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Thursday, May 21, 2009

NEW YORK CITY SUMMER SCHEDULE

I'm in New York City this week and it feels like summer! With that in mind my friend Melissa just sent me over some events you may want to place on your calendar if you are spending time here. Enjoy.

NEW ROOFTOP/OUTDOOR HAPPY HOUR BARS

Water Taxi Beach South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport – north end of Pier 17
Mini-golf course, skee-ball
Opens May 30

The Sky Terrace
356 W. 58th Street
15th Floor of the Hudson Hotel

Cooper Square Hotel
25 Cooper Square
Sangria 2nd Floor of the Cooper Square Hotel

Above Allen
190 Allen Street
Retractable roof at the Thompson LES Hotel


OUTDOOR MOVIES

Bryant Park
Every Monday, June 15 – August 17
Lawn opens at 5pm – movie starts between 8 – 9 pm,
for movie schedule go to bryantpark.org

Central Park Film Festival
August 18 -22
Gates open at 6 pm – films start at 8 pm
for movie schedule go to centralparknyc.org

Rooftop Films
Now - ??
Films are screened among several NYC rooftops
for a list of films, locations and dates go to rooftopfilms.com

Brooklyn
Every Thursday, July 9 – August 27
Opens at 6pm – with DJ, Food and Bike Valet
for movie schedule go to brooklynbridgepark.org

Water Taxi Beach in LIC – Pier 17
NYC Food Film Festival
June 13 – 19
Watch a movie and then sample the food portrayed
nycfoodfilmfestival.com

FESTIVALS

Big Apple Barbecue
June 13 -14 (11am – 7pm)
Madison Square Park – Admission is FREE
a must for BBQ fans
bigapplebbq.org

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade
June 20 (2:00 pm)
Annual free-for-all parade to mark the start of summer
coneyisland.com

All Points West
July 31 – August 2
Music and Arts festival at Liberty Sate Park
Expected artists: Beastie Boys, Coldplay, Echo & The Bunnymen
3-day passes: $199 / Single-day pass: $89
apwfestival.com

PHILHARMONIC IN THE PARK
Central Park - Great LawnTuesday, July 14, 2009 at 8 PMProgram Details TBA
Prospect Park, BrooklynWednesday, July 15, 2009 at 8 PMProgram Details TBA Directions: Enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest and 15th Street.
Central Park - Great LawnFriday, July 17, 2009 at 8 PMProgram Details TBA

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
June 10 – July 12: Twelfth Night starring Anne Hathaway as Viola
August 11 – 30: The Bacchae, the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, will be presented with a score by Philip Glass
Tickets are free, but can be hard to come by. Tickets are handed out on the day of the performance starting at 1pm at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

4th of July Fireworks
The 2009 Macy's fireworks show will feature more than 40,000 shells exploding at a rate of more than 1,500 per minute. The 26-minute display will be set off from six barges positioned between 24th and 50th Streets on the Hudson River.

Mid Summer Night Swing
July 7 – 25 (every Tuesday through Saturday)
Each evening begins with a dance lesson at 6:30 PM for dancers of all levels of experience. The live music begins at 7:30 PM. Midsummer Night Swing events take place in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, W. 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues . Tickets are on sale now for individual events (price includes dance lessons) and admission for Kids' Day events.

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