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Free Things to Do in NYC This Week - August 6-August 13

August 6, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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A wealth of free things to do keeps New York City affordable and accessible. If you're looking for free cultural events, no-cover performances, and other events on the house, check out City Guide's calendar of free events. From museum nights to walking tours to concerts to art events, money shouldn't keep you from getting the most out of New York.

BONDS OF PROTECTION FAMILY SUNDAYS - The Rubin Museum of Art
August 06, 2017 - Chelsea

Drop-in Art-making Workshop Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. August Sundays: Bonds of Protection Create symbols of protection that represent your bond with friends and family. In honor of the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) this August, we invite you to make your own wearable adornments inspired by traditional rakhi styles, friendship bracelets, and even gau (amulet boxes) from the Museum's collection.

I AM YOGA NY continues Free Sunday Yoga in Sunset Park - Sunset Park
August 06, 2017 - Brooklyn

I AM YOGA continues FREE Sunday Yoga in Sunset Park Sunday July 23, July 30, & August 6 at 10am By popular demand, I AM YOGA will continue to offer a FREE outdoor Yoga class on Sunday July 23, July 30, and August 6 at 10am in Sunset Park (Enter at 41st St. & 6th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11232). All ages and abilities are welcome, but BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat!) and please make sure to RSVP at om@iamyogany.com. I AM YOGA opened its doors across from Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn in April 2016 with a mission to provide the community with a variety of practices and tools that promote long-term inner and outer well-being: asana yoga, meditation, yoga Nidra, sound baths, therapeutic and restorative yoga, Yoga Tune Up®, TRX® classes, Ayurvedic consultations, and special workshops. We believe that yoga offers one of the best platforms to maintain health, alleviate pain, counterbalance long New York work-days, and provide inspiration even in front of life's toughest challenges. For more information and to view teacher bios please visit www.iamyogany.com

Seasonal Garden Tours & Activity Table - Queens Bontanical Garden
August 06, 2017 - Flushing

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Heritage Sunday - Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
August 06, 2017 - Manhattan

In the past few decades, traditional Eastern European and Central Asian folk music and dance have enjoyed a renaissance within the former Soviet and Eastern Bloc states and across the diaspora. Celebrate this resurgence with a rich afternoon of performances by the Cheres Folk Orchestra, representing the Carpathian region of Western Ukraine; the acrobatic Georgian music and dance troupe Dancing Crane; the "Queen of Tajik Dance" Malika Kalontarova; and Albanian vocal star Merita Halili, with an orchestra led by the Republic of Kosova's Raif Hyseni.

La Casita at Teatro Pregones - Teatro SEA
August 06, 2017 - Lower East Side

Through poetry, music, and stories, a remarkable group of artist activists give voice to the movements working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women's, civil, immigrant, and human rights.

Talking Drums: Stand Up! Speak Out! - Damrosch Park
August 06, 2017 - New York

Throughout history and across cultures, drums have been the beating heart of human communities. They've been used to summon gods, fire up warriors, and unite communities in a common cause. The power of drumming to connect people and inspire action is on full display at this high-octane performance by an array of celebrated activist-artists representing Caribbean, Japanese, African, and Native American musical traditions.

Latin Night: Featuring DJs, Artists and Bands to Keep You Dancing All Night Long! - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 06, 2017 - Wantagh

Studio Sunday - MAD Museum of Art and Design
August 06, 2017 - New York

Join us for Studio Sunday, a making workshop for all ages, where kids can create their own projects.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 84
August 06, 2017 - Hell's Kitchen

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
August 06, 2017 - Tribeca

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Zumba - Waterfront
August 06, 2017 - New York

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Kayak Polo - Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
August 06, 2017 - Brooklyn

What is kayak polo? It's a mix of basketball, water polo, and kayaking and a whole lot of fun! EVENT INFORMATION We've got the equipment (kayaks, vests, helmets, paddles), you bring the body, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship (shorts/sandals, too). Your level of experience doesn't matter. We are limited to 15 participants per game, so reserve your spot for the game at 11 am. We'll put you in a team and give you a vest number on a first-come first-served basis. Dedicated players and volunteers, though, will end up being teachers to others. We focus on individual attention and kayak mentoring, and offer the best free kayak learning experience you can get in NYC. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before game time to be donned with vest, helmet, paddle, and kayak. Sunday kayak polo games are divided into three sessions: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The first session is a Meet-Up Group Session Sign-Up Via MeetUp Here 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Walk-up Kid's and Adult Session - Kid's get preference (must be aged 11 and up) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Walk-up Adult Session Here's some important information to remember before coming down to play: - Each game is limited to 10 public participants.... (read more)

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
August 06, 2017 - Upper East Side

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program. Free with museum admission.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
August 06, 2017 - Upper East Side

For families with children ages 3 and up. Drop in to participate in creative, interactive projects located in one of our family-friendly galleries.

Just Drop In - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
August 06, 2017 - New York

For families with children ages 3 and up. Drop in to participate in creative, interactive projects located in one of our family-friendly galleries. Free with museum admission. Find more information at our Family Activity Kiosk when you arrive.

Basement Bhangra 20th Anniversary - Central Park
August 06, 2017 - Manhattan

APACHE INDIAN Steven Kapur, also known as Apache Indian, is recognized for his distinct reggae style which combines elements of Jamaican, Indian, and English music. Born in Handsworth, Birmingham, to a family of Indian origins, Apache Indian began to make a name for himself as a DJ, with his first single, "Move Over India," released in 1990. This track was positively received, and he continued to make music which combined ragga and bhangra, releasing "Chok There" and "Don Raja." In 1993, he released his first album No Reservations and in 1997, he released his next album Make Way for the Indian. He then put out Real People, the album which really showcased his ability to incorporate his Indian roots with his music. He has since collaborated with hit producers Jim Beanz and Charlie Hype, and worked with artists ranging from Boy George to Asha Bhosle. Apache Indian is also known as one of the earliest UK artists of Asian origin to have a significant impact on the UK charts. In 2013, he opened the Apache Indian Music Academy at South and City College, in his hometown of Handsworth. Because of his global impact on the music industry, he has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement award f... (read more)

Jadakiss - City Parks Foundation
August 06, 2017 - New York

Dynamic emcee dominates with potent prose and long-lasting beats JADAKISS Yonkers-raised Jason Phillips, known better by his stage name, the ubiquitously admired lyricist Jadakiss, is one of the greatest living names in hip hop. Having first tasted success as a member of The L.O.X., with Styles P and Sheek Louch, through their album Money, Power & Respect (featuring a #3-debut single on Billboard), Jadakiss was poised to breakout with a solo career. With his initial effort Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, Jadakiss established himself as a force in the rap game. His second record contained the much talked about "Why," which would blow up to epic proportions and truly launch Jada into the upper echelon of hip hip. Showing zero signs of slowing down, he released his 4th effort Top 5 Dead or Alive in 2015, which solidified the fact the "the streets are his" (according to Rolling Stone). Over his 15 year reign, Jadakiss has collaborated with an accomplished litany of who's who in the hip hop celebrity realm, including Diddy, Nas, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Ne-Yo and a vast crop of other top artists.

It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park - Leif Ericsson Park
August 06, 2017 - Sunset Park

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship for a general clean up at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you! Volunteers should meet at the comfort station by 8th Avenue. For more information, please email hannah.bossio@parks.nyc.gov.

RUNHealthy: Stretching - New York Road Runners
August 06, 2017 - New York

RUNHealthy is a series of holistic exercise sessions aimed at helping to reduce injury and keep you running healthy. Free yoga and stretching sessions are each offered on a monthly basis. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for Stretching for Runners, led by instructors from Wharton Health. Please bring your own mat.

Volunteer Orientation - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Want to get more involved in the park this year? ?Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!Directions to find the group will be sent via email to registered volunteers only the day before Orientation. Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for Orientation on the calendar. Any questions? Please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org?.

SENIOR MONDAY FOR VISITORS 65 AND OLDER - The Rubin Museum of Art
August 07, 2017 - Chelsea

On the first Monday of the month, seniors (65 and older) receive free admission to the galleries. The day includes a range of free programs including a docent talk in our theater, gallery tours, and a writing workshop.

SENIOR WRITING WORKSHOP WITH NINA GOSS - The Rubin Museum of Art
August 07, 2017 - Chelsea

Make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing. Program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum's entrance hall. Program is facilitated by Nina Goss, a writer and university professor.

