Things To Do This Weekend in NYC
1) Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Greek Festival, Pow Wow & Jamaica Jerk Festival in Queens, 2) Shakespeare at Bronx Music Center, Bronx Night Market, Piazza di Belmont & the Bronx Dominican Parade returns to the Bronx; 3) Gallery Players, Piper Theater Performances, Burlesque at the Beach and BRIC Concert Series continues in Brooklyn; 4) Songwriters Showcase, Ailey Moves & St. Lukes Concert, Mame Opens at the Victory Theater, Much Ado about Nothing, Final Movie / Concert at the Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island; 5) SHENYC continues, Dance Intensive, Twelfth Night & NY Asian Film Fest ending, Movies and MacBeth Begins in Manhattan, and Free Outdoor Concerts, Movies & Theater, Farmers Markets, NYC Public Outdoor Swimming Pools, Street Fairs, Public Beaches
NYC Weekend Weather. The temperature highs will be in the mid to high 80's and the temperature lows will be in the low to mid 70's. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph all weekend. The humidity will fall from 50% - 70% on Friday, to 50% on Saturday, rising to 50% - 65% on Sunday. There's a chance of about a quarter inch of rain sometime between 10 pm Friday night and 4 am Saturday morning. All in all not a bad weather weekend.
The photo at right is of the dragon festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The festival returns this weekend.
Things To Do This Weekend in Queens NYC
Thursday - Sunday, July 28 - July 31, 2022 - Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun - 5 pm to 11 pm - St Irene Chrysovalantou Church - This Astoria street fair is along 23rd Avenue from 36th Street to the Amtrak trestle. Traditional Greek food, music, and folk dances every night, as well as rides for the kids and a marketplace. The feast day celebration starts with a mass on Wednesday at 7.30 pm inside and continues with various religious services through the end of the feast on Sunday.
On Friday, July 29, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Pericles - There's a performance of Shakespeare at The Voelker Orth Museum is located at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing.
On Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 2 - 5 pm - there's a performance by Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York Guelaguetza Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park which is located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd at Broadway in Astoria / LIC.
Friday through Sunday, July 29 - 31, 2022 - There's a Pow Wow at the Queens County Farm at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Bellerose Manor / Little Neck neighborhoods of Queens. Performances run from 7 - 10 pm Friday; 12 noon - 5 pm and 7 - 10 pm Saturday; and from 12 noon - 5 pm Sunday. The Grand Entry of tribes is at 7 pm Friday, 1 pm and 7 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Gates open at 6 pm Friday, and 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets run $15 / adult and $8 / kids 12 and under [discounted rates for full weekend passes].
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 & 31, 2022 - from 9 am - 5 pm - Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Live boat races, food, shopping and entertainment. Free admission. www.hkdbf-ny.org. Free admission.
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - Jamaica Jerk Festival - From 12 noon to 8 pm - Carribean Food Festival with music at Roy Wilkins Park 177-01 Baisley Blvd at Merrick in Jamaica. Admission $45 advance / likely more at door / Children under 10 Free. Tickets at www.jerkfestivalny.com.
Use the links below to see details about the concerts, theater and movie events above, as well as for details on the free summer concerts, theater and movies for the rest of this summer in Queens. For example next Monday free summer movies in Astoria Park, free performances of Shakespeare in Queens parks, a free movie in Rufus King Park on Friday 7/29 in Jamaica, a paid movie with workshop at the Queens Botanical Garden this Saturday 7/30, free concerts and dance performances in Athens Square Park on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Astoria, live music and dance in Travers Park in Jackson Heights on Sunday 7/31 and a free concert in Gantry State Park in Tuesdays.
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Things To Do This Weekend in Bronx NYC
On Sunday, July 31, 2022 beginning at 5 pm - Shakespeare's Pericles - Pericles will be performed at The Bronx Music Heritge Center Plaza at 438 East 163rd Street at Washington Avenue in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx. Free.
Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 11 am - 4 pm. Bronx Dominican Parade - I believe the parade assembles at 11 am and kicks off at 12 noon along Grand Concourse from East Tremont Avenue marching south to East 167th Street. There's a festival / street fair that generally follows the parade and lasts well into the evening. Street fairs in the Bronx neighborhood of Concourse. Free.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 1 - 8 pm - Bronx Night Market - in Fordham Plaza at East Fordham Road and Third Avenue across from the Metro North Railway Station. This is mostly a food market versus a street fair in the Fordham neighborhood of the Bronx.
Weekends - Fridays and Saturdays from 6 pm to 10 pm, and Sundays from 3 pm to 9 pm - Piazza di Belmont - Outdoor dining on Arthur Avenue which will be closed to vehicular traffic from East 188th Street to Crescent Avenue during the above mentioned times. Ends Sept 25, 2022.
