Your Week Untapped: Best Events for August 20-26

Our curated picks for NYC events this week: the Dîner en Blanc, free salsa in East River Park, Damn Yankees book talk at MCNY, and a walking tour of Weegee's haunts.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20: NYC’s Dîner en Blanc is happening tonight in a secret location! We can’t tell you where it is, but rest assured it’s fabulous and we’ll have plenty of photos and a video for you to see! Leave us a comment if you’re going and maybe we’ll see you there!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21: SummerStage: Jose Alberto “El Canario” / 8 y Más / DJ Polito Vega. Head down to the East River Park for live salsa and Latin music on the waterfront. 7pm. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22: Damn Yankees: Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World’s Most Loved (and Hated) Team Book Talk at the Museum of the City of New York. Join Robert Fleder, former Executive Editor of Sports Illustrated, as he talks about Damn Yankees (Ecco, 2012), a new collection of essays he edited, which demonstrates that no one feels neutral about the Yankees! Beer courtesy of The Bronx Brewery will be served. 6:30pm. Reservations required. $12 Non-members; $8 Seniors and Students; $6 Museum Members.

Also on Wednesday: OHNY Other Islands Boat Tour. Did you know there and there are 42 islands within the boundaries of the city? This tour will highlight the many “other islands” of New York City from the forgotten islands, like Mill Rock, to the infamous, like Rikers, from Roosevelt, an island with a flourishing community, to North Brother, an island that is now populated only by birds. 6:30-8:30pm. South Street Seaport, Pier 16. Buy tickets here.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23: Bronx Brewery Rye Pale Ale Release Party. The brewers will introduce the new beer at a special tasting at Randolph Beer (343 Broome Street, New York). Gallant and Head Brewer Damian Brown will be on hand to talk about the new beer and answer questions about the recipe development and the brewing process. The beer will be poured alongside the brewery’s flagship Bronx Pale Ale. Cask versions of both beers will be on hand as well. 7-10pm. FREE.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the beloved late summer jazz favorite, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. In honor of this anniversary, SummerStage will present an additional evening of performances. 7-9pm at Marcus Garvey Park. FREE.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25: Rumblette at One Last Shag. A celebration of girl groups of the 50s and 60s, bringing you all the sha la las and dum dum ditties your body can handle. Featuring DJ BYOB, DJ Drumpelstiltsken, Johnny Valentine, and DJ Tubby. With Special Performances by Nick Gorham and Lydia Love. Dress code: (encouraged, but not mandatory) Beehive hair. Greaser realness. Matching poodle skirts. Leather jackets and white T shirts. Prom queens. Polka dots. Cocktail attire, retro nerds and rebels without a cause. One Last Shag, 348 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn. G train to Bedford Nostrand station or the C train to Franklin station. 9pm-3:30aa. $5

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26: Join the International Center of Photography for bagels, schmear, and coffee, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Weegee: Murder Is My Business exhibition, and a guided walking tour of Weegee haunts in the Times Square area. The walk will provide participants with a unique blending of history and culture, as we visit the spots in Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen where Weegee (1899—1968) lived and worked””including a couple of murder sights! Participants will meet at ICP museum at 9 am and end up in the heart of Times Square. $30 or $25 for museum members. Buy tickets here.

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