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AUGUST WEEKEND THINGS TO DO NYC

This section contains our Weekend Things To Do reports for the month of August 2021. Scroll down to the last weekend in August [next report] and then click into it to see all August 2021 weekends. Or just click on the photo at right or link below.


Things To Do in NYC - Unofficial Last Weekend of the Summer

5 Boro Bike Tour, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Times Square Ferris Wheel, Queens Boro Dance Festival & Vegan Festival Queens, Bronx Food Fun & Concert, in Brooklyn Feast of Santa Rosalia Ending, Revolutionary War Re-enactment, Brighton Beach Jubilee, Cow Parade, AfricanFest on Staten Island CANCELLED & the U.S. Open Begins Monday

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Weather. The temperature highs will be in the low 90's on Friday dropping to about 80 on Saturday and Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the low 70's all weekend. It's going to be humid all weekend at about 80%. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph all weekend. There's a good chance [around 60 - 70%] of about an inch of rain on Friday afternoon through Saturday about midday. And the rest of the weekend is clear.

 

All Boros - The 5 Boro Bike Tour & Cow Parade

On Sunday the 5 Boro Bike Tour begins at 7.30 am in four staggered waves of riders [last one at 9.20 am] in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan and ends at 6 pm near the Staten Island Ferry terminal, after winding through 40 miles in all five boroughs. Proceeds go to Bike New York and you may obtain details at www.bike.nyc.

August 18 - September 30, 2021 - Cow Parade - At various sites in all five boroughs. The cows will be auctioned September 1 - 30, 2021. Hours and locations vary. Proceeds to to God's Love We Deliver which provides meals for the poor - www.glwd.org. For details see - https://www.glwd.org/donate/events/cowparade-2021/meet-the-cows/

You'll also find events happening during the week and upcoming weekends on the linked pages referenced below.

 


Manhattan - Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Times Square Ferris Wheel & Shakespeare in Central Park

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this weekend at Marcus Garvey Park in West Harlem - doors open at 4 pm - see Manhattan concerts for details.

Shakespeare at Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 8 pm nightly - see Manhattan theater for details.

From August 25th through September 12th there's a 110 foot ferris wheel operating in Times Square from 12 noon to 12 midnight. It costs $20 for adults and $15 for kids for a 12 minute ride.

Click here to see what's doing in Manhattan. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Manhattan Mhtn, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Manhattan NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Manhattan NYC, 4) Manhattan Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Manhattan street fairs NYC, and 6) free public swimming pools in Manhattan NYC.

 

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Queens - U.S. Open Starts Monday, but you can Watch the Trials

On Sunday there's a Vegan Festival in Roy Wilkins Park and a street festival in Corona - see Queens street fairs for details.

The Queens Boro Dance Festival comes to Socrates Sculpture Park at 11 am on Sunday morning - see Queens theater for details.

And the U.S. Open begins next week. The free children's Day was cancelled because of the increasing spread of the CoVid Delta variant.

Click here to see what's doing in Queens. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Queens Qns, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Queens NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Queens NYC, 4) Queens Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Queens street fairs NYC and 6) free public swimming pools in Queens NYC.

 

Brooklyn - Feast of Santa Rosalia, Brighton Jubiliee, Theater, Concert & a Revolutionary War Re-enactment

The Feast of Santa Rosalia ends on Sunday - see Brooklyn street fairs for details.

Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 11 am - 3 pm - The Battle of Brooklyn - Revolutionary War Commemoration - 500 West 25th Street at Greenwood Cemetery. This is a re-enactment of the Battle of Brooklyn - see Brooklyn street fairs for details.

And in southern Brookln, there's Brighton Beach Jubilee celebration / fundraiser - see Brooklyn street fairs for details.

Critical Care or Rehearsals for a Nurse will be performed on Saturday in Sunset Park at 2 pm, and on Sunday in Fort Greene Park at 2 pm - see Brooklyn theater for details.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday beginning at 7 or 7.30 pm - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival - At the Prospect Park Bandshell at 62 West Drive in Brooklyn - BRIC stands for Brooklyn Information and Culture BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival.

Click here to see what's doing in Brooklyn. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Brooklyn Bk, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Brooklyn NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Brooklyn NYC, 4) Brooklyn Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Brooklyn street fairs NYC and 6) free public swimming pools in Brooklyn NYC.

 

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Bronx - Garden Rumba, Concert & Food

There's another Garden Rumba performance on Saturday at 3 pm - click Bronx theater for details.

The Bronx Arts Ensemble is giving a concert at 2 pm at the Van Cortlandt House Museum on Sunday - click to Bronx concerts for details.

