Sport: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC


On Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, the 22nd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is coming to NYC. This much anticipated world-class, multicultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances and an ethnic food court. With over 170 teams and 2,000+ participants competing from around the world. This year the event will celebrate the “Year of the Rabbit.” Location: Flushing Medows Park, Queens. Free.

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Photography and Film: Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer Documentary


In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal grafitti movie Wild Style, pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. The documentary, Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, is running through August 8 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Cost: $13.

“Anybody who doesn’t appreciate the spirit captured in Jamel Shabazz’s photographs doesn’t get New York.” —The New York Times

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