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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: August 15 to 21

Indypendent Staff Aug 14

The Indypendent’s curated events calendar comes out every Wednesday online and once a month in print. Sign-up for our regular e-newsletter and you won’t miss a thing. If there is an event you want others to learn about let us know.

THRU AUG 23
11AM–7PM • FREE
ART: Free Rob Will; Innocent on Death Row: A Solo Art Installation
Rob Will has been sitting on death row since 2001 waiting to be executed for a crime he did not commit. For nearly 20 years, Rob has become a self-taught artist, inspired by classic and modern artists alike. He has created a large collection of works. Each piece is as compelling as the next and tells multiple stories that are personal, powerful and riveting.
The Blue Gallery at The Bellewether
222 E. 46th St., Mnhtn 

THURS AUG 15
7PM • $20
PARTY: Dance Party for the Animals
Dance all night, have fun, socialize, drink. Proceeds go to Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary and Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save.
Solas Bar NYC
232 E. 9th St., Mnhtn

THURS AUG 15
8PM • $10–$30
BOOK LAUNCH: How to be an Anti-Racist: Ibram X. Kendi
Never has a book systematically trained people on how to be an antiracist. How to be an Anti-Racist arrives on bookshelves right on time as the first of its kind. This primer and manifesto aims to reshape racial discourse and guide readers on how to participate in building an antiracist society through a unique blend of memoir, history, social commentary, humor, philosophy and imaginative fiction.
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Sq. S., Mnhtn

THURS AUG 15
7PM–9:30PM • FREE
MUSIC: Jazz Thursdays
Come out and enjoy a night of cool jazz on a warm summer’s night with the Richard Boulger After Hours Band, featuring Lynette Washington.
70th Rd btw Queens Blvd and Austin St., Queens

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FRI AUG 16
5PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC: Accordion Festival
Experience the wide range of this often-overlooked and little-known instrument at this special event, featuring Aces of Rhythm (tango from Argentina), Fedor Chistyakov (Russian rock & roll), Los Texmaniacs (Texas-Mexican conjunto) and Alberto Jamaica (Vallenato from Colombia).
Bryant Park
Btw 40th & 42nd Sts. & Fifth & Sixth Aves., Mnhtn

SAT AUG 17
12PM–4PM • FREE
ART: The 29th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition
Grab a shovel, pails and head to the beach
Coney Island
Coney Island Beach, Bklyn

SAT AUG 17
2PM–6PM • FREE
PARTY: Leslie-Lohman Museum Block Party
Enjoy live music, art-making activities, food and performances. Something for all ages.
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster St., Mnhtn 

SAT AUG 17
5PM–7PM • $10 suggested donation
LIT: Write for Democracy
An evening of readings, music, beer and pie to raise funds for Common Cause North Carolina. Performances and readings by Jane LeCroy, Joshua Mehigan, Oliver West and The Indy’s Peter Rugh.
Pels Pie Co.
446 Rogers Ave., Bklyn

SAT AUG 17
6PM–10PM • FREE
FILM: If Beale Street Could Talk
This adaptation of the James Baldwin novel, stars Academy Award-winner Regina King, Coleman Domingo, Michael Beach, Teyonah Parris, Aunjanue Ellis and newcomer Kiki Layne.
St. Nicholas Park
St. Nicholas Ave. & St. Nicholas Terrace, Mnhtn

SUN AUG 18
12PM–6PM • FREE
PARTY: Split’n Lanes Dodgin’ Gutters’ Motorcycle Show!
Brooklyn Bowl will be jam-packed with cool and unusual vintage motorcycles, two full bars, food by Blue Ribbon, a live DJ and 16 lanes of bowling. The entire front of the venue is reserved for motorcycle parking.
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave., Bkyln

SUN AUG 18
1PM–3PM • FREE
SOCIAL: SecuriTea Time: Feminist Cyber Self-Defense
This social event from the CyPurr Collective hopes to build a system of offline communal support by creating a comfortable space to discuss issues, share experiences, ask questions, and build digital-agency. All while enjoying delicious tea and snacks, of course.
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen St., Mnhtn

SUN AUG 18
6PM–9PM • FREE
MUSIC: The Wailers’ Julian Junior Marvin
Guitarist Junior Marvin’s first recording with Bob Marley & the Wailers, 1974’s Exodus, is widely considered one of the greatest albums of all time — in any genre. Marvin plays and sings the Bob Marley & The Wailers hits the way he believes Marley intended them to be heard.
Marcus Garvey Memorial Park
6316, Mt. Morris Park W., Mnhtn 

MON AUG 19
7PM–9PM • FREE
PARTY: Presentation Party
A monthly event dedicated to celebrating our shared knowledge. Anyone is free to come on stage and give a presentation on something they’re interested in or passionate about.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn