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Check out “NYC Museums”,  “NYC Jazz Clubs”  and “NYC Film Festivals”  “50th New York Film Festival” at the top of this page. Wait ’til you see what’s coming in the Fall!  Have fun!

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ART/MUSEUMS/GALLERIES

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit In The Heart of Greenwich Village

Saturday September 1-September 3, 2012 and September 8-September 9, 2012. Noon-6pm *FREE*

The event showcases fine art and crafts such as Oils & Acrylic, Photography, Glass Mixed Media, Ceramics, Jewelry and much more from artists and artisans from around the world. 

Located on University Place, the show starts at East 12th Street extending south along the east side of Washington Square Park ending at West 3rd Street. 
http://wsoae.org/

NYC Museums Open Labor Day Weekend (Including Monday) *See “NYC Museums Exhibits” At The Top Of This Page For Exhibit Details and Directions*

Bronx Museum
http://www.bronxmuseum.org/

Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org/

Jewish Museum
http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/

Metropolitan Museum of Art
http://www.metmuseum.org/

MOMA
http://www.moma.org/

Rubin Museum of Art
http://www.rmanyc.org/

CONCERTS/MUSIC

Jason Mraz with Special Guest Christina Perri  August 31, 2012
NBC Today Show: Rockefeller Plaza-49th St between 5th and 6th Ave
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3041478/

Piano In The Park, Frank Owens-Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Musical Director
August 31, 2012  12:30pm-2:30pm
Bryant Park, 42nd St and 6th Ave-Upper Terrace
http://bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/piano.html

Electric Zoo Festival  August 31-September 2, 2012
Randalls Island
http://www.madeevent.com/ElectricZoo/

Backstreet Boys August 31, 2012 6am
GMA Summer Concert Series:  Summerstage Central Park: 69th St at 5th Ave, Rumsey Field
http://gma.yahoo.com/good-morning-america-summer-concert-series-2012.html

Jazzmobile: Geri Allen  August 31, 2012 7pm-8:30pm
Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park 5th Ave & 124th
http://jazzmobile.org/

Saturday Salsa Dance Party  September 1, 2012  8pm
South Street Seaport, Pier 16
http://www.salsanewyork.com/calendar.htm

Rite of Summer Classical Music Festival: Featuring Ljova and the Kontraband   September 3, 2012   3pm
Governor’s Island,  Take ferry from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park OR the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street
http://riteofsummer.com/

Piano In The Park, Deanna Witkowski-Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition
September 3, 2012  12:30pm-2:30pm
Bryant Park, 42nd St and 6th Ave-Upper Terrace
http://bryantpark.org/plan-your-visit/piano.html

Matchbox Twenty  September 3, 2012
NBC Today Show: Rockefeller Plaza- 49th St between 5th and 6th Ave
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3041478/

Metropolitan Opera Summer Outdoor HD Festival Continues Through The Labor Day Weekend
http://wp.me/p248Xv-2kE

QUEENS

Warm Up at  MOMA PS1: James Holden / Border Community, 
Kassem Mosse / Workshop Records, Om Unit / Civil Music,
Silent Diane  September 1, 2012  2pm-9pm  $15
MOMAPS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.
Long Island City
http://momaps1.org/warmup/

SPORTS

Yankees vs. Orioles

Tickets are still available to the weekend home stand: A.L East first place NY Yankees vs. second place Baltimore Orioles.

Click link below to purchase tickets:

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ticketing/ticket_splash.jsp?loc=20120831&tfl=New_York_Yankees-Schedule-Yankees_Schedule-na-x0

NYC Unicycle Festival

-Brooklyn Unicycle Day: Friday August 31, 2012
2 pm Riders gather on the East Side of City Hall Park (on Park Row,
Manhattan). Ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island. Event ends at 9:30 at the Boardwalk Fire Works (last of the summer season!)
-Governors Island: Saturday September 1, 2012 and September 2, 2012
Learn to ride, relays and games, hockey, basketball, sumo wrestling and more!
Noon-4:30pm
http://www.newyorkunicycle.com/blog/

U.S Open -Tix Still Available for Friday Night, Sunday Night and Monday Night

Click link below to purchase tickets:
http://usta.usopen.org/US-Open/individual_tickets/

KIDS/TEENS

Drop In Family Program: Super Re-Mix Weekend: Did You Miss One of the Previous Graphic Design Workshops? No Problem! Learn Printing, Collage, etc September 1 and 2, 2012 11am-12:30pm
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Governors Island
http://www.cooperhewitt.org/events

Weekend Family Programs: Arts, Crafts, Rock n Roll!  Learn How to Make Music-make Maracas and Celebration Cymbals. September 1 and 2, 2012  12pm-2pm and 4pm-6pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6 and Main St
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/calendar/weekend-family-programs

Sculpture Workshop: Old to the New-The T-Shirt Project September 1, 2012  12pm-3pm
Socrates Sculpture Park: Long Island City, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard -at the intersection of Broadway
http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/programs/workshops-kids.php

