Things to do this week around the city
Cancer Affair At Ravel Penthouse 808 Everyone Free With Pass (Gametight)
Saturday, July 27 at 11:00pm — Penthouse808 Long Island City — 8 08 Queens Plaza South, Queens, NY 11101
Cancer Affair party at the Enclosed Rooftop Party at Ravel Penthouse 808 in Long Island City, Queens NY! Everyone FREE with this pass or on the Gametight Guestlist! Eveyone FREE till 1:00 am Music by NYC Hottest Djs playing Hip Hop, Reggae, Top 40, Classics, Latin & more Dresscode: Guys shoes with collar shirt or button up and ladies shoes.(no exceptions) For more information/ birthday/ guestlist/ on Ravel Rooftop Penthouse 808 Saturdays call / text 3479854412
The 9th Annual New York City Poetry Festival
Saturday, July 27 at 11:00am — Colonel's Row Lower Manhattan / The Battery — Governors Island, New York, NY 10004
Every year on the last weekend in July, the New York City Poetry Festival unites the vast and diverse New York City poetry community on the idyllic summer paradise of Governors Island. The festival invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to the festival grounds, which are ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees. Fostering an approachable, engaging, diverse, progressive, lively, and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of the festival’s mission. Poets bring to light issues of vital importance; they create avenues of intellect, introspection, political awareness, and artistic communication for anyone to enjoy. The purpose of the New York City Poetry Festival is to liberate New York’s poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstores, and universities and to bring together as many poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, read, teach, learn, listen, perform, and collaborate in the festival's very own poetry village. By uniting the largest community of poets in the country and offering a unique setting for literary activity, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye. The 9th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will feature more poets than ever before! We are now accepting sponsor, vendor, art installation, and volunteer applications. We'd like to give a huge shoutout to all of our sponsors, partners and donors, without whom none of this could be possible: Lost Poet by Winc, Brooklyn Brewery, New York Distilling Co., Pomp & Whimsy, The Women's Cocktail Collective, GT's Living Foods, Absinthia, Island Oyster, Trader Joe's, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Libreaker, Read Poetry, Vermont College of Fine Arts, The New School, great weather for MEDIA, New York Writers Workshop, Just Poets, Green Mountain Energy, DHP, Brooklyn Poets, Pank Magazine, The Writers Studio, Love Pain & Poetry, Kavasutra, Stained Napkins, Film Forum, Visible Poetry Project, Writopia Lab, Poets & Writers, New York Council on the Arts. Become a PSNY Member today for free access to our VIP tent at the festival! You can learn about our different membership levels here. For more details about the 2019 New York City Poetry Festival, visit newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com.
Rooftop Films | Well Groomed
Thursday, July 25 at 7:30pm — Fort Greene Park Navy Hill — Washington Park St, Brooklyn, New York 11205
Date: Thursday, July 25thVenue: Fort Greene ParkAddress: Washington Park Street (DeKalb & Cumberland), Brooklyn, NY 11205 7:30 PM: Doors Open8:00 PM: Live Music8:30 PM: Film Begins10:00 PM: Q&A Well GroomedRebecca Stern | US | 88 Well Groomed travels a year in the humorous and visually stunning world of competitive creative dog grooming alongside the women transforming their beloved poodles into living sculptures. ......................................... IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED. ......................................... FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?Rooftop Films screenings at Fort Greene Park are open to all ages. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues What can/can't I bring to the event? No alcohol is permitted. Feel free to bring snacks! Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, your printed ticket is not required. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
Slime Expo NYC 2 Saturday
Saturday, July 27 at 12:00pm — Brooklyn Expo Center Greenpoint — 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
SLIME EXPO NYC!New York's Largest Slime Expo is back! and better than ever! - Meet & Greet your favorite Slime Brands!- Various Live Slime Demos and Recipes- Interactive Slime Play Area!- Games, Raffles & Surprise Prizes- DIY Slime WorkShop- Slime Contests & Activities- Various Slime and other vendors- AND MUCH MORE! MORE INFORMATION: www.SlimeExpoNyc.com Saturday, July 27, 2019- 12PM - 5PM and Sunday, July 28, 2019- 12PM- 4PM BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Sankofa Culture And Arts Festival
Saturday, July 27 at 11:00am — Commodore Barry Park Downtown Brooklyn — Flushing Ave. And N. Elliot Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11201
The Sankofa Culture and Arts Festival (SCAF) is an annual event meant to bring the community together through food, arts, entertainment and education. Historically, through art, entertainment, and mass media, African people and people of African descent have been portrayed as less in quality than those of a European background. The damage created by a Eurocentric view of the world is immeasurable. The mission of the SCAF organizers is to create an experience that celebrates the contributions to global society by African people, through food, culture and art as a part of the work to discredit and undo notions of inferiority among African children, youth, and elders. SCAF is meant to bring African people of diverse backgrounds together for a day of celebration and cultural exchange. We do not distinguish between Africans that live on the continent of Africa, and those who were displaced during the Trans-Atlantic trade of Africans into slavery.