And both Piazza Belmont & Bronx Nite Out continue to offer a mix of dining options from on the street ethnic to the Little Italy of the Bronx - click Bronx street fairs for details.

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Staten Island - Stapleton Saturdays & African Fest Cancelled

Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 11 am - 5 pm - Stapleton Saturdays - Along Van Duzer Street between Wright and Beach Streets in Stapleton. Live entertainment that changes about hourly through mid afternoon including musical performances and reading, as well as face painting and kids activities. This is a local business promotion effort, so shopping local businesses is encouraged. Staten Island street fairs in Stapleton SI.

Sadly, the African Fest on Staten Island was recently cancelled due to the spread of the Delta variant of the CoVid virus.

Click here to see what's doing on Staten Island. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Staten Island Si, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Staten Island NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Staten Island NYC, 4) Staten Island Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Staten Island street fairs NYC, and 6) free public swimming pools on Staten Island NYC.

Have a great last weekend of the unofficial end of the summer.


Things To Do in NYC This Weekend

We Love NYC Homecoming Concert in Central Park & So Much More

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Weather. The temperature highs will be in the low to mid 80's all weekend. The temperature lows will be in the mid 70's all weekend. Winds will rise from 2 - 4 mph on Friday to 9 - 11 mph by Sunday, getting windier as the weekend progresses. It will also become more humid over the weekend rising from 60% - 80% on Friday, to 70% - 80% on Saturday and staying at 80% on Sunday. There's a 30% chance of a small amount of rain on Saturday evening, with the probability rising the later in the evening it gets. By the morning the probability rises to 60% and by the mid afternoon the probability rises to 85% with the expectation that there will be two inches of rain, which is a lot.

 

Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

The biggest event of this weekend in the We Love NYC Homecoming Concert in Central Park that is free, but you must rsvp and comply with the CoVid guidelines of wearing a mask and providing a CDC proof of vaccination card to gain admission. The free tickets are gone, but you can still obtain a standing room ticket for $399 and VIP seats for $3450 and $4950. It's on the Great Lawn in Central Park and the doors open at 3 pm with the concert starting at 5 pm.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 beginning at 2 pm - Critical Care of Rehearsals for a Nurse - in Washington Square Park in the Village. TNC describes the new play saying it's about, "... a young lady named Rose, who is studying to be a Nurse. She takes a job in a Nursing home so that she will be able to pay her tuition, books, and living expenses. But COVID-19 rears its Ugly Head, and Rose has a big fight on her hands, to help to save her city and her own future as a pediatric nurse. In this beautiful Street Theater Story, the old and the new, the old and the young, all come together, to assure us that this Pandemic will end, and together, we shall survive. Like the phoenix, we will rise from the ashes. As the juggler/clown, working in the local Hospital Clown Care Unit predicts: “When we wear our masks and wash our hands - grab that vaccine and deeply care for each other, we are unstoppable.” Organized by the Parks Dept & Theater for the New City aka TNC at www.theaterforthenewcity.net. Free summer outdoor theater in the Village in Manhattan NYC. CoVid guidelines in effect.

Friday & Saturday, August 20 & 21, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Baand Together Dance Festival - a celebration of dance which they describe as follows, " ... evening of programming curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem ...". They are hosting daily performances which you can find on their website www.lincolncenter.org. Free summer outdoor concerts at Lincoln Center at Columbus Avenue at 65th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.

It's the closing weekend for the Asian American International Film Festival, which is being held entirely in Manhattan and online. They have a reduced venue due to CoVid, but you can still attend a few live events. See www.aaiff.org. They kicked off on opening night at Film at Lincoln Center.

It's also the closing weekend for The Count of Monte Cristo on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 20, 21 & 22, 2021 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm - written by Susane Lee adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumasand directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith. This is a fictional story based on real events, completed in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas which tells the story of Edmond Dantès, a wrongfully imprisoned man, "Edmond Dantes', [and his] years-long quest for revenge against the men who sent him to jail ... Among these themes are the futility of revenge and its cousin, man's efforts compared to God’s.” Free summer outdoor theater / plays on the Upper West Side UWS.

And the Merry Wives of Windsor continues to be performed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. It's free and starts at 6 pm - The Merry Wives of Windsor - By William Shakespeare / Adapted by Jocelyn Bioh / Directed by Saheem Ali. This adaptation of the Shakespearean classic is described as, “ ... Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City--Central Park’s magical Delacorte Theater. A raucous spinoff featuring the Bard’s most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality... “ Free theater but you need to rsvp a ticket online at least one day prior to performance.

