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Jul
25
Sun
Free Weekend Entry to South Street Seaport’s Wavertree Ship at Pier 16 @ South Street Seaport Museum Offers FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16
Jul 25 all-day
Free Weekend Entry to South Street Seaport's Wavertree Ship at Pier 16 @ South Street Seaport Museum Offers FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16

South Street Seaport Museum Offers FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16

Have a look at our coverage from a previous visit in 2020 featuring a video feature.

South Street Seaport Museum will open the 1885 tall ship Wavertree to the public beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021 and running on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 2021, with timed entry, from 11am-5pm at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets). Entry is FREE and includes access to the ship’s outdoor areas, including the main deck and raised rear deck. Timed-entry tickets can be reserved beginning May 3 at seaportmuseum.org/visitwavertree.

President and CEO, Capt. Jonathan Boulware said, “The Seaport Museum is thrilled to welcome visitors to our historic ship Wavertree on select days from May through October. Last year we saw a tremendous response from New Yorkers to our free and accessible programs out in the fresh air. On the heels of that success, we anticipate sharing our flagship with upwards of 25,000 visitors in 2021. With protocols in place to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, we look forward to brigning visitors of all ages on board in the coming weeks.”

Wavertree is designated on the National Register of Historic Places and represents the thousands of ships that docked along New York’s waterfront over the centuries. Guests will visit the traditional sailing ship docked at Pier 16. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop our new viewing platform where you can take in the massive main cargo area. Climb up onto the quarterdeck and pose for a photo at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights. Or look landward and see the skyline of the Financial District, which flourished because of ships like Wavertree which brought in the goods that helped businesses thrive. 

Visits will be self-guided along a set route. The Museum will allow no more than 150 guests on board the ship at any time to encourage social distancing from different households. All guests above the age of two will be required to wear a face covering and to sanitize their hands at all times aboard Wavertree and at the Museum’s pop-up gift shop.

Last year’s attendees said:

My son was really enamored with the ship. Your staff were all great — friendly and informative. Felt very safe COVID-wise.

We loved the social distancing measures and enjoyed the visit a lot!

All four of us asked questions of various staff members during our visit. Everyone we spoke to was welcoming, friendly and highly informed. Even the teenager with us was impressed!

The Seaport Museum is also offering a FREE outdoor exhibition on Pier 16, which will provide the opportunity to discover this chapter of New York City’s history. This series of panels and window graphics will celebrate the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in the South Street Seaport Historic District, and the many businesses that created the foundations for New York to thrive and become the business and culture mecca it is today. Using historic photographs, prints, lithographs, and paintings, the exhibition highlights some of the Seaport Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 artifacts and works of art, and over 55,000 historic records.

Active South Street Seaport Museum Members and Volunteers and IDNYC card holders will have the opportunity to be among the first to visit Wavertree and the outdoor exhibition on Member and Volunteer Preview Day, Friday, May 28, from 11am to 5pm. Seaport Museum Memberships start at $50 and help support Museum’s exhibitions, preserve the ships and the collections, grow public programs, and serve over 12,000 students through education initiatives. To join the Museum as a Member, visit seaportmuseum.org/membership.

Additional activities for Wavertree Open Days, such as 19th century printing demonstrations, tours of the 1907 lightship Ambrose, and sailing excursions, will be announced throughout the summer. The South Street Seaport Museum’s indoor spaces are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wavertree is permanently moored at Pier 16 and does not sail the harbor. Access to Wavertree requires climbing a small set of ladder-type stairs and an angled gangway. Wavertree Open Days are subject to cancellation in the event of severe weather. More information on the history of the Wavertree can be found at southstreetseaportmuseum.org/wavertree.

