June 22, 2016

Grow Brooklyn Festival

What: A festival of urban gardening, healthy cooking, and digital exploration for participants of all ages. The event will showcase a number of organizations in three categories - urban farming, culinary arts, and technology - who will come together to bring greater awareness of the importance of nutrition, access to healthy, affordable and locally-grown food and digital and technology skills to help keep bodies and the environment healthier.
Live Music by AKA Majestic and Tattoo Money. Curated and DJ set by A. Sarr.
When: Saturday, June 25th  |  11am - 4pm
Where: Saint John’s Community Recreation Center: 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn NY 11213. Between Troy and Schenectady Avenues
Cost: Free
Website: GrowBrooklynFestival.org

June 8, 2016

Museum Mile Festival #MMF2016

What: Begun as an initiative to spur the development of new museum audiences and to increase support for the arts during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, Museum Mile was formed as a consortium by the museums that share the Fifth Avenue address. The first festival, held in June of 1978, was an instant success. Not only did it expose New Yorkers and NYC visitors to an incredible collection of New York’s artistic riches, it also brought together disparate New Yorkers. Museum Mile Festival promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time.

Total attendance records over its thirty-seven years have surpassed one million visitors, and because of the success of the festival and the work of consortium, the City of New York officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets as “Museum Mile”­ further cementing the area as one of the city¹s major cultural resources.

When: June 14th, 2016 at 5:45PM
Where: Along Fifth Avenue From 82nd Street to 105th Street >> Schedule

June 6, 2016

Films on the Green: A French Film Festival in New York City

What: Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival in New York City parks hosted by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation and the City of New York Parks & Recreation.

The festival’s 2016 theme, “A summer in Paris”, offers a striking portrait of the City of Lights, its urban landscape, and cultural diversity. A selection of classic, New Wave, and contemporary films by directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda and Céline Sciamma will showcase the city’s aesthetic, cultural, and cinematic history from a dramatically unconventional angle through stories of love, romance, adolescence, female identity, and urban life in Parisian and its surrounding suburbs. 

When: Opening screening on Tuesday, June 7 2016. Every Friday evening from June 10 to July 29 and Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Where: Central Park, Washington Square Park, Transmitter Park (Brooklyn), Riverside Park, Tompkins Square Park and Columbia University 

Cost: Free

2016 Films on the Green Festival ScheduleAll films are shown with English subtitles. Screenings begin at 8:30pm, except the Columbia screening, which begins at 7:30pm.

June 7 - Central Park (79th street and Fifth Avenue): Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard, preceded with The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse

June 10 - Washington Square Park: The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe by Yves Robert

June 17 - Washington Square Park: Air of Paris by Marcel Carné

June 24 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): Subway by Luc Besson

July 1 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): The 400 Blows by François Truffaut

July 8 - Riverside Park, Pier I (at 70th Street): April and the Extraordinary World by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci

July 15 - Riverside Park, Pier I (at 70th Street): Un Flic by Jean-Pierre Melville

July 22
- Tompkins Square Park: Cleo from 5 to 7 by Agnès Varda

July 29 - Tompkins Square Park: Boyfriends and Girlfriends by Eric Rohmer

Sept. 8 - Columbia University (at 116th St): Girlhood by Céline Sciamma

Screenings will take place every Friday from June 10 to July 29, with the opening screening on Tuesday, June 7 and the final screening on Thursday, September 8 at Columbia University, in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française.

June 1, 2016

Sunday Family Funday Block Party

What: Adorama camera store is sponsoring its 6th annual street fair. There will be carnival games, food and live entertainment. Vendors with the latest technology will be on board as well as special celebrity guests from the NY Giants. Oh and of course, free photography workshops. 
When: Sunday June 5th  |  10am - 4pm 
Where: 18th St. between 5th and 6th Aves.