You can also visit the Manhattan Farmers Markets NYC over the weekend, or attend a number of Manhattan street fairs over the weekend and / or go swimming in the free public swimming pools in Manhattan NYC.

 

Queens Things To Do This Weekend

nyc things to do this weekend nyc manhattan bronx queens brooklyn staten island At Flushing Town Hall on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7 pm - "Beautiful Vibration" - Colors of African Music w/ Gino Sitson Trio - Virtual Tickets: $7/$5 Members // In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only) $12/$10 Members. A Los Angeles Times critic describes this as, “An extraordinarily pliable voice in settings rich with melody, emotion and rhythm ... his gift for melody and his persuasive powers for interpretation establish an instant connection for listeners ... always fascinating.”

Friday, August 20, 2021 from 7.30 - 10.45 pm - Abominable - These are paid summer movies in the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The price of admission is Non-Member - $15 per Adult / $12 per Child, Student, Senior, & Individual with Disabilities / $50 for a Family of 4 / $25 per Couple / Free for Children 3 and under.

At PS1 MoMA at 22-15 Jackson Avenue in LIC on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 2 - 8 pm there's the MoMA PS1 Warm Up Party in their back courtyard.

In Travers Park at 34th Avenue and 78th Street in Jackson Heights on Sunday, August 22, 2021 - beginning at 2 pm - The Theatre for a New City (Theater) is performing a new play entitled, Critical Care or Rehearsals for a Nurse - about healthcare professionals in the age of CoVid. This theater group has been providing free operetta-for-the-streets to communities throughout New York City since the early 1970s.

In Socrates Sculpture Park at Broadway and Vernon Blvd in LIC / Astoria along the East River in Queens - Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 11 am - 12 noon - Queensboro Dance Festival - This is described as, " ... [an opportunity to] learn dances from different cultures each Sunday in August! This program is facilitated by The Queensboro Dance Festival, a summer Queens tour of performances & classes by Queens-based dance companies..."

There are also Queens farmers markets, a couple of Queens street fairs going on over the weekend and the Queens free public swimming pools remain open through the Labor Day Weekend.

And on Monday, August 23, 2021 from 8 - 10 pm - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - NYC Parks describes this film as follows, " ... Megahit about intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, who in 1936 is sent on a mission to locate the elusive Ark of the Covenant... " . It's a free summer movie on the Great Lawn of Astoria Park in Queens.

 

Brooklyn Things To Do This Weekend

This weekend through next Thursday - Sunday, August 19 - August 29, 2021 from about 6 - 10 pm and probably starts earlier on the weekends - The 43rd Annual Feast of Santa Rosalia - Along 18th Avenue from 68th to 75th Streets in Bensonhurst. Rides, Italian food and shopping and live entertainment. Processions at 3 pm on both Sundays at 18th Avenue and 72nd Street. Organized by FIAO Brooklyn. Brooklyn street fairs in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of BK.

In Brooklyn there's the BRIC Festival on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Bandshell in Prospect Park.

    On Friday, August 20, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm - Junglepussy | Tygapaw | Mari World - The versatile Tygapaw joins the lineup to infuse us with an electrifying DJ set. Mari World will infuse the early set with his high-energy performance. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Park Slope / Prospect Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

    And on Saturday, August 21, 2021 beginning at 7 pm - Lido Pimienta | Rita Indiana | YEИDRY - RITA INDIANA shares the stage with LIDO PIMIENTA and the boundary-pushing Dominican-Italian singer YEИDRY.

And there are concerts at Industry City at 238 36th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues [off the Gowanus Expressway] in Sunset Park, Brooklyn ( www.industrycity.com).

    Date / Time / Event. Friday, August 20, 2021 from 7.30 - 10 pm - Hometown Bar-B-Que Presents: Live Music w/ Green is Beautiful. Admission $23.

    • Date / Time / Event. Sunday, August 22, 2021 from 7 - 10 pm - Live Latin Music - Cuarteto Guatac will be in the courtyard on Fridays for a free evening of live Salsa music. Free summer outdoor concerts in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

There are free outdoor movies shown too, but generally that's during the week. Check out these pages for Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Brooklyn NYC, Brooklyn Farmers Markets NYC, Brooklyn street fairs NYC and 6) free public swimming pools in Brooklyn NYC.

 

Bronx Things To Do This Weekend

In the Bronx, on Saturday afternoon / early evening, you can enjoy the delightful ethnic food sold at the Bronx Night Market across from the Fordham train station.

Bronx Little Italy's Piazza di Belmont also provides an opportunity to sample good food in an outdoor or indoor setting (click street fairs).