Open Studio for Families at the Noguchi Museum: Explore the Galleries and  Make Art in Response to Your Experiences  September 2, 2012  11am-1pm
9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City
http://www.noguchi.org/programs/education/families

In The Medieval Garden: Learn how plants were used for healing, medicine, food, and artist’s materials in the Middle Ages.  September 2, 2012  1pm-2pm
The Cloisters  99 Margaret Corbin Dr, Fort Tryon Park: Broadway and Dyckman St
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/family-programs/family-programs-at-the-cloisters/family-workshops-at-the-cloisters/in-the-mediev

X’TRAS/THINGS TO DO

Pig Island Food Fest and All Day Live Music on Governors Island

September 1, 2012 11:30am-4:30pm

25 NYC Chefs Including: John Stage, Dinosaur BBQ, Sam Barbieri, Waterfront Ale House & Fuhgeddabout It BBQ and Josh Bowen, John Brown Smokehouse

- Custom craft beer by Sixpoint, wine and cider from New York State, North Fork, and the Finger Lakes

Tickets are $85/$115
Click link to purchase tickets: http://www.pigisland.com/

Central Park Conservatory Garden Tour *This Is Well Worth Attending*

Tour Central Park’s only formal garden, which is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French and English. The curatorial staff will educate you on the end of summer/fall perennial and annual beds as well as about the Garden’s history and design. *FREE*

The tour is given every Saturday at 11am-12:30pm until September 29, 2012. Meet at Vanderbilt Gate (105th Street and Fifth Avenue)
http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/north-end/conservatory-garden.html

Early Morning Bird Watching Fall Migration

Migration is getting into full swing. Glimpse birds as they pass through the Park on their way south for the winter. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. *FREE*

September 2, 2012, 8am.

Prospect Park Audubon Center. The Audubon Center at the Boathouse is located inside the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance. Walk along the roadway, cross the Drive and continue following the path downhill through the Cleft Ridge Span Bridge.
http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/1041312

Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition

10am – Parade of tugs from Pier 84 to the start line.
10:30am – Race starts – From 79th Street Boat Basin to Pier 84.
11am – Nose to nose pushing contests and line toss competition.
Noon – Tugs tie up to Pier 84 for lunch and awards ceremony. 
1pm – Awards ceremony. Tugs depart at about 2pm

All morning enjoy exhibits, an amateur line toss,  a spinach eating contest and much more!

Pier 84
West 44th Street and Hudson River

http://workingharbor.com/

STREET FAIRS/FESTIVALS/PARADES

MANHATTAN

Astor Place Beach Party  September 1, 2012 10am-6pm
Astor Place from Broadway-Lafayette St

Murray Street Block Party September 1, 2012  11am-6pm
Murray Street between Broadway and Church St

Fourth Avenue Festival  September 1, 2012  11am-6pm
Fourth Avenue between 9th Street and 14th Street

Liberty Street Block Party  September 1, 2012 11am-6pm
Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place

Broadway Festival  September 2, 2012
Broadway between Waverly and 14th St

20th Annual Brazilian Day Festival September 2, 2012 10am-6pm
Sixth Avenue between 42nd and 56th St

BROOKLYN

Crown Heights Soul of Brooklyn Block Party  September 1, 2012  12pm-6pm
Franklin Avenue between Park Place and Lincoln Place
http://mocada.org/

West Indian American Day Parade September 3, 2012 10am-6pm
Eastern Parkway, near the Brooklyn Museum
http://www.wiadca.com/images/events/08-31-12-Widca%20Teaser-1.jpg

QUEENS

Sunnyside Skillman Festival September 1, 2012
Skillman Avenue between 43rd St and 48th St

30th Avenue Astoria Festival  September 3, 2012
30th Avenue from 29th St to 41st St

STATEN ISLAND

Richmond County Fair  September 1, 2012-September 3, 2012 11am-6pm
Historic Richmond Town, Clarke Avenue and Arthur Kill Road
http://historicrichmondtown.org/component/eventlist/details/857

PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:

Get Your Tix: Operation Slumber at the Intrepid * Dates are selling out!

Ideal for 8-12 year olds. Includes a visit to the Enterprise Space Shuttle Pavilion, Meals, Scavenger Hunts, Ride on the XD Theater Cosmic Coaster, Goodie Bag and Complimentary Voucher for Museum Admission. $120/person. 6pm-8am

http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Groups/Overnights.aspx

Don’t Forget Broadway Week September 4, 2012- September 16, 2012

Shows include: Bring It On, Peter and The Starcatcher, Mary Poppins, Newsies and more! See the original SocialEyesNYC.com posting below for details: 

BROADWAY WEEK 2-for-1 TICKETS NOW ON SALE! http://wp.me/p248Xv-2h7

Put On Your Calendar: Fashions Night Out September 6, 2012

For the fourth year in a row, designers, celebrities, charities and NYC shoppers will party (and shop!) at over 800 retail establishments in the city to kick off New York Fashion Week. Pop into one of the stores listed on the website below to enjoy give-away promos, champagne parties, designer appearances and more!

http://www.fashionsnightout.com/

Header Photograph Courtesy of Wendy Horwitz