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THRU AUG 31
WED–SUN 11AM–8PM • $25
EXHIBIT: Beyond the Streets
Featuring dozens of artists and stretching more than 100,000 square feet, this exhibition showcases society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers, exploring the collective urgency of using the street as a canvas for expression.
Beyond the Streets
25 Kent St., Bklyn
THUR JUNE 27
PANEL: Whose Streets? Reclaiming NYC for Cyclists
As the subways falter, transit fares increase and the streets grow ever more congested, cycling offers a more efficient way to get around the city, becoming a key part of the city’s commuting network. Yet, cyclists’ attempts to share the streets with cars and pedestrians continue to stir intense community debates around issues of safety and regulation. Come for a conversation with urban planners, biking advocates and experts about how NYC can achieve a shared “right to the road” for everyone, on two wheels or otherwise. A free bike buyer’s workshop by Bike New York will be offered before the program starting at 6 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave., Mnhtn
JUNE 28–JUNE 30
FRI–SUN, times vary • $0–$150
CONFERENCE: Left Forum
Catch panels, workshops, film screenings and more at the largest annual gathering of left-wing troublemakers, thinkers, artists, journalists, writers and publishers in North America.
Long Island University
One University Plaza, Bklyn
JUNE 29–JULY 7
SAT–FRI 9AM–5:30PM • $19.75–$33.75
LEARNING: Dino Days of Summer
Liberty Science Center will be stuffed with dinosaur adventures, including dino dance parties, bone pathology labs and a prehistoric touch tank where you can touch creatures that were alive during the age of dinosaurs. Take part in the museum’s “Dino Dig” where you’ll shovel through 35 tons of sand to uncover more than 60 true-to-life fossils. Be on the lookout for T-rex bones and teeth, a 6-foot long Triceratops skull and Jurassic marine reptiles.
Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City
SAT JUNE 29
6PM–10:30PM • FREE
MUSIC: Liz Phair
More than two decades after her Exile in Guyville — a pissed-off, wickedly articulate feminist counterpunch to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. — Liz Phair’s influence on female voices in alternative music is still pronounced. She’ll be joined by Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and Caroline Rose.
Prospect Park Bandshell
141 Prospect Park W., Bklyn
SAT JUNE 29
7PM–12AM • FREE
SCREENING: Midnight Family
The Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance in Mexico City, competing with other EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. While making a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police forces the family to try legitimizing their operation, their desperate financial situation pushes them into questionable practices even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services. Live music before the screening, after party after.
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th St., Bklyn
SAT JUNE 29
9PM–2AM • $30
PARTY: Everybooty 2019
A four-floor, more-is-more art party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds. This radical evening of revelry fills the BAM Fisher theater from basement to rooftop with performances, DJs, installations and general ruckus, serving up too much as just enough.
321 Ashland Pl., Bklyn
MON JULY 1
7PM–8:30PM • FREE
MUSIC: An Evening of Opera Italiana in Central Park
Featuring the Opera Italiana Symphony Orchestra conducted by M.o Alvise Casellati, arias and duets from Traviata and La Bohème. Maria Mudryak, soprano and Antonio Poli, tenor, sing together for the first time in New York.
Central Park, Mnhtn
TUES JULY 2
6:30PM–8:30PM • $5
LIT: The Queer Issue X: A Reading and Party
A reading of queer writing from around the world, marking Words Without Borders’ 10th edition of its annual queer issue. All proceeds will be donated to All Out, an organization fighting for international queer rights. Drinks will follow at Soda Bar across the street.
600 Vanderbilt Ave., Bklyn
WED JULY 3
7PM • $10-$20 sliding scale, no one turned away
PERFORMANCE: An Alternative 4th of July Celebration
A reading of excerpts from Frederick Douglass’ Independence Day speech at the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in 1852. Special guests: the jazz poetry ensemble Upsurge! Refreshments will be served.
NYC Chapter National Writers Union/UAW 1981
256 W. 38th St., 12th Fl., Mnhtn