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23

Bwog Daybook: Post-HP edition

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Now that you’ve (hopefully) emerged from the Deathly Hallows, here are our picks of the week to keep you entertained, courtesy of Bwog scheduler Stephanie Quan.

kjlIT IS RESTAURANT WEEK!!!!

Monday, July 23rd

* Boyz II Men – does anybody remember On Bended Knee? and I’ll Make Love to You?  Wingate Field, 7:30pm

* Lawn Party – the less pretentious version of Princeton’s famous spring flings. Rockefeller Center, 11am

* Ghostface Killah – free, seriously. Highline Ballroom, 10pm



Tuesday July 24th

* Odette Magritte – something to brighten your day. Clinton Cove at 55th Street, 6pm

True Stories Tuesdays with Master Lee – safe space to perform and tell stories, for 8 minutes. Mug Lounge, 8pm, $3

The Nightshade Family/Alice in War/Blueprint/Minor Gods – Wonderland never looked so good. For decent prices, come watch plays that range in topic from student/teacher relationships to secret worlds on the other side of the basement wall, part of SPF 2007, these shows will run all week. See here for locations, times, and prices.

The One-Hour Armchair Walking Tour – James Kaplan talks about the high points of his four hour ramble through historic Lower Manhattan (aka. The All-Night Walking Tour on July 4th), Fraunces Tavern Museum , 12:30, free with museum admission

Also – the Plain White T’s visit TODAY studios, if you want, you could be one of those fans pressed up against the glass for free, Rockefeller Plaza 7am

Wednesday July 25th

* Yoga in the Hudson River Park mats are provided, but you must RSVP and bring a photo ID. Email [email protected] for more info. Location to be announced, 7:30am

* Day at the Opera – Tao Qi and The Opera Collective perform for MTA’s Music Under New York. Zuccotti Park, noon

* Tim Gunn Book Signing – oh my god this man is a genius, have you seen Project Runway? Bryant Park, 12:30pm…update: this event has been cancelled.

Thursday July 26th

* Rumble on the Hudson – boxing…outdoors…in the park…? Pier 84, 7pm

* Being John Malkovich- being shown in Brooklyn, typical. part of Movies with a View. Brooklyn Bridge Park (Empire Fulton Ferry lawn), sunset.Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company- daring dancing that weaves a narrative between natural disaster and personal reminiscence. Prospect Park Bandshell, 8pm >

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company- daring dancing that weaves a narrative between natural disaster and personal reminiscence. Prospect Park Bandshell, 8pm

Friday July 27th

Macbeth without Words – maybe they’ll tap it out on morse code or use sign language… The Brick Theater, 9pm, $10

* Guitar Guys – Delfin Tardio and Heth and Jed. also part of Music Under Manhattan. Zuccotti Park, noon

Sean T Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – enjoy some late night pancakes and poetry, Bowery Poetry Club, 11:59pm, $5

Saturday July 28th

* Ribbon of Highway/Endless Skyway: A tribute in the spirit of Woody Guthrie- includes performers from Terri Hendrix and Jimmy Lafave to Lloyd Maines. Part of Folks on the Island (a folk music festival), Governor’s Island , 1:30pm 

Sonic Youth – they’ll be playing daydream Nation, McCarren Park Pool, $34

The White Party – the perfect color to be wearing when someone inevitability spills a drink on you. (mention Don Carlo) Kama, 10pm, free for girls, $10 for boys

Sunday July 29th

High Rock Concert Hike – 3 miles, 3 dollars, bring lunch, water and appropriate footwear. Reward? Free outdoor concert by the Staten Island Chamber Music Society. High Rock Park, 10:30am, $3

* D.D. Jackson Trio- performing Serenity Song. MoMA Sculpture Garden, 7pm 

* Wild Style 25th Anniversary Reunion – grand celebrate the beginnings of hip-hop. Central Park Summerstage, 7pm

* Surveillance Camera Outdoor Walking Tour – a tour of all the surveillance cameras in Chelsea , meet at northeast corner of 14th St. and 8th Ave, 2pm

Story Sunday Special: Pirates! – Okay I couldn’t resist putting this down. It is for kids, but it looks fun. South Street Seaport (on the Peking ship!), 1pm, free with museum fee. 

Tip of the week: did you know there’s a floating pool in nyc? And it’s free! See here for beach-y fun.

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14 Comments

  1. Question

    Do you have more info on the Ghostface show? It's not on the Highline website.

  2. Anonymous

    Thanks for mentioning my upcoming performance at the Museum of Modern Art with my trio. I'm really looking forward to it as it will bring together some really creative musicians with whom I haven't worked in a long time, including Dwayne Burno - bass and Reggie Nicholson - drums, joined by guest Sam Newsome on a few tunes also! There's more info on me (incidentally) via my website at: ddjackson.com
    - D.D. Jackson
    Jazz pianist/composer

  3. Kayaking

    Bwog, be a sweetheart and find out what the deal with free Kayaking at riverside is (I think it's 72nd & River). What to do, when, where, etc.

  4. here:

    Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson

    Saturday, Jul 28, 2007
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Manhattan

    Saturdays & Sundays, May 19 – October 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim.

    Weather permitting. Daily Weather Status: (646) 613-0740

    Location: 72nd Street & the Hudson River
    SOUTH WATERFRONT WEST SIDE

    More Information:
    Phone number: 212.408.0219

    http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events.php?id=35746

  5. ARRRGHGH

    A poem.

    Whose restaurant week?
    Mine? Yours?
    Not his.
    Not
    hers.

    Its.

  6. Bwog's old lover

    Remember that time that Bwog got super stoned and went to the MoMA? Good times.

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