LeGrande's TGIMonday Game Nights - The Time New York
August 07, 2017 - New York

Relive your childhood with… Connect Four, Uno, Mall Madness, Sorry, Taboo Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Kerplunk, Guess Who, Battleship, Operation, Clue, Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, Don’t Wake Daddy, Trouble. Drink in the nostalgia along with specialty throwback and game-inspired cocktails and cereal shots, have a nosh on tasty snacks, and shake it a little to some fresh 90’s beats. Don’t be surprised if some old pals from TGIF drop in on the lounge TV screens to join in the fun! When: Every Monday night starting May 1, all night! Where: 224 West 49th St, 2nd Floor Cheers!

Suzi Shelton - Hudson River Park
August 07, 2017 -

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before! At Pier 62 in Chelsea

Schubertiade Remix - David Rubenstein Atrium
August 07, 2017 - Lincoln Center

In the spirit of Schubert's famous musical soirées, artists from New York's eclectic music scene present an evening of radical responses to Schubert's songs, plus interactive games (and prizes!). Emcees Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy, and Dave Malloy join the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) for this tribute to one of history's greatest composers and partyers.

Community Bookstore Park Slope - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
August 07, 2017 - New York

Our annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.Jill Eisenstadt reads from Swell, a darkly funny new novel about a New York family, a conversion of faith, and a haunted house in Rockaway.

Sfm's Indie Hour - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
August 07, 2017 - New York

Remember 2003 when you went to go see The Strokes and this fun, new band called Kings of Leon opened for them? I guess you could say you knew them when... Now welcoming to Super Free Monday, the SFM Indie Hour! Come see the hottest, freshest, indie improv teams around as they rev you up for your favorite house teams!

Base Jam - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
August 07, 2017 - New York

Come to Base Jam: New York City's most fun improv jam with an awesome party vibe! This jam is not only ideal for those new to the stage, but also improv veterans. We welcome all to participate. Let's face it: Getting better at improv is about getting stage time and practicing in front of an audience. So leap first, then look for a place to land....or just keep flying! Hosted by Ray Munoz

Uni - Baby's All Right
August 07, 2017 - New York

The cigarette butts, the used condoms, the gold mine, the melted vinyl and the headlines of a million millennial mornings were churned in a blender like primordial ooze... Out of that psychotropic smoothie straw test tube crawled a hermaphrodite child who laughed in the face of modernity. It's name was Uni. Where Uni looked it saw glitter and blood. Sutures on the dance floor and diamonds in the graves. Where Uni stepped it left flowers and what it touched burned violet and yellow. Uni used their guitars like a Tesla coil to summon electricity from the sky with cathedral amplifiers floating into an ocean of feedback and delay. That very flood freed three slaves and welded them into a single psychedelic hydra: Kemp, the brain of Uni! ...David Strange, the balls of Uni!... And Nico Fuzz, the heart of Uni! They wore high heels embroidered with stars to elevate them above the filth the enemy had spread like fecal peanut butter on planet earth. Kemp was the half crazed Boudicca who piloted the spaceship with her Orpheus rock riffs and led their armies into battle. David Strange was the warrior poet who could build anything with his bare hands and write lyrics to mesmerize the harpie... (read more)

Afro Cuban Modern Dance Workshop with Malpaso Dance Company - City Parks Foundation
August 07, 2017 - New York

In Association with the Ailey Extension The Cuban technique of modern dance is a fusion of North American Modern Dance (including (Sokolov), Graham, Limon, Cunningham), European ballet, and traditional Afro-Cuban dances and rhythms. The central teaching of the class is based around contraction and release technique, combined with spine undulation movements from Afro-Cuban dance styles. The across the floor combinations encourage a focus on rhythm of and musicality. The combination of influences (American, European and Afro) manifest within Cuban dance provides the students a unique (transcultural) experience of movement. Secure your spot for this class through the workshops tab on the registration page.

Ballet Barre - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 07, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Use the pier for your workout! EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 7 pm, June 5 – August 7 PIER 2 PROMENADE EVENT INFORMATION Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout. A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

H.I.P. Lit - Nowadays
Through August 07, 2017 - New York

H.I.P. Lit is a series spotlighting authors on the cutting-edge of the writing scene. Tonight they take over one of our corners for some readings from Deirdre Coyle, Kyle Lucia Wu, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Emmanuel Iduma, and David Burr Gerrard.

Summer Movie Series - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
August 08, 2017 - Chelsea

Watch a free movie under the stars! Sit back on the ship's flight deck, and take in a great movie, the city skyline and a view of the Hudson. You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show. The flight deck opens at 7:00pm, and the movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited.

Summer Movie Series - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through August 08, 2017 - Chelsea

Watch a free movie under the stars! Sit back on the ship's flight deck, and take in a great movie, the city skyline and a view of the Hudson. You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show. The flight deck opens at 7pm, and the movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited. The first movie of the season is of course Top Gun! July 11: Good Morning Vietnam. July: 18: Anchorman. July 25: Cocktail. August 1: The Martian. August 8: Back To The Future.

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
August 08, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

Death Café - Green-Wood
August 08, 2017 - Greenwood Heights

The Death Café is inspired by the centuries-old European salon (or café), an informal gathering to discuss philosophical, political or scientific ideas. In 2011, British entrepreneur Jon Underwood brought this concept to discussions of the most universal topic of all: death. Underwood's intention was to provide an opportunity to "increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives." Today, there are over 4,400 Death Cafes in 26 countries around the world. � Green-Wood is proud to host monthly gatherings of the Death Café here in our beautiful, modern chapel. Amy Cunningham, death educator and creator of the Brooklyn-based blog TheInspiredFuneral.com, invites participants to share their thoughts and feelings on death. It's an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda. Tea and light snacks are provided. � "A place for people to discuss our inevitable fate." – Gothamist � "It's a reversal for American culture, which for a long time has shied away from these conversations." – Village Voice

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell Angelito Jusay - Bryant Park
August 08, 2017 - New York

Reading Room Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell Hosted by Radha Vatsal, Murder Between The Lines? Free copy of a classics choice, while supply lasts. Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press. Part of the BookClub program.

Family Night hosted by Tara Drouin - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 08, 2017 - Wantagh

Keri Wirth - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 08, 2017 - Wantagh

Bar Trivia Hosted by Geeks Who Drink - Symphony Space
August 08, 2017 - New York

Come to Bar Thalia every Tuesday night and enjoy bar trivia hosted by Geeks Who Drink! Drink Special: $5 Beers!

Ghost Dog - Red Hook Park
August 08, 2017 - New York

Presented by MOVERS NOT SHAKERS! and RED HOOK LOBSTER POUND

Summer of Know - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
August 08, 2017 - Upper East Side

The Guggenheim Museum presents a series of conversations that bring together contemporary artists who think deeply about the most urgent social, political, environmental, or legal challenges facing our world today, with individuals who tackle those issues outside of the cultural sphere. Moderated or introduced by Guggenheim curators, these informal discussions invite different perspectives and are premised on the meeting of profound conviction with empirical experience. Summer of Know provides a forum for responding to and engaging with current issues as they are filtered through the generative lens of art.

It's My Park at Albemarle Playground - Leif Ericsson Park
August 08, 2017 - Sunset Park

Hosted by The Singing Winds This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Singing Winds at Albemarle Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you! Volunteers should meet at the Children's Playground. For more information, please call (718) 564-5983 or email thesingingwinds@gmail.com.

It's My Park at Mclaughlin Park - Leif Ericsson Park
August 08, 2017 - Sunset Park

Hosted by Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey This It's My Park season, volunteer with Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey to garden and beautify at McLaughlin Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you! Volunteers should meet at the park house. For more information, please email delancey.nelson@parks.nyc.gov.

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
August 09, 2017 - New York

Repeats: Weekly on Wednesday, forever NYC's finest trivia beckons. Got the brains? Bring your friends and wrack your noodles with six rounds of clever, fun, HARD trivia. The most experienced trivia hosts in the city will test your mental mettle in areas of General Knowledge, Music, Top Tens, and Visual Identification. First Prize is a $75 bar tab, Second Prize is a $40 bar tab and Third Prize is a $15 bar tab. But the real prize (besides bragging rights for those who place, and a berth in the twice yearly finals) is the time honored social scene of the Quizz-Off crowd. Give it a try smart guy! And come early for a good table.

