Monday, July 24, 2006

summer 2006

a friend just sent this to me.
it would be greedy to keep it to myself.

Summer 2006 Free NYC Events

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
When: Monday nights at 5pm beginning in June
Where: The lawn of Bryant Park (40th St. & 6th Avenue)
What: This is a series of outdoor, classic movie screenings, playing on Monday nights throughout the summer months in Bryant Park, Manhattan. In the rare events that it rains, films are screened at sunset the following night.

19 The Birds
26 To Have and Have Not

10 Bullitt
17 The Band Wagon
24 High Noon
31 A Shot in the Dark

7 The Manchurian Candidate
14 Charade
21 Rocky

Broadway in Bryant Park
When: Thursdays from 12:30-2PM
Where: Bryant Park (40th St. & 6th Avenue)
What: Experience the glamour of Broadway in the great outdoors. Each week, several of this years biggest hits come to the park for a dazzling afternoon of song and dance.

7 Mamma Mia/Musical of Musicals: The Musical/Stomp
14 The Phantom of the Opera/Hairspray/Beauty and the Beast/Altar Boys
21 Once Around the Sun/Rent/Sweet Charity/Drumstruck
28 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang/The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee/Chicago/Wicked

4 Broadway Dances for Life
18 Lennon/The Actors Fund: On the Twentieth Century/ The Lion King/ All Shook Up

Bryant Park Good Morning America Concert Series
When: Friday mornings at 7AM
Where: Bryant Park (40th St. & 6th Avenue), Upper Terrace
What: The concert series will showcase the hottest music with a wide array of artists.

26 Dixie Chicks

2 Rob Thomas and Jewel
9 Kenny Chesney
16 Prince featuring Tamar
23 Mary J Blige
30 Pussy Cat Dolls

7 Beach Boys
14 Train
21 TBD
28 Huey Lewis &The News

4 Pharrell with Kanye West
11 Carrie Underwood
25 Lionel Richie

Hudson River Rocks
When: Various dates(see below)
Where: Pier 54, West St. at West 14th St.
What: Concert Series featuring exciting new artists as well as established favorites. Staged in a festival setting, complete with food and drink. These vents promise an evening of fun and entertainment.

Tuesday, June 27 Brazilian Girls
Thursday, July 20 Si*S�� & Radio Mundial
Thursday, Aug 10 RJD2 & Lyrics Born with Alice Smith

Hudson River Moondance
When: Sundays July-August 6:30pm-10:00pm
Where: Pier 54, West St. at West 14th St.
What: Dance the night away under the stars with music from New Yorks hottest dance bands on Sunday evenings no experience necessary. Featured styles include swing, tango and salsa. Free!

9 David Berger & the Sultans of Swing-SWING
23 Los Hermanos C��lon -LATIN
30 M�� Guajiro-LATIN

6 Eternal Tango
13 George Gees Jump, Jive & Wailers-SWING

Hudson River Flicks
When: Wednesdays and Fridays in July& August, films start around 8:30pm
Where: Wednesday at Pier 54 on 14St. & West St., Fridays at Pier 46 on Charles St. & West St.
What: Enjoy great movies and free popcorn every Wednesday and Friday in July, under the stars in Hudson River Park.

5- Mean Girls (PG)
7 Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were Rabbit (G)
12 Rosemarys Baby (R)
14 March of The Penguins (G)
19 The Beastmaster (PG)
21 Chicken Run (PG)
26 Jaws (PG)
28 Harry Potter & The Sorcerers Stone (PG)

2 Cruel Intentions (R)
4 Nanny McFee (PG)
9 Goldfinger (PG)
11 Lemony Snickets- A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG)
16 Goodfellas (R)
18 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory(G)
23 A Clockwork Orange(R)
25 ET(PG)
Washington Square Music Festival
When: Tuesdays in July and August at 8 pm
Where: southeast quadrant of the park, near the statue of Garibaldi. Seating is first-come, first-served. Rain space for the July concerts is: New York Universitys Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street.
What: The Washington Square Music Festival, under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc., presents its 48th season of free concerts in the Square.

