Films on the Green: Donkey Skin
Friday, June 29th at 8:30pm | Tompkins Square Park
Come see a free screening of French film "Donkey Skin" directed by Jacques Demy (1970) in the East Village. The film runs for 90 minutes and has English subtitles.
New Releases at The Film Society: Take This Waltz
Opens Friday, June 29th | Francesca Beale Theater
Film screening at The Lincoln Center featuring Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby, and Seth Rogen. The story leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves.
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: The Wizard of Oz
Monday, July 2nd at 5:00pm | Bryant Park Lawn
Judy Garland as Dorothy in the classic 1939 film. Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset.
Music and Performances
N.E.W.S. Comedy Show
Friday, June 29th at 10:00pm | Bowery Poetry Club & Cafe
Join the cast for a live taping of the show's first episode! N.E.W.S. Comedy Show features a cast of the most talented comedians you will find in the New York comedy circuit.
Hudson River Park's Sunset on the Hudson
Every Friday at 7:00pm | Pier 45
Join us every Friday from June 8 through August 24 (except July 6), as we celebrate the sunset with some of New York City's favorite musicians from this spectacular grass covered pier that stretches 900 feet into the majestic Hudson River.
June 29: Chuck Braman Jazz Band
July 13: The Baby Soda Jazz Band
The How I Learned Series
Wednesday, June 27th at 8:00pm | Happy Ending Lounge
Blaise Allysen Kearsley's How I Learned series features writers, storytellers, comedians, bloggers, and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, relearned--or in progress.
Be a Part of the Live Studio Audience on ABC's New Show
July 9th through September | Broadway and West 44th Street
Good Morning America (GMA) is bringing a new spin to your afternoons with Good Afternoon America (GAA) hosted by GMA's own Josh Elliot and Lara Spencer. Come join the fun and be a part of our live student audience at our Times Square Studio! To request tickets to be in the audience, visit our website, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Everyday through July 15th at 7:00pm | Lincoln Center Theater
Greg Pierce's Slowgirl, directed by Anne Kauffman, is the story of a teenager who flees to her reclusive uncle's retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it is they are running from. This world premiere LCT3 production opens the Claire Tow Theater, Lincoln Center Theater's newest stage. LCT3 is Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative for new artists and new audiences.
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.
Storytime in Nolen Library
Tuesdays to Fridays from 3:00pm to 3:30pm | The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Children's Reading Room
Come and hear art tales in the library's special corner for kids! Then go and find the art on a treasure hunt in the galleries. For families with children ages 3-7.
City Parks Foundation: FREE Sports Instruction
Starting July 2nd | various parks
CPF provides FREE sports instruction to over 13,000 kids and 1,000 seniors annually, at over 60 parks citywide. Whether it's tennis, golf, track & field, or fitness--the name of the game here is FUN for all ability levels.
The Central Park Conservancy: A Clearing in the Forest
Sunday, July 1st at 12:00pm | Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glad (at West 106th Street)
The Central Park Conservancy's "A Clearing in the Forest" series combines eco-education and multicultural family fun at interactive dance, music, art, storytelling, wildlife, and puppetry performances. Pack a picnic, grab your blanket, and get ready to discover Central Park in a whole new way! All programs are FREE. All ages are welcome. No advance registration.
Sports and Fitness
Kayak for free in NYC
Everyday from 8:00am to 6:00pm | The New York City Downtown Boathouse
The granddaddy of NYC's free kayaking scene, NYCDB offers gratis walk-up outings at three locations on the Hudson: Pier 40, Pier 96, and West 72nd Street.
Shape Up NYC at Hudson River Park
Thursday, June 28th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Pier 46, Charles Street and West Street
Shape Up NYC, a free citywide fitness program created through partnerships with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield brings you Intensati: a workout that fuses high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning.
Summer on the Hudson: Zumba
Saturday, June 30th from 11:00am-12:00pm | West Harlem Piers Park at West 125th Street
Shape Up NYC offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers shape up!
Exhibits, Classes, and Lectures
Lunch Hour NYC
Now through February 2013 | New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Lunch Hour NYC looks back at more than a century of New York lunches, when the city's early power brokers invented what was yet to be called "power lunch," local charities established a 3-cent school lunch, and visitors with guidebooks thronged Times Square to eat lunch at the Automat. Drawing on materials from throughout the Library, the exhibition explores the ways in which New York City--work obsessed, time obsessed, and in love with ingenious new ways to make money--reinvented lunch in its own image.
South Street Seaport Museum
Everyday | 12 Fulton Street at South Street
Come visit the South Street Seaport Museum and its various, new exhibitions and installations. Exhibitions currently on view vary from historic film installations to collections of recent photographs from Occupy Wall Street.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Angelique Kidjo's Women Waging Peace
Saturday, June 30th from 6:30pm to 10:30pm | Prospect Park, Brooklyn
World music superstar Angelique Kidjo, named one of the "World's 100 Most Inspiring Women" by the Guardian UK, curates this very special commissioned tribute to Wangari Maathai, the late Nobel Peace Prize winner and Kenyan political, enviromental, and women's rights activist.
Parades, Fairs and Festivals
New Amsterdam Market
Every Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm | South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip
The Market takes place at Newmarket Square, fronting the New Market Building of the old Fulton Fish Market. This unique structure is the last Riverfront Market House constructed in the City of New York, dedicated to public service by Mayor LaGuardia in 1939. The Market is held outdoors, under cover.
Everyday from 6:00am-9:00pm | Randall's Island Park
FLOW returns to Randall's Island Park for 2012 with five new artists and new site-specific installations along the Park's southern shoreline. FLOW is a project of the Randall's Island Sports Foundation and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA), supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and Made Event. Admission is free.
Astoria Park Festival
Thursday, June 28th to July 1st from 4:00pm to 11:00pm | Astoria Park Lawn
Visit Astoria Park for a weekend-long festival, featuring games, rides, and entertainment. The festival is held from July 28-July 1. Admission is free!
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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