About Wavertree
The 130-year-old Wavertree, built of riveted wrought iron, is an archetype of the sailing ships of the latter half of the 19th century that, during the “age of sail,” lined South Street by the dozens, creating a forest of masts from the Battery to the Brooklyn Bridge. Built in Southampton, Great Britain, she circled the globe four times in her career, carrying a wide variety of cargoes. The ship called on New York in 1896, no doubt one of hundreds like her berthed in the city. In 1910, after thirty-five years of sailing, she was caught in a Cape Horn storm that tore down her masts and ended her career as a cargo ship. She was salvaged and used as a floating warehouse and then a sand barge in South America, where the waterfront workers referred to her as “el gran Valero,” the great sailing ship. She was saved by the Seaport Museum in 1968 and towed to New York to become the iconic centerpiece of the “Street of Ships” at South Street two years later. From 2015-2016, Wavertree underwent a $13 million restoration generously funded by New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs with support from the Mayor’s Office, the City Council, and Manhattan Borough President and managed by the Department of Design and Construction.

About the South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the South Street Seaport Historic District in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org
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Live Outdoor Music at Culture Lab LIC, NYC
Jul 25 all-day

Live Outdoor Music at Culture Lab LIC

Visit as well the official site here…

Long Island City USA
5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101

Thursday, July 22 
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – New York City Ballet Orchestra
Long Island City USA
5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101
7:00 pm; FREE
Since March of 2020 the New York City Ballet Orchestra has been unable to perform at their theater at Lincoln Center. They are thrilled to present an exciting program for Violin and Cello Duo showcasing several epochs of classical music this Thurs, 7/22nd at Culture Lab!

Friday, July 23 
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – Dylan Charles
Long Island City USA
5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101
8:00 pm; FREE
Come hear Dylan Charles this Friday at 8pm! His music runs the gamut from Americana and blues to jazzy soul and indie-pop. We have burgers & beer and entry is free!

Saturday, July 24
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – Jane Lee Hooker & Strange Majik
Long Island City USA
5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; FREE
5pm – In a world full of manufactured bands and live shows backed up by hard-drives, Jane Lee Hooker play rock ‘n’ roll the way it’s meant to be played – loud and with passion. Come out this Saturday to #Culturelablic to hear the rock and roll of Jane Lee Hooker!

7pm – Strange Majik front man “David Pattillo is something of a blues-rock cult hero in New York City, but you could likely tell that from looking at him.” The Deli Magazine. This Saturday night come out to #Culturelablic to catch live tunes by Strange Majik!

Sunday, July 25
LIVE at Culture Lab LIC – Craig Greenberg Band & The Terraza Big Band
Long Island City USA
5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm; FREE
5:00 pm – This Sunday come out and hear the incredible Craig Greenberg Band! Frontman, Craig Greenberg has performed everywhere from Lincoln Center in New York, to Israel and Cambodia, and with esteemed musicians such as Jackson Browne, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Jane Wiedlin (the Go Go’s), Louise Goffin, and Jerry Joseph.
7pm – The Terraza Big Band creates “soaring, self-propelling original compositions” – The New York Times. This Sunday at 7PM come to Culture Lab LIC to see The Terraza Big Band, an 18-piece ensemble based in Queens, that features many of New York’s most in-demand jazz musicians.

Jul
28
Wed
BroSis Youth Market Taking Place Every Wednesday
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

BroSis Youth Market Taking Place Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday
May 19 – November 24, 2021
10:30 am – 6:30 pm

Featuring Local, Fresh & Health Fruits and Vegetables

West 143rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue at the Johnny Hartman Plaza

Visit the following for more info: The Brotherhood Sister Sol

Since 1994, BroSis has been a fixture in the Harlem community, providing youth leadership development programming rooted in community and justice values, and its Green Youth Market is only one facet of the incredible work done by organization. Each season, BroSis sells over four tons of fresh and healthy food to local residents, some of which is grown in their Environmental Learning Center.

The Market emphasizes the importance of healthy lifestyles and provides a hands-on approach that helps youth develop business skills and explore career opportunities in the environmental sector.

About The Brotherhood Sister Sol

For 25 years, the Brotherhood Sister Sol (BroSis) has been at the forefront of social justice, educating, training and organizing to challenge inequality and champion opportunity for all. With a focus on Black and Latinx youth, BroSis is where young people own the power of their history, identity and community to create the future they want to see. Through around-the-clock supports, wraparound programming and far-reaching opportunities, BroSis makes space for young people to transform their lives and their communities. By training educators across the nation and around the world and organizing a community of change agents, BroSis builds on its legacy of youth-led activism to realize a more just and equitable future.

