Music: The Do Over NYC 2013 Party (Free)

Adidas originals presents The Do Over 2013 — a backyard party with bounce — on Sunday, August 11. Located at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, 89 South Street, Pier 17. Music starts at 2pm and ends at 10pm.  Come as you are.  Limited space available.

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Art & Music: 5 Pointz and DJ Kool Herc Celebrate Hip Hop’s 40th Anniversary (Free)


“You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far.” – B.I.G.

Join 5 Pointz, DJ Kool Herc and legendary graffiti artists as they celebrate 40 years of Hip Hop on Sunday, August 11, 5pm – 7pm. 5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to legally express themselves. Location:  45-46 Davis St, Long Island City.

Kool Herc, also known as Clive Campbell, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, NYC.

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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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Tickets: Kendrick Lamar at Williamsburg Park


Kendrick Lamar will be performing at Williamsburg Park, BK on Tuesday, September 10, 5:30pm.  Avoid inflated ticket prices by purchasing your ticket(s) today at noon.

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