La La Land - Hudson River Park
August 09, 2017 -

FREE! Hidden Figures, action figures, superheroes and Oscar winners, Hudson RiverFlicks: Big Hit Wednesdays has all of your favorite movies from the last year! Hudson River Park gives you one more chance to see your favorite blockbusters from 2016 on the big screen! This time, they're all FREE. Movies start at Dusk, generally around 8:30pm. Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase. At Pier 63 in Chelsea

Spanish Harlem Orchestra & Edmar Castañeda - Damrosch Park
August 09, 2017 - New York

Led by the "supremely gifted" pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernández (Relix), the two-time Grammy Award–winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra lights up the night with a set of full-throttled salsa dura. Having played alongside Latin royalty, including Rubén Blades, Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz, the 13 SHO musicians represent a veritable New York salsa supergroup. Colombian jazz harpist and "musical marvel" Edmar Castañeda (NPR) opens the show with the signature blend of jazz and South American folk music that has earned him avid fans across the globe.

Mark Newman - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 09, 2017 - Wantagh

Brooke Moriber - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 09, 2017 - Wantagh

Quickdraw - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 09, 2017 - Wantagh

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series - Richard Tucker Park
August 09, 2017 - New York City

The annual concert series, held in Richard Tucker Park, at Broadway and 66th Street, offers music as diverse as the city itself. No matter what your taste in music – reggae, beat-boxers, jazz, or blues – you can hear it for free this summer during the wildly popular Free Lunchtime Summer Concert Series every Wednesday from Noon until 2:00 p.m. this July and August. In addition, there will be free restorative yoga outside. These stretch sessions will be lead by instructors from the West Side Y in between each day’s performances for some lunchtime relaxation. The 2017 Lunchtime Summer Concert Series is sponsored by TD Bank – America’s Most Convenient Bank. Through these live performances at Richard Tucker Park, we celebrate New York City’s incredible diversity of music and cultures, and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975).

Sound Bath with Alex Falk - The Rubin Museum of Art
August 09, 2017 - Chelsea

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Alex Falk is a certified sound therapy practitioner, musician, audio producer, emcee, and educator. Since 2013, Alex has been facilitating public sound baths and large-scale meditation events individually and with his long-time partner, sound therapy practitioner and meditation teacher Sara Auster. He is a continuing facilitator for the Big Quiet and has partnered with meditation and wellness programs like Medi Club, Ziva Meditation, and Sound Off NYC. He has offered sound baths at venues such as Lincoln Center, the Rubin Museum, and Central Park SummerStage.

Soul in the Horn 3-Year Anniversary feat. Erykah Badu - Highline Ballroom
August 09, 2017 - New York

Natasha Diggs For more information contact: dprosper@gmail.com ig: @soulinthehorn Soul in the Horn is a weekly dance party, social gathering and music showcase featuring horn infused sounds from around the globe played by world renowned djs and the best up and coming & legendary musicians that aims to bridge the gap between all music and culture. For the past two years Soul in the Horn has taken place every Friday in downtown New York City at Blue Note's Cuban Jazz bar Subrosa with Resident DJ Natasha Diggs and Curator DProsper. The party has also expanded to larger one off events through out the city such as NYC Summer Stage in Central Park, Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays. and Bric Celebrate BK in Prospect Park. Currently Soul in the Horn has activated a summer pop up series at choice locations throughout New York as well as Nationally with upcoming events at New Orleans Ace Hotel and more in the works. Soul in the Horn is Jazz, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Latin, Afrobeat, Brazilian, House, Rare Groove, Reggae, & Beyond.. On any given night you can expect djs and musicians to take you on a musical journey through genres and decades.

Après Wednesdays - Arts Brookfield
August 09, 2017 - New York

Brookfield Place New York Terrace Kick back and relax on the Terrace every Wednesday all summer long! With outdoor games, live music, film screenings, and more, Brookfield Place is where you'll want to unwind this season. APRÉS WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES Outdoor Games Grab a friend and play outdoor games on the Terrace. Astrology Lounge | 5 – 8 PM Are your stars aligned? Step into our astrology lounge to gaze into your future. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE July 26 | Animation Night! Curated film screening. Stay tuned for an announcement on this week's film! August 2 | Hot Hand Band One stop party band inspired by Nola/jazz/funk/hip-hop trio, featuring Kevin Moehringer (trombone), Ray Cetta (bass), & Kevin Raczka (drums). August 9 Stay tuned for a special announcement. August 16 | Animation Night! Curated film screening. Stay tuned for an announcement on this week's film!

Recess - The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
August 09, 2017 - New York

Come play at RECESS. A weekly open jam where master improvisers from the PIT's Super Free Monday and Wednesday shows, students taking PIT classes, and YOU (the public, the curious, at any or no skill levels) come together to perform scenes, play, polish skills, watch the fun and have a great ol' time. And it's FREE! Hosted by Gregory Levine.

Malpaso Dance Company / Daymé Arocena / Nickodemus - City Parks Foundation
August 09, 2017 - Manhattan

Afro-Cuban singer of jazz and neo-soul meets celebrated Cuban contemporary dance troupe Featuring 6pm pre-show panel "Cuban Music and Dance in the Mix" with moderator Ned Sublette and panelists Dayme Arocena, Nickodemus, and Yesenia Fernandez-Selier. Ned Sublette, educational Cuban music travel leader, author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, longtime producer for Afropop Worldwide, and co-founder of the Qbadisc record label, will talk with our invited guests about Cuba as a space for music and dance, how Cuban music and dance transform when they are exported, and how they fit into the mix in the United States. RSVP is required for 6pm panel attendance, RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org Seating for the 8pm performance starts at 7pm and is first come, first served until venue reaches capacity. MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Filled with the zesty cadences of the authentic Cuban experience, Malpaso Dance Company, led by the inspired, award-winning artistic director Osnel Delgado (graduate and professor of the dance-domain-revered National Dance School), brings modern Havana-based takes on rumba & salsa-influenced movement to the awaiting world. Proudly founded in 2... (read more)

A Summer Movie Under the Stars - Prospect Park Alliance
Through August 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

In celebration of Prospect Park's 150th anniversary, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance present A Summer Movie Under the Stars in partnership with Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema. These free outdoor film screenings on Prospect Park's Long Meadow North will feature live musical entertainment followed by family-friendly films carefully selected by Nitehawk's cinema department, to highlight park themes such as the famed Prospect Park Zoo, summer camps, Little League Baseball and the exquisite flora and fauna. The full line-up is as follows: Wednesday, July 19: The NeverEnding Story with 1980s music by DJ Jane Elizabeth Wednesday, July 26: The Sandlot with live entertainment by The Binky Griptite Orchestra Wednesday, August 2: Moonrise Kingdom with live entertainment by Morricone Youth Wednesday, August 9: Zootopia, with live entertainment by Brooklyn United Marching Band All live entertainment will start at 7 pm and films begin shortly after sundown. There are no rain dates in the event of inclement weather. A Summer Movie Under the Stars is made possible with additional support from HBO and Investors Bank.

Selma - Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Liv Warfield, Judith Hill, and Shelby J: Love 4 One Another - BAM
August 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Three brilliant female Prince protégés carry on the icon's legacy for this special live show under the same banner as his Love 4 One Another charity. The trio combines the vocal talents of thrilling stage presence Liv Warfield, previously a member of Prince's New Power Generation backing band; Oscar and Grammy winner Judith Hill; and powerful songwriter Shelby J. After touring with the likes of Michael Jackson, D'Angelo, Santana, and Stevie Wonder, the women come to MetroTech backed by Warfield's own band.

Suzi Shelton - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
August 10, 2017 - Tribeca

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before!

SELMA with live score by Jason Moran and the Wordless Music Orchestra / Brooklyn United Marching Band - BRIC
August 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

MacArthur "genius" and jazz luminary Jason Moran joins Wordless Music Orchestra to provide an original live score for 2014's Selma.

