Events happening this week around NYC

Williamsbridge Bronx in 1984
Williamsbridge Bronx in 1984 via Jack E Boucher on Wikipedia

Film: 'When They See Us' Parts 1 & 2

Friday, August 30 at 6:00pm — Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Central Harlem — Plaza 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

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Friday, August 30th – When They See Us​ When They See Us Dir. Ava DuVernay, Parts 1& 2, 135 min, USA Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story. MUSIC: Family friendly R&B/Soul and conscious Hip Hop by DJ Mike CO-PRESENTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER BILL PERKINS In attendance: Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salaam When They See Us Trailer:

Rooftop Films — 'Avengers: Endgame'

Saturday, August 31 at 7:00pm — Brooklyn Army Terminal Sunset Park — 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220

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A Summer Movie Under The Stars: 'Babe: Pig in the City'

Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00pm — Long Meadow South Slope — Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance present A Summer Movie Under the Stars in partnership with Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema. Join us for this popular summer series of free movies on Prospect Park's scenic Long Meadow — Entertainment begins at 7 pm, followed by the movie screening at dusk.

I Will Graduate 2019 Back To School Block Party & Giveaway

Friday, August 30 at 2:00pm — 1001 Herkimer St Ocean Hill / Crown Heights — 1001 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233

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The I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program and the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance is hosting a Back to School Yard Party/Giveaway on Friday, August 30th, 2019 from 2-7 pm at P.S. 28 The Warren Prep Academy School Yard located at 1001 Herkimer St. Brooklyn, NY, 11233 Between Ralph Ave & Howard Ave. We would like to extend this invitation to all your students and parents. Free school supplies will be given to families in the neighborhood. This event is sponsored in part by The Brooklyn Delegation, Council Woman Inez Barron, Laurie Cumbo, and Councilman Farah Louis. Join us for a fun day of music, entertainment, and interaction with community members. For more information please call the I WILL GRADUATE office at 718-385-3133, ask for Omar Roberts or Jessica Osei.

Rooftop Films — 'Dark Toons'

Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30pm — Socrates Sculpture Park Astoria — 32 01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens 11106

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Tumble down the rabbit hole into with this program of darkly surreal animated films from abroad. Take a trip to the dark side of European animated movies with Rooftop Films’ annual program of uncanny and surreal short ‘toons. Featuring delightfully absurd morphing forms, horrifying explorations of divine terror, and felt figurines traipsing through nightmarish colonial landscapes, Dark Toons surveys the extraordinary work being done by daring international independent animators.

Harlem Rhythm 2nd Annual Community Dance

Saturday, August 31 at 12:00pm — River Bank State Park Upper Manhattan — 679 Riverside Drive, Harlem, NY 10039

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Harlem Rhythm 2nd Annual Community Dance is an intergenerational cultural community event which promotes different genres of music and free dance instruction. We invite you to join us for a day of mental wellness, the celebration of Harlem heritage and community pride. The event will provide instruction in the following dances: Salsa Swing Steppin' AfroDance This FREE event is an opportunity for the community to engage and celebrate the rich history of Harlem, the value of family and sense of community pride. Shared stories, style of dance, love for music and experience being mindful of one another for a day. We invited you not only to participate in the day of music and dance BUT to volunteer as an individual, help make this annual event a memorable experience for the entire community. PLEASE shared your interest to volunteer, distribute available resources with the community, donate products and or make a financial contribution towards the success of the event. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: EMAIL US: HARLEMRCD@GMAIL.COM Thank you, HARLEM RHYTHM / ARJ SOLUTIONS

2019 New York International Salsa Congress

Thursday, August 29 at 5:00pm — New York Marriott Marquis Midtown — 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

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NEW YORK CITY'S PREMIER LATIN DANCE EVENT The New York International Salsa Congress is New York City's largest and longest-running Latin dance and music event where the world comes to dance no matter your style and/or age, whether you're a beginner or professional dancer. Visit our website: for schedules, artists, hotel, travