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Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Labor Day Parade, Gracie Square Art Show, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Century Bike Ride, WSQ Folk Fest, Century Bike Ride, Whitney Biennial, Indian Art, Museums & NYC Public Outdoor Pools Closing

manhattan things to do nycSeptember 6, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 80 and the lows will be in the mid 60's all weekend. Precipitation. There's a 50% chance of less than 1/4 inch of rain Friday night and then clear the rest of the weekend. Winds will be around 10 - 15 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be 80% Friday and in the mid 50% range for the rest of the weekend. Click for Manhattan Weather.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

Gracie Square Art Show. This photo was taken at the Gracie Square Art Show a few years ago. The art show returns this weekend - see details below.

Enjoy yourself this weekend by attending the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, shop a farmers market, attend one of the fairs linked below, or visit one of the many museums in Manhattan - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend - Art, History & Culture at Museums

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows a view of the Empire State Building from the Lower East Side in a prior year. The weather will be good this weekend, so it's a chance to explore other neighborhoods.

The Whitney Biennial began May 17th and runs through September 22nd. The event is a snapshot of art in America today and features 75 artists through film, photography, sculpture, performances and art exhibits. The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village.

This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - Labor Day Parade, Gracie Square Art Show, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Indian Art

manhattan things to do manhattanEnd of Summer near Grand Central Terminal. The photo at right shows folks outside of Grand Central Terminal in September of last year. The Labor Day Parade kicks off just northeast of the terminal on Saturday - see details below.

Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm - Annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade - Marches up along 5th Avenue beginning at 44th Street and ending at 67th Street. Parades in Midtown / UES Manhattan.

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm - Gracie Square Art Show - Along East End Avenue from East 84th to East 88th Street [art].

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019 from 12 noon to 6 pm - The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in the Village runs along University Place from West Third Street to East 13th Street [art].

The New York City Parks Department public swimming pools are open today but will close for the season the evening of Sunday, September 8th. Click the link for parks with indoor or outdoor swimming pools including the size of pool and pool hours.

There's an Art Exhibit entitled T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America at the Native American Museum in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The exhibit, by one of the most renowned Indian artists of the 20th century provides a personal and poignant portrayal of the American Indian. It opened April 6th and runs through September 16th, 2019 [art / free].

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Gracie Square Art Show, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, WSQ Folk Fest, Century Bike Ride, Indian Art, Whitney Biennial & NYC Public Outdoor Pools Closing

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows cyclists riding through the Upper East Side in a prior year. The Century Bike Ride returns Sunday - see details below.

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm - Gracie Square Art Show - Along East End Avenue from East 84th to East 88th Street [art].

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019 from 12 noon to 6 pm - The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in the Village runs along University Place from West Third Street to East 13th Street [art].

Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm - The 9th Annual Washington Square Park Folk Festival. Folk music festival in the park.

There's the 30th & Final Century Bike Ride running through all boroughs beginning at 6 am and ending at 6 pm, including a rest stop in Astoria Park and maybe in LIC [need to confirm]. The streets are not closed, but extra officers are on duty to facilitate cyclists along the way. Route lengths vary from 25 to 50 to 75 and up to 100 miles biking through all five boroughs. There's a fee [$105], the proceeds of which go to Transportation Alternatives, a non-profit biking, pedestrian and public transit advocate of NYC - www.nyccentury.org.

The Whitney Biennial began May 17th and runs through September 22nd. The event is a snapshot of art in America today and features 75 artists through film, photography, sculpture, performances and art exhibits. The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village.

This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* The nine-day long New York Musical Theatre Festival opens today with nearly a dozen performances and workshops at various venues throughout Manhattan starting at 12 noon with the last event scheduled for 8 pm [music]. Click this link for details about the NY Musical Theatre Festival.**

* A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

* At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

* Anthology Film Archives -.

