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Weekly NYC Events Calendar: August 22 to August 28

Indypendent Staff Aug 21

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 25
Times very • FREE
MUSIC: The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Held each August in lower Manhattan and Harlem, this festival features both contemporaries of Charlie Parker as well as young jazz musicians that continue to shape and drive the art form. This year the fest celebrates the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance and highlights the artistic and creative energy that has made Harlem a world-renown artistic community.
Marcus Garvey Park
6316, Mt. Morris Park W., Mnhtn
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Tompkins Square Park
Btw Avenues A & B and 7th and 10th Streets, Mnhtn

THUR AUG 22
5PM–8PM • FREE
MUSIC: Harlem Havana
A Havana-inspired concert featuring the Feeling Messengers.
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building
163 W. 125th St., Mnhtn

THUR AUG 22
7PM • $5–$20 suggested donation
GATHERING: Breaking Bread with Housing Justice for All
Mayday launches the Breaking Bread series, a community dinner held in collaboration with leading social justice organizations. Breaking Bread brings together members of grassroots groups with a politically-engaged public. At its inaugural gathering, Mayday partners with Housing Justice for All, the people power behind the recent massively historic victory for tenants rights across New York State. Come learn how they beat back the landlord lobby, how this movement expanded the horizon of what’s politically possible and learn what is next in the struggle to make the universal right to housing a reality.
Mayday Space
176 St. Nicholas Ave., Bklyn

THUR AUG 22
7PM–10PM • $16
PARTY: Happy Birthday, Marsha!
Celebrate the life and legacy of activist Marsha P. Johnson with screenings of Happy Birthday, Marsha (Sasha Wortzel and Tourmaline, 2018, 14 min.) and Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson (Michael Kasino, 2012, 54 min.). Stay for a champagne toast and cake from Butter & Scotch to commemorate her 74th birthday, as well as music by Brooklyn DJ Roze Royze, who throws the monthly queer hip-hop party Set It Off. Thirty percent of proceeds from this event benefit the new The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy, Bklyn

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THUR AUG 22
9:30PM–12:30AM • FREE
MUSIC: ViceVerses
DJ/rap duo ViceVerses hosts a no cover dance party.
Starr Bar
214 Starr St., Bklyn 

FRI AUG 23
6PM–10PM • FREE
MUSIC: Emerging Artists Festival
A two-day music festival celebrating up-and-coming bands — indie rock, soul, folk and more.
Bryant Park
Btw 40th & 42nd Sts. & Fifth & Sixth Aves., Mnhtn

SAT AUG 24
10AM–1:30PM • FREE
CYCLING: Bike Helmet Distribution
The NYC Department of Transportation will provide free Vision Zero bike helmets and fittings while supplies last. Helmets are available for all ages.
Corona Plaza, 40-04 National St., Queens

SAT AUG 24
12PM–4PM • FREE
FESTIVAL: Third Avenue Back 2 School Festival
Shake off the back to school blues with live performances, free giveaways and tons of fun for the family.
Westchester Ave. btw Third Ave. and Bergen Ave., Bronx

AUG 24–AUG 25
SAT & SUN, 12PM–10PM • $60 & up
MUSIC: Afropunk
This years line up features Jill Scott, FKA twigs, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Kamasi Washington, Santigold, Lianne La Havas and many more.
Commodore Barry Park
Flushing Ave. and N. Elliott Pl., Bklyn

SAT AUG 24
6PM–4:30AM • $45
MUSIC: Heroes NYC: Victor Calderone, Danny Tenaglia & Oscar G
A party spotlighting DJs who have been instrumental in shaping New York’s nightlife culture.
The Brooklyn Mirage
140 Stewart Ave., Bklyn

SUN AUG 25
12PM–8PM • $39–$49
FOOD: Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York
New York’s biggest Caribbean food and music festival. Excite your palate and explore spicy jerk cuisine and other favorites prepared by top chefs and culinary experts. Enjoy hot music and bask in the cool vibes.
Roy Wilkins Southern Queens Park
177-01 Baisley Blvd., Queens

MON AUG 26
7:30PM–10:30PM • $15
SCREENING: Dog Day Afternoon in 35mm
On a blistering August afternoon in 1972, two optimistic losers attempt to rob a Brooklyn bank — the frantic master-mind Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy Sal (John Cazale). But then the cops arrive. The crowds arrive. The TV cameras arrive. Even the pizza man arrives. As their heist turns into a circus, Sonny and Sal’s notoriety grows, and their chances for survival shrink. Pacino teams with his “Serpico” director Sidney Lumet for a jolting comedy-drama that earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
Village East Cinema
181-189 2nd Ave., Mnhtn

WED AUG 28
9PM–10:45PM • $15, 21+
MUSIC: Rana Farhan
Combining her love of blues and jazz with the sultry passion of her Persian lyrics, Farhan remains one of modern music’s most original voices.
DROM
85 Avenue A, Mnhtn