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Summer is a great time to explore NYC and surrounding areas! You are receiving this newsletter because you are participating in a summer program or are living in a residence hall at NYU Washington Square. If at any point during the summer you want to unsunscribe from this list, please follow the instructions at the bottom of this e-mail. Each week, we'll update you on great happenings around NYU and NYC:

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Movies

Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups: Moneyball
Wednesday, July 11th, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm | Pier 63 at 23rd Street and West Street
See the Stars, under the stars as Hudson River Park presents free of charge one of your favorite blockbusters from 2011.

Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks for Kids: Kung Fu Panda 2
Friday, July 13th at 8:30pm | Pier 46 at Charles Street and West Street
Come to the Hudson River Park with your entire family to watch a free movie and eat free popcorn while enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Roman Holiday
Monday, July 16th at 8:00pm, lawn opens at 5:00pm| Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
Bring friends and family to watch the classic film Roman Holiday starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Bryant Park.

Music and Performances

New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
Wednesday, July 11th, 8:00pm | Prospect Park, Entrance at Grand Army Plaza
If you are a classical music lover come to Prospect Park to see the New York Philharmonic's free concert with conductor Alan Gilbert leading the program.

Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival: Buddy Guy
Wednesday, July 11th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm | World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street
Come to the Winter Garden for a special book signing with five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, as he signs copies of his new memoir before taking the stage for the first day of the Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival.

MoonDance: George Gee Swing
Sunday, July 15th at 6:30pm | Hudson River Park's Pier 84, West 10th Street and West Street
Come to the Hudson River Park's Pier 84 as it is transformed into a dance floor. No experience is needed for the under-the-stars dancing, which kicks off with a complimentary lesson from Dance Manhattan and then enjoy George Gee Swing Orchestra as they bring their big-band style to the Manhattan waterfront. Arrive early to claim your spot!

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.

Kids

Madison Square Park Kids
Thursday, July 12th at 10:30am | Madison Square Park
Come to Madison Square Park for some free family fun as children celebrate arts and culture. This Thursday David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks band who have been featured on Nick Jr. will be performing.

Sandbox Dance
Monday, July 16th at 11:00am | Central Park, enter at Central Park West and West 63rd Street
Bring your kids to Heckscher Playground in Central Park to move and shake with a pro instructor. Michael Wimberley will set the beat for an hour-long session with his African djembe sound.

Tales for Tots
Wednesday, July 18th from 10:30am to 11:00am | Fort Washington Library, 535 West 179th Street
Come to the Fort Washington Public Library with your toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old to enjoy stories, action songs, and fingerplays as they spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Junior Officer Discovery Zone
Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from noon to 5pm | New York City Police Museum, 100 Old Slip
Have a day of learning and fun at the New York City Police Museum as kids get their mitts all over NYPD-inspired activities and paraphernalia. Kids can even get a chance to climb in the driver's seat of a police car. This exhibit is free with museum admission.

Sports and Fitness

BeFitNYC Aerobics
Thursday, July 12th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm | Asser Levy Recreation Center, 329 Asser Levy Place
Join the Asser Levy Recreation center for an aerobics class that integrates lo-Impact dance-style combos to create a fun aerobic workout.

Volleyball Clinic with Metro Beach Sports
Friday, July 13th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm | Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Sharpen up your volleyball skills for FREE with instructors who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball as well as more advanced techniques. For children under 16 the clinic runs from 4:00pm to 5:30pm and for adults 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

Bryant Park Yoga
Tuesday, July 17th from 10:00am to 11:00am | Upper Terrace at Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
Come to Bryant Park for a free yoga class lead by expert instructors who will lead all levels of yogis. Arrive early to stake out your favorite spot on the park's picturesque westward-facing lawn. Mats are provided.

Exhibits, Classes, and Lectures

Book Discussion: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Thursday, July 12th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Inwood Library, 4790 Broadway
Join the Inwood Library for a lively discussion of Manning Marable's award winning biography.

Queens Museum of Art Passport Fridays: Mexico
Friday, July 13th from 6:30pm to 10:00pm | Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic and blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays.

Immigrant Artist and Their Studios in New York City, 1930s-1940s
Wednesday, July 17th at 1:15pm | New York Public Library, East 41st Street and 5th Avenue, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Come to the New York Public Library to hear Francesca Canade Sautman speak about the cultural life of immigrant artists' studios in New York City in the 1930's and 1940's.

Parades, Fairs and Festivals

City of Water Day
Saturday, July 14th from 10:00am to 4:00pm | Governors Island
Take a free fairy to Governors Island for the 5th annual City of Water Day Festival. Spend the day learning about our NYC waterfornt while enjoying free guided boat tours, kayaking lessons, live music and much more!

Robot Film Festival
Saturday, July 14th at 10:30am | 3 Ld Art & Technology Center.
Gather with other robot film lovers for a full day celebration that will include a screening of Robot & Frank. Tickets are available online.

Bastille Day
Sunday, July 15th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm| 50th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
Come celebrate France's Independnce Day with kids contests, face painting, cancan girls, Gallic artisans, wine-and-cheese tasting and much more at this years Bastille Day Celebration.

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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