Live at The Archway - The Archway
August 10, 2017 - DUMBO

Live at The Archway is a Weekly Cabaret Below the Manhattan Bridge — with free performances, interactive art experiences, beer & wine from our landlocked Lighthouse, and a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting from June through September. This series, brought to you by the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse, showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting an eclectic, dynamic range of music and performance genres over 17 weeks, including sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, modern dance from Italy, Afrobeat, swing dancing, flamenco, a special reunion by a Japanese DUMBO pop band and more. New this year, the ARTIST INTERACTIVE invites the public to engage with a different DUMBO-based artist each week, through a pop-up gallery, "The Space Station," and through a live art component where the artist and public create a collaborative piece together over the course of three hours. The Artist Interactive is presented in collaboration with This Friday or Next Friday, an art gallery in DUMBO run by artists Nathan Sinai Rayman and Zach Seeger. Live at the Archway is always all ages, and always rain or shine (which works because we're under the Manhattan Bridge!) Headlinin... (read more)

OkayAfrica's Riddim & Beats - Damrosch Park
August 10, 2017 - New York

For this invigorating triple-bill, OkayAfrica—the digital hub of the African New Wave—fills Damrosch Park with the funk of West African beats and the rhythms of Caribbean carnival. Nigerian dancehall king Timaya and Jamaican-born reggae star of the '80s Sister Nancy join forces to summon the essential elements of carnival culture—music, costume, and dance— alongside eclectic London Afrobeats band The Compozers. Live dancers turn the stage into a vivid, colorful mash-up of African and Caribbean cultures in the heart of New York City.

Family Movie Night Under the Stars! - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 10, 2017 - Wantagh

42 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
August 10, 2017 - New York

This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger.The evening begins with the No Wahala DJs (DJ Chibuikem & DJ Quesquecest?) and the short film LOSTFOUND, directed by Shakti Bhagchandani and curated by BAMcinématek. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive! Beer Garden opens and music starts at 6:00 PM, movie begins at sundown.

42 - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
August 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger. The evening begins with the No Wahala DJs (DJ Chibuikem & DJ Quesquecest?) and the short film LOSTFOUND, directed by Shakti Bhagchandani and curated by BAMcinématek. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive! Music starts at 6:00 PM, movie begins at sundown. Food and drinks from DeKalb Market Hall available all night long! NOTE: Outside alcohol will not be permitted on the lawn; bag checks will be conducted at the entrance. For more information, check out Movie FAQs.

Interactive Game CONFIDENTIAL - Delilah
August 10, 2017 - New York

Become a secret agent for a night as you step into the world of CONFIDENTIAL—a game of social interaction designed to blend seamlessly with reality. Start by wearing an outfit worthy of James Bond or Mata Hari and test your powers of perception while sharpening your seduction skills as you gather clues needed to complete your mission and win the game. CONFIDENTIAL is the perfect night out for adventurous singles, solo travelers, or couples looking for a unique night out. The game begins when you receive a complimentary welcome drink along with your Confidential Dossier, which contains time sensitive information key to completing your mission and finding the spy who can lead you to the prize of $100 and a bottle of champagne. CONFIDENTIAL is a new game every week, with new persons of interest to discover and new story lines to follow. Space is limited and entry will be denied once the cocktail party is at capacity. Created by Alfredo Guenzani and produced by Never Sleep Alone.

Embroidered Lives: the Art of Fr. Frank Sabatté, Csp - Sheen Center
August 10, 2017 - New York

Embroidered Lives showcases the random stitch and free motion embroidery art of Fr. Frank Sabatté, CSP, Artist-in-Residence for the Paulist Fathers in New York City and the Sheen Center's new Art Gallery Senior Curator.

Leader Lunch Discussion - Ethical Culture Society Concert Hall
August 10, 2017 - New York

Readings: "The Strange Persistence of Guilt" by Wilfred M. McClay, The Hedgehog Review, vol. 19 no. 1, Spring 2-17 Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online

Walkthrough with Jackie Ferrera - The Drawing Center
August 10, 2017 - Soho

Jackie Ferrara: Lines consists of eight wall drawings, each anchored by imagined architecture or architectural elements along with lists of film titles rendered in Morse code. The Morse code acts as a foundation or band, interrupting the drawn architecture or adding another layer over the entire surface. The underlying theme of the individual drawings is reflected both in the architectural element or shape dominating the drawing as well as by the Morse code text, which consists of curated lists of films Ferrara began compiling in 1993 that reflect her life-long passion for film. Vampire Towers, for example, depicts nine abstract, dark towers that emerge out of a foundation of vampire film titles veiled in Morse code. This commission reflects the ongoing evolution of Ferrara's work, incorporating elements of the established language of her sculpture and public art works and bringing them to the walls of The Drawing Center. Jackie Ferrara (b. 1929) is best known for her sculptural works and public art projects which are included in museum collections and public spaces worldwide. She developed her signature style, which is based on architectural forms and pyramid structures, in the... (read more)

Mogul: Live - Highline Ballroom
August 10, 2017 - New York

Entry is on a first come, first served basis and subject to capacity. Please make sure to arrive early to ensure entry. RSVP does not guarantee entry. in Gimlet Media and Loud Speakers Network for an evening, and live taping, that will bring you into the world of "Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty," the hit hip-hop miniseries . "Mogul" host Reggie Ossé ("The Combat Jack Show") will be joined onstage by several of the people whose voices gave life to Chris Lighty's story on the podcast. They will talk about the history of hip-hop, take a look back at Lighty's life, share stories and insights that didn't make it into the show, and more. After the panel, stick around for a park jam of sorts, as we turn the Highline into a party celebrating the history of hiphop.

R&B Festival at MetroTech 2017 - BAM
Through August 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Nothing says summer like free outdoor music. For more than two decades, BAM has brought its popular lunchtime concert series to MetroTech Commons. Spanning R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz, and world music, this year's lineup is packed with new voices and established masters alike, performing Thursdays at noon. Past highlights have included Ashford & Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Booker T & the M.G.'s with guest Sharon Jones, Jimmy Cliff, Andra Day, Salif Keita, The Neville Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Snarky Puppy, and many more. Join us and groove your way through the summer.

At Pier 95 in Clintonfantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Hudson River Park
August 11, 2017 -

There's something for everyone in the family on Friday nights in Hudson River Park! Hudson RiverFlicks, Family Fridays returns to Pier 46 this summer and features recent favorites as well as classic movies for the whole family to enjoy. Movies start at Dusk, generally around 8:30pm. Free Popcorn. Beverages and snacks available for purchase. at Pier 46 in Greenwich Village

Whitney / Moses Sumney / Weyes Blood / Dr. Ashley Jackson - BRIC
August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

Whitney burst into indie stardom with one of 2016's most acclaimed debuts, Light Upon the Lake, and they'll come to the bandshell along with Moses Sumney and Weyes Blood.

Teen Night: We Wanted a Revolution - Brooklyn Museum
August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor Planned by teens for teens, this free evening at the Museum is filled with art, friends, food, and fun. At Teen Nights, we highlight a special exhibition or collection and feature related live music, dance performances, art-making, workshops, and refreshments. August's Teen Night explores the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85.

Farmer's Market - Queens Bontanical Garden
August 11, 2017 - Flushing

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Kendra Foster - Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
August 11, 2017 - Manhattan

An integral 21st-century voice of the P-Funk legacy and longtime mentee of George Clinton, Kendra Foster co-wrote eight songs on D'Angelo's Grammy Award–winning album Black Messiah. In the past few years she's stepped into the spotlight as a solo artist of magnetic power. With smoky vocals, jazz-cut melodies, and high-end, neo-soul production, Foster wields a vast musical vocabulary, spanning jazz, funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop, rock, and electronica, with singular sophistication. LOCATION Hearst Plaza "

Natalia Lafourcade & Vagabon - Damrosch Park
August 11, 2017 - New York

Natalia Lafourcade is an unconventional Mexican pop star—a pixie-voiced presence with expansive musical roots that run through her new album, Musas, an homage to the legends of Latin music. Vagabon, the project of Cameroon-born New Yorker Lætitia Tamko, is "an indie rock game changer" (Pitchfork). Each is a fearless triple-threat singer/instrumentalist/songwriter whose popular appeal matches her critical acclaim. While they come from different worlds, they both create lucid magic, with disarmingly candid lyrics folded into expertly crafted cadences that know exactly when to build and recede.

