Book Reading: Books Beneath the Bridge (Free)


Join Books Beneath the Bridge on Monday, August 5, as they present Five Borough Blues, a book reading of writers each of whom represents a different NYC borough: Colson Whitehead (Manhattan) Victor LaValle, (Queens) Kevin Baker (Bronx), Alina Simone (Brooklyn), Binnie Kirshenbaum (Staten Island). Location: Granite Prospect Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, 334 Furman Street. Reading begins at 7pm.

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Concert: Megaton Mundial 2013 at the Barclays Center with Prince Royce and Enrique Iglesias


See Latin America’s top musicians perform at Megaton Mundial at the Barclays Center. Last year, over 40,000 people attended the event and experienced the biggest Latino concert in history. Join Prince Royce and Enrique Iglesias on Sunday, September 22, and enjoy the different genres that encompass the Latin American sound.

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Concert: Rubén Blades at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park (Free)


On Wednesday, August 7, Lincoln Center presents Ruben Blades, a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, activist and Latin jazz musician, who is popularly known for his hit single: Pedro Navaja. Show starts at 7:30pm. West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.

Blades holds a Licenciado en Derecho law degree from the University of Panama and an LL.M in international law from Harvard University, and ran for Panamanian President in 1994.

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