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WED JULY 6
7pm • Free
FILM: CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILMS. Join Rooftop Films at the Socrates Sculpture Garden to watch a collection of new short films. All films are selected from the 2011 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and showcase work by various filmmakers.
3134 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City
718-417-7362 • rooftopfilms.com
FRI JULY 8
7pm • Free
ACTION: BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS. Critical Mass is a bike ride that celebrates cyclists and other forms of non-polluting transportation. It also allows cyclists and pedestrians to assert their rights to the streets by being part of traffic.
Grand Army Plaza, Union St and Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn
212-802-8222 • times-up.org
SAT JULY 9
10am • Free
EVENT: VACANT PROPERTY COUNT. Come out and help Picture the Homeless continue their citywide count of vacant properties. Registration via phone required to participate.
100 Central Avenue, Staten Island
1637 Central Avenue, Queens
646-314-6423 • picturethehomeless.org
SUN JULY 10
9am • Free
ACTIVITY: TOUR DE QUEENS. Claim public space for cyclists and raise your biking awareness in a leisurely paced 20-mile bike ride through Queens. Sponsored by Transportation Alternatives. Registration required.
Flushing Meadows Park by the Queens Museum of Art
212-629-8080 • tourdequeens.org
11am-1pm • $5
ACTIVITY: OUTDOOR COMPOSTING WORKSHOP. Come to the Pleasant Village Community Garden to learn the basics of compost maintenance. Outdoor compost bins will be available for purchase at a reduced price. Registration required on the Lower East Side Ecology Center website.
342 Pleasant Ave
212-477-4022 • lesecologycenter.org
THU JULY 14
4-8pm • Free
EXHIBIT: (S) FILES 2011 AT TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE. As part of El Museo de Barrio’s sixth biennial, various (S) Files artists will be performing art and installing sculptures that celebrate the importance of public space and how it defines New York City. Featured artists include Irvin Morazan,Nicoykatiushka and Ryan Roa.
Duffy Square, Broadway and 46th St
212-831-7272 • elmuseo.org
SAT JULY 16
11:30am-1pm • Free
ACTION: EL BARRIO TODAY WALKING TOUR. Explore the culture of El Barrio with El Barrio Today Arts Cluster on this walking tour, which includes the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Julia de Burgos Boulevard and local murals. The tour will start at El Museo del Barrio’s lobby and will occur every Saturday.
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue
212-831-7272 • elmuseo.org
12-4pm • Free
EVENT: BIKE BONANZA. Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Bike Bonanza at Red Hook Recreation Area features free, fun activities for the whole family, including a Learn to Ride class for kids, free helmets and bike registration.
Bay St and Henry St, Brooklyn
718-858-2972 • recycleabicycle.com
THU JULY 21
2pm • Free
LECTURE: FAIR HOUSING LAW: A QUESTION AND ANSWER WORKSHOP. The New York City Commission on Human Rights will discuss fair housing laws and tenants’ rights to accessibility and reasonable accommodations.
St. George Library Center, 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island
718-442-8562 • nypl.org
SUN JULY 24
3pm • Free
CELEBRATION: OUTDOOR HARLEM PARKS MUSIC AND SCREENING SERIES. Maysles Institute and Sundae Sermon present a free day of music from four DJs and a screening of Maestro at 8:15 pm. The film details the start of New York City’s underground dance scene in the 1970s.
Morningside Park, Morningside Dr
and W 114th St
212-582-6050 • mayslesinstitute.org
WED JULY 27
7-9pm • Free
EXHIBIT: SCENE(SEEN)/HERE(HEAR): MUSIC. Come to the BRIC Rotunda
gallery for this exhibit that re-imagines individuals’ relationship to space, sound,
thought and time. Curated by Christian Fuller and featuring the music of La Big Vic
and wish and the video art of Jon William and Rebecca Gaffney.
33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn
718-683-5600 • bricartsmedia.org
THU JULY 28
5-8pm • Free
CELEBRATION: FIERCE ARTISTIC NIGHT.
LGBT youth will showcase their talents in dance, poetry, art, music, drag and other performances.
Hudson River Park,
Christopher Street Pier 45
646-336-6789 • fiercenyc.org
SUN JULY 31
12-7pm • Free
FAIR & PICNIC: 21ST ANNUAL LGBT DOMINICAN/LATINO HEALTH FAIR
PICNIC. This annual health fair hosted Gay and Lesbian Dominican Empowerment will feature rapid HIV testing, free condoms and information about health services and issues. There will also be food, music and other entertainment.
Inwood Hill Park, Broadway and Isham St.
212-584-9311 • leshrc.org