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The Coney Island Mermaid parade returns, The Typewriter Project launches, and a new exhibit at Storefront for Art and Architecture opens.

Monday June 15th

The Typewriter Project arrives in Tompkins Square Park, a project of The Poetry Society of New YorkThe Poetry Brothel, and the New York City Poetry Festival. There will be a series of interactive literary art installations—small, wooden shelters just big enough for a seat, desk, and typewriter—which invite passersby to join in a citywide linguistic exchange.

Tuesday June 16th

The new exhibit, Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa, opens at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, an exhibition by journalist Michiel Hulshof (Tertium, Amsterdam) and architect Daan Roggeveen (MORE Architecture, Shanghai). Facing East investigates the impact of Chinese development on fast-growing African cities, and is built around personal stories of individuals involved in the urbanization process.

This month is the 75th anniversary of subway unification and the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT). To celebrate, the Transit Museum will host three of the country’s top subway history and equipment experts to talk shop and answer questions: Joe Cunningham
(New York Power) James Greller (Subway Cars of the BMT), and Joseph Raskin (The Routes Not Taken).

Wednesday June 17th

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice performs at CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! at the Prospect Park Bandshell with guest Josh Ritter.

Thursday June 18th

Museum of the City of New York will host “The Reach of the Landmarks Law–A Balancing Act” as part of the exhibit Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks.

Friday June 19th

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York’s Landmarks Law, the NYC Transit Museum will highlight the city’s most famous and least known historic transportation structures in a lunch talk at the Grand Central Terminal annex at 12:30pm.

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival in New York City parks hosted by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks will show the movie Priceless (Hors de Prix) with actress Audrey Tatou and actor Gad Elmaleh.

Saturday June 20th

It’s the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! It’s the largest free art parade in America, an occasion for artists to express themselves through costumes and floats inspired by mythology and “honky-tonk” seaside rituals, marching together down Surf Avenue, Mermaid Avenue and Neptune Avenue.

SVA Theatre presents a special 35mm screening of Jaws (1975) to commemorate the film’s 40th anniversary.

Sunday June 21st

The annual Make Music New York festival returns with over 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs.

Don’t miss our upcoming Untapped Cities tours including a Behind the Scenes NYC visit of the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market (where 60% of all produce sales in NYC take place), an After Hours Tour and Wine Reception at Eldridge Street Synagogue and our next Remnants of Penn Station tour.

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