The Pregones Theater Stage Garden Rumba can be seen at the Bruckner Mott Haven Garden at 138th Street & Bruckner Blvdon Saturday afternoon in Melrose (click theater).

And on Sunday August 22, 2021 from 1 - 5 pm - Salsa at Orchard Beach featuring The Dream Team - Performances will include salsa, free style, bachata, merengue, R&B and pop. On the Main Stage at Section 9 by the Main Building. Free (click concerts).

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Staten Island Things To Do This Weekend

Historic Richmond Town map is a mid 19th century historic town nestled near the hills of Staten Island. Saturdays WEEKLY from June 12, 2021 - September 25, 2021 from 6 - 11 pm - Tavern Terrace. This is a weekly event in the Tavern Terrace Beer Garden which they describe as, " ... featuring a selection of hand-crafted ales and lagers from Staten Island's famed Flagship Brewery, delectable meal choices, tasty Egger's Ice Cream and LIVE music throughout the season..."

There's also a kids event next Wednesday at the Staten Island Zoo. For more details - 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Staten Island Si, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Staten Island NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Staten Island NYC, 4) Staten Island Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Staten Island street fairs NYC, and 6) free public swimming pools on Staten Island NYC.

I hope you have a nice weekend.


Things To Do This Weekend in NYC

BRIC - Skip Marley | Ivy Sole in Brooklyn, Salsa & WQXR Concerts in the Bronx, SummerStage & Shakespeare in Manhattan, Malcolm & Antonio & Cleopatra in Queens and Jazz at Lincoln Center & Taking it to the Streets Films on Staten Island

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Weather. The temperature highs will be in the mid 90's Friday, dropping to the low 80's on Saturday and Sunday. The temperature lows will fall from the high 70's on Friday to the high 60's on Saturday and Sunday. Humidity will fall from 60% - 70% on Friday to 50% - 60% on Saturday and Sunday. Winds will range from 4 - 8 mph all weekend. There is a 35% chance of a small amount of rain on Saturday between the hours of 12 noon and 5 pm.

 

NYC Things to do this Weekend in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and on Staten Island

The following are just highlights of what's happening this weekend in the Big Apple. You can use the links that follow these suggestions to obtain the exact times, locations and more about each performance / event, including website addresses for CoVid and RSVP info.

Bronx Things to do This Weekend

In the Bronx the Night Market across from the Fordham train station continues, as does Bronx Little Italy's Piazza di Belmont. The Stage Garden Rumba visits Yolanda Park on Saturday afternoon in Melrose. And Sunday afternoon there's a performance of an original play in Washington Heights in Manhattan. On Sunday there are two free music events, one is the afternoons of salsa at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park and the other is in Bronx Park East [along the north east perimeter of the Bronx Zoo grounds] where there's a classical music festival hosted by WQXR for free.

Brooklyn Things to do This Weekend

In Brooklyn there's the BRIC Festival on Friday and Saturday evenings in Prospect Park. There are a couple of new plays being performed - one in McCarren Park in Greenpoint and the other in Coney Island - both on Friday night.

Manhattan Things to do This Weekend

In Manhattan all weekend in the evenings The Merry Wives of Windsor is being performed at Delacorte Theater in Central Park, while the Count of Monte Cristo is being performed at Soldiers & Sailors Monument on the UWS - also through the weekend. Both free, but rsvp using links below to go to the theater page for Manhattan. On Sunday afternoon Laughter in the Park returns to Washington Square in the Village. The Theater for a New City is also performing it original CoVid play in the East Village on Saturday and in Washington Heights on Sunday.

And Saturday and Sunday nights SummerStage is hosting free concerts in Central Park [see concerts page for website / CoVid details]. The Asian American Film Festival continues, but most of it is virtual. And there's a weekend dance series being performed by Battery Dance in Battery Park at the tip of Manhattan.

AND NEXT WEEK in Manhattan there will be an unprecedented celebration of dance as Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem share the spotlight for the first time on The Restart Stage in Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center from August 17 - 21 beginning at 7.30 pm. Again see the concerts page for Manhattan to obtain CoVid / rsvp free ticketing requirements.

Queens Things to do This Weekend

In Queens on Friday there's a performance of Antonio & Cleopatra in Woodside and on Sunday at Socrates Sculpture Park in the afternoon. There's a performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night on Saturday at Gantry State Park in Long Island City. The film Malcolm is being shown in Rufus King Park in Jamaica on Friday, and Frozen 2 is being shown in the parking lot at Alley Pond the same night. On Saturday afternoon in Long Island City the PS1 MoMA Warm Up party briefly returns for the afternoon. Also on Saturday afternoon there's a dance performance at Travers Park in Jackson Heights and Saturday night there's a Taiwanese piano performance at Flushing Town Hall. On Sunday morning the Queensboro Dance Festival performs for an hour in Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria / LIC. Also on Sunday there's a Colombian musical performance in Travers Park in Jackson Heights.

