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THUR AUG 1
6PM–8PM • FREE
PARTY: Letter Writing Party with No New Jails NYC
Join No New Jails NYC and Survived & Punished NY for a joint letter-writing event. Help send cards to their incarcerated members and contacts. There will be snacks, letter writing supplies and good vibes.
The People’s Forum
320 W. 37th St., Mnhtn
THUR AUG 1
8PM • $20–$65
MUSIC: The Heart Of Hip Hop
Artists include Eric B & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Lil’ Cease of Junior Mafia and DJ Marley Marl.
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
3052 W. 21st St., Bklyn
AUG 2–AUG 4
FRI 3PM–10PM, SAT 11AM–10PM, SUN 11AM–7PM
ART: Brooklyn Tattoo Expo
Artists from all over the country will meet up, share art, network and tattoo.
Brooklyn EXPO Center
72 Noble St., Bklyn
FRI AUG 2
6PM–9PM • FREE
ART: First Fridays at the Frick
Enjoy free admission with programs including gallery talks, sketching and music. The Frick is a former Gilded Age home that features one of the most important collections of art in the world, including works by Bellini, Rembrandt, Velázquez and Vermeer. All special exhibitions will be open for free as well: “Whistler as Printmaker: Highlights from the Gertrude Kosovsky Collection” and “Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection.” Please note that children under 10 will not be admitted.
The Frick Collection
1 E. 70th St., Mnhtn
FRI AUG 2
6PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC: First Fridays at the Schomburg Center: House Music Edition Honoring Larry Levan
In honor of legendary DJ Larry Levan, guests at Schomburg’s 6th annual House Music Edition of First Fridays will jam the night away to house music. Levan is best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City nightclub Paradise Garage. His followers referred to his hours-long sets as “Saturday Mass,” as he experimented with drum machines and synthesizers, popularizing an electronic, post-disco sound that launched the house music movement. Guests are also invited to check out Schomburg’s three exhibitions: “A Ballad For Harlem,” “Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.,” and “Femmetography: The Gaze Shifted.”
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, Mnhtn
FRI AUG 2
10PM–3AM • FREE
MUSIC: Brooklyn, We Got the Vibes!
This Friday, New York-based collective ALL2GETHER bring the vibes to Starr Bar for a night of throwbacks, club edits and global sounds featuring selectors SuperCoolDes & Ras Diggy alongside special guests Letter “C” & DJ SlickVic.
214 Starr St., Mnhtn
SAT 10:30AM–4PM, SUN 10:30AM–6PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Dragon Boat Festival
Watch dozens of dragon-boat teams compete on Meadows Lake and enjoy music, dance, martial arts, folk art and Chinese food.
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens
SAT AUG 3
11AM–4PM • FREE
WORKSHOP: Civil Disobedience Workshop
An introduction to the philosophy and techniques of nonviolence and direct action, how affinity groups and consensus-based decision-making work, arrest and consequences, the role of support (legal and non-legal), and day-of protest tips.
Tompkins Square Library
331 E. 10th St., Mnhtn
AUG 3–AUG 4
SAT & SUN 1PM–6PM • FREE
MUSIC: Tompkins Square Riot Reunion
Commemorating the 31st anniversary of the Tompkins Square Police Riot of August 6, 1988, during which hundreds of “New York’s finest” converged on the streets of the East Village, beating anyone in their sights in furtherance of a non-existent park curfew. Punk music all day.
Tompkins Square Park
Btw Avenues A & B and 7th and 10th Streets, Mnhtn
SUN AUG 4
3PM–8PM • FREE
MUSIC: Soul Summit Music Festival
Dance your legs off in Fort Greene Park this Sunday.
Fort Greene Park
100 Washington Park, Bklyn
TUES AUG 6
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
BOOK LAUNCH: Book Reading and Signing with Marina DelVecchio and Carla Sameth
Carla Sameth will be reading from her memoir, One Day on the Gold Line, which tells the story of a lesbian Jewish single mother raising a black son in Los Angeles. Based on her adoption and teen years, Marina DelVecchio’s Dear Jane tells the story of a suicidal teen whose letters to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre give her the courage she needs to overcome the abuses of her childhood.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn