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GeneralWinnerShianneDierkes_000The New York Renaissance Faire. Image via renfair.com

August is in full swing next week with events from the Museum of the City of New York, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at Celebrate Brooklyn!, the New York Renaissance Faire and a cabaret boat tour.

Monday, August 3rd

The Museum of the City of New York presents Noxious New York: Race, Class & Garbage, part two of a series on urban development and pollution: ‘Garbage and the City: Two Centuries of Dirt, Debris, and Disposal,’ led by historian Julie Sze.

The Urban Park Rangers are hosting weekly obstacle-challenge Adventure Courses in Queens’ Alley Pond Park, for people of all ages and physical ability. The next outing takes place on August 9th and registration opens August 3rd.

Tuesday, August 4th

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes hit Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell for the last of Celebrate Brooklyn!‘s benefit concerts.

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy presents ‘Lost Synagogues of the East Village,‘ a public walking tour exploring the history and culture of the East Village.

Wednesday, August 5th

Father John Misty,  Angel Olsen, and Summer Moon will play the Central Park SummerStage.

Thursday, August 6th

Join Untapped Cities founder Michelle Young at her book talk at the New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch at 6:30pm. Broadway features vintage images of Broadway from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and photographer Gregoire Alessandrini. This event is a New York Magazine design pick of the week.

Also on Thursday is ‘The Politics of Preservation,’ a panel exploring the broad issues that bring the political process to bear on the operations and execution of the Landmarks Law. The program coincides with the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarkson view through September 13th.

Hudson RiverRocks, an indie music festival on the Hudson River Park, will conclude for the summer on Thursday.

Friday, August 7th

Minimalist pop due denitia and sene are giving a free concert at Hearst Plaza on Friday, part of the ongoing summer concert series ‘Lincoln Center OutofDoors.’ Also performing that night at Damrosch Park are The Fairfield Four and The McCrary Sisters

Pink Martini, the pop, jazz, Laitn, and classical ensemble group, will play the Forrest Hills Stadium on Friday, accompanied by the New York Pops.

Saturday, August 8th

Summer Streets NYC, put on by the New York City Department of Transportation, will return for the second time this Saturday. Consult this full list of available attractions at the day-long event.

The New York Renaissance Faire returns for its second weekend in the month of August on Saturday.

Enjoy live cabaret music on a boat as part of Clipper Castaways, departing from Battery Park.

Sunday, August 9th

Sunday marks the last day of the Giglio Feast of San Antonio, a celebration of Italian culture, music, and food in East Harlem, presented by the Giglio Society of East Harlem.

Also on Saturday and Sunday is the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, an exhibition of over 170 dragon boats racing on Meadow Lake.

Join us on an upcoming Untapped Cities tour of the basement and lobby of the Woolworth Building 

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