Films on the Green: "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
Friday, June 1st from 8:30pm to 10:30pm | Cedar Hill, Central Park, enter from 5th Avenue and E 79th Street
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks announce the return of the popular outdoor series of French screenings. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies won the 2006 Audience Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Saturday, June 2nd from 8:00pm to 11:30pm | Open Road Rooftop, 350 Grant Street
Check out this short film program on a Lower East Side rooftop. Tickets are $12 online and at the door.
Music and Performances
Toyota Concert Series: The Band Perry
Friday, June 1st | Rockefeller Plaza
The Band Perry will sing live on the TODAY show as part of their Toyota Concert Series.
Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It
June 5th through 30th | Delacorte Theater, Central Park, enter from 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue
Tickets are FREE and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater at 1:00pm the day of the show, or online the day of the show through the Virtual Ticketing lottery.
Good Morning America Summer Concert Series
Fridays throughout the summer from 7:00am to 9:00am | Central Park Rumsey Playfield
GMA's Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Pepsi Co., returns for the fourth year to the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, where music's biggest names will perform live every Friday. Performances are free and open to the public. Note: Viewers interested in joining GMA for the concerts should arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street Central Park entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00am when the park opens to the public. The line-up includes:
June 1: Brad Paisley
June 8: Counting Crows
June 15: Beach Boys
June 29: LMFAO
92Y Harkness Dance Center's Fridays at Noon
Fridays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm | 92nd Street Y Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave
Three to four choreographers show finished or in-progress choreography with audience discussion at the conclusion of the performance. Performances are free and first come, first serve. Doors open at 11:50am.
For more information on concerts in or outside the city, check out SummerStage, Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, Madison Square Park Music, Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park Bandshell and much more.
Children of the World Festival
Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am to 6:00pm | 6th Avenue from 42nd to 56th Streets
This festival features over 500 authentic international food, art, craft, antique and merchandise exhibitors, as well as family fun and entertainment!
Family Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, June 3rd at 1:00pm | Fort Totten Visitor's Center, Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway
This fun and free scavenger hunt is the perfect addition to your family's weekend!
Sports and Fitness
Bryant Park Ping Pong
Thursday, May 31st from 11:00am to 7:00pm | Bryant Park Ping Pong Court, near 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
Paddles and balls are provided free of charge to all skill levels. Visit the park and sign up with an attendant, who can arrange a friendly game!
Kayaking on the Hudson
Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00am to 5:00pm | 72nd Street and Hudson River, Riverside Park, Manhattan
Join the downtown boathouse for free 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first-hand.
No registration required.
Sunday, June 3rd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm | Riverside Park Pier I at 70th Street
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha and bachata lessons and group dances. Let's Dance will happen every Sunday in June!
Exhibits, Classes, and Lectures
MoMA: Target Free Friday Nights
Friday, June 1st from 4:00pm to 8:00pm | 11 West 53rd Street
Admission is free for all visitors during Target Free Friday Nights, every Friday evening. Tickets are not available in advance.
Brooklyn Museum: Target First Saturdays
Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00pm to 11:00pm | Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
The first Saturday of each month, the Brooklyn Museum offers free art and entertainment all evening long.
Doodle for Google 2012 Exhibit
Daily through July 19th | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Stokes Gallery, New York Public Library, Fifth Ave and 42nd Street
Youths in grades K through 12 submitted their own version of the Google logo for this year's competition themes "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." See the finalists from each state as well as the winning image.
20 Years of Bryant Park Photo Exhibit
Daily through June 29th | The exhibit runs along Bryant Park's exterior fences
See Bryant Park's dramatic transformation through photographs from the Bryant Park archives.
Parades, Fairs and Festivals
Madison Square Eats
Wednesday, May 30th to Friday June 1st from 11:00am to 9:00pm | Madison Square Park Worth Square
This outdoor food haven fills Worth Square with the diverse tastes of some of the city's most raved about eateries.
Saturday, June 2nd from 12:00pm tp 3:00pm | Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue, Queens
Enjoy the 5th annual "All Things Strawberry Festival" with inflatables, face painting, carnival games, crafts, bull riding, live music, tatoos, hay rides and more!
World Science Festival
Wednesday, May 30th through Sunday, June 3rd | Various Locations around New York City
The 5th annual World Science Festival will be an extraordinary celebration of scientific discovery, bringing together the best and brightest minds in science, along with artists and performers, authors and policymakers, for a range of events throughout New York City and on NYU's campus. The five day festival will feature 50 unique programs on topics including gaming and robotics, creatinging and the brain, and cosmology and urban stargazing. Tickets are on sale on the festival's website, and NYU students can purchase $12 to events taking place at the Skirball Center by using the promo code "NYUSTUDENT" at checkout.
Also check out: Hudson River Park, Riverside Park, Socrates Park, Bryant Park, Union Square Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Madison Square Park, and Met Opera for more information on outdoor events in the city.
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