Daily thru October 30, 2022 - Walk Among Dinosaurs. This isn't a movie per se, but perhaps even better than one. The Bronx Zoo has an exhibit of 52 life-sized dinosaurs, some of which have animatronics in them. The Bronx Zoo is located at 2300 Southern Blvd in the Bronx. You will need to rsvp a timed ticket and check their website for the latest CoVid guidance - https://bronxzoo.com.
Panorama Music Festival on Randall's Island which is usually on this weekend, won't be returning in 2022.
Use the links below to see details about the concerts, theater and movie events above, as well as for details on the free summer concerts, theater and movies for the rest of this summer in the Bronx.
Things To Do This Weekend in Brooklyn NYC
The Gallery Players will be performing The House of Bernarda Alba at 199 14th Street in the Park Slope neighborhood. It's a play by Federico Garcia Lorca written during the Spanish Civil War was also called a drama of the women living in the villages of Spain. For details and tickets see www.galleryplayers.com / Tickets $25. See details using the Brooklyn theater link below.
Piper Theater Productions will be performing all weekend at the Old Stone House in Washington / JJ Byrne Park at 336 Third Street between 4th & 5th Avenues in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. On Friday it's the GULCH Workshop & the Addams Family School Edition [a new musical], on Saturday it's Into the Woods and on Sunday it's the Lincoln Dress Fundraiser. For tickets see www.pipertheatre.org / $30 for the July 15th event and $50 for the July 31st event. See details using the Brooklyn theater link below.
At the Coney Island Museum at 1208 Surf Avenue [at Stillwell Avenue] in the Coney Island there's Burlesque at the Beach, which is a new burlesque related show each Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer. Admission is about $20. The Coney Island Museum is open weekends and nearly daily during the summer.
Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 12 - 6 pm - STooPS BedStuy Art Crawl. An block party celebrating local culture including art, poetry, music and crafts, including for kids. At the Garden of Hope at 392 Hancock Street in Brooklyn.
Through August 6, 2022 on various days / beginning at various times - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival. BRIC stands for Brooklyn Information and Culture and was founded in 1979 to revitalize Brooklyn through arts and culture. The festival runs from June 24 - August 6, 2022. Free. At the Prospect Park Bandshell at 62 West Drive in Brooklyn. For details see www.bricartsmedia.org.
Use the links below to see details about the concerts, theater and movie events above, as well as for details on the free summer concerts this Fridays at Brooklyn Bridge Park, on weekdays in Downtown Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday there are BRIC performances by multiple groups each night at the Lena Horne Bandshell in Prospect Park, and on Friday at the Industry City Bandshell. And there are free summer weekend / weekday movies in the parks including Transmitter Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Greene Park, Prospect Park and on the Coney Island Boardwalk.
Things To Do This Weekend on Staten Island NYC
Snug Harbor has a full weekend. FRIDAY EVENT CANCELLED? On Friday, July 29, 2022 from 7 - 11.30 pm - Ailey Moves NYC - is being held on the South Meadow Lawn at The Snug Harbor Cultural Center located at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighobrhood of Staten Island. Free. On Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 6 - 8.30 pm - Staten Island Songwriters' Showcase. is being held in Shinbone Alley at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 when you buy online. And on Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 3 - 4 pm - Orchestra of St. Lukes performs Summer Serenade in the northeast meadow. Free, but they request an rsvp. See free concerts on Staten Island link below for link to tickets / rsvp.
The Little Victory Theatre is located at 4089 Victory Blvd in the Travis Chelsea neighborhood in the central western section of Staten Island opens Mame - The Hit Classical Broadway Musical. The show will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, July 29, 30, 31 & August 5, 6, 7, 2022 beginning at 8 pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $25 / $30 at www.littlevictorytheatre.com.
On Friday, July 29, 2022 the last concert / movie of the series Taking it to the Street - begins at 6.15 pm w/ live entertainment & pre-film shopping followed by a movie which starts at 8.30 pm & ends about 10.30 pm. The movie is the Summer of Soul (2021) and the music will be featuring Chix Appeal. At the The National Lighthouse Museum at 200 The Promenade in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island. Free.
On Saturday, July 30, 2022 beginning at 5 pm - Much Ado About Nothing - performed by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company on the lawn at the Alice Austen House Park at 2 Hyland Blvd in Shore Acres on Staten Island.
The Staten Island Sunset Summer Concert Series has a performance planned on July 28, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - entitled Just Friends. It's to be held at the General Store in Historic Richmond Town at 441 Clarke Avenue on Staten Island.Free.
Use the links below to see details about the concerts, theater and movie events above, as well as for details on the free summer concerts, theater and movies for the rest of this summer on Staten Island.
