Summer is slipping by much too fast. Stephanie Quan continues to give you a list of things to make your time pass even faster.


Monday, July 9

*MC Hammer, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, MC Lyte- So close, you can touch him. Do dododo da dum da dum. Wingate Field, 7:30pm  

*Wait Until Dark- One of Audrey’s lesser known films. She plays a “blind heroine-in-distress terrorized by thugs in her Greenwich Village apartment”. Bryant Park, 8pm

*Dancing Under the Stars- Free dance lessons, if you’re willing to travel to Queens after work. Wallenberg Square, 6pm 

Tuesday, July 10

*Manhattan School of Music Presents Classic Kids- Watch young virtuosi outdo you in every instrument you thought you were good at. Bryant Park, 12:30pm

*Word for Word Poetry- The Academy of American Poets presents up and coming poets and their work. Bryant Park, 6:30pm

*Concerts in the Parks- The NY Philharmonic begins its New York series in Brooklyn this night. Pieces include Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.” Prospect Park, 8pm.

Wednesday, July 11

 *Music Is a Weapon- Film and music fused together in a totally interesting way- a.k.a NOT Dark Side of the Moon + The Wizard of Oz. Central Park Summerstage, 7pm

*RiverFlicks: Rocky Balboa- Oh we could all get buff if we drank three eggs a day, laced with androstenedione. Free popcorn! Pier 54, 8pm

*Peter Kuper and Kevin Pyle- Forbidden Planet hosts these two graphic novelists as they discuss their books Stop Forgetting to Remember and Blindspot. The Strand, 7pm

*Let’s Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies- Behind every great man there’s a Penny Lane. Bryant Park, 12:30pm

*Concerts in the Park- The series continues in Central Park. Same pieces. Great Lawn, 8pm. 

*Spoon- A bit far. Okay, not really that far. But for free can you argue that much? Governer Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, 7pm

Thursday, July 12

* The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee | Mamma Mia! | Beauty and the Beast | In The Heights– Broadway on Broadway returns with this all-star line up. Bryant Park, 12:30pm

*Spoon- A bit far. Okay really far. But for free can you argue that much? Rockefeller Park, 7pm

*Blind Boys of Alabama– Gospel by the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. Pier 54, 7pm 

*The Birth of Graffiti- Jon Naar and Sacha Jenkins, graffiti historians, give a talk and slideshow on the history of graffiti. The Strand, 7pm

Friday, July 13

*Charlotte’s Web- Wilbur!!! This is part of Riverflicks for Kids but we can all remember the first time we cried while reading a book. Pier 46, 7:30pm

*Zoé / The Pinker Tones / Chetes- To tell you the truth, I don’t know that much about these bands, but I’ve heard that they are rather good. Prospect Park, 7:30pm

*KT Tunstall- Because you secretly rock out to “Suddenly I See”. Part of Today. Rockefeller Plaza, 7am

*Fantasia- The best American idol ever. Really. GMA Concert Series. Bryant Park, 7am

Saturday, July 14 

*Tap and Song- Tony Waag and friends, The Duke (229 w 42nd st.), 7pm and 9:30pm, $40

*Dutch Cooking in Early America- Lecture, demonstration and tasting with Colonial Williamsburg’s food consultant. Insert Hutspot joke here. RSVP at 212-923-8008, Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum (65 Jumel Terrace at 160th Street), 1pm, $10

*Flirting with Fans: How to Speak Volumes Without Uttering a Word- The 19th century woman’s version of smoke signals. I fancy you (open open close), s.o.s. (open close open), you’re uglier than my bonnet (close close close). Merchant’s House Museum ( 29 East 4th Street), 3pm, museum entrance fee.

*Beekeeping Workshop- We couldn’t resist putting this one up. “Learn proper management techniques for a colony during their most active and productive time. Beginning and experienced beekeepers welcome. Registration required, call 718-549-3200 x305. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 10am ” Wave Hill ( 675 West 252nd Street ), 10am, $25

Sunday, July 15

*Pool Party– Oh my god remember Tiffany’s pool party back in like 8th grade when she invited everyone in the class except you? Well, this pool party is like 10 times better and it has a slip and slide. Plus there’ll be 3 DJs so you can totally ask Bobby to dance. McCarren Pool, 3:30pm. rsvp here

*The Hudson Warehouse: As You Like It & Macbeth– The other free Shakespeare in the Park. North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument (89th St), Riverside Park , 6:30 p.m.

*Summer on the Hudson: Acoustic Sundays – Imani Uzuri Rock Quartet- Rock has four characters, as does a quartet. Riverside Park South – Pier I at 70th Street, 7pm


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