July 11: Washington Square Chamber Orchestra, Eriko Sato, concertmistress
Andrew Stein: How Do You Know When Its Over? An aria in the style of Mozart with lyrics by Garrison Keillor. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Exsultate jubilate, K. 165 Amy Cofield, soprano, Mozart: A Musical Joke, K.552, Mozart:Symphony no. 41 in C, K.551 (Jupiter)

July 18: Washington Square Chamber Ensemble
Mozart: Eine klein Nachtmusik, K. 525; Ah vous dirais-je, maman for quartet a la Swingle Singers
Andrew Arcari: Accordion Concerto (1942) William Schimmel, accordion Allyssa Lamb, vocals, melodica, glockenspiel,kazoo, whistling and string quintet, Mozart: Serenade for oboe and two horns and strings

July 25: Washington Square Chamber Ensemble
Mozart: Horn Quintet in E flat, K. 407,William Kuypers, French horn, Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581, Steven Hartman, clarinet, Mozart: Larghetto movement, Piano Concerto no. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 ,Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica Sir George Martin: Three American Sketches (1973) NY premiere, Westward Look, Old Boston, New York New York, Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica

August 1: Cuartetango
An exploration of Argentine tango.String quartet, bandoneon player, tango dancers.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
When: August 4-7th
Where: Lincoln Plaza (64th St. Between Columbus and Amsterdam)
What: A free festival with something for everyone, Lincoln Center Out of Doors presents over 100 different events: world music, internationally acclaimed dance, cutting-edge performances, special events, cool jazz, and fun for kids. With performances representing cultures from all over the world, Lincoln Center Out of Doors returned for its 35th season in August 2005.

Schedule TBD. Check website for more information.

New York Philharmonic
When: Wed, Jul 12, 2006, 8:00 PM; Tues, Jul 18, 2006, 8:00 PM
Where: The Great Lawn, Central Park
What: This beloved tradition, now in its 42nd year, is coming to a park near you. Music under the stars, family and friends, and a fireworks finale make for a perfect summer evening. Followed by free fireworks!

July 12: Program-Tchaikovsky: Coronation March , Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Dvor��k: Symphony No. 8, Featured Artists: Xian Zhang, Conductor, Jennifer Koh, Violin

July 18: Program-John Adams: The Chairman Dances , Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1, Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Featured Artists- Marin Alsop, Conductor, Leila Josefowicz, Violin

Shakespeare in the Park

When:Macbeth-June 13 - July 9, 2006; Mother Courage and Her Children -August 8 - September 3, 2006
Where: Delacorte Theater-Central Park
What: Pick up your free Shakespeare in the Park tickets on the day of the performance beginning at 1pm at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park or from 1 to 3pm at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street.

J & R Downtown Summerfest
When: 4 dates in May and June-see below
Where:J&R stores in NYC
What:Live events taking place at J&R music and computer world

Monday May 29th- 3pm-5pm J & R Camera Store 34 Park Row, The War Tapes Soldier Filmmakers

Wednesday May 31st 12:30pm, J&R Pop Store 23 Park Row, Mickey Freeman Autograph signing

Tuesday June 6th 12:30pm, J&R Jazz store, 23 Park Row 2nd floor, Dianne Schuur performance and autograph signing

Tuesday June 27th 12:30pm, J&R Jazz store, 23 Park Row 2nd floor, George Duke performance and autograph signing

Riverside Park Summer Events
When: May-August
Where: See website for specific event locations
What: Riverside Park is a great place for both relaxation and recreation. While quiet spaces are abundant, many activities and events create a lively atmosphere. Riverside Park Fund sponsors and hosts a wide variety of activities including musical performances, theatre performances, family/ children activities and wellness events..

