Here is your weekly curated events guide for the week.
Join the team from Streaker Sports at Mason Jar NYC in Murray Hill to cheer on team U.S.A. in their first game of the World Cup 2014 series against Ghana. Entry is free for all or purchase a table for parties of 4, 6, 8 or more to guarantee seating. Show up at 5:30 p.m. in your reds, whites and blues for what is bound to be an exciting game and a great continuation to this years World Cup competition.
Be a part of the 1st Annual Taste of Bushwick event at The Bushwick Starr and enjoy an array of tastings from local vendors, restaurants, bars and shops. Celebrate the eclectic culinary scene of Bushwick at 6:30 p.m. and don’t worry about the party ending early. Your ticket will also get you in to the After-Party at Radio Bushwick from 9:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the upcoming 2014-15 season of theater, dance, puppetry, and performance at the non-profit theater, The Bushwick Starr. Vendors include The Sampler, Northeast Kingdom, Fritzl’s Lunch Box and many more!
Enjoy a night of discussion with legendary photographers Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant, Flint Gennari, and Jon Naar about their experiences photographing graffiti in the 1970s and 80s at On the Front Line:Graffiti’s Documenters. This event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with their exhibition, City As Canvas. An RSVP is required and is free for museum members, $12 for students and seniors or $16 for the general public.
Enjoy a night of Brooklyn premieres, films, documentaries and narratives at independent venues in North Brooklyn as a part of the Northside Festival. Film venues include Nitehawk, the Wythe Hotel, IndieScreen and Videology. Click here for the complete schedule of screenings.
Do you feel like being trapped in a room and figuring your way out using wit, knowledge and clues from a variety of helpers? Then Escape the Room is just for you. Escape the Room is an interactive game in New York City that turn things like ordinary rooms into mystery puzzles. Come out to The Clemente to find hidden objects, figure out clues and solve puzzles but hurry…you only have an hour to do so! Tickets are required.
Be a part of a Sugartooth tour to satisfy your sweet tooth and discover some of the hidden bakeries around the city. While exploring and learning about culinary and cultural history, sample sweets and treats at every stop. Several variations of the tour are available like a cupcake crawl around Manhattan and an ice cream and frozen treats tour to SoHo, Little Italy and Union Square. Head over to Xola to purchase tickets.
It’s the longest day of the year and there are plenty of events going on so you can take advantage of every single hour:
Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration with over 1,300 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs and everyone is invited. For a complete schedule and map of events, click here.
Make your way to Coney Island for the 32nd Annual Mermaid Parade, the largest art parade in the nation. Dress as mermaids and mermen (optional) and enjoy costumes, floats, music and more. All ages are welcome. The parade will begin on West 21st Street and Surf Avenue and will disband at Steeplechase Plaza. Click here for a complete map.
POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt! Come out to the Brooklyn Museum from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and follow a series of clues around the museum while also putting your brain to work with some mental challenges along the way. Members of the winning team will receive a New York City themed gift package. Click here to purchase tickets.
With Hammerstein Ballroom as a new location, Broadway Bares presents Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! – a burlesque spectacular paying tribute to iconic songs and music moments of the past 60 years. Broadway Bares is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Get tickets for the 9:30 performance and the midnight performance here.