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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 – 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 . 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 . 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

* 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