 

Week Beginning 9.9.19 - Tango Nights Ending & 9/11 Commemorations

Tuesdays, July 2 - September 10, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm / Free - Tango Nights at Washington Square Park in Holley Plaza. The Washington Square Park Conservancy tells us this. "Dance the night away with Strictly Tango NYC dance school with FREE tango classes and open milonga at Washington Square Park. Strictly Tango brings you “an authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner."

Wednesday, September 11th is the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. There are several events to commemorate it this week, including the commemoration ceremony at the site in downtown Manhattan beginning at 8.39 am.

 

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

September 2019 - Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets where you can find unique items and fresh foods, click here for the Manhattan Events Member Calendar or here for Manhattan Street Fairs both of which will provide you with a look at other things going on in Manhattan.

Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Brazilian Festival, Last Harlem Meer Performance, Whitney Biennial, Indian Art, Museums & Near end of Outdoor Public Pool Swimming

manhattan things to do nyc* August 30, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 80 and the lows will be around 70 all weekend. Precipitation. There's a 25% [morning] - 50% [afternoon / evening] chance of about 1/3 inch of rain Monday. Winds will be around 10 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be 50% Friday & Saturday, rising to 60% Sunday and 70% Monday. Click for Manhattan Weather.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

* Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. This photo was taken of the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in a prior year. The outdoor art market returns this weekend - see details below.

* Enjoy yourself this weekend by attending the Brazilian Festival, shop a farmers market, attend one of the fairs linked below, or visit one of the many museums in Manhattan - see details below.

 

Friday & Weekend -

manhattan things to do manhattan* End of Summer Stroll. The photo at right shows folks down around Washington Square Park on Labor Day Weekend in a prior year. The Washington Square Outdoor Art exhibit runs through the weekend - see details below.

* The Whitney Biennial began May 17th and runs through September 22nd. The event is a snapshot of art in America today and features 75 artists through film, photography, sculpture, performances and art exhibits. The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village.

* This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Indian Art, Near End of Public Outdoor Pool Swimming

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right shows folks hanging out in the East Village in a prior year. The weather has been good and it's a good time to be out and about.

* Saturday, Sunday & Monday, August 31 & September 1 & 2, 2019 from 12 noon to 6 pm - The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in the Village runs along University Place from West Third Street to East 13th Street [art].

* The New York City Parks Department public swimming pools are open today and will stay open through Sunday, September 8th. Click the link for parks with indoor or outdoor swimming pools including the size of pool and pool hours.

* There's an Art Exhibit entitled T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America at the Native American Museum in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The exhibit, by one of the most renowned Indian artists of the 20th century provides a personal and poignant portrayal of the American Indian. It opened April 6th and runs through September 16th, 2019 [art / free].

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Brazilian Festival, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Last Harlem Meer Performance, Theater & Whitney Biennial

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right shows folks enjoying themselves in Union Square Park in a prior year. This weekend marks the unofficial end of the summer.

* Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 11 am - 6 pm - 35th Annual Brazilian Day Festival - Along 6th Avenue from 42nd to 56th Streets and along 46th Street from Times Square to 5th Avenue. Stage at 43rd & 6th Avenue. Manhattan street fairs. PLEASE NOTE THAT CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU MAY FIND ON OTHER SITES, THERE ISN'T ANY BRAZILIAN DAY PARADE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FESTIVAL.

* Saturday, Sunday & Monday, August 31 & September 1 & 2, 2019 from 12 noon to 6 pm - The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in the Village runs along University Place from West Third Street to East 13th Street [art].

* The Whitney Biennial began May 17th and runs through September 22nd. The event is a snapshot of art in America today and features 75 artists through film, photography, sculpture, performances and art exhibits. The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village.

* June 16 - September 4, 2019 from 2 - 4 pm on Sundays - Harlem Meer Performance Festival. Every week they host musical, dance & theatrical performances at the Harlem Meer at 110th Street between 5th Avenue & Lenox Avenue on the Upper East Side near Harlem.