Music on the Green at Madison Square Park – Summer 2021
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Music on the Green at Madison Square Park - Summer 2021

Music on the Green at Madison Square Park

Wednesdays from July 7 – August 11, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 pm

“”In collaboration with Carnegie Hall, Music on the Green is a free concert series inspired by Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest that brings artists from the Hall’s Ensemble Connect to reflect on the themes of the exhibition.””

Learn more at this official page…

Wednesday, July 7

A compelling performance by an ensemble of string quartet and horns.

Wednesday, July 14

A performance of the flute, horn, piano, violin and cello.

Wednesday, July 21

A string ensemble performed by an internationally acclaimed cellist.

Wednesday, July 28

A performance on oboe, clarinet, bassoon, cello, and vibraphone.

Wednesday, August 4

An evening of summer instrumental music performed on marimba and vibraphone.

Wednesday, August 11

An engaging musical performance on woodwind instruments.

 

Jul
29
Thu
Sunset on the Hudson’s Music Returns to Hudson River Park 2021
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm
Sunset on the Hudson’s Music Returns to Hudson River Park 2021

Sunset on the Hudson’s Music Returns to Hudson River Park 2021

July 21 to August 27, 2021

All performances begin at 7:00 pm

Taking place at various locations along the stretch of parkland by the Hudson

Visit the official page here…

FULL LINE UP

Wednesday, July 21
Alsarah and The Nubatones: Pier 26

Friday, July 23
The Big Takeover: Pier 84

Thursday, July 29
Koku Gonza: Pier 45

Thursday, August 5
Zach Comtois: Pier 64

Friday, August 13
Yasser Tejeda: Pier 45

Thursday, August 19
High & Mighty Brass Band: Clinton Cove

Friday, August 27
Coco & Breezy: 14th Street Park

Waterfront Concert Series at Astoria Park – Summer 2021
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm

Waterfront Concert Series at Astoria Park – Summer 2021

Thursday Evenings from July 15 – August 5, 2021

All performances begin at 7:00 pm

Taking place on the Astoria Park Great Lawn at Shore Boulevard (Between the Hell Gate Bridge & the Astoria Pool).

Spitfire (Classic Rock music)

Thursday, July 15

Dancing Dream ABBA Tribute Band (Pop music)

Thursday, July 22

Forever Ray, the sound of “the Genius”, Ray Charles (Soul music)

Thursday, July 29

The Cab Calloway Orchestra (Jazz/Swing music)

Thursday, August 5

Have a look at the official flyer below as furnished by the folks responsible for this wonderful offering to NYC, The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc.

Jul
30
Fri
Free Weekend Entry to South Street Seaport’s Wavertree Ship at Pier 16 @ South Street Seaport Museum Offers FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16
Jul 30 all-day
Free Weekend Entry to South Street Seaport's Wavertree Ship at Pier 16 @ South Street Seaport Museum Offers FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16

South Street Seaport Museum Offers FREE Entry to 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree, FREE Outdoor Exhibition on Pier 16

Have a look at our coverage from a previous visit in 2020 featuring a video feature.

South Street Seaport Museum will open the 1885 tall ship Wavertree to the public beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021 and running on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 2021, with timed entry, from 11am-5pm at Pier 16 (Fulton and South Streets). Entry is FREE and includes access to the ship’s outdoor areas, including the main deck and raised rear deck. Timed-entry tickets can be reserved beginning May 3 at seaportmuseum.org/visitwavertree.

President and CEO, Capt. Jonathan Boulware said, “The Seaport Museum is thrilled to welcome visitors to our historic ship Wavertree on select days from May through October. Last year we saw a tremendous response from New Yorkers to our free and accessible programs out in the fresh air. On the heels of that success, we anticipate sharing our flagship with upwards of 25,000 visitors in 2021. With protocols in place to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, we look forward to brigning visitors of all ages on board in the coming weeks.”