Things To Do This Weekend in Manhattan NYC
The last performance on July 29, 2022 from 8.30 - 10 pm of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - This is a comedy that addresses gender issues in another time. It's about the separation of male and female twins on an island. Free summer outdoor theater in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan NYC. Free. Performed by The Classical Theater of Harlem at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park. Enter at 124th St & Fifth Ave and walk south to the venue- www.cthnyc.org and the NYC Parks Department - www.nycgovparks.org.
At 220 East 4th Street in the East Village of Manhattan NYC. Monday thru Sunday, July 25 - August 7, 2022 at various times - SHENYC Festival - at Connelly Theater in the East Village. This festival showcases women / gender marginalized writers, composers and directors. Paid summer theater in the East Village in Manhattan NYC. Tickets at www.shenycarts.org / $35 per show or you can obtain a discount of $10 or $30 by buying 2 or 3 shows for $60 or $75.
This Friday, July 29, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Films on the Green | DELICACY (La Délicatesse) by David and Stéphane Foenkinos with Audrey Tautou, François Damiens. They describe the film as follows, " ...
Nathalie is a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends and family. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus..." On Pier I in Riverside Park is located between 70th & 72nd Streets on the Upper West Side. The movies take place at Pier 1 at 70th Street near the cafe. Organized by the French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org /
At Lincoln Center on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 2 pm - Julliard School - Summer Dance Intenstive Performance at Damrosch Park. Free. First come / first serve. Like many firsts, could be fresh and exciting ... or not. And from Saturday, July 19th to August 6th, 2022 - Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - This part of the program is pay-what-you-will and indoors. This is NOT the Mostly Mozart Festival as it was in prior years, but rather a group bearing the name with some connections. These are paid summer outdoor concerts at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
On July 15 - 31, 2022 - New York Asian Film Festival is being held at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. This year  they're back with live events and in person screenings which they've organized in collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side. Film at Lincoln Center which is located off Broadway at 70th Street on the UWS of Manhattan. Tickets are $17 / $14 - For details see www.nyaff.org. NOTE _ Also see Asian American Film Festival at the Asia Society & Musuem from August 3 - 13, 2022 in the listing below under the Upper East Side.
On Friday, July 29, 2022 - beginning at sunset - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the Intrepid is a floating Sea, Air & Space museum which is an old aircraft carrier located along the Hudson River at 46th Street and 12th Avenue / the West Side Highway. Free.
On Thursdays thru Sundays, July 28 - August 21, 2022 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm / Macbeth - A Shakespearean classic. On the north patio of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument which can be accessed at West 89th Street and Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side. Take the steps behind the monument down to the large patio. CoVid Guidelines. Proof of vaccination and the wearing of a mask are still required. Also attendees must be seated before the 6.30 pm opening. Free.
Panorama Music Festival on Randall's Island which is usually on this weekend, won't be returning in 2022.
Use the Manhattan free summer theater, concerts and movies links below to get further details on many of the above events as well as to obtain information about upcoming theater, dance & concert performances and movies at various locations in Manhattan including free concerts / performances at Lincoln Center on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Salsa dancing / instruction in Washington Square Park on Tuesday evenings, free SummerStage concerts weekly, free Naumberg Bandshell concerts on Tuesdays in Central Park, Thursday or Friday morning concerts at Rockefeller Center, Friday evening concerts in Bryant Park, Wednesday afternoon concerts near Grand Central Terminal, Wednesday films shown in the evening at the Cafe at Pier I in Riverside Park, Monday evening films in Bryant Park, Wednesday evening films in Washington Square Park, Thursday or Saturday evening films at the Westfield World Trade Center, Laughter in the Park performances on Wednesdays at Lincoln Cente, and the Harlem Meer Performance Festival on Sundays in Central Park.
Enjoy your week, and in the meantime here are links to all sorts of summer activities in all five boros, which include further details to many of the events above. Enjoy.
Click here for free public outdoor movies - Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Bronx NYC, Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Brooklyn NYC, Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Manhattan NYC, Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Queens NYC and Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Staten Island NYC.
Swim Pools. The NYC public park outdoor swimming pools reopen next Tuesday, June 28th. Here are links to those pools in all of the five boroughs: Free public swimming pools in the Bronx NYC, free public swimming pools in Brooklyn NYC, free public swimming pools in Manhattan NYC, free public swimming pools in Queens NYC and free public swimming pools on Staten Island NYC.
Farmers Markets / Street Fairs. And many of the seasonal farmers markets reopened this month, so you use these links to find one in your neighborhood - Bronx Farmers Markets NYC, Brooklyn Farmers Markets NYC, Manhattan Farmers Markets NYC, Queens Farmers Markets NYC, Staten Island Farmers Markets NYC. And the weekend street fairs are updated weekly - Manhattan street fairs, Queens street fairs, Brooklyn street fairs, Bronx street fairs, Staten Island street fairs.
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