* This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ONLY ASTERISKED events have been updated.

The nine-day long New York Musical Theatre Festival opens today with nearly a dozen performances and workshops at various venues throughout Manhattan starting at 12 noon with the last event scheduled for 8 pm [music]. Click this link for details about the NY Musical Theatre Festival.**

A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

Anthology Film Archives -.

 

Week Beginning 9.2.19 - Labor Day Holiday, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit & Tango Nights

* Monday is a national holiday. The postal service and most other federal agencies will be closed, but the stock markets will be open.

* Saturday, Sunday & Monday, August 31 & September 1 & 2, 2019 from 12 noon to 6 pm - The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit in the Village runs along University Place from West Third Street to East 13th Street [art].

* Tuesdays, July 2 - September 10, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm / Free - Tango Nights at Washington Square Park in Holley Plaza. The Washington Square Park Conservancy tells us this. "Dance the night away with Strictly Tango NYC dance school with FREE tango classes and open milonga at Washington Square Park. Strictly Tango brings you “an authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner."

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

* September 2019 - Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets where you can find unique items and fresh foods, click here for the Manhattan Events Member Calendar or here for Manhattan Street Fairs both of which will provide you with a look at other things going on in Manhattan.

Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Merry Wives of Windsor, Whitney Biennial, Indian Art, Museums & Swimming,

manhattan things to do nycAugust 23, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 80 and the lows in the low to mid 60's all weekend. Precipitation. There's a small chance (20%) of scant to no rain Sunday. Winds will be between 7 - 12 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be between 50 - 60% the rest of the weekend. Click for Manhattan Weather.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

Summer is wearing on. This photo was taken of some summer wear in the Spring. This is the last weekend before Labor Day. Can you believe it?

Enjoy yourself this weekend by attending a summer play performance, shop a farmers market, attend one of the festivals noted below, or visit one of the many museums in Manhattan - see details below.

Scroll down to see our free summer theater page for performances in your neighborhood in Manhattan.

 

Friday & Weekend - Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Merry Wives of Windsor at Soldiers & Sailors Monument

manhattan things to do manhattanLast Weekend for theater at Soldiers & Sailors Monument on the UWS. The photo at right shows actors and actresses performing adaptations of Shakespeare's works. The free summer theater program ends this weekend - see details below.

Wednesday- Sunday, August 21 - 25, 2019 at various times and places - Charlie Parker Jazz Festival - Musical performances at various places throughout Harlem during the week. On Friday and Saturday it arrives in Marcus Garvey Park in West Harlem. It moves to Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, August 25 for the final performance from 3 - 7 pm. Free and organized by SummerStage.

Thursdays thru Sundays, August 1 - 25, 2019 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm / Free - The Merry Wives of Windsor - This play is described on the NYC Parks website as, "Mistress Page and Mistress Ford conspire to humiliate Shakespeare’s much-loved character, Sir John Falstaff, set against the backdrop of a 1960s resort hotel in the “Borscht Belt.” Free summer theater / plays on the Upper West Side UWS.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Merry Wives of Windsor, Indian Art, Swimming

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows a performance at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in the East Village in a prior year. The festival is playing in Harlem and the East Village this weekend - see details above or below.

The New York City Parks Department public swimming pools open today and generally remain open through the Labor Day Weekend. Click the link for parks with indoor or outdoor swimming pools including the size of pool and pool hours.

There's an Art Exhibit entitled T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America at the Native American Museum in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The exhibit, by one of the most renowned Indian artists of the 20th century provides a personal and poignant portrayal of the American Indian. It opened April 6th and runs through September 16th, 2019 [art / free].

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Harlem Meer Performance, Theater & Art

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows one of the public swimming pools at one of the NYC Parks - see details below.

