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August 20, 2014 - by CG News Desk

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THE BIG EVENT

 

Get set for the 2014 US Open (8/25-9/8) where the world's greatest tennis players compete on New York's grandest stage, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

PLUS:  Jazz Age Evenings: Cocktails, concerts and Dancing at New York Botanical Garden (8/21). At the Seaport Food & Film Festival, enjoy a screening of the French classic Amelie (8/21). Morton's The Steakhouse brings a taste of Maine back to New York with $35.95 2lb steamed lobsters (8/22); Enjoy an evening under the stars during Astronomy Night at The Intrepid (8/23). The New York Renaissance Faire continues! Discount tickets available online. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 21. Rain or shine. 


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EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

Submerged, A New Interactive Submarine Exhibit at The Intrepid, makes the history and function of submarines come alive for children and families.

PLUS:  Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans at the New-York Historical Society celebrates the 75th anniversary of Madeline's publication, and her creator Ludwig Bemelmans, with an exhibition of more than 90 original artworks (Through Oct. 19); What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, is now at The Museum of The Moving Image, there are cartoon screenings, too!Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at The Whitney; Ai Weiwei: According to What? at Brooklyn MuseumUnder the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today at the Guggenheim Museum features contemporary works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries.


COMEDY

Tony Rock kills it at Gotham Comedy Club (8/22-24)

PLUS: Stand Up on the Spot! W/Ted Alexandro, Big Jay Oakerson, Mark Normand, Michelle Buteau, Cipha, Maddog Mattern, Robby Slowik, and More at The Stand (8/20);  Wyatt Cenac, Joe List, Chris Gethard, Gary Gulman, Mark Normand, Aaron Berg and More at The Stand (8/21); ; Laughing Buddha Comedy w/Jeff Lawrence, Kurt Metzger and Friends at The Stand (8/23); Frantic! Free Comedy Show Hosted by Michael Kosta at The Stand, featuring Christian Finnegan, Byron Bowers, Lauryn Petrie, Jonas Barnes, and more! (8/25) 


KIDS

All aboard a special Kids Cruise with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, this time, special guests are Baze and His Silly Friends and The Berenstain Bears (8/23)

PLUS: Get the whole family in the act with Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt at Grand Central Terminal(8/23); Reading with the Stars: Ricky's Might Robot at The Scholastic Store (8/23) ; Kid Around with Stacey Peasley at South Street Seaport, an event featuring live music, story time, games and more (8/24); Bond and enjoy special family activities at Family Sundays at The Rubin Museum of Art (8/24); sign up to be a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. at Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Times Square.


SIGHTSEEING

 

Grab a friend and kick back with a drink while soaking up the sights aboard the Zephyr Happy Hour Cruise by Circle Line Downtown (8/21-22)-they also have a Saturday Night Dance Cruise (8/23)


PLUS: Explore A Taste of Ireland at The Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead (8/23); Yankee Stadium Tours is a must for baseball and Yankees fans!


NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

Arcade Fire performs at Barclays Center (8/22-24) 

PLUS: Rod Stewart and Santana perform at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (8/20); New York Choral Society presents the 54th Annual Summer Sings with Mozart's Requiem at Symphony Space (8/20); WBGO Latin Jazz Cruise on Spirit Cruises (8/20) Flavor Flav & Flavortronz at B.B. King Blues Club (8/20); No Cover Live Music, at Moscow 57 (8/20-24). Waste away in Margarataville with Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (8/21); George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at Watermark Bar & Lounge (8/21) Will Hoge at Highline Ballroom (8/21). It's a Kurtis Blow Krush Groove Reunion with Special Guest Dougie at B.B. King Blues Club (8/22); Cirque Fridays at Highline Ballroom (8/22) Dance the last dog days of summer away at Warm UP 2014 at MoMA PS1 (8/23); Air Supply comes to B.B. King Blues Club (8/23); Lyle Lovett performs at The Beacon Theatre (8/23). Start your Sunday off right with a Gospel Brunch at B.B. King Blues Club (8/24); Fania All Stars at Central Park Summerstage (8/24); B.B. King Blues Club All Stars, Featuring the Harlem Blues Project at B.B. King Blues Club (8/26) 


SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

Front Row Cinema presents a FREE screening of Frozen at South Street Seaport (8/27)

PLUS: Astronomy Live: Life on Other Worlds at the American Museum of Natural History (8/26); ; Christian Finnegan, Joe List, Pete Davidson, Sean Donnelly, Damien Lemon and More at The Stand (8/27)


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