New York City Weekend June 7, 2013-June 9, 2013.  Below, find 14 GREAT activities plus a TON of music, dance, film and OVER 30 STREET FAIRS in New York City.

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mt morris house tour

Harlem Open House and Architecture Tour 

The 24th annual Mt. Morris House and Architecture Tour takes place on Sunday, June 9, 2013. This years’ tour theme is Details: Architectural. Artistic. Authentic.

From 11am-4pm you can take the self-guided tour where you will see featured homes, churches and even a funeral parlor that has spectacular Tiffany glasswork. From upgraded contemporary homes to historically restored original staircases and parquet floors, this House Tour has it all! $35 at door ($25 in advance)

Additional tours of the day include: Architectural Walking Tour with Neal Shoemaker of Harlem Heritage Tours,  Marcus Garvey Park Fire Watchtower Walking Tour and  Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem with Yale-trained architect and historian, John Reddick.

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Starting point: The Pelham Fritz Community Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West (aka Fifth Avenue) and West 122 Street.
*Get Directions to Mt. Morris House Tour*

hans winter sun

Queen of Angels Art Fair

Our very own photographer, Hans Von Rittern is showcasing his work at TWO upcoming art shows in Queens.

This Sunday, June 9, 2013, he will be featured along with 50 other artists at the “Queen of Angels Art Fair”, where you can purchase one of a kind pieces, in Sunnyside Queens. Hans’ work is gorgeous, and is not to be missed! (just look at the picture to your left). 1pm-5pm

Following the Art Fair, the ongoing “Invincible Summer” exhibit will be held June 11-July 9, 2013 at the Claret Wine Bar in Sunnyside.

Sunnyside Artists-Queen of Angels Parish Hall
44-04 Skillman Ave at 44th St
*Get Directions to Queens of Angels Art Fair*


red hook jazz fest

Red Hook Jazz Fest

The sixth annual Red Hook Jazz Fest will take place on two consecutive Sundays, June 9th and June 16th, and will feature over 10 amazing jazz bands. Featured artists include: Fay Victor Ensemble, The Nowtet Plays Zeppelin, Lark, Bad Touch and many more! 1pm-6pm

June 9 and 16, 2013. $10 per day and kids are Free

Click link for details and complete line-up

Urban Meadow – on the corner of President & Van Brunt Streets
*Get Directions to Urban Meadow*



13th Annual Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center once again hosts this very popular sporting event, the Jana Hunsaker Memorial Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.

This *FREE* event takes place all day from June 6-9, 2013.
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Directions: #7 Subway to Mets-Willets Point

swim in hudson

 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

If you happen to find yourself by the water’s edge on Saturday, June 8, 2013, be sure to keep an eye out for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swimmers, who will be swimming 28.5 miles counter-clockwise around the island of Manhattan. We’re exhausted just thinking about it!

summer on the hudson exercise

Put on Your Calendar: Summer of Fitness on The Hudson

Summer of Fitness on the Hudson is back bigger and better than ever and it’s all *FREE*! This year, you can work out on the rivers edge three nights of the week:

On Tuesday nights at Pier on Pier 25 in Tribeca, Lolë and  FITiST  are partnering to bring you classes focused on movement and well-being.

On Wednesday nights at Pier 64 in Chelsea, Shape Up NYC is bringing you Pilates and Nia, a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance and yoga.

On Thursdays starting July 11 – Shape Up NYC will bring the same classes that are taught at Pier 64 to Pier 46 in Greenwich Village.

Classes are limited to the first 75 people, first come-first served.

