Parade: 2013 NYC Pride Festivities


With the recent and momentous US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage — allowing the same benefits given to heterosexuals to gay married couples — there is special reason to celebrate gay pride in New York City and across America in 2013. The celebration will be located on Hudson St. between Abingdon Square & West 14th Street.  Sunday, June 30th, 11am – 6pm.

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Cinema: 2nd Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York


The Dominican Film Festival of New York, which gets underway Wednesday, features more than 20 films by Dominican directors, including works that have already been seen at Sundance, Cannes and on HBO. Catch Zoe Saldana’s Kaylien, the short film that marked her film debut. Festival runs from June 26 – June 30. Location: 650 West 168th Street (Columbia University’s William H. Black Building).

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Sport & Music: Ping Pong & Live Performances at SPiN


By combining an unusual mixture of sport, design and entertainment, SPiN NY has created a unique day and nighttime venue with 17 ping-pong courts, a full bar, restaurant, pro-shop and private VIP room. Enjoy ping pong and live performances at SPiN this Friday, June 28, starting at 8:30pm. Performances by The Offshoots, Fluxtronic, Jean Fight and Wax Poetic. $10 cover. (Excuse date typo on flyer.)

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Music: Free Jazz at Pier 45 Presented by The New School


On Tuesday, June 25, The New School, in partnership with Hudson River Park Trust, presents Stars of Tomorrow at Pier 45. Students from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music will share their talents free of charge. Performances will start at 6:30pm and end at 8pm. No reservations required; first come, first served.

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Dance: Africa and Brazil Summer Jam Night

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Beleza NYC is an eclectic event planning group which aims to open people to diverse communities by presenting infectious world music, art and culture in venues all over New York City. On Saturday, June 22, Africa and Brazil come together at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street, a Summer Jam night full of Brazilian energy, African culture and worldly entertainment. Tickets are $20.

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Art: 100 Years of Flamenco at Lincoln Center


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center (Astor Gallery) and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana are pleased to present 100 Years of Flamenco in NYC. The multimedia exhibit features costumes, castanets, engravings and photographs, as well as screenings of rare documentary films, seminars, lectures and performances. Currently in display, running through August 3, 2013. Free.

Art: Chelsea Gallery Crawl Kicks off Today


Interested to know what’s happening in today’s contemporary art market? Visit Chelsea’s internationally known Gallery Crawl today & Tuesday, June 25th. The crawl starts on 22nd Street and ends on 28th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. 6pm – 8pm.

Be sure to visit Pace Gallery (534 W. 25th St), currently exhibiting Yoshimoto Nara, one of the leading artists of Japan’s influential Neo Pop movement. He’s known for his depictions of simultaneously cute and devilish children and animals.

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