Family Festival: Young Storytellers
Saturday, July 27 at 10:00am — On the High Line at the Spur at 30th Street and 10th Avenue West Village — New York, NY 10014
Everyone has a story to tell—histories, fantasies, and curiosities. Learn how to tell yours loudly, boldly, and creatively. Young artists, families, and caregivers are invited to make monumental stories inspired by artist Simone Leigh’s Brick House, the first monumental work of art on the new High Line Plinth. Presented in partnership with the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, join us for artist-led drop-in workshops to explore the many dynamic ways to share your story with the public.
A/D/O Presents: The Future Of Cannabis.
Thursday, July 25 at 7:00pm — A/D/O Greenpoint — 29 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
There’s no doubt that a significant portion of our future economy will revolve around cannabis – an economy that will need the minds of designers to mainstream this modern medicine ethically and effectively. What was once a controlled substance will soon generate countless jobs, and designers will be crucial in enacting smooth transition into a credible and lucrative industry. On July 25, A/D/O and architect/designer Michael Yarinsky will bring together experts to discuss the future economy of cannabis, and the beneficial role designers can play in its success. Speakers include Camille Baldwin and Dan Kenger, Gin Lane on branding Ryan Lepore and Brooke Mauro, Empire State NORML on policy Michael Yarinsky on retail design Moderated by Dan Howarth, Editorial Director at A/D/O Light refreshments provided by Recess.
Wonderschool Summer Splash
Saturday, July 27 at 11:00am — Sheep Meadow (across from Le Pain Quotidien) Upper West Side — Central Park 2 West 69th Street, New York, NY 10023
Join the Wonderschool community for a day of family fun! We'll have games, art, food, and fun for the whole family. We're planning some water-based activities, so come prepared to splash. As always, we'll be out playing rain or shine. We're looking forward to splashing and playing with you! Location: Central Park Sheep Meadow, across from Le Pain Quotidien. Use the entrance is on West 69th Street!
Mastermind Connect Game Night
Thursday, July 25 at 7:00pm — Basquiat's Bottle Bedford-Stuyvesant — 1198 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Join us for an evening of cool vibes, great music and amazing people in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. We’re going to get a chance to explore a new thought provoking card game called "TheRules4Life." This game is all about exploring the unwritten rules of life that apply to those outrageously funny, mesmerizingly awkward, amazingly common real life situations that happen to us all.
Ligia Lewis: "Sensation 1/This Interior"
Thursday, July 25 at 7:30pm — 14th Street Passage, On the High Line at 14th Street West Village — 10th Ave, New York, NY 10014
For the High Line, Lewis expands her solo work Sensation 1 into an hour-long performance for six dancers, scored by Twin Shadow. The figure of a vocalist who holds her concluding note forms the basis for Sensation 1/This Interior. Lewis stretches this climactic moment into a sustained articulation of feeling and affect across multiple bodies. An ecstatic choreographed form emerges, dissolving the singular gesture of the iconic pop diva into a collective experience. Ligia Lewis works as a choreographer and dancer. Her affectively charged choreographies move across the fields of dance, theater, and visual art.
Mesmerica 360 Jersey City: A Visual Music Journey
Saturday, July 27 at 5:45pm — Liberty Science Center — Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, Nj 07305
A mind-expanding 360 projection fulldome show in Jersey City! James Hood and Vortex Immersion Media Presents: MESMERICA 360: A Visual Music Journey 360 FULLDOME PROJECTIONS WITH 5.1 SOUNDTRACK “I want 'Mesmerica' to inspire you into taking a journey with me inside the mind, to engage your senses and feelings with a miraculous alchemy of sound and light!” -- James Hood
Bryant Park Writers Workshops
Thursday, July 25 at 7:00pm — Bryant Park Midtown — Reading Room, New York, NY 10018
Hone your writing skills with us at free workshops in the park's outdoor Reading Room. We bring in the instructors, you bring the desire to learn more about fiction writing, non-fiction writing, and more. All free!