Wednesday- Sunday, August 21 - 25, 2019 at various times and places - Charlie Parker Jazz Festival - Musical performances at various places throughout Harlem during the week. On Friday and Saturday it arrives in Marcus Garvey Park in West Harlem. It moves to Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, August 25 for the final performance from 3 - 7 pm. Free and organized by SummerStage.

Thursdays thru Sundays, August 1 - 25, 2019 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm / Free - The Merry Wives of Windsor - This play is described on the NYC Parks website as, "Mistress Page and Mistress Ford conspire to humiliate Shakespeare’s much-loved character, Sir John Falstaff, set against the backdrop of a 1960s resort hotel in the “Borscht Belt.” Free summer theater / plays on the Upper West Side UWS.

The Whitney Biennial began May 17th and runs through September 22nd. The event is a snapshot of art in America today and features 75 artists through film, photography, sculpture, performances and art exhibits. The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village.

June 16 - September 4, 2019 from 2 - 4 pm on Sundays - Harlem Meer Performance Festival. Every week they host musical, dance & theatrical performances at the Harlem Meer at 110th Street between 5th Avenue & Lenox Avenue on the Upper East Side near Harlem.

This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* The nine-day long New York Musical Theatre Festival opens today with nearly a dozen performances and workshops at various venues throughout Manhattan starting at 12 noon with the last event scheduled for 8 pm [music]. Click this link for details about the NY Musical Theatre Festival.**

* A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

* At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

Anthology Film Archives -.

 

Week Beginning 8.26.19 - Tango Nights

Tuesdays, July 2 - September 10, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm / Free - Tango Nights at Washington Square Park in Holley Plaza. The Washington Square Park Conservancy tells us this. "Dance the night away with Strictly Tango NYC dance school with FREE tango classes and open milonga at Washington Square Park. Strictly Tango brings you “an authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner."

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

August 2019 - Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets where you can find unique items and fresh foods, click here for the Manhattan Events Member Calendar or here for Manhattan Street Fairs both of which will provide you with a look at other things going on in Manhattan.

Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Battery Dance Fest ends, Summer Streets, India Day Parade, Free Summer Theater, Whitney Biennial, Indian Art, Museums & Swimming,

manhattan things to do nyc* August 16, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 80's and the lows in the mid 70's all weekend. Precipitation. There's a 50% chance of a about /10th inch of rain Saturday dropping to 30% by 3 pm, and generally clear skies the rest of the weekend. Winds will be between 5 - 10 mph all weekend. The Humidity will be about 90% Friday dropping to 80% for the rest of the weekend. Click for Manhattan Weather.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

* India Day Parade. This photo was taken of participants in the India Day Parade in an earlier year. The series returns this weekend - see details below.

* Enjoy yourself this weekend by attending a summer play performance, shop a farmers market, attend one of the festivals noted below, or visit one of the many museums in Manhattan - see details below.

* Scroll down to see our free summer theater page for performances in your neighborhood in Manhattan.

 

Friday & Weekend - Battery Dance Fest ends, Merry Wives of Windsor at Soldiers & Sailors Monument

manhattan things to do manhattan* Summer Streets in Manhattan. The photo at right shows folks the car free streets on a Saturday morning in a prior year. The three Saturday events ends this weekend - see details below.

* August 11 - 16, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm - Battery Dance Festival ends - in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park at 20 Battery Place just south of 1st Place. The 38th Annual Dance Festival featuring dozens of choreographers and dancers from around the city, the nation and parts of the world. Free summer dance performances in Manhattan. Free summer dance performances in Manhattan.

* Thursdays thru Sundays, August 1 - 25, 2019 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm / Free - The Merry Wives of Windsor - This play is described on the NYC Parks website as, "Mistress Page and Mistress Ford conspire to humiliate Shakespeare’s much-loved character, Sir John Falstaff, set against the backdrop of a 1960s resort hotel in the “Borscht Belt.” Free summer theater / plays on the Upper West Side UWS.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - Summer Streets, Shakespeare in Central Park, Swimming

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right shows an advertisement for NYC Summer Streets. The car free streets on Saturday mornings ends this Saturday - see details below.