Theater of the Resist - The Met
August 11, 2017 - New York

Film: Strong Island (2017) MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis. Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended. This program is offered Free with Museum Admission, thanks to Janet and Howard Kagan and The Fan Fox & Lesley R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. The series is made possible by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

Bright Lights - A Tribute to Matchbox 20 Iridesense - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 11, 2017 - Wantagh

The Heiress - The Morgan Library
August 11, 2017 - Murray Hill

Henry James on Screen Henry James novels chronicling the passions and missteps of 19th century Americans and Europeans have been the inspiration for countless film and television adaptions over many years. This exhibition related series features three of the most successful adaptions of his works, The Golden Bowl (2000), A Portrait of a Lady (1996), and The Heiress (1949). The Heiress Director: William Wyler (1949, 115 minutes) This Best Picture nominee was based on the stage version of Henry James's renowned novel Washington Square. Olivia de Havilland's gives an Oscar-winning performance as Catherine Sloper, a young naive woman in 1840s New York who falls for a handsome young man Morris Townsend (Montgomery Clift) that her father (Ralph Richardson) suspects is a fortune hunter. Music by Aaron Copland. The exhibition Henry James and American Painting will be open at 6:00 pm for program attendees.

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics - Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with Hip-Hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves. EVENT DETAILS: Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11 GRANITE TERRACE EVENT INFORMATION A cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping. A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Rent Party - Alternative - Silvana
August 11, 2017 - New York

Charlie Rose's Show Guest Hosted by Jason Weitzman - Knockdown Center
August 11, 2017 - Maspeth

Jason Weitzman Kelly Cooper Caitlin Dullea Heather Potts Heather Harrison Matthew Liner Kevin Flynn Ian Lockwood Larry S-A Rome Davis Chase

Body Combat - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6 Lawns
Through August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. EVENT DETAILS: Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11 EVENT INFORMATION Martial Arts inspired cardio. Your instructor will lead you through a workout which combines upper and lower body moves using power training, muay thai and karate.

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with Hip-Hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves. EVENT DETAILS: Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11 GRANITE TERRACE EVENT INFORMATION A cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping. A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Shanti Star and the Afro-Reggae All-Stars - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 11, 2017 - New York

Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us three Friday nights at Pier 45 at 7pm to hear the Shanti Star and the Afro- Reggae All Stars!

Daywendell Castle: Embracing Upheaval - Friedman Benda
Through August 11, 2017 - New York

Friedman Benda will present Wendell Castle, America's most influential and iconic living designer, in his 5th solo exhibition at the gallery, opening June 22nd, 2017. Embracing Upheaval is a fearless exploration, encompassing two groups: Block and Free Form. Each can be seen alone or as elements of a larger story, both familiar and a departure. Lyrical and unexpected, the new series continue Castle's life-long interest in pushing the boundaries of furniture making, and represent Castle's latest formal exploration into the convergence of sculpture and design.

Wild Rivers - Pete's Candy Store
August 12, 2017 - New York

$5 suggested donation;

Youssou N'Dour / Yacouba Sissoko - BRIC
August 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

We close our season in majestic fashion with one of the great artists of our time, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour. Described as an "arresting tenor, with prophetic authority" (The New York Times) and "perhaps the most famous singer alive [in Africa]," (Rolling Stone) N'Dour helped develop mbalax, a propulsive, soulful genre of Senegalese music. At the age of 12, he began performing with the Star Band, one of Dakar's prominent bands of the early '70s, before going on to form his own Latin-influenced dance band, Étoile de Dakar, which properly launched his career as Senegal's first pop star. His world travels have included collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, Wyclef Jean, Paul Simon, and Branford Marsalis, among others. N'Dour has a long history of activism and civic duty. In 1985, he organized a concert to free Nelson Mandela, and worked with UNICEF and the United Nations to open internet cafes across Africa and connect Senegalese communities worldwide. In recent years, he has served stints as both Senegal's Minister of Tourism and as Special Adviser to the President. We are honored to invite such an important musical mind and public figure to our stage. Malian kora maste... (read more)

Free Greenwich Village Walking Tours Led by the Village Alliance - Greenwich Village
August 12, 2017 - New York

Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The 'Village' has been, and remains a bohemian capitol, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the 'Beat' and 60's counter culture movements. Join a FREE Greenwich Village walking tour led by the Village Alliance, each Saturday from June through September to see for yourself the places where so much history has been made, and the places where todays locals continue the Village vibe. Walking from St Marks Place to Sixth Avenue the tours take in some of the Village's most important landmarks, including – Where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened the first Whitney Museum and had her studio. See the residences of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and Jackson Pollock. Pass by the studios Jimi Hendrix built, and where Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, David Bowie recorded much of their work, and where many major musicians still record. Visit the spot where Barbara Streisand used to perform for just $125 per week. See where Jack Kerouac cavorted with the 'Village Beat'. Find the building that Abraham Lincoln declared 'Right Makes ... (read more)

Hester Street Fair's Tech Day - Hester Street Fair
August 12, 2017 - New York

IBM released the PC on August 12 (Ford also built the first Model T and Singer patented the sewing machine) and we are going to geek out but not just any level of geek -- Otaku style!

Theater of the Resist - The Met
August 12, 2017 - New York

Maria Usbeck, exotic music travel diary Aparna Nancherla, introspective and outospective standup comedian MetLiveArts in collaboration with media and culture writer Kali Holloway presents a nine-week summer series of edgy, timely, and pointedly political performances and films on the Fifth Floor of The Met Breuer. Theater of the Resist takes its name from art making—a technique where the artist uses opposing material to "resist" the medium and thus generating negative space in which to create. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Body Politic: Video from The Met Collection, on view at The Met Breuer, June 20–September 3, 2017. It will highlight dance, spoken word, music and film from communities that are outside the hegemony. Hosts include: political journalist and musician Kali Holloway, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and musician and NYPR host/podcaster Helga Davis. Performances are free with Museum admission. Advanced registration recommended.

The Johnny Mac Band - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 12, 2017 - Wantagh

The Dave Diamond Band - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 12, 2017 - Wantagh

Victoria Faiella - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 12, 2017 - Wantagh

Summer Thunder - Featuring Pill+Running, Gold Dime - Union Pool
August 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

PILL is the young collaboration between artists Veronica Torres, Andrew Spaulding, Jonathan Campolo and Benjamin Jaffe. PILL's recordings combine fast, forward-thinking lyrics that express social unrest with a painterly contempt for rock formalism. The four-piece draw from a deep pool of influences including New York City noise, krautrock, Sun Ra modalities, telepathic dreams and all six senses.Running The screech. The wail. The slanted-floor nausea. There's not a word for the signature cyclical howling that Chicago's Running have harnessed and tortured into submission. They play with their food before they eat…flay into a terse punk trance, a Kraut-beat psycho riff for ages, mesmerize or terrorize…but invariably they unleash The Sound upon us just when it seems most likely to bring back your lunch. That they've built such a mean, spare, and evil band around such chaos is to our benefit - the circular mayhem alone would be a fascinating stand-alone curiosity - but lucky for us, they've captured their cacophonous, rotten heart in the black glove of blank-stare punk.GOLD DIME is Andrya Ambro, former member of the noise rock duo Talk Normal. Gold Dime has been performing live as a tri... (read more)

Storytime & Craft - Queens Botanical Garden
August 12, 2017 - Flushing

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children's Foundation. While supplies last.

Saturday Sketching - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
August 12, 2017 - Upper East Side

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required.

Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Café
Through August 12, 2017 - Manhattan

Hilary Knight was born stage-struck, ninety years ago. Best known as the illustrator of the American classic Eloise, he cites the performing arts as the single greatest influence on his life and career. As a child, Knight was fascinated by the circus and could not get enough of Broadway. His artist parents introduced him to musicals with Jumbo in 1935. His early theatrical influences were Ethel Merman in Red, Hot and Blue; Gertrude Lawrence in Lady in the Dark; and the sensational Carmen Miranda in The Streets of Paris. The movies were another source of inspiration and obsession. Designer Adrian's extravagant costumes for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) mesmerized him; child star Sabu in Elephant Boy (1937) became a hero. After studying at the Art Students' League with Reginald Marsh, and then a stint in the US Navy in World War II, Knight designed sets under the exacting eye of the legendary George Abbott at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Eloise became a national and international bestseller in the 1950's, and Knight's children's book career took off with titles such as Where's Wallace, and The Circus is Coming! Yet his work in the theater continued with iconic Broadway posters, in... (read more)

Radical Bodies - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Cafe
Through August 12, 2017 -

In August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin, the inventor of task-based improvisation, taught an experimental workshop on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco, attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. Within two years, Forti's conceptually forceful dance constructions premiered in Yoko Ono's loft in New York and Rainer co-founded the groundbreaking Judson Dance Theater. Radical Bodies examines the artistic relationships between Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, shedding light on each artist's contribution to history. Dance was a conceptual engine of the art world in the 1960s. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, all Californians with Jewish roots, opened the way to a radicalized, communitarian vision for performance that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists around the world to the present day. Curated by Ninotchka D. Bennahum (Professor of Theater and Dance, UCSB), Wendy Perron (Former Editor in Chief, Dance Magazine; Adjunct Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts) and Bruce Robertson (Professor of Art History and Director of the AD&A Museum, UCSB), Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 – 1972 consist... (read more)

BONDS OF PROTECTION FAMILY SUNDAYS - The Rubin Museum of Art
August 13, 2017 - Chelsea

Drop-in Art-making Workshop Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. August Sundays: Bonds of Protection Create symbols of protection that represent your bond with friends and family. In honor of the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) this August, we invite you to make your own wearable adornments inspired by traditional rakhi styles, friendship bracelets, and even gau (amulet boxes) from the Museum's collection.

