Bwog Daybook: starred and striped

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Stephanie Quan sets your agenda with the best of New York CityThis is Monday stuff, the rest of the week will come sometime today.  NOW UPDATED!


Monday, July 2nd

* Paper Moon- free movie at Bryant Park. part of the HBO movie fest. this 1973 classic involves acting father daughter pair Ryan and Tatum O’neal. There’s a sucker born every minute. Bryant park, 8pm

* Sheldon Forrest – another Bryant Park event that’s free. Listen the the sounds of this pianist on your lunch break. Fountain terrace, Bryant Park, 1:45pm.

* Sex writing has gotten smarter – nerve.com sponsors this event with four of its most provacative writers. Mcnally Robinson Booksellers, 6:30pm Monday night jam session- grab your instruments and head over to Smoke at 106th and Broadway. 9pm $5

Tuesday, July 3rd

* Summer on the Hudson: Pilates on the Hudson- relax after work with this free workshop. South waterfront, west side 6:30pm

* Quilting Class- learn traditional quilting. Bartow-Pell Mansion 10am.

Pre-register by calling (914) 738-2525.

* Boston Brass performing Piazzolla, Bernstein, Liszt, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and more–we’ve heard about this one from a few sites online, but we can’t seem to find the venue, so good luck.7:30pm

Wednesday, July 4th

Places to watch fireworks:

FDR expressway, South St. Seaport, Gantry Plaza Queens, Rooftop of Mudd

Stars and Stripes – New York philharmonic gets patriotic. See http://nyphil.org . 3pm

Thursday, July 5th

* Wave Hill Garden Walk- free tour. Obscure-ish park where you can write in your moleskine. Wave hill (675 W 252nd St.) 2pm

* Barefoot Dancing–dance like those crazy hippie folk on glass-free grass. Van Cortlandt House Museum lawn, 7pm

Moscow on the Hudson – New York philharmonic presents its summertime classics series. See http://www.nyphil.org . 7:30pm

Friday, July 6th

* Norah Jones- this concert will be packed as all hell, at sunrise sunrise. Bryant Park, 7am

* Fall Out Boy–go downtown in a lureelura to watch them perform on Today. A not -so-healthy alternative to Norah. NBC Studios, 7am

* Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, Full Circle Soul Productions- -yet another concert alternative. African dance “in all its complex and varied glory”. Central Park Summerstage, 8pm

Madame Alessandra–New York City Department of Parks and recreation hosts an astrology event. A bit overpriced. Merchant’s House Museum, 1pm. $20

Saturday, July 7th

* Fort Greene Park Greenmarket- because you are sick of only being able to buy apples from the farmers market outside of Lerner. Fort Greene Park, all day

* Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo and Juliet- last call. Tickets are on sale at 1pm at the Delacorte Theater in Central park. Performance at 8pm. Get there super early in order to get tickets.

* Kayaking on the Hudson–the website instructs:  Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. 72nd St. and Hudson River, 10am-5pm

Sunday, July 8th

* Tour of the Historic Flatiron District- Hosted by the Flatiron/23rd St. Partnership. Very 1920s, named after the Flatiron/Fuller Building. 23rd St. and Broadway. 11am www.flatironbid.org

* Governors Island–promenade, take a tour, take a picture. Ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7, every hour from 10am to 3pm 

La Vie–The first ever theatro-batic show for Spiegeltent. We’re equally confused. Spiegelworld (Fulton Fish Market) $25 9:30pm 212-279-4200

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  1. has

    bwog just abandoned all pretense of copy-editing for the summer, or is it only for these events listings (which, by the way, are pretty feeble)?

  2. shuro!

    shouldn't nerve.com be reserved for some foundation dedicated to neurological research?

  3. itsme

    the best of nyc, with morningside and harlem cropped out. my fears confirmed...

  4. Harold

    i want to put shuro! in my mouth

  5. sym  

    Boston Brass:
    The Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park


  6. great advice

    mudd's rooftop will have a spectacular view.

  7. seriously

    these have to be the most half-assed events listings in all of new york city. there aren't enough other places that do this already?

  8. adsf

    Don't forget about the good 'ol 4th of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's in Coney Island.

  9. Harold

    Next thing you're gonna tell me is that there's a hot cat eating contest.

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