Harlem Meer Performance Festival
When: Sundays, Last week of May thru the first week of September Showtime: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
What: Local residents and some visitors enjoy the rhythms of modern jazz, salsa, gospel and at times modern dance here at the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Plaza on the doorstep of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park.
May 28: DOMINIC KANZA GROUP AfroPop stylings
June 4: RAY MANTILLA QUINTET Latin/jazz quintet led by Bronx-born conguero
June 18: THE ALEX BLAKE GROUP International jazz
June 25: LOS MACONDOS Rhythms of cumbia and other traditional music from Colombia
July 2: SWEET GEORGIA BROWN Down-home blues, jazz, and R&B
July 9: LOS SONEROS DE ORIENTE Afro-Cuban group specializing in son
NBC Rockefeller Plaza Concerts
When: 7:00am mostly Friday mornings
Where: 49th St. Between 5th & 6th Avenues
What: NBCs Annual Today Show concert series at Rockefeller Plaza

MONDAY, MAY 29,7:00 a.m. ET James Blunt
THURSDAY, JUNE 1,7:00 a.m. ET American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and runner-up Katharine McPhee
FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 7:00 a.m. ET Brad Paisley
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 7:00 a.m. ET Katie Melua
THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 7:00 a.m. ET The Wedding Singer
FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 7:00 a.m. ET Natasha Bedingfield
MONDAY, JUNE 12, 7:00 a.m. ET HI-5
FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 7:00 a.m. ET Earth, Wind & Fire
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 7:00 a.m. ET Nelly Furtado
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 7:00 a.m. ET Phil Collins
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 7:00 a.m. ET Rascal Flatts
FRIDAY, JULY 7, 7:00 a.m. ET Pink
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 7:00 a.m ET
FRIDAY, JULY 14, 7:00 a.m. ET KC & The Sunshine Band
FRIDAY, JULY 28, 7:00 a.m. ET Chicago
FRIDAY, AUG. 11, 7:00 a.m. ET Chris Brown
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29, 7:00 a.m. ET Janet Jackson

Central Park Summerstage
When: Various dates-see below
Where: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, 72nd St &5th Avenue
What: Summer stage is one of New Yorks greatest summer institutions, filling Central Park with music, theatre, opera and dance for two months each summer.

Friday, June 16, 2006, 7PM Nu Jazz Today! Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte with special guests Elliott Sharp as Groundtruther, Matthew Shipp, Nils Petter Molvaer, Sex Mob.
Saturday, June 17, 2006, 4PM Rhett Miller, Teddy Thompson, Ollabelle
Sunday, June 18, 2006, 3PM Takfarinas, Chris Berry & Panjea, Turntables on the Hudson
Friday, June 23, 2006, 7PM The Refugee All Stars from Sierra Leone
Saturday, June 24, 2006, 3PM Club Shelter's 15th Anniversary Dance Party DJs: Timmy Regisford and Sting International
Sunday, June 25, 2006, 3PM Canada Day! Feist, Buck 65, Jason Collett
Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 7PM Bonnie Raitt, Keb' Mo
Thursday, June 29, 2006, 7PM The Carnegie Hall/Citigroup Neighborhood Concert Series 30th Anniversary: An Evening with Audra McDonald and Liz McComb
Friday, June 30, 2006, 7:30PM Joan Didion
Saturday, July 01, 2006, 3PM Antibalas, Balkan Beat Box, Ska Cubano

Sunday, July 02, 2006,3PM Seu Jorge, Jose Gonzalez, Alex Cuba Band, DJ Cut Chemist
Friday, July 07, 2006, 8PM Noche Flamenca, Roxanne Butterfly's Worldbeats
Saturday, July 08, 2006, 3PM Hakim, The Lion of Egypt and his Egyptian Orchestra with special guest Karina Pasian
Sunday, July 09, 2006, 1:30PM Global Family Day: Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, Dirty Sock Funtime Band, Baby Loves Disco with special guest DJs
Thursday, July 13, 2006, 7PM Ani DiFranco
Friday, July 14, 2006, 8PM Stephen Petronio Company, The Young People's Chorus of New York
Saturday, July 15, 2006, 3PM The Family Stand, Black Merda and special guest Fugi, Sharrif Simmons
Sunday, July 16, 2006, 3PM Amadou & Mariam, Daby Toure, Birdy Nam Nam
Wednesday, July 19, 2006,7:30PM UCB Theatre in the Park
Thursday, July 20, 2006, 6PM Umphrey's McGee with very special guest Galactic
Saturday, July 22, 2006, 7PM Cheb I Sabbah, Riffat Sultana & friends
Sunday, July 23, 2006, 3PM Maldita Vecindad, Konono No. 1, Daara J
Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 7PM Fiona Apple, Damien Rice with David Garza
Friday, July 28, 2006, 7PM Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, Sonya Kitchell
Saturday, July 29, 2006, 3PM Goapele, Alice Smith, DJs: The Ladies of Ubiquita
Sunday, July 30, 2006, 3PM Lady Sovereign, Pete Rock, Jean Grae, Curated by DJ Rekha