Latin Night: Featuring DJs, Artists and Bands to Keep You Dancing All Night Long! - Jones Beach 'Live at the Shell' Bandshell Concert Series
August 13, 2017 - Wantagh

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 84
August 13, 2017 - Hell's Kitchen

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Big City Fishing - Hudson River Park - Pier 25
August 13, 2017 - Tribeca

Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels and instruction.

Zumba - Waterfront
August 13, 2017 - New York

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Kayak Polo - Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
August 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

What is kayak polo? It's a mix of basketball, water polo, and kayaking and a whole lot of fun! EVENT INFORMATION We've got the equipment (kayaks, vests, helmets, paddles), you bring the body, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship (shorts/sandals, too). Your level of experience doesn't matter. We are limited to 15 participants per game, so reserve your spot for the game at 11 am. We'll put you in a team and give you a vest number on a first-come first-served basis. Dedicated players and volunteers, though, will end up being teachers to others. We focus on individual attention and kayak mentoring, and offer the best free kayak learning experience you can get in NYC. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before game time to be donned with vest, helmet, paddle, and kayak. Sunday kayak polo games are divided into three sessions: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The first session is a Meet-Up Group Session Sign-Up Via MeetUp Here 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Walk-up Kid's and Adult Session - Kid's get preference (must be aged 11 and up) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Walk-up Adult Session Here's some important information to remember before coming down to play: - Each game is limited to 10 public participants.... (read more)

Second Sundays - Pioneer Works
August 13, 2017 - New York

$10 SUGGESTED DONATION Second Sundays is a free event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. Food and Beverage by Red Hook Snack Bar, Pintail Coffee, and PW Bar.

Open Studio for Families - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
August 13, 2017 - Upper East Side

For families with children ages 3 and up. Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at our drop-in studio art-making program. Free with museum admission.

Just Drop In! - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
August 13, 2017 - Upper East Side

For families with children ages 3 and up. Drop in to participate in creative, interactive projects located in one of our family-friendly galleries.

Zumba - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Dodge YMCA fitness instructor Alma Bonilla's Zumba classes are so much fun you'll forget that you're burning calories. EVENT DETAILS Sundays at 4:30 pm, June 4 - August 13 EVENT INFORMATION ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. A few notes: - Registration begins at 4 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Dogumenta - Arts Brookfield
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

Brookfield Place New York Waterfront Plaza America's first art exhibition for dogs, dOGUMENTA, opens at Brookfield Place New York this August! Not by or about dogs, dOGUMENTA is a curated art show for dogs. The exhibition is the first in America to ask artists to address the canine community's concerns, interests and worldview and to make artwork catering to a four-legged sensibility. Featuring original artworks intended to intrigue and engage our furry friends and free giveaways for pooch and owner. The concept for dOGUMENTA was born during art critic Jessica Dawson's New York gallery walks with her rescue dog, Rocky. It was clear that Rocky saw art differently than humans, ignoring New York Times reviews and artist resumes and engaging directly with the work. Dawson realized that Rocky had something to teach human art lovers, and that he and his friends deserved an exhibition of art all their own. dOGUMENTA offers an unprecedented opportunity for the creative community to engage with a new breed of art lover and to consider its new points of view. dOGUMENTA's curatorial team is commissioning ten new artworks by established and emerging New York City artists. A... (read more)

RUNHealthy: Yoga - New York Road Runners
August 13, 2017 - New York

RUNHealthy is a series of holistic exercise sessions aimed at helping to reduce injury and keep you running healthy. Free yoga and stretching sessions are each offered on a monthly basis. Join us on the second Sunday of each month for Yoga for Runners, led by instructors from Pure Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Public Theater
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare's beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater's groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. headshot bar Top (From Left): Annaleigh Ashford, De'Adre Aziza, Kyle Beltran, Danny Burstein, Shalita Grant Middle (From Left): Alex Hernandez, Jeff Hiller, Robert Joy, David Manis, Patrena Murray Bottom (From Left): Kristine Nielsen, Phylicia Rashad, Joe Tapper A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare Directed by Lear deBessonet Featuring Annaleigh Ashford (Helena); De'Adre Aziza (Hippolyta); Kyle Beltran (Lysander); Vinie Burrows (Fairy); Danny Burstein (Nick Bottom); Austin Durant (Snug); Shalita Grant (Hermia); Alex Hernandez (Demetrius); Jeff Hiller ... (read more)

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival - Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Through August 13, 2017 - New York

Broadway Dance - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli's Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. EVENT DETAILS Mondays at 10 am, May 8 - August 14 EVENT INFORMATION Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Broadway Dance - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 14, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli's Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility. Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must. A few notes: - Registration begins at 9:30 am before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each morning before participating.

Sunset Salsa with Talia - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 15, 2017 - New York

TALIA Things heat up when the sun goes down in Hudson River Park with Sunset Salsa, featuring Talia! Join us on Tuesday nights in July & August for Salsa dancing with some of NYC's best DJs! Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15pm, DJs start the party at 7:15pm! Pier 45 at Christopher St. Tuesdays: July 11 -August 15 6:30pm

Piyo - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6 Lawns
Through August 16, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape. EVENT DETAILS: Wednesdays at 7 pm, June 21 - August 16 EVENT INFORMATION A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Jazz+Wednesdays - American Folk Art Museum
Through August 16, 2017 - New York

During the run of the exhibitions Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates the creativity and expressiveness of the human mind. The jazz trio plays each Wednesday from 2 to 3 pm. Limited seating.

Closer-Look Tour - American Folk Art Museum
Through August 17, 2017 - New York

A tour of Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible and Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974) led by museum gallery guides. Meet in the museum atrium.

Free Outdoor Performances - Battery Dance
Through August 18, 2017 - New York

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park – Battery Park City Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City's longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people. The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for both professional and emerging dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. For Media Inquiries Contact: Michelle Tabnick Public Relations T: 646-765-4773

The Women - The Met
Through August 18, 2017 - New York

On select Friday evenings, a lone violinist pays sonic tribute to two extraordinary women, Sara Berman and Arabella Worsham, braiding together their humanity.

City of Water Day: Seining - Brooklyn Bridge Park, EFF
Through August 20, 2017 - New York

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a 20-foot seine net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Fade in 2: Ext. Modernist Home – Night - Museum of Contemporary Art
Through August 21, 2017 - Novi Beograd

Curated by Swiss Institute with Julie Boukobza, with Ana Anakijev and Miloš Zec as assistant curators. Produced by Balkan Projects. Artists: Danai Anesiadou, Darja Bajagi?, Dora Budor, Ulises Carrión, Heman Chong, Brice Dellsperger, Aleksandra Domanovi?, Mathis Gasser, Daiga Grantina, Siniša Ili?, Alex Israel, Bertrand Lavier, William Leavitt, Christian Marclay, Rodrigo Matheus, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Carissa Rodriguez, Bojan Šar?evi?, Amie Siegel, Tobias Spichtig, Raša Todosijevi? Inhabiting the rooms of the Museum of Contemporary Art - Belgrade's Milica Zori? and Rodoljub ?olakovi? Gallery-Legacy, FADE IN 2: EXT. MODERNIST HOME – NIGHT investigates the role that art plays in narrative film and television. The exhibition acts as a sequel to FADE IN: INT. ART GALLERY – DAY, which was on view at Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art, New York in March 2016. This new iteration allows participating artists to further reclaim the manner in which art is represented on screen, whether as props, set dressings, plot devices, or character cues. The nature of the exhibition is such that sculptures, paintings, performances and installations transition from prop to image to art obje... (read more)

Boot Camp - Bryant Park
Through August 23, 2017 - New York

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back, and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Part of the Boot Camp program.

