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NYC Weekly Events Calendar: June 20 to June 26

Indypendent Staff Jun 19

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THUR JUNE 20
6:30PM–8:30PM • $20–$30
FOOD: Fireside Feasts: Flatlands Edition
The Wyckoff House Museum hosts an open-fire-cooked meal (including oysters and fresh-churned butter), much in the style the country’s early residents. Historic cocktails will be served by Tonya Hopkins, the Food Griot, while Alyssa Loorya of Chrysalis Archaeology will share historical accounts of Brooklyn and the home’s former residents. Dinner includes an exclusive tour of the historic house.
Wyckoff House Museum
5816 Clarendon Rd., Bklyn

THUR JUNE 20
7:15PM–10:30PM • FREE
FILM: New York Short Films
There are 8.6 million stories in the big city. Some are sad, some are funny, some are weird. Come watch eleven of them.
Liberty Park
140 Liberty St., Mnhtn

JUNE 20–JULY 8
Dates and times vary • $12
FILM: Prison Images: Incarceration and the Cinema
Spanning from the 1950s to today, this series brings together a broad selection of films, with each reflecting different aesthetic and critical relationships to the prison institution: from provocative, activist documentaries to inmate-made films, from commercial exploitation cinema to classic escape dramas, and more.
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave., Mnhtn

FRI JUNE 21
7PM–10PM • $15
PARTY: The Library After Hours: Pride
Celebrate Pride at the city’s most cerebral happy hour. Get special, after hours access to the New York Public Library. Enjoy artist and curator talks, readings from the archives by special guests, a literary drag show and more.
The New York Public Library
Fifth Ave. at 42nd St., Mnhtn  

FRI JUNE 21
9PM–2AM • FREE, 21+
PERFORMANCE: Queer Abstract: What Are You Proud Of?
A curated monthly performance series highlighting QTPOC performers.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

SAT JUNE 22
11AM–6PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Drums Along the Hudson
A Native-American festival and multicultural celebration.
Inwood Hill Park
310 Riverside Drive, Mnhtn

SAT JUNE 22
11AM–8PM • FREE
MUSIC: Punk Island
Nine stages worth of punk rock from morning to night.
Randall’s Island Park
20 Randall’s Island, Mnhtn

SAT JUNE 22
1PM • FREE
PARADE: Mermaid Parade
A one of a kind celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside. This year’s King Neptune and Queen Mermaid: Arlo and Nora Guthrie.
Coney Island
Surf Ave. & W. 21St., Bklyn

SAT JUNE 22
2PM–3:30PM • FREE
GATHERING: Abortion Is Freedom: A Speak-Out and Sing-Out
In 1969, Redstockings held the first abortion speak-out at Washington Square Methodist Church. Fifty years later with freedom on the line come together in Washington Square Park to say again: abortion is a right and a moral good. If you want to share a story you are welcome. Or come to listen and show solidarity.
Washington Square Park
59 Washington Sq. S., Mnhtn

SAT JUNE 22
6:30PM–8PM • $35
PERFORMANCE: Andy Summers, A Certain Strangeness
Guitarist Andy Summers weaves an audiovisual spell by combining surreal imagery and innovative guitar techniques.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn

SAT JUNE 22
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
FILM: Videos From the Trash Dimension
Screenings of video mashups and no-budget short and feature films.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

MON JUNE 24
8PM–9PM • FREE
PERFORMANCE: Snack Time Presents Prom Night
Time to get gussied up and go back to that one magical, lustrous, and unforgettable night at this variety show, featuring drag, burlesque, music, comedy and so much more.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn

WED JUNE 26
6:30PM–8PM • $45
HISTORY: Astronomy and Astrology
Join Atlas Obscura Society for an observation of volumes from early modern Europe’s astronomers, philosophers, scientists and physicians who used the movements of heavenly bodies as a foundation for their inquiries.
New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Room
1216 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn