At the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. This coming Saturday, August 3, the museum is showcasing Caribbean-themed music, curatorial talks, film and art. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.
Join Karina Romero and Dardo Galletto as they host Argentine Tango Party at 92|Y on Saturday, August 3, 9:30p – 2am. The event will take place inside of Buttenwieser Hall at Lexington Avenue 92nd Street.
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 students.
Think you’re the next Matisse, O’Keeffe, Klimpt? Learn acrylic painting for beginners while sipping on vino at Painting Studio, a teaching studio designed to give a personal art experience that provides private and small group lessons. This class is not meant to be overly competitive & stressful, just a relaxing time with friends (or date). Prices vary depending on the featured painting and class duration. The cost per person ranges between $50 – $65, but they currently have a $30 promotional deal for the 8/8 class – 6 seats left. Located on 438 Union Avenue.
For more information and class sessions, click ish.
Speak like a Sommelier by learning the language of wine. Join Course Horse and instructor, May Matta-Aliah, as they bring you Learning the Language of Wine on Wednesday, August 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The 2-hour course is priced at $67.15 and is located at 399 Lafayette Street. Only a couple seats remain.
Start your August with DJs and a movie. Thanks to SyFy Movies With a View, 8 Mile will be showing at the Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Watch Rabbit (Eminem) choke on stage and then redeem himself after his girlfriend, played by Britney Murphy, helps him gain the courage needed to showcase his true talent. DJs begin playing at 6pm and the movie starts at sundown. Thursday, August 1.
Celebrate Brooklyn! presents Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal at Prospect Park Bandshell. Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal is a hybrid company that whimsically infuses classical ballet with a host of interloping modern styles in a three-part program. Performance will take place on Thursday, August 1 at 8pm. Free or $3 donation. (Side note: If you enjoy free programming, it’s good to pay the suggested donation when possible.)
Celebrate Family Day with Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Disney on Saturday, July 27. Enjoy and dance to various musical performances, which include the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Face the Music’s Pannonia Quartet. Also, watch mandolinist, violinist, and ace trumpeter Elena Moon Park as she mixes Asian languages with English in Japanese sea shanties, Tibetan jump-rope rhymes, Korean harvest sing-alongs, and Taiwanese train songs. Performances begin at 12pm at Hearst Plaza, 65th Street and Broadway. Free.
For more information, click ish. In addition, starting at 5pm, OzoKidz.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors presents Ozomatli, the multi-Grammy winning L.A. based band with an activist spirit. Ozomatli’s diverse sound includes funk, cumbia, hip-hop, rock and more. The free performance will take place on Saturday, July 27, 8pm, at Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center (62nd Street Amsterdam Avenue). Free.
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August (3rd, 10th, 17th), nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to walk, run, bike, and play. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.
Open to pedestrians for the first time in history, the Park Avenue Tunnel, which runs from 33rd Street to 40th Street, will be open to pedestrians at the 33rd Street entrance between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm. The Tunnel will host Voice Tunnel, an interactive light and sound installation by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
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Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour is coming to New York and the Tri-State area in November. Get your tickets and join him as he performs Mirrors, Tunnel Vision and countless of other hits. Who knows, you may get a Suit & Tie performance with a surprise appearance by Jay-Z (probably at Barclays). Tickets on sale now.