover a whole new perspective of this vibrant neighborhood in a
90-minute journey that will cover some of the most notable landmarks
such as the MetLife Clock Tower, Appellate Courthouse and, of course
the Flatiron Building. Bring comfortable shoes and maybe an umbrella
for this memorable excursion that’ll start off at 11am, rain or shine.
7.20 Sunday 12-8pm
Jamaican Jerk Festival
Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd. at Baisley Blvd.
Tickets: adults, $30 advance/$40 onsite; children under age 12, free
Buy tickets to #GraceJerkFestNY now and register to win prizes!
7.20 Sunday 1-7pm
Greenpointers Summer Market
67 West St. (at Noble St., 5th fl.)
We are excited for our 1st Ever Summer Market and cannot wait to
introduce to you our awesome vendors!
7.20 Sunday 12-7pm
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Kensico Dam Plaza
Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, New York
Experience a variety of cultures from around the world this summer
without leaving Westchester County during the annual cultural heritage
celebrations held in county parks.
7.20 Sunday 2-9pm
Festival Orgullo Colombiano
Eisenhower Park, (1899 Hempstead Tpk., field 6)
East Meadow, New York
Arts & crafts, fireworks, food, dancing, music.
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