Wednesday, August 02, 2006, 7:30PM An Iliad
Thursday, August 03, 2006, 6PM The New Pornographers, Calexico, The Frames
Friday, August 04, 2006,8PM 60th Anniversary Celebration: Limon Dance Company
Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director
Saturday, August 05, 2006, 3PM Gustavo Cerati, Calle 13, Mexican Institute of Sound
Sunday, August 06, 2006, 7PM 4th Annual Brazilian Film Festival of New York: This Is Bossa Nova, Lenine
Monday, August 07, 2006, 7PM From Mambo to Hip Hop directed by Henry Chalfant
Friday, August 11, 2006, 8PM Urban Bush Women, Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn
Saturday, August 12, 2006, 3PM Soul to Soul: The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians with Big Chief Bo Dollis, Irma Thomas, The Hot 8 Brass Band w/The Movers and Shakers
Sunday, August 13, 2006, 3PM Talvin Singh (Delhi/London) DJ set only! Asha Puthli with special guests Dewey Redman, Guru, Solar & DJ Doo Wop Prefuse 73, Outernational Curated by DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid

Naumburg Orchestral Concerts
When: Tuesday evenings at 7:30PM
Where:The Namburg Bandshell and Mall Concert Ground, mid-Park from 66th to 72nd St.
What: The oldest free outdoor concert series in the US, the Naumburg features symphonic and semi-classical music.s(No rain dates)

June 27th The Imani Winds;Featuring Pianist Andr��-Michel Schub
July 11th The Naumburg Orchestra George Garrett Keast, conductor;Andrew Armstrong piano soloist
July 25th The Naumburg Orchestra - Sarah Ioannides, conductor; Scott Hartman - trombone soloist
August 8th Early Music Concert - Arthur Haas, conductor and director
with members and friends of the Aulos Ensemble

Piano in the Park
When: Daily, 12:00pm 2:00pm
Where: Bryant Park at the Fountain terrace
What: Some of the best pianists from all over New York come to Bryant Park to play on the Piano in the Park. Tap your toes to the music of Scott Joplin, the Gershwins, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, and more every weekday.

Mon-Wed -29-31 Sue Maskaleris

Thurs-Fri 1-2 Sue Maskaleris
Mon-Fri-5-9 Dona Carter
Fri-Mon, 12-16 Jeb Patton
Mon-Fri, 19-23 Larry Ham
Mon-Fri, 26-30 Yuka Aikawa

Mon-Wed, 3-5 Dan Manjovi
Fri, 7 Dan Manjovi
Mon-Wed, 10-12 Victor Lin
Fri, 14 Victor Lin
Mon-Wed, 17-19 Deanna Witkowski
Fri. 21 Deanna Witkowski
Mon-Wed, 24-26 Kuni Mikami
Fri, 28 Kuni Mikami
Mon, 31 Sheldon Forrest

Tue-Wed, 1-2 Sheldon Forrest
Fri, 4 Sheldon Forrest
Mon,7 Linda Presgrave
Wed,9 Linda Presgrave
Fri, 11 Linda Presgrave
Mon,14 Linda Presgrave
Wed, 16 Linda Presgrave
Mon-Fri, 21-25 Todd Robbins


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