May 23, 2014

THE 19TH ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

What: The LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS is The most electric, eclectic festival in the world. Free in every sense of the word.
LES also rejoices in our present and future by throwing wide our stages to today’s established stars and those on the threshold and many just getting their talented toes in the door.

Because on the Lower East Side and East Village, brilliance has always shown through every color, language, cultural and sexual prism, so, naturally, does LES.
When: MAY 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2014
Where: LES - various
FREE

Rita's Italian Ice Grand Opening

Rita's Italian Ice on Surf Avenue in Coney Island is having its Grand Opening Event Friday, May 23rd from 10am - 10pm.
Free Italian Ice all day and the First 50 Guests Win Free Ice for a Year!*

*To qualify for Free Ice for a Year, please bring school supplies for donation to the Coney Island Greeeters Program.

Fleet Week Events Continued


Friday, May 23, 2014
Event: General public ship tours
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.

Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily. Event is free and open to the public.
Event: U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Demonstration
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, New York
U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) aerial demonstration will showcase the latest capabilities of the USMC for school faculty, students and their families. Not Open To General Public.
Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
Time: Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Coney Island, New York
U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water off of Coney Island for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.
Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance
Time: 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86
U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Event is free and open to the public.
Event: U.S. Marine Corps Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Demonstration
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Orchard Beach Park, Bronx, New York
U.S. Marine Corps MAGTF helo demonstration at Orchard Beach Park in Bronx, New York. Event is free and open to the public.
Event: Joint Re-enlistment and Promotion Ceremony
Time: 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: 9/11 Memorial Plaza, Manhattan, New York
Joint re-enlistment and promotion ceremony will take place on the plaza at the 9/11 Memorial.
Event: Military Band Concerts/U.S. Coast Guard Drill Team
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Herald Square, Manhattan, New York

Northeast Navy Showband and U.S. Fleet Forces "Brass Band" will perform concerts in Herald Square (Macy's). U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Drill Team will also perform. Line-up: USCG Drill Team - 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30-7 p.m.; U.S. Fleet Forces "Brass Band" - 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Northeast Navy Showband - 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

Morning Yoga at The Allies


What: Pop Up Yoga NYC's Angelica Olstad leads mid-morning yoga on The Allies terrace. Start your day off with a beautiful, meditative hour-long session on a gigantic tribal Afghani rug from Brooklyn's Kea.  
When: Daily Event: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: The Allies: 37 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Cost: $10
RSVP

May 19, 2014

Jazz in July Festival

Beat the summer heat and get 20% off tickets* with code JJSKINT to 92nd Street Y’s 30th annual Jazz in July Festival. Come early, stay late—mix and mingle with fellow jazz enthusiasts over cocktails and snacks at the bar.

Tue, Jul 22nd, 8 pm
Hoagy Carmichael: Stardust

Jazz in July kicks off as the songs of singular American composer Hoagy Carmichael are launched to new improvisatory heights, based on the influence of cornet geniuses Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong. Hear greats like “Skylark,” “Georgia on my Mind” and “The Nearness of You.”

Wed, Jul 23rd, 8 pm
Leonard Bernstein’s New York

Be transported to the iconic Greenwich Village jazz clubs of Wonderful Town, 1950s street gangs of West Side Story and more New York landmarks from Leonard Bernstein. Hear how jazz influenced his musical songwriting, whether it’s “Something’s Coming,” or “Lucky to Be Me” or “The Wrong Note Rag.”

Thu, Jul 24th, 8 pm
The Man with the Horn: Music of Miles Davis

Experience the essential, indubitably cool sounds of Miles Davis, the embodiment of jazz. Gold standard musicians highlight Davis’s repertoire—“My Funny Valentine,” “Autumn Leaves”— as well as the songs he wrote—such as “Donna Lee,” “All Blues” and “Solar.”

Tue, Jul 29th, 8 pm
Dick Hyman, Bill Charlap, Christian Sands: Three Generations of Piano Jazz

Three top jazz pianists on one stage—in a special evening of heart-racing virtuoso playing and bonus conversations between Bill Charlap and featured artists. Dick Hyman wrote the book on piano jazz. He is joined by Charlap and twice Grammy®-nominated Christian Sands. Expect piano solos and duos, and trios with the band as they perform repertoire raning from songwriter Duke Ellington to jazz piano giants Fats Waller and Bud Powell.