* DOWNTOWN / VILLAGE / MIDTOWN / UES _ Saturdays, August 3, 10 & 17, 2019 from 7 am to 1 pm - NYC Summer Streets - There will be street closures to autos and trucks along Lafayette starting at the Brooklyn Bridge, going north to 4th Avenue in the Village, which merges into Park Avenue at Union Square, ending at 72nd Street. People are welcome to bike, stroll, skateboard and whatnot. Motorists will have access to some major cross streets which you can find listed by cutting & pasting this web address into your browser - http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/about/neighbors.shtml.

* The New York City Parks Department public swimming pools open today and generally remain open through the Labor Day Weekend. Click the link for parks with indoor or outdoor swimming pools including the size of pool and pool hours.

* There's an Art Exhibit entitled T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America at the Native American Museum in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House at One Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan. The exhibit, by one of the most renowned Indian artists of the 20th century provides a personal and poignant portrayal of the American Indian. It opened April 6th and runs through September 16th, 2019 [art / free].

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - India Day Parade, Harlem Meer Performance, Theater & Art

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows one of the public swimming pools at one of the NYC Parks - see details below.

* Sunday, August 18, 2019 - India Day Parade begins at 12 noon - fair in Madison Square Park runs until 6 pm - Along Madison Avenue from 38th to 26th Street, followed by an Indian food, shopping and entertainment fair in Madison Square Park in Midtown.

* Thursdays thru Sundays, August 1 - 25, 2019 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm / Free - The Merry Wives of Windsor - This play is described on the NYC Parks website as, "Mistress Page and Mistress Ford conspire to humiliate Shakespeare’s much-loved character, Sir John Falstaff, set against the backdrop of a 1960s resort hotel in the “Borscht Belt.” Free summer theater / plays on the Upper West Side UWS.

* The Whitney Biennial began May 17th and runs through September 22nd. The event is a snapshot of art in America today and features 75 artists through film, photography, sculpture, performances and art exhibits. The Whitney Museum is located at 99 Gansevoort in the West Village.

* June 16 - September 4, 2019 from 2 - 4 pm on Sundays - Harlem Meer Performance Festival. Every week they host musical, dance & theatrical performances at the Harlem Meer at 110th Street between 5th Avenue & Lenox Avenue on the Upper East Side near Harlem.

* This is a great weekend to visit museums in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum, the Frick Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Museum - all on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 81st and 96th Streets.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

MOSTLY DONE. ASTERISKED events have been updated.

The nine-day long New York Musical Theatre Festival opens today with nearly a dozen performances and workshops at various venues throughout Manhattan starting at 12 noon with the last event scheduled for 8 pm [music]. Click this link for details about the NY Musical Theatre Festival.**

A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

Anthology Film Archives -.

 

Week Beginning 8.19.19 - Charlie Parker Jazz Fest Begins, Tango Nights

* Wednesday- Sunday, August 21 - 25, 2019 at various times and places - Charlie Parker Jazz Festival - Musical performances at various places throughout Harlem during the week. On Friday and Saturday it arrives in Marcus Garvey Park in West Harlem. It moves to Tompkins Square Park on Sunday, August 25 for the final performance from 3 - 7 pm. Free and organized by SummerStage.

* Tuesdays, July 2 - September 10, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm / Free - Tango Nights at Washington Square Park in Holley Plaza. The Washington Square Park Conservancy tells us this. "Dance the night away with Strictly Tango NYC dance school with FREE tango classes and open milonga at Washington Square Park. Strictly Tango brings you “an authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner."

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

* August 2019 - Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets where you can find unique items and fresh foods, click here for the Manhattan Events Member Calendar or here for Manhattan Street Fairs both of which will provide you with a look at other things going on in Manhattan.

Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


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