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Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.

Free Brazilian Capoeira in the Courtyard! - Pelham Art Center
June 23, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center helps kick off summer during Pelham’s Street Fair with the return of the popular Brazilian drumming and martial arts/dance demonstration of Capoeira. As part of the Art Center’s free Folk Art Series, members of Westchester Capoeira will perform the exciting traditional Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, dance, and music. In addition, the group will perform regional music and demonstrate maculele, or stick dance, in which people gather in a circle and strike together a pair of sticks to the beat of the music. The demonstration begins at 1:30pm in the courtyard (or in the gallery, in case of rain). It is free and open to the public. Capoeira is thought to have been developed by slaves in 16th century Brazil as a way to hone martial arts discipline under the guise of recreational dance, so as not to arouse the suspicions of slave owners. About Westchester Capoeira - Westchester Capoeira is a premier group offering lessons and performances throughout New York. The group is under the direction of Mestre Ariranha, who has dedicated more than 35 years to practicing, researching, and teaching this art form.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 25, 2013 -

A classic, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra opens Midsummer Night Swing's 25th anniversary with a celebration of its own 25th. The JLCO formed when Wynton Marsalis and his septet joined forces with the surviving players of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, creating a group that knows that some jazz masterpieces are meant to be danced to. This beautiful big band will bring back the glory of ballrooms past.

Leonardo Suarez Paz's Cuartetango Meets Cristian Zarate - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 26, 2013 -

Sensual and cerebral, two top proponents of tango's newest incarnation reunite for an evening that promises a steamy revamp of tango's Golden Age, with breathtaking musical sparkle and skill. Lenardo Suarez Paz, descended from a long line of tangueros (his father was Piazzolla's last violinist), and innovative pianist Zarate wowed Broadway together as part of Tango Argentino. In this long-awaited reunion, they find fresh ways to turn up the heat.

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 27, 2013 -

Taking their inspiration from the great jump-'n'-boogie outfits of the late '40s and early '50s, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock 'n' roll. Woods styled his group after the pumpin', poundin' bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, and Amos Milburn. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, driving piano, and playful lyrics, Woods and company revel in their own brand of music they call "rock-a-boogie."

Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 28, 2013 -

Salsa dura -- the hard-hitting, horn-rich sound of Latin New York in the '70s -- has its masters, and they are returning to Lincoln Center for a rare New York show. Led by founder Oscar Hernandez, who leaped into the scene as a hot-shot arranger for the likes of Ruben Blades and Tito Puente, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra will fire up its irresistible salsa, thanks to an all-star lineup of some of New York's hottest players.

Calypso Rose - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 29, 2013 -

This Trinidadian grande dame of vintage calypso packed such a punch as she rose to fame in the mid-60s, the coveted title "Calypso King" became "Calypso Monarch" in her honor. Into her seventh decade, Calypso Rose's bold delivery, fearless and funny social commentary, and welcoming warmth on stage make it a hip-shaking Carnival night whenever she plays.

Canada Day New York - Central Park
June 29, 2013 - New York

A free cultural, sport and music festival celebrating all things Canadian. Performers include award-winning Canadian bands LIGHTS, Brasstrounaut, Spirit of the West and Joel Plaskett, plus: the Central Park Cup, Taste of Canada, the Great Canadian Picnic, family activities, and more.

Midsummer Night Swing - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 13, 2013 -

Lincoln Center's 25th anniversary edition of Midsummer Night Swing takes place every Tuesday through Saturday, with 16 dazzling nights of dancing that take place at the band shell in Damrosch Park, on West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will capture your imagination and take you on an incredible journey through thousands of years of maritime history. Experience hurricane-force winds, pick up treasure with a robotic arm, and explore the mysteries of the deep. This exhibit features over 500 authentic artifacts, including gold and silver treasures, as well as the incredible science and technology used to work thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.


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