Cubano Bowl and Talib Kweli at Brooklyn Bowl

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If you enjoy the sounds of upbeat Afro-Cuban music and bowling, The Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl is a good way to spend Monday, December 16. Mr. Martínez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $10 cover.

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Brooklyn-based rapper, Talib Kweli — famously known as a lyrically-gifted, socially aware rapper and as a member of Black Star — will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 17. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 9pm. Cover: $15. Gravitas in stores now.

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Weekend ISH (8/23 – 8/25): Afro Punk Fest. PS1 Warm Up. Hudson Summer Blues BBQ. Beer Block Party. Central Park Film Festival.

I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.

Afro Punk Fest

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PS1 Warm Up

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Hudson Summer Blues BBQ

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NYC Brewers Guild Beer Block Party

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Central Park Film Festival

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Sport & Wellness: Summer Streets 2013 (Free)

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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.

For more information and special events, click ish.

Wellness: Walk Run or Bike the Williamsburg Bridge

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One of the coolest wellness activities in the city is to walk, run or bike the Williamsburg bridge. Depending on which way you’re commuting — from BK to Manhattan or Manhattan to BK — you can visit either the LES art galleries or enjoy the Williamsburg street art. Don’t forget to make friends with the hundreds of daily commuters while crossing.

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Sport: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC

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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.

For more information, click ish.

Sport & Wellness: Summer Streets 2013 (Free)

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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.

For more information and special events, click ish.

Kid Friendly: Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City

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Looking for a leisurely, artsy activity this weekend? Visit Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. Bring kids. Free.

For more information, click ish.