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45
Through August 24, 2017 - Manhattan

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 24, 2017 - New York

Come out and see the stars, planets, and the moon from Brooklyn Bridge Park!On Thursday nights in July and August, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Weather permitting.

Friday Picnics - Bryant Park
Through August 25, 2017 - New York

Fridays from 5-10pm, Bryant Park provides blankets for free, and local vendors curated by Hester Street Fair offer food and beverages for purchase right next to the Lawn. Each Friday evening also features a Bryant Park Presents cultural event, for your enjoyment. Plus lawn games, photo ops, and more!

Pop up Maker Space - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 27, 2017 - New York

Calling all Makers! Tinker, test, and LEARN at Hudson River Park's outdoor Maker Space for weekly workshops where participants get hands-on experience designing and constructing innovative solutions to marine-focused challenges.

Bonds of Protection - Rubin Museum
Through August 27, 2017 - New York

Drop-in Art-making Workshop Ages 3 and older with accompanying adults Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Rubin Museum for a Sunday afternoon of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2:00 p.m. family exhibition tour, and go on your own thematic gallery search. August Sundays: Bonds of Protection Create symbols of protection that represent your bond with friends and family. In honor of the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) this August, we invite you to make your own wearable adornments inspired by traditional rakhi styles, friendship bracelets, and even gau (amulet boxes) from the Museum's collection.

Storytime & Craft - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 27, 2017 - Flushing

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children's Foundation. While supplies last.

Free Summer Music Women in Jazz - Jefferson Market Garden
Through August 27, 2017 - West Village

Each Sunday in August, relax in the gorgeous greenery of Jefferson Market Garden and enjoy FREE jazz performances. Their theme 'Women in Jazz' brings you Bogna Kicinska Quintet, Greenwich House Faculty and Friends String Quartet, Arcoiris Sandoval Sonic Asylum Quartet, and Miki Yamanaka ft. Melissa Aldana. Each brings a unique flare to these lovely Sunday jazz performances, so there's something everyone will enjoy

Max Gallico & Friends - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 28, 2017 - New York

Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us four Friday nights at Pier 45 at 7pm to hear Max Gallico and Friends!

Crafts and Cocktails: Paint & Sip - Bryant Park
Through August 28, 2017 - New York

Southwest Porch Supplement your cocktail with a new skill! Join us for free adult craft classes to learn the basics of painting, embroidery, origami, and more! Hosted by CraftJam and Paint & Sip Studio New York. Made possible by Southwest Airlines. Please arrive by 6pm to receive full instruction. Accommodation of late arrivals (after 6:05pm) is at the discretion of the instructor. Supplies are limited. Alcoholic beverages are for purchase from the Southwest Porch by those 21+.

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach - CONEY ISLAND
Through August 28, 2017 - Brooklyn

A FREE Beachside Film Series In Coney Island! On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater! Come on down and see great flicks, representing a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies. Get ready for a great lineup for the fifth annual Coney Island Flicks on the Beach presented by Alliance for Coney Island, and Amazon Studios. Line-up: July 10th - Beauty and the Beast July 17th - Landline July 24th - Finding Dory July 31st - La La Land August 7th - Get Out August 14th - The Lego Batman Movie August 21st - Crown Heights August 28th - Star Wars: Rogue One

Pilates with the Fitness Guru - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Through August 29, 2017 - Brooklyn

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. EVENT DETAILS: Tuesdays at 7 pm, August 1 - August 29 EMPIRE FULTON FERRY EVENT INFORMATION A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID). - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Social + Political Issues Section 1 - JCC Manhattan
Through August 29, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues.Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intelectually stimulating group

Double Dutch - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 30, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn to double dutch in a block party environment with experienced Brooklyn based Double Dutch Empire instructors. EVENT INFORMATION Join Double Dutch Empire for OPEN ROPES a weekly double dutch jump rope session every Wednesday. OPEN ROPES is free and open to everyone of any age, skill, and jump style. Skilled instructors are on-hand to provide basic double dutch instruction in a fun block party environment.

Art in the Round Public Tours - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Through August 30, 2017 - Upper East Side

Art in the Round public tours are led by gallery educators. Specialists in fields of art, art history, and gallery teaching, educators provide informative and meaningful experiences by engaging visitors in a shared process of close looking and conversation, with the occasional surprise. For everyone from first-time visitors to long-term members, these daily tours are invaluable for learning about the collection, special exhibitions, and the Frank Lloyd Wright building. Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome to join.

Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through August 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8-17. EVENT DETAILS: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm, Sundays at 12 pm, May 2 - August 31 EVENT INFORMATION Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Daily Facilitated Meditation Morning Session Mon-Fri - JCC Manhattan
Through September 01, 2017 - Upper West Side

Join our gifted meditation teachers every weekday morning and four afternoons a week in our beautiful Makom space for gentle instruction, sitting practice, and Q&A. No registration necessary. Free for all, but contributions suggested ($5 per session). There is a donation box on the wall in our meditation space. This helps us keep this wonderful program going! Please note that there is no meditation on national or Jewish holidays and remember that Jewish holidays beginning in the evening.

Horticulture Volunteer Days - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 07, 2017 - Flushing

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants.

It's Unreal! - Arts Brookfield
Through September 08, 2017 - Houston

Houston artist Adela Andea is known for transforming indoor spaces. Her installations create sensory experiences for her viewers. In Arts Brookfield's latest exhibition, It's Unreal!, Andea uses LED lights and various recycled plastic materials to provoke a dialogue about the interaction between people and new technologies. Of her "conversations in light," Andea says, "My work relies on human-made materials to create artificial environments that suggest 'beauty' assigned to the natural landscapes or environments. My installations insist on the visual transformation of inorganic into organic matter, and the blending of the organic with geometric." Curated by Sally Reynolds. ABOUT ADELA ANDEA Born in Romania in 1976, Adela Andea came to the United States in 1999. Her work was included in several exhibitions in California, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas. She graduated Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude from the Painting program at the University of Houston. She holds a Master in Fine Arts in New Media with a minor in sculpture from the University of North Texas in Denton. She is currently an adjunct professor at Lone Star College and Houston Community College teaching ... (read more)

The KDC Friday Night Movie - Knockdown Center
Through September 08, 2017 - Maspeth

The KDC Friday Night Movie is a series of FREE screenings in the Ruins, Knockdown Center's backyard. Every Friday from August 11th – September 8th, join us at 8pm for live music followed by a feature film, frozen drinks, and our very own house-made popcorn! Make sure to bring your own blankets or lawn chairs, as seating is limited! Friday, August 11 – Get Out (2017) Friday, August 18 – Witches of Eastwick (1987) Friday, August 25 – Natural Born Killers (1994) Friday, September 1 – Big Lebowski (1998) Friday, September 8 – Goodfellas (1990)

Hudson Riverkids - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 14, 2017 - New York

Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each week! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! The 2017 season brings you MORE family fun than ever before! In addition to the Hudson RiverKids season running from May 22 through to Sept 14, these fantastic programs will be offered twice per week at two separate locations in order to give your community a better chance in catching the shows! This year the shows will take place at BOTH Pier 25 in Tribeca AND Pier 62 in Chelsea Please note the show times (below) as the shows at the start and end of the season will begin at 4pm, while the remainder of the programs will begin at 6:30pm. Your attendance at this event constitutes your permission to use your image in Hudson River Park print and digital promotional materials.

Mindful Connections - Rubin Museum
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

Mindful Connections is a free tour program for people with dementia and their caregivers. Every month trained guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote engagement with works of art and each other. This program meets on the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive at 1:30 p.m. for complimentary tea in Café Serai. Learn more about our programs and offerings for all audiences. To register, please see the online form. Mindful Connections is supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

Coastal Cleanup - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 15, 2017 - New York

Team up with other volunteers to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines.Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides.All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Radical Bodies - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955 - 1972 n August 1960, the choreographer Anna Halprin, the inventor of task-based improvisation, taught an experimental workshop on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, north of San Francisco, attended by Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. Within two years, Forti's conceptually forceful dance constructions premiered in Yoko Ono's loft in New York and Rainer co-founded the groundbreaking Judson Dance Theater. Radical Bodies examines the artistic relationships between Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, shedding light on each artist's contribution to history. Dance was a conceptual engine of the art world in the 1960s. Halprin, Forti, and Rainer, all Californians with Jewish roots, opened the way to a radicalized, communitarian vision for performance that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists around the world to the present day. Curated by Ninotchka D. Bennahum (Professor of Theater and Dance, UCSB), Wendy Perron (Former Editor in Chief, Dance Magazine; Adjunct Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts) and Bruce Robertson (Professor of Art History and Director of the AD&A Museum, UCSB), Radical Bodies: A... (read more)

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River.

