Here is your weekly curated events guide.
Head to Central Park to watch John Leguizamo perform “Ghetto Klown,” presented by SummerStage and Fania at 8 p.m. “Ghetto Klown” is Leguizamo’s fifth one-man play, which describes his personal and professional story. In his own words, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know…It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.” You can find more information here.
Don’t miss out on the Brooklyn BEAT Festival at 11 a.m. in Fowler Square! Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) will be holding a media preview to announce the artists, venue, and schedule of the 2014 Brooklyn Beat Festival. The Beat Festival gathers all performance artists in Brooklyn and gives them a place to show their skills in front of the audience. Visit Brooklyn BEAT for more information and check them out on Facebook.
Interested in seeing the Federal Reserve Bank’s vault of international monetary gold? Tour the Federal Reserve Bank of New York starting from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Click here to learn more about the tour.
If you ever wanted to learn more about all the bridges, tunnels, and highways in NY, then the Infrastructure Intersections tour is for you. This tour is part of the “Wednesday Night Tour” at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This particular event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Pier 1. For more information, please click here.
Lay down in the grass and enjoy that splendid skyline view for a screening of Beetlejuice in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with DJ Ripley, and then a screening of Louis Morton’s short film, Passer Passer. As an added bonus, you could park your bike for free!
The Dance Theater of Harlem will make its return to the world stage after a nine-year hiatus. Its program includes Donald Byrd’s Contested Space (2012), Robert Garland’s Return (1999), and Frederic Franklin’s 1984 masterpiece of Pas de Dix, restaged by Keith Saunders, Kellye Saunders, and Virginia Johnson. The must-see starts at 7:30 p.m. in Prospect Park. You can find more information here.
Central Park is hosting a moonlight bike ride from 10 PM to 11:30 PM, starting at Columbus Circle. While biking through the park, you will stop every now and then to enjoy the scenery.
Go on a East River Boat Tour with WXY Architecture + Urban Design and SHoP Architects and talk about architecture and urban design along the East River. Some of the speakers include Claire Weisz and Angelica Trevino Baccon, who will be talking about many huge projects to make the East River into a center of residential and commercial activity. The tour starts at 12:30 p.m. at Pier 15 in the East River Esplanade. To purchase tickets, click here.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., travel back in time to the Rockaways on the Museum’s vintage post-war trains. You’ll ride on the R40, R40M, and the R42 from the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights to Rockaway Park. Buy tickets here.
When you’re done with the Rockaway Nostalgia Ride, make your way to the Museum of the Moving Image. There’s a screening and live event of The Hundred-Foot Journey starting at 6 p.m. Om Puri, famous English-Indian actor, will be honored at the special preview screening in person, where he will hold a conversation moderated by Madhur Jaffrey. He is mainly known for his work in Bollywood, as well as British and American films. The preview screening of The Hundred-foot Journey will follow the tribute program that includes clips of Puri’s finest performances.