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staten island science carnival

Carnival and Science Spectacular  

“Learn the science behind the fun!” This carnival at the Staten Island Children’s Museum will have plenty of rides and games to enjoy, science workshops and robotics, clowns, live entertainment and more! And, what can beat free cotton candy and popcorn!?! Admission is $15

June 8, 2013. 1pm-4pm

The Staten Island Children’s Museum,
1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor Cultural Center
*Get Directions To Staten Island Children’s Museum*

emperors new clothes

Scandinavian Music Festival 2013: Children’s Concert 

This *FREE* outdoor concert narrates the classic Hans  Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Emperors New Clothes. Featuring arrangements of Scandinavian folk songs, it tells the story of two weavers who make the Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to many. Click this link for the full story:

 June 9, 2013. 2pm-4pm 
Billings Lawn, Ft. Tryon Park

Billings Lawn, Fort Tryon Park
190th St and Ft. Washington Avenue

A, 1 to Dyckman St

Location Details:
Enter Fort Tryon Park at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden, and then veer left down to the Billings Lawn, which overlooks the Hudson River.


midsummer nights dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, this musical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows a traveling band of performing artists as they tell the story of lovers who are controlled and manipulated by fairies (who even fall victim to their own spells!). Original music is by MAC Award-winning composer Jason Wynn. *FREE*

June 7-9, 2013 at 7pm.

Granite Prospect, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 1. Click link for directions
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sofia coppola

Put On Your Calendar: Summer Talk-The Bling Ring with Sofia Coppola

The Summer Talk series continues at the Film Society at  Lincoln Center on June 10th, with Oscar winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola discussing her latest movie  “The Bling Ring”. *FREE*

Based on a true story that took place in 2008-2009, The Bling Ring tells of a group of teenagers obsessed with celebrities and fashion, and how they tracked their victims online in order to break into their homes and steal their possessions.

Be warned….The Summer Talk Series is VERY POPULAR, and people line up at least an hour early to get in.

Elinor Bunim Theater, Lincoln Center
144 W. 65th St between Broadway and Amsterdam
*Get Directions to Elinor Bunim Theater*

brooklyn pride

 Brooklyn Pride Week

Brooklyn Pride Week culminates on June 8, 2013 with a full day of events:

10am: Pride 5K Run at the Prospect Park Loop (registration is full, but go and cheer on your friends!).

11am:  Multicultural Festival begins with live entertainment, shopping, food and spoken word event. 5th Ave from 3rd to 9th St

11am-5pm: Kids Space-Face Painting, Balloons Animals, Puppets & Arts and Crafts. Playground at the Old Stone House/Washington Park. 5th Ave between 3rd and 4th St

7:30pm: Twilight Parade. 5th Ave from Douglas to 9th St

Click link for all details

big apple bbq

Big Apple BBQ Block Party

18 pitmasters from around the country are bringing their smokin’ specialties to NYC. Vendors include: Baker’s Ribs from Dallas, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint from Nashville, Blue Smoke from New York City and more! There will also be live musical entertainment, and cooking seminar’s throughout both days. 

*FREE* Admission. Barbecue is sold at each pitmasters stand for $9 per plate. Desserts and beverages are $3 – $8. Cash only.

 June 8-9, 2013 11am-6pm

Madison Square Park
23rd St between Madison Ave and 5th Ave
*Get Directions To BBQ Block Party*


Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival

This great event celebrates two cultures, Chinese and Jewish. Enjoy Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer music, Yiddish and Chinese language lessons, mah jongg, lots of food, synagogue tours, and more.  **FREE**

June 9, 2013. 12pm-4pm

Museum at Eldridge St
12 Eldridge Street- between Canal and Division St
*Get Directions To Museum at Eldridge St*

harlem river festival

Harlem River Festival and Row New York Regatta

New York Restoration Project hosts this *FREE*  festival day of fun on the Harlem River!

Enjoy Swindler Cove’s restored wetlands, live entertainment, nature hikes, walk-up kayaking, fishing, arts & crafts, fishing, children’s garden and more!

Regional rowing clubs will thrill spectators as they whiz by in Olympic size racing shells along the Harlem River in the New York Regatta. Additionally,  Row New York will provide learn-to-row lessons for children and adults.

June 8, 2013. Boat Races are from 7:30am-11am and 3pm-4:30pm. The Festival is from 11am-3pm.

The entrance is located on the Bike Path at Sherman Creek Park (intersection of Harlem River Drive, Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue).

A or 1 train to the Dyckman Street stop. Walk southeast on Dyckman Street towards the Harlem River. The entrance to the bike path is just in front of Public School 5.

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