Wed, Jul 30th, 8 pm
C├ęcile McLorin Salvant with the Bill Charlap Trio: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

Now is the time to hear singer C├ęcile McLorin Salvant, on fire with a 2014 Grammy® nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, a Thelonious Monk Competition win and plaudits including two New York Times profiles. With Bill Charlap and his trio, she pays tribute to one of her primary influences, jazz great Sarah Vaughan, with American Songbook classics including “April in Paris,” “Body & Soul” and “Lullaby of Birdland.”

Thu, Jul 31st, 8 pm
I Won’t Dance: The Fred Astaire Songbook

Fred Astaire proved to be a jazz master, using his innate sense of rhythm and swing to collaborate with songwriting legends from Gershwin (“Nice Work if You Can Get It”) to Berlin (“Puttin’ on the Ritz”) and others to introduce some of their biggest hits.

Get tickets today! 92Y.org/JazzInJuly
And use code JJSKINT or call 212.415.5500

*Valid thru June 30, 2014. Subject to availability; not valid on prior purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer.


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NYC Urban Arts Showcase Yacht Party & Street Wear Fashion Show

What: The Urban Arts Showcase prides itself on staying true to the original elements of HipHop; Rap (oral),Turntablisium or DJing (aural), Breaking (physical) and Graffiti Art (visual). On board we will have artwork displayed from iconic NYC graffiti artist Phetus88, live performances from Tribe NYC, 2 hour set from BET's #30 most influential DJ of all time; DJ RON G, Break dancing competition and Pop Up Shops and a Street Wear Fashion Show. There will be two cash bars and food for sale from Gold Street Market so be sure to bring some cash! Each attendee will receive a gift bag with stickers, discounts and products from our event sponsors.
When: Sunday, May 25th, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Jewel Yacht: 2430 Fdr Drive Service Rd E FDR & 23rd St New York, NY 10016
Cost: $30

It's that time again! Fleet Week is here!

Monday, May 19, 2014
Event: Navy Band Concert
Location: Performing Arts Center, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Navy Band Northeast "Pops Ensemble" will perform. Comprised of 45 talented professional Navy musicians from across the country, the band performs a wide variety of musical styles, specializing in traditional concert band literature, popular standards, jazz and patriotic favorites. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Event: Navy Band Concert
Location: Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Navy Band Northeast "Pops Ensemble" will perform. Comprised of 45 talented professional Navy musicians from across the country, the band performs a wide variety of musical styles, specializing in traditional concert band literature, popular standards, jazz and patriotic favorites. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: New York Mets at Citi Field
Location: Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Time: 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
New York Mets will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. A service member from the U.S. Coast Guard will participate in the New York Mets "Veteran of the Game" program.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Event: Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships
Location: New York Harbor
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Join in the festivities as U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships arrive in the New York Harbor.

Event: New York Mets at Citi Field
Location: Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Time: 7:10 p.m. - 10 p.m.
New York Mets will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. A service member from USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) will participate in the New York Mets "Veteran of the Game" program.


Thursday, May 22, 2014
Event: General public ship tours begin
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.
Ship tours will be held during the week at Pier 92 in Manhattan and The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Tours will be conducted daily.

Event: USO Bike Build
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Pier 92, Manhattan, New York
USO, along with volunteers, will build bikes. Bikes will be assembled and given to service members participating in Fleet Week New York for their children.

Event: U.S. Navy Aerial Demonstration
Time: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Westbury High School, Old Westbury, New York
Aerial demonstration to take place at Westbury High School in Old Westbury, New York. Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound" will be performing a wide range of music, from top-40 hits, contemporary, country and patriotic favorites. Not Open To General Public.
 

May 15, 2014

THE KINGS COUNTY FAIR

What: Adults and kids alike are invited to Floyd Bennett Field – New York City’s first municipal airport and part of Gateway National Recreation Area – to soak up the bright sun, cotton candy and carnival rides at this year’s fun-filled family event. The Fair will once again include a variety of rides and games for those of all ages, tasty treats including deep fried candy bars, corn dogs, funnel cakes and BBQ. Featured this year will be Aussie Kingdom, the only traveling Australian animal stage show in the US and Canada. You’ll see kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos and other native Australian wildlife that you only hear and read about. Aussie Kingdom will bring the Australian Outback to life, right here in Brooklyn.
When:
Thursday, May 15th through Memorial Day Monday, May 26th

Monday - Thursday: 5pm to 11pm;
Friday: 5pm to midnight;
Saturday: Noon to midnight
Sunday: 1pm to 11pm
Where:
Aviator Sports and Events Center: Floyd Bennett Field on Flatbush Avenue
General admission will be $5.00 per person. Children under 36” of height will be free.

