It’s time to end July on a high note, literally, with a bunch of music, poetry, dance, and film.
If you haven’t already decided to buy tickets to this music fest on Randall’s Island all weekend, then maybe Frank Ocean, Solange, and A Tribe Called Quest will change your mind. Like most summer music festivals, there will be a ton of local food and drink and an eclectic mix of some of the hottest music acts of our time with MGMT, Belle and Sebastian, and Tyler the Creator. Tickets are a steep $125 per day, but worth it for the summertime fest experience.
Events on the local islands are clearly a theme this weekend. Governor’s Island is hosting the NYC Poetry Festival on Saturday and Sunday with a great lineup celebrating the written prose, including an open mic, writing workshops, a variety of press companies, and the 1st annual poetry film festival. There will also be a variety of food and drink for purchase, including Brooklyn Brewery beers. Entry is free, but RSVP to win a tote bag filled with poetic goods.
This 48-hour dance film contest will feature dance films generated within that timespan to an eclectic audience of viewers. The various events will be taking place across Brooklyn from Friday to Sunday, with the screening gala open to the public for $15 on Sunday. Once the films that were created are shown, awards will also be given out for the best of the best.
The countdown has officially begun. Boundless in Brooklyn starts in just 4 MORE DAYS. Our team is working tirelessly to finish the last key details for this landmark of a weekend. Participant packets are being sealed. Final equipment is being rented. Tickets are being printed. Excitement is in the air. Can you feel it? #boundlessinbrooklyn #4moredays #ofbones #48hourcontest #nycdancefilm #dancenyc #dancefilmcontest
Bidi bidi bom bom your way through a special Selena Sing Along, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Selena: the Movie’s release. Videology Bar and Cinema in Brooklyn will be hosting this event to honor the legacy of the late Selena, with tickets at $18. Costumes are encouraged, as are your best voices.
For events to keep you going throughout the month, check out the below:
Perfect for a summer night, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival features all music, alfresco style. Running from July 26 to August 13, each day will feature some type of outdoor music or activity, with all genres and styles represented. Dionne Warwick and Double Dutch competition will be a special guest at an event this weekend.
This spring I had the opportunity to work on promo illustrations for the @LincolnCenter summer festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, which launches today. The festival showcases global genres of music, dance, and spoken word and all for free. I wish I could be there to see the performances and the illustration applications. If you're in NY and attend the festival please take pictures and share them with me. #lincolncenteroutofdoors
In its inaugural year, the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is curating new works by amazing playwrights from around the country. This festival will allow the public to see great work in the making as they start to prepare for a bigger stage, such as Broadway. The festival will run from July 30 to August 20 at all the theaters on East 14th Street. Most tickets are $25 with 20 shows running the span of the festival.
New Restaurant Openings/Art to Check Out:
Artist Judith Barry has created an androgynous head projected onto five sides of a larger-than-life cube, accompanied by the sound of the slow inhale and exhale. The art is meant to transfix us in fascination of our imagination, as a mysterious substance spills and causes all five sides to die. The images will be at the Mary Boone Gallery through July 28 in Chelsea.
NOMFOMO WHAT: IMAGINATION, DEAD IMAGINE. "An androgynous head is projected onto five sides of a larger-than-life cube, accompanied only by the sound of the slow inhale and exhale of the figure. Without warning, a substance spills onto the face; the impact registers on five sides of the die . We may be repelled; we may wish to turn away; however, we are transfixed in fascination". WHO: Judith Barry WHERE: Mary Boone Gallery (maryboonegallery) 541 W. 24th Street. WHEN: Thru July 28, 2017. T-Sa from 10am to 6pm. FEED INSPIRATION: #judithbarry #maryboonegallery
To add the dumpling craze, Kubeh, recently opened in Greenwich Village and is now putting the spotlight on Middle Eastern dumplings. The restaurant features the Kurdish style that are served in Israel, and are made from bulgur wheat, rice, or chick peas. They are usually filled with lamb, beef, or veggies and served fried or raw. Vibrant broths, such as beet and tomato, often accompany them to taste bud’s satisfaction.
Mixing up the styles of Japanese and Peruvian delicacies, this $7 million restaurant just opened up shop in midtown. Nikkei-style cuisine is what they focus on, specializing in melding Peruvian and Japanese styles by featuring sushi and ceviche in one. While extremely popular in Lima, New York is just getting its first taste of this new phenomenon, that is surely here to stay.
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