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The MET ditches its roof. Mermaids take to the streets. Knowledge rules.

Indypendent Staff Jun 2

Issue 225

JUNE 1 THRU AUG 31
EVERY THURS, 7–8 PM • FREE
STRETCH!: PROSPECT PARK YOGA SUMMER 2017 SERIES
The Trump Presidency is stressful; we could all use a break — just don’t break your back. Make sure to visit bendandbloom.com/park-yoga, RSVP and sign a mandatory waiver in advance or else you won’t be able to join us!
Long Meadow, Prospect Park

SAT JUNE 10
10 AM • $5–$40
FUN RUN: 5TH ANNUAL RACE AGAINST CAPITALISM
Compete (or work together) in either the 5K or 10K race. There will be radical water stations along the jog, a kid-created finish line and a barbecue at the end — $40 bucks gets you all you can eat. Childcare available. Proceeds go toward sponsoring low-income travelers to the annual to the Socialism Conference in Chicago this July.
Prospect Park
95 Prospect Park West

MON JUNE 12
6:30 PM • FREE
READING: NAOMI KLEIN
Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Naomi Klein argues that Donald Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century. It doesn’t cut it, she insists in her latest work, No is Not Enough, to merely resist. Our historical moment demands a credible and inspiring “yes”; a roadmap to reclaiming populist ground from those who would divide us. Book signing to follow reading. Doors open at 5:30. Register via Eventbrite.
Cooper Union
7 E 7th St.

MON JUNE 12 – SAT JUNE 24
7 PM/8 PM • FREE
CONCERT: MET OPERA’S SUMMER RECITAL SERIES
If you’re anything like us, there’s nothing you love more than a good aria but you can’t swing MET tickets unless they fall off a truck. No need to worry. Every summer the company’s brightest stars take to the stage for free at city parks in all five boroughs. Ah, New York in the summer — the rich can have the Hamptons, we get the music. Visit metopera.org for times and locations.

TUE JUNE 13 – SUN JUNE 18
8 PM • FREE
CONCERT: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Opera not enough? This year’s New York Philharmonic concert series caps off the orchestra’s 175 years of serving New York City by exploring Antonín Dvorák’s New World Symphony with its theme of home. Each of the concerts, taking place in parks across the five boroughs, includes Dvorák’s masterpiece, which the Philharmonic premiered. You can sing or play along with the orchestra in the “Goin’ Home” theme from the largo section of the symphony, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. See nyphil.org/parks for details.

SAT JUNE 17
1 PM • FREE
PARADE: MERMAID PARADE
Coney Island’s answer to Mardi Gras (minus the tourists), the Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s greatest summer events.  A really good time will be had by all. Drink some beer, down a dog, shuck some oysters, cheer on the masqueraders or paint your face and join the fun.
Surf Ave., Coney Island

SAT JUNE 17
3 PM • $6-$15
FILM: NEWS FROM IDEOLOGICAL ANTIQUITY, PT I
This sweeping cinematic essay from Alexander Kluge draws on an idea of the Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s: to make a film version of Karl Marx’s Capital that draws on the literary methods found in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. What Eisenstein had in mind is “something like a Marxist version of Freudian free association — the chain of hidden links that leads us from the surface of everyday life and experience to the very sources of production itself,” writes political theorist Fredric Jameson. This rare screening is sponsored by the Marxist Education Project.
Verso Loft
20 Jay St., Suite 1010

MON JUNE 19
7:30 PM  • $25,
READING: ARUNDHATI ROY
The activist, public intellectual and Booker Prize-winning author of The God of Small Things comes to BAM for the launch of her moving new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. In addition to reading from her latest work, Roy will speak about the creative process, participate in a Q&A and sign copies of her new work. Tickets at bam.org.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave.

FRI JUNE 23
6:30 PM • FREE
MUSIC: PHAROAH SANDERS
One of the most important figures in the development of free jazz,  saxophonist Pharoah Sanders emerged from the storied and controversial John Coltrane ensembles of the 1960s, where he eschewed traditional jazz structures in favor of expressionistic, wondrous, nearly anarchic sound-making.
Prospect Park Bandshell

SAT JUNE 24
12 PM – 5 PM • FREE
BOOKS: RADICAL BOOK FAIR
Featuring hundreds of new and used titles from left-wing publishers at rock-bottom prices. Proceeds go toward sponsoring low-income travelers to the annual to the Socialism Conference in Chicago this July.
Verso Loft
20 Jay St., Suite 1010

SUN JUNE 25
12 PM • FREE
PARADE: NYC PRIDE MARCH
Come out and commemorate the 47th anniversary of the first Pride March with over 2 million attendees. Pride  March is a celebration of LGBT lives and community.
36th St. at Fifth Ave.

SUN JUN 25
4 PM • FREE
MUSIC: KRS-ONE
Whoop, Whoop! Hip-Hop wordslinger KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone) takes the stage in Coffey Park with DJ Chuck Chillout.  An activist and a poet, KRS-One is among the most influential rappers alive.
Coffey Park
85 Richards St.
Red Hook, Brooklyn

MON JUNE 26
6–9 PM • FREE
FILM: OUR RESISTANCE, OUR TIME, OUR SANCTUARY
Youth showcase their films about LGBTQ resilience against state violence, immigrant mental health and building community defense in the Trump era. This Global Action Project screening features a pre-show reception and reverse Q&A! RSVP at global-action.org.
The New School
Tishman Auditorium
63 5th Ave

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Photo: WET AND WILD: Poseidon crashes the annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. Credit: Jennivere Kenlon.