Wavertree is designated on the National Register of Historic Places and represents the thousands of ships that docked along New York’s waterfront over the centuries. Guests will visit the traditional sailing ship docked at Pier 16. Gaze up at the towering masts and miles of rigging. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing vessel, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop our new viewing platform where you can take in the massive main cargo area. Climb up onto the quarterdeck and pose for a photo at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy the view as you look out across New York Harbor and see the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights. Or look landward and see the skyline of the Financial District, which flourished because of ships like Wavertree which brought in the goods that helped businesses thrive. 

Visits will be self-guided along a set route. The Museum will allow no more than 150 guests on board the ship at any time to encourage social distancing from different households. All guests above the age of two will be required to wear a face covering and to sanitize their hands at all times aboard Wavertree and at the Museum’s pop-up gift shop.

Last year’s attendees said:

My son was really enamored with the ship. Your staff were all great — friendly and informative. Felt very safe COVID-wise.

We loved the social distancing measures and enjoyed the visit a lot!

All four of us asked questions of various staff members during our visit. Everyone we spoke to was welcoming, friendly and highly informed. Even the teenager with us was impressed!

The Seaport Museum is also offering a FREE outdoor exhibition on Pier 16, which will provide the opportunity to discover this chapter of New York City’s history. This series of panels and window graphics will celebrate the people of all backgrounds who lived and worked in the South Street Seaport Historic District, and the many businesses that created the foundations for New York to thrive and become the business and culture mecca it is today. Using historic photographs, prints, lithographs, and paintings, the exhibition highlights some of the Seaport Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 artifacts and works of art, and over 55,000 historic records.

Active South Street Seaport Museum Members and Volunteers and IDNYC card holders will have the opportunity to be among the first to visit Wavertree and the outdoor exhibition on Member and Volunteer Preview Day, Friday, May 28, from 11am to 5pm. Seaport Museum Memberships start at $50 and help support Museum’s exhibitions, preserve the ships and the collections, grow public programs, and serve over 12,000 students through education initiatives. To join the Museum as a Member, visit seaportmuseum.org/membership.

Additional activities for Wavertree Open Days, such as 19th century printing demonstrations, tours of the 1907 lightship Ambrose, and sailing excursions, will be announced throughout the summer. The South Street Seaport Museum’s indoor spaces are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wavertree is permanently moored at Pier 16 and does not sail the harbor. Access to Wavertree requires climbing a small set of ladder-type stairs and an angled gangway. Wavertree Open Days are subject to cancellation in the event of severe weather. More information on the history of the Wavertree can be found at southstreetseaportmuseum.org/wavertree.

About Wavertree
The 130-year-old Wavertree, built of riveted wrought iron, is an archetype of the sailing ships of the latter half of the 19th century that, during the “age of sail,” lined South Street by the dozens, creating a forest of masts from the Battery to the Brooklyn Bridge. Built in Southampton, Great Britain, she circled the globe four times in her career, carrying a wide variety of cargoes. The ship called on New York in 1896, no doubt one of hundreds like her berthed in the city. In 1910, after thirty-five years of sailing, she was caught in a Cape Horn storm that tore down her masts and ended her career as a cargo ship. She was salvaged and used as a floating warehouse and then a sand barge in South America, where the waterfront workers referred to her as “el gran Valero,” the great sailing ship. She was saved by the Seaport Museum in 1968 and towed to New York to become the iconic centerpiece of the “Street of Ships” at South Street two years later. From 2015-2016, Wavertree underwent a $13 million restoration generously funded by New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs with support from the Mayor’s Office, the City Council, and Manhattan Borough President and managed by the Department of Design and Construction.

About the South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the South Street Seaport Historic District in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org
#SouthStreetSeaportMuseum #WhereNewYorkBegins
@SouthStreetSeaportMuseum – Facebook
@seaportmuseum – Instagram
@seaportmuseum – Twitter

Emilie Surtees Brings Soul, Passion, and Energy to Flushing Town Hall with Rock & Roll Concert
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

Vocal Powerhouse Emilie Surtees to Bring Soul, Passion, and Energy to Flushing Town Hall with Rock & Roll Concert

Friday, July 30, 2021

Flushing Town Hall Theater

Virtual Tickets: $7/$5 Members;
In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only): $12/$10 Members

(Flushing, N.Y.)– Get ready to rock when vocal powerhouse Emilie Surtees brings her contagiously energetic array of tunes and classic jams to Flushing Town Hall on Friday, July 30 at 7:00 PM (ET). The Emilie Surtees Experience Band will perform “Proud Mary”– Rock & Roll Ladies in a hybrid performance for audiences both in-person and watching from home online. For music lovers who have craved the return of concert-going experiences, this exciting show is a must-attend.  