Staten Island Things to do This Weekend

On Staten Island the Taking it to the Streets film series is being shown on Friday evening at the National Lighthouse Museum in St. George. On Sunday Jazz at Lincoln Center is coming to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center for a full afternoon of music.

 

Links to Upcoming Events in the Five Boros Prior to the End of the Summer

Here are some links to other things going on in the five boroughs.

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Click here to see what's doing in Brooklyn. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Brooklyn Bk, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Brooklyn NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Brooklyn NYC, 4) Brooklyn Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Brooklyn street fairs NYC and 6) free public swimming pools in Brooklyn NYC,

Click here to see what's doing in Manhattan. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Manhattan Mhtn, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Manhattan NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Manhattan NYC, 4) Manhattan Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Manhattan street fairs NYC, and 6) free public swimming pools in Manhattan NYC,

Click here to see what's doing in Queens. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Queens Qns, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Queens NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Queens NYC, 4) Queens Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Queens street fairs NYC and 6) free public swimming pools in Queens NYC.

Click here to see what's doing on Staten Island. 1) Free Summer Theater Plays Staten Island Si, 2) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Concerts Staten Island NYC, 3) Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Staten Island NYC, 4) Staten Island Farmers Markets NYC, 5) Staten Island street fairs NYC, and 6) free public swimming pools on Staten Island NYC.

Have a nice weekend.


Things To Do in NYC - Weekend August 6th, 2021

NYC Summer Streets in Manhattan, Jamaica JAMS Festival, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Queens Boro Dance Festival & Capulli Mexican Dance Festival in Queens, Lincoln Center & Central Park SummerStage Concerts & Dominican Parade in Manhattan, The NY Auto Show Cancelled, BRIC Festival in Brooklyn Continues, Movies in the Bronx & on Staten Island and Asian American Film Festival Begins Next Wednesday in Manhattan

August 6, 2021 / NYC Neighborhoods / NYC Things To Do Events / News Analysis & Opinion / Gotham Buzz NYC.

things to do this weekend in nyc things to do in manhattan brooklyn. queens bronx staten island nyc things to do over the weekend nycWeather. There's a 40% probability of about a tenth inch of rain beginning sometime between 10 pm Saturday and 10 am Sunday. The rest of the weekend should be clear. The temperature highs will be in the high 80's and the lows in the low 70's all weekend. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph all weekend. Humidity will rise from 50% - 60% on Friday and Saturday to 60% - 70% on Sunday. All in all not a bad weather weekend.

 

Mostly Good News, but with a Preventable, Dark CoVid Cloud Approaching

So there's a lot afoot this weekend. So much so, that it almost feels normal. Employment was up, unemployment down near normal levels, wages up, NYC shootings and murders down, and the eviction moratorium was extended - selectively - to early October. All great news.

But hanging over that news is the danger of this new Delta variant of CoVid, which has brought back the debate as to whether we need to mask up again, and generated a new urgency to get more people vaccinated, more quickly, in order to mitigate the health impact of CoVid on the newly infected. And with that debate all the frustration, nonsense and anger that goes with it. So let's start with the fun stuff.

 

NYC Shootings & Murders Down Significantly, While Gun Arrests Up Significantly

This is News that I Guarantee You, You Won't Find on the Front Page of Murdoch's NY Post

things to do this weekend in nyc things to do in manhattan brooklyn. queens bronx staten island nyc things to do over the weekend nycShootings and murders were down significantly this July versus year ago [shootings - 158 in 2021 vs 243 in 2020 / murders - 29 in 2021 vs 57 in 2020], while gun arrests were up [383 gun arrests in 2021 vs 287 in 2020 up 133%].

The NYPD, lead by the steady hands of Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Dermott Shea, have been working to correct this problem since it began just over a year ago.

A lot of the violence appears to be related to the illegal transport and sale of guns from Fox News Dictator, Rupert Murdoch's, beloved red Republican states into Democratically governed jurisdictions, where gun sales are more regulated. Federal, state and local law enforcement are working to curtail the shipments, and appear to be making good progess, but Murdoch's mass media outlets blame Democrats for gun violence, instead of focusing on the root of the cause which appears enabled by lax gun laws in Republican states, from where the murder and shooting weapons are trafficked.








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