Music: The 8th Bi-Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island

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This weekend, August 17 and 18, Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra invite you to the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Now in its eighth year, the event has become the quintessential outdoor celebration of the Jazz Age and its living legacy. The event is said to be a dream of the 1920s nestled right in the heart of New York Harbor. Authentic 20’s outfits recommended – think Boardwalk Empire and the Great Gatsby.

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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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Event: 3rd Ward’s 6th Annual Pig Roast


3rd Ward is hosting its 6th Annual Pig Roast. Join them and Fitzcarraldo, responsible for roasting the pig, as they entertain artists, students, supporters and friends in Bushwick. The event is taking place on Saturday, July 27, 2pm – 9pm.  Expect music, dancing, double dutch, workshops and more.

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Music: DJ Rich Medina at LeBain


Philadelphia’s DJ, producer, poet, Rich Medina, will be spinning at LeBain (The Standard rooftop), located at 444 West 13th Street. The event will take place on Monday, July 22, 8pm. Medina is popularly known for his hip hop, jazz, house, spoken word, Afrobeat and bass heavy future soul styling and mixing. The event is brought to NYC by Giant Step. Free with RSVP.

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Dance: Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Center


Midsummer Night Swing presents the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Center. Learn salsa and samba from world-renowned instructor, Eddie Torres, and dance the night away while listening to Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill and his band. Dance lesson begins at 6:30pm and live music starts at 7:30pm. Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St. Tickets: $17.

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Wellness: 5k Electric Run/Walk

If you’re looking for a fun way to challenge your body, sign up for the 5k Electric Run/Walk, as they transform the Aviator Sports and Sports and Events Center (Brooklyn) into a neon spectacular. The event will take place on September 27 and September 28 (sold out). Participation will be capped at 10,000 runners/walkers. Sign up asap.

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Concert: Brazilian Girls at Highline Ballroom

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The Brazilian Girls is an alternative band from NYC known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music: tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge. They will be performing tomorrow, Sunday, July 7, at the Highline Ballroom, located at 431 W. 16th Street. Concert starts at 9pm. Tickets start at $27.

Disclaimer:  None of the band members are actually Brazilian and 3 of them are boys.

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Music & Dance: MoMa PS1 Presents Warm Up 2013 (Summer Saturdays)

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MoMa PS1 presents Warm Up 2013, beginning June 29 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 7. Warm Up introduces audiences to quality experimental live music, sound and DJs, both local and international. The series of acts will be held in the PS1 courtyard, located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. Advanced tickets are $15.

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