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July 16, 2014 - by CG News Desk

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Space & Science Festival kicks off. Plus: Judah Friedlander, Mitch Fatel, a sleepover and a Mets game, Walking with Dinosaurs, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and more.

THE BIG EVENT

Today, the Space & Science Festival kicks off at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Meet astronauts, participate in Astronomy Night, catch a screening of Gravity and more! (7/16-7/20).

PLUS: Lincoln Center out of Doors begins (7/20-8/10) with a memorial concert for Pete & Toshi Seeger, featuring Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Dar Williams & Dan Zanes, Harry Belafonte and others, at Damrosch Park Bandshell (7/20). Pilobolus steps into The Joyce Theater for its annual season with two rollicking programs that exhibit the signature quirkiness and athleticism that leave audiences dazzled year after year (through 8/10).


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EXHIBITION OF THE WEEK

Madeline at the Paris Flower Market, 1955
Madeline at the Paris Flower Market, 1955. Oil on canvas. The Estate of Ludwig Bemelmans. Copyright © The Estate of Ludwig Bemelmans.

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. 

Other museum exhibit highlights include Spiders Alive!, a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more; Jeff Koons: A Retrospective at The Whitney; Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Discovery Times Square; Masters of Disguise: The World of Camouflage at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; The Black Fives at New York Historical Society (ends 7/20); Ai Weiwei: According to What? at Brooklyn Museum.


COMEDY

Tonight, it's 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander at The Stand; Sasheer Zamata, Dan St. Germain, Mike Lawrence, Christian Finnegan and more at The Stand (7/17); Mitch Fatel at Gotham Comedy Club (7/18-19); D.L. Hughley at Caroline's on Broadway (7/17-20);  Frantic! Free Comedy Show Hosted by Michael Kosta at The Stand (7/21); The Creeps of Comedy! Hosted by Aaron Berg w/Joe List, Jim Florentine, Dan Soder, Monroe Martin, Dan St. Germain, and more at The Stand (7/23). 

 


KIDS

Walking with Dinosaurs at Barclays Center

Starting today, kids of all ages can 'experience' what it's like Walking with Dinosaurs at Barclays Center (through 7/20); enjoy Harry Potter events throughout July at the Scholastic Store; teens 13-17 can hit the beach volleyball courts in Riverside Park for instructional clinics (7/19).

Plus: Opening 7/19, What's Up, Doc? The Animation of Chuck Jones exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image explores the artwork of some of the most popular cartoon characters of all time-Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile. E. Coyote, Tom & Jerry; enjoy cartoon matinees. Gear up for a Mario Kart 8 Tournament at Nintendo World! (7/19) Taste outrageous ice cream flavors and receive half price admission at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square (7/20) Catch a free screening of the classic E.T. The Extra Terrestrial at South Street Seaport (7/23). Take part in Madeline's Tea Party at the New York Historical Society (7/23).


SIGHTSEEING

Grab a date and dance the night away on the Circle Line's Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise (7/17); Thursday night is also Astronomy Night aboard The Intrepid; sing your heart out and enjoy the sights aboard Spirit Cruise's Karaoke Dinner Cruise (7/18); outdoorsy types can enjoy an Evening Bat Walk in Central Park, organized with the American Museum of Natural History (7/18); Enjoy an ice cold brew and celebrate the World's Fair anniverary at the Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest at Queens Botanical Garden (7/19) Mets fans, enjoy meals, a sleepover in Citi Field and catch a game vs. Padres at the Citi Field Sleepover (7/19-20); New York Water Taxi's Audubon Summer Ecocruise takes in views of the city's skyline and majestic birds (7/20.)

PLUS: Yankee Stadium Tours offers a unique Hands on History Event (7/19).

 


NIGHTLIFE & MUSIC

Camera Obscura at Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/16); Queen & Adam Lambert take over Madison Square Garden (7/17); Cowboy Mouth at B.B. King Blues Club (7/17); DJ ?uestlove spins tunes at Brooklyn Bowl (7/17); Matthew Sweet peforms at City Winery (7/18); The Seaport Music Festival continues with a concert with Calvin Love (71/18); Lydia Loveless at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (7/18); Justin Timberlake at Mohegan Sun (7/18); enjoy a New York Saturday Gospel Brunch aboard Spirit Cruises (7/19); The popular Warm Up 2014  at MoMA PS1 series continues every Saturday throughout the summer (7/19); Queen & Adam Lambert at Mohegan Sun (7/19); Syleena Johnson at Highline Ballroom (7/20); Sara Bareilles at The Theater at Madison Square Garden (7/19-20); Canadian chanteuse Sarah McLachlan performs at Mohegan Sun (7/20), followed up with two dates at the Beacon Theatre (7/22-23).   


SNEAK PEEK, NEXT WEEK

Katy Perry takes over Barclays Center (7/24-25); Lincoln Center Out of Doors continues through 8/10 with performances by Roberta Flack & Davell Crawford (7/26), Citi Field hosts its second Bacon & Beer Classic (7/26) and much more!


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