Cibo Matto / Javelin / JD Samson

L to R: Cibo Matto © Sean Lennon, Javelin © Tim Soter, JD Samson Courtesy the Artist
What: The Japanese art-pop duo, Cibo Matto, is back and just as sparkly as ever. After a fourteen year hiatus, these ladies, famous for their songs about food, return to the scene with a new celebrated album Hotel Valentine. With brushstrokes of hip-hop, funk, and pop, their colorful songs are the perfect palette to cure us of our winter blues. Nels Cline will also be joining them on stage. Second in this musical collage are the cousins of Javelin who are known for their synth-hammering, knob-twisting, sample-happy beats. And to kick it all off JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN) will prime the evening with a DJ set.
When: May 15th, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier 1, Brooklyn, NY 11201
FREE
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Bade Stageberg Cox Architecture's #StreetTheater

What: Street Seats, a collection of reclaimed chairs found on the streets of New york City and given a new life by repairs and a coat of taxi-cab yellow paint, is the basis of a new urban research project called Street Theater.
The yellow chairs, arranged in 7 rows of 7, are positioned on a plaza in Times Square where visitors are invited to sit and view the spectacle of Times Square. The precise spacing of the chairs as they’re arranged each morning mimics theater seating, with Times Square as its stage. The rearrangement of the chairs throughout the course of the day becomes a performance about the ways in which people use public space and shape it to suit their needs. With their taxi cab yellow paint, the chairs re-manifest taxis back on this Broadway plaza.
May 16th - 18th, 2014
Open for public use: May 16th & 17th, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; 
May 18th, 11:00 am - 7:00pm
Installation on view 24 hours
Where: Broadway plaza between 44th & 45th Streets

May 14, 2014

Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT) 

Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York: On May 18th, 2014, five thousand cyclists from across the USA and 70+ countries will ride on a challenging 100-mile course from New York City to Bear Mountain and back. You can think of it as a marathon on bicycles. 

On May 15th-17th, 2013 the GFNY expo takes place in midtown Manhattan. More information about the event can be found at www.granfondony.com

Jim Findlay: Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience

What: Times Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, present Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. A literal dream play, the work is performed for an audience that is encouraged to experience the work while they fall in and out of sleep. This durational performance installation invites the audience to take an immersive journey through Cao Xueqin's 18th century Chinese novel "Dream of the Red Chamber" -- an epic love story between a stone and a flower, framed by a dizzying series of metaphysical dreams.
      The set, video, sound, and lighting design of Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience will transform the vast basement space of the iconic Brill Building into an environment that advocates and facilitates sleep. The audience can choose to experience the work while lying and/or sleeping in one of the many beds that will fill the basement, or sit and watch from a more traditional chair, as the performers travel through the space and the story unfolds.
When: May 9th - 17th, 2014
Where: Brill Building, 1619 Broadway - Enter through storefront entrance at 1623 Broadway near 49th Street
FREE

May 10, 2014

Highland Church Young Ladies of Character “Gown Giveaway” – Repeat Event

What: The first of these events (Held on April 26th) was such a success that the organizer is repeating the event on Saturday, May 10th. If you missed the first event, don’t miss this one. The flyer below features the date of the first event.
Junior & High School seniors are invited to attend Highland Church Young Ladies of Characters’, Queen Esther’s Prom IMpact & FREE Gown Giveaway.
The day will consist of:
- Her selecting her free dream prom/graduation attire from tons of dresses, shoes and accessories!!
- A Fun Fashion Show: Get inspired for prom styling.
- For all that Glam Beauty tips for hair, makeup, and nails.
- Work your heels: Catwalk tutorials and other how-to’s for prom etiquette.
- The inside scoop: Do’s and don’ts and other must-have advice from real girl prom experiences.
- Chances to win hair or beauty makeovers for Prom night,
- A Grand Prize chance to win a special shopping spree for her entire Prom or Graduation attire
This event is hosted by Highland Church Young Ladies of Character: The GenEs, a ministry filled with young ladies between the ages of 11-25.

When: May 10th @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Highland Church Fellowship Hall: 87-24 162nd Street, Jamaica, 11432
FREE