Asian Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, Bronx Zoo, Chelsea Piers, Chinatown, Chuck Braman, Forbidden Broadway, Governor's Island, Harlem Arts Festival, International Center of Photography, July 4th Fireworks, Lincoln Center, Little Italy Food Walk, Miniature Golf, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York Aquarium, New York City, New York Road Runners Youth Running Series, North River Historic Ship Festival, NY Philharmonic, NYC, NYC Street Fairs, Orchard Beach, Smith Street Stage, Snug Harbor Botanical Garden, Spiderman, Sunset on the Hudson, Twelfth Night, West Point Band, Yoga on Rockaway Beach
Stickin’ Around Town this Weekend?? Here Are Some Cool Things To Do. **Reminder** Each day has its own page-click through for 20 GREAT activities this weekend.
FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2012
International Center For Photography: President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs AND Christer Stromholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche
-After the Civil War ground to a halt, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, became a political fugitive. Propaganda circulated that he had been apprehended in women’s clothes and that he was attempting to disguise himself as a woman. On display are photgraphic images the artists and caricaturists seized upon these rumors of cowardly escape.
-Swedish photographer Stromholm’s documentation of transsexual street hustlers in Paris in the 1960s. There, he befriended and photographed intimate portraits of young transsexuals struggling to live as women and to raise money for sex-change operations.
Pay What You Wish 5pm-8pm. Through September 2, 2012
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
B, D, F, M, 7 to 42nd Street/Bryant Park
1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, S to Times Square
A, C, E to 42nd Street/Port Authority
M5, M7, M42, M104
Chuck Braman Jazz Band: Sunset On The Hudson
Pack a picnic, and celebrate a beautiful NYC sunset while listening to modern jazz in the style of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Bill Evans led by drummer Chuck Braman.
Pier 45, Christopher St and Hudson River
1 to Christopher St
Register the Kids: New York Road Runners Youth Running Series
A **FREE** seven-week summer running program that teaches running basics through fun activities and drills for all fitness and pace levels. No previous running experience is required. For kids 6-18 years old.
July 10-August 21
Brooklyn- Prospect Park: Picnic House, 4:00pm- 5:30pm
July 11-August 22
Queens- Cunningham Park: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
July 12-August 23
Bronx-Van Cortlandt Park: Tortoise and the Hare statue, 4:00pm- 5:30pm
July 14-August 25
Manhattan-Central Park: Columbus Circle, 10:00am – 11:30am
Click link for registration information:
New York Aquarium
The New York Aquarium’s 14 acres are packed to the gills with the incredible diversity of the world’s oceans, and features more than 300 marine species. Take the kids to the Sea Lion Celebration at the Aquatheater. Enjoy the exhibits where you can meet the stingrays, jellyfish, sharks, penguins, otters, sea turtles and much more!
Pay What You Wish 3pm-6pm
New York Aquarium
602 Surf Ave at W. 8th St
F or Q to the West 8th Street station in Coney Island, Brooklyn
N or D to the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station, then walk two blocks east on Surf Ave
Forbidden Broadway Is Back!
After a three year hiatus, Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking is once again spoofing the highs and lows of the current Broadway season. Showcasing performances from Ghost, Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark, Newsies, Porgy and Bess and a host of other shows, the 61 characters with outrageous costumes and hilarious song re-writes should provide us with a great ride and lots of laughs!
A limited run begins previews on July 24, 2012
Tickets Special Offer:
Just $41.50, regularly $79 if purchased before 7/24
Just $49.50, regualry $79 if purchased between 7/25-8/30
Click link below to purchase tickets or call 212-947-8844 and use code: FRTC624
X’TRAS/THINGS TO DO-2 For Today
11th New York Asian Film Festival
With over 40+ films, this years’ lineup is packed with blockbusters, romances, comedies and of course, art films that are currently abuzz across Asia. Highlights include award-winner A Simple Life, the North American premiere of Guns and Roses, an anniversary screening of Infernal Affairs 1 & 2, and a whole array of action movies.
June 29-July 15, 2012
Tickets are $13 for individual films and festival packages start at $30
Click link for full schedule:
Walter Reade Theater
165 W. 65th St
1 to 66th Street/Lincoln Center
M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, M104
Orchard Beach Pre-July 4th Fireworks
New York City’s Independence Day celebration kicks off early in the Bronx. The festival begins at 6pm with an evening of live music by Alive N Kickin’ followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Fireworks show begins at 9pm
Located in Pelham Bay Park, at Orchard Beach Rd
Take the 6 line to its last stop, Pelham Bay Park and take the BX 12 bus
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