With July closing out and the worst few weeks of a humid New York summer upcoming, cool off with a Central Park waterfight, Harlem food festivals, an indie music festival on Pier 84, and a preview of Mozart at the Lincoln Center.
Monday, July 20th
The Museum of the City of New York will be hosting ‘Is Preservation Elitist?‘ a panel discussion on the ethics and methods of preserving culturally significant areas of the city that delves into themes explored in the museum’s upcoming exhibit, ‘Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.’
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 July 26th and registration opens July 20th.
Tuesday, July 21st
Interpol, a New York-native post-punk revival band, will play the Prospect Park Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn!, which continues all summer.
Experience: Harlem and Harlem Park to Park are putting on Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue, a sidewalk cafe crawl taking place July 21 from 6 pm to 10 pm
For the history buffs: Night Vision: The West Village at Night in the 1980’s is an upcoming lecture and slideshow with photographer Efrain Gonzalez put on by the Greenwich Village Society For Historic Preservation.
Wednesday, July 22th
Wednesday is our after hours wine reception of the Eldridge Street Museum. Starting at 8pm, the stunning sanctuary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and the Museum at Eldridge Street will be opened for for Untapped Cities guests. Get tickets here.
The 92nd Street Jazz in July Festival that kicks off this week showcases the work of Duke Ellington and the sounds of Harlem at the Kaufman Center this Wednesday.
Thursday, July 23rd
Also on Thursday is the second date of the Hudson RiverRocks indie music concert on Pier 84, now in its 17th season.
Friday, July 24th
Thrill-seekers need only go as far as Troma Dance 2015, a free showing of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films at Paper Box Music & Art.
Films on the Green, an outdoor French film festival hosted by the French Embassy, returns to Brooklyn’s Transmitter Park with a showing of La Derive by Paula Delsol with Jacqueline Vandal.
Saturday, July 25th
MoMA PS1 is a non-profit art institution that as of 2000 is formally partnered with Midtown’s Museum of Modern Art. Every Saturday for most of the summer, it hosts Warm Up 2015, an exhibition of up and coming experimental musicians spanning a multitude of genres in its Long Island City courtyard.
Also on Saturday is the preview for the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, playing classics in the Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center
Central Park’s Great Lawn will be the site of Waterfight NYC, the largest water-gun fight in the city. No water balloons, unfortunately, but you’re advised to bring as much fire-power (water-power?) as you can.
Sunday, July 26th
From our Behind the Scenes NYC series with NYCEDC, we’ll be hosting a walking tour of Staten Island’s North Shore developments. Get an inside look on what’s coming at St. George and Stapleton, and visit artist and tech incubators.
The Rock Steady Crew, a 38 year old hip hop dance troupe, celebrates their anniversary at the Central Park SummerStage on Sunday.
Come to ‘A Great Day in Harlem‘ as well, a day-long family event featuring food, music, and a showcase of the neighborhood’s culture.