Silver Arrow Band - Drom
Through September 19, 2017 - New York

The Silver Arrows are a premium 3-14 man band that are specialists in high-energy music for festivals, events and private functions - at a sensible price. We pride ourselves on having a "cooler-than-average" song list that is never cheesey, and focuses squarely on filling your dance-floor. With the Silver Arrow Band you'll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favourite music. The Silver Arrows play a wide variety of tunes, but our trademark specialty is up-tempo festival-style music - capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits. On one night we might be playing completely 1950s rock n' roll, and on the next night, only 80s hits. Or a mixture of eveything- you really have to see it live to understand!

Free Saturdays - The Jewish Museum
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Admission to the Jewish Museum is free on Saturdays. Learn more here. During a Saturday visit to the Museum, you will be able to view our current exhibitions. Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum is now open on Saturdays for prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunch. Advance reservations required. Shop locations are closed.

Greenwich Village Free Walking Tours - Village Alliance
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Steeped in artistic, political and progressively social history, Greenwich Village today remains a cultural melting pot. The 'Village' has been, and remains a bohemian capital, a center of the modern LGBT movement and one of the birthplaces of the 'Beat' and 60's counter cultures. Join a FREE Greenwich Village walking tour led by the Village Alliance, each Saturday from June through September and see for yourself the places where so much history has been made, and the places where today's locals continue the Village vibe. Walking from St Marks Place to Sixth Avenue the tours take in some of the Village's most important landmarks, including – Where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened the first Whitney Museum and had her studio. See the residences of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed and Jackson Pollock. Pass by the studios Jimi Hendrix built, and where Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, David Bowie recorded much of their work, and where many major musicians still record. Visit the spot where Barbara Streisand used to perform for just $125 per week. See where Jack Kerouac cavorted with the 'Village Beat'. Find the building that Abraham Lincoln declared 'Right Makes Might', gaining him the preside... (read more)

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St Pre-registration required

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St Pre-registration required

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St Pre-registration required

Hudson Nature Walk - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Learn about Hudson River Park's wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park's esplanade. Sundays:June 4 – September 24 9-10am Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, cross at Christopher St

A Supple Perimeter - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Through September 24, 2017 -

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Arts Center at Governors Island hosts LMCC's summer exhibition, A Supple Perimeter, by artist, educator, and writer Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Free and open to the public, the exhibition will change over time, inviting audiences to both experience the evolution of the space in person and encounter a new installation upon multiple visits. A Supple Perimeter, Artist Statement Rasheed's research-based practice, which spans installation, photography, performance, publications, and printmaking, engages with figurative and literal language to interrogate how we read, write, consume, and distribute histories of Black folks. Invested in the wide permutations of Blackness, A Supple Perimeter explores the capacities of blackness and the quiet, blackness and the reticent, blackness and the private: an expansive blackness that allows for a Black subject with interiority and a strategic engagement with public(s). In A Supple Perimeter, Rasheed begins with her research into ecology, entropy and black traditions of experimental writing to construct an immersive ecosystem of existing and self-authored texts, unfinished videos, projections, ob... (read more)

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

Senior Fishing - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

Drop in a line and relax by the beautiful Park waterfront. Older adults are invited to try their luck at catch and release fishing. We provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Seating and shade are available. Pier 63, cross at W23 St Mondays: July 3 – September 25 No program Sept 11 3-5pm

Healthy on the Hudson - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place every Tuesday & Wednesday all summer long! BRING YOUR OWN MAT! RSVP is required. TUESDAYS May 9–Sept 26 No class on July 4 Pier 46, cross at Charles St. 6:30-7:30pm

k2 Friday Night Tour - Rubin Museum
Through September 29, 2017 - New York

There's more to the Rubin's artwork than meets the eye. Discover the ideas behind these exquisite objects on a guided tour, where close observation and dialogue with a trained educator will open your mind to new experiences. Tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Reservations are not required for groups of ten or less. About K2 Friday Nights at the Rubin Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights. During K2 Friday Nights Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks.

Family Bowl - Brooklyn Bowl
Through September 30, 2017 - Brooklyn

Bring the whole family and get your bowl on. Food by Blue Ribbon will also be available, as well as local brews & more!

- Bryant Park
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

Free beginner lessons with masters of this modern sport Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. Must be 16 or older to participate. Fifth Avenue Terrace, at 41st Street Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Shell-Ebrate Oysters - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

NEW EXTENDED SEASON! Oysters filter water, engineer reef habitat, and stabilize shorelines. Work alongside Park staff to restore oysters and learn how these bivalves benefit the health of the River. No Program June 25 & September 17

Farm Open Hours - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 25, 2017 - Flushing

Drop in at the QBG Farm to see what's growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Yoga and Meditation @ Jcc Harlem - JCC Harlem
Through October 25, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Start your day with balance, focus, and intention. with our gifted meditation teachers every Wednesday morning. No registration necessary.

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 28, 2017 - Flushing

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the Park came to life!Wear comfortable shoes, these tours traverse the beautiful park landscape! All tours meet at Pier 1 entrance and last about an hour. Interested in taking a group tour? Groups of 6 or more, please fill out a group tour request form to schedule a tour. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

Ed Center Open Hours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Main Strait
Through October 31, 2017 - New York

Explore Brooklyn Bridge Park like never before during open hours in our Environmental Education Center.The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10' scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more! Share all your Ed Center experiences on social media by tagging your posts with #edcntr.

Farmer's Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 17, 2017 - Flushing

Visit the Down to Earth Markets to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Farmer's Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 17, 2017 - Flushing

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Saturday Sketching - Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Through November 25, 2017 - Upper East Side

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum's galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required.

Senior Writing Workshop - Rubin Museum
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

Make connections with the art in the galleries through lively group discussion and creative writing. Program meets at the base of the spiral staircase in the Museum's entrance hall. Program is facilitated by Nina Goss, a writer and university professor. About the Instructor Nina Goss earned her PhD and MFA at the University of Washington. She currently teaches Creative Writing at Fordham University. She is the co-editor of Dylan at Play, as well as a forthcoming collection of essays from University of Mississippi Press.

Folk Art Reflections - American Folk Art Museum
Through December 07, 2017 - New York

This interactive and discussion-based program for individuals with Alzheimer's and their family members or care partners brings the world of folk art to life through conversation. Museum admission and program are free. Registration is required. Stools are provided.

Nyrr Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 6
Through December 24, 2017 - New York

Join New York Road Runners at Pier 6 for free Tuesday night runs.New York Road Runners invite you to join their free Tuesday night Open Runs! Whether you're a first time runner, a seasoned marathoner, or you prefer to walk, you're welcome along. No need to register in advance; sign-in takes place on site. Volunteers track the timing and marshal the course, but please leave your valuables at home as bag check is not provided. To participate, meet on the path south of Fornino at Pier 6 at 6:45pm for registration. The run begins at 7:00pm and the course comprises a full 5K. NYRR Open Runs are open to all ages. Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome.

San Marco Quartet - 5 Manhattan West
Through February 21, 2018 - New York

Video Installation by David Rokeby; San Marco Quartet layers all the actions of people and pigeons on Piazza San Marco in Venice into a pair of evolving images showing two views. The images are lit by movement; things that are not moving are invisible. Walking pigeons leave worm-like traces. Gathered people disappear through their shifting motions. Tour groups flow across the image like a river. The left side combines the activities into a very long exposed image that develops over several minutes. In the projection on the right, the past fades more quickly. The moving images are presented as two video projections mirrored at their point of meeting. They use the same material and with differences in how time is portrayed. They present a record of the temporary social architecture that is shaped by the permanent physical architecture of the piazza. Curated by Pari Nadimi. ABOUT DAVID ROKEBY David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating and exhibiting since 1982. For the first part of his career he focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. In the last deca... (read more)

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn's Prospect Park - Prospect Park Alliance
Through September 30, 2018 - Brooklyn

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as "Brooklyn's Backyard" for 150 years. The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays.

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