As an experienced singer with a range of vocal depth, Surtees’s music will leave you breathless. The New York City-based artist has the ability to sing softly and calmly, then impress with her quick transition to powerful vocals. Influenced by 1960s & 70s soul, R&B, and pop, as well as by contemporary singers, Surtees performs her music with passion and conviction. Her upbeat, soul-stirring tribute shows have gained wide popularity across the tri-state area, where she has performed at such renowned venues as The Highline Ballroom, City Vineyard, and B.B. King’s Blues Club.

“We are excited to bring Emilie’s tremendous talent to Flushing Town Hall,” said Executive & Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek. “It has been such a difficult and somber period amidst the pandemic. I can think of no greater way to give our audiences some much-needed joy and release than with a fun, rock & roll concert.”

Surtees will cover songs by some of the great women who rock, including Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, and Heart. Fans can look forward to belting along to hits like “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Go Your Own Way,” and“If Looks Could Kill.”

“After an incredulous year-and-a-half of challenges and inspirations, I feel truly blessed and elated to perform great music by iconic female rock & roll artists. Tina Turner, Nancy and Ann Wilson, and Stevie Nicks have all penned and performed songs that not only aptly describe love in all its turmoil and glory, but songs that let us know we’re not alone on our journey,” says Surtees. “I look forward to seeing audiences again and to hearing them sing loud and proud along with our band!”

The concert will be performed for a limited capacity audience to ensure the safety of attendees, performers, and staff. In-person audiences will be required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. To honor Flushing Town Hall’s 42nd anniversary, the venue is offering 42 in-person tickets. Unlimited virtual tickets will also be available for guests to tune in online for the live stream. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/emilie-surtees

Free Movie Night Featuring Top Gun on board the Intrepid Museum
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Free Movie Night Featuring Top Gun on board the Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Announces

Free Movie Night Featuring Top Gun

Outdoor Screening to Take Place on Intrepid’s Flight Deck

Friday, July 30

Join the Intrepid Museum for a free outdoor screening of the action-adventure classic Top Gun on the ship’s Flight Deck, under the stars. Members of the public are invited to bring picnic baskets and blankets to view the film, free of charge, on a huge inflatable screen on the Flight Deck of the historic aircraft carrier on Friday, July 30 at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). Doors open at 7:00pm and close at 8:30pm. The movie will begin at sunset.

Food and non-alcoholic drinks are welcome.  Unvaccinated visitors are required to maintain social distancing and wear masks unless eating and drinking. Seating is limited. Guests will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. All guests must arrive together and will not be able to enter until everyone from their party arrives. Since space is limited, it is recommended to bring blankets instead of chairs. Guests must adhere to our health and safety guidelines listed here: www.intrepidmuseum.org/onboard-with-safety.

Intrepid Museum members will receive priority access to the screenings. The Intrepid Museum strives to make all public programs accessible for people with disabilities and the film will be captioned for the hearing-impaired.

For more information about the Museum or for up-to-date information on weather conditions, visit intrepidmuseum.org

This event is proudly sponsored by Coca-Cola.

Jul
31
Sat
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night on July 31, 2021 at Prospect Park
Jul 31 all-day

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night on July 31, 2021 at Prospect Park

BRIC has announced that its Brooklyn Festival! opening night will be taking place on July 31, 2021 at the Bandshell in Prospect Park.

The event will be featuring Ari Lennox, Kamauu and Nesta.

Doors to open at 6:00 pm

Free entry with RSVP

Their latest newsletter had the following to say:

“”Our 2021 season of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival will kick off July 31 with R&B singer/songwriter Ari Lennox as the headliner, Brooklyn-based rapper and poet KAMAUU, and Jamaican-bred R&B artist Nesta as openers. “”

According to their posting on Twitter, RSVPs will open up on July 1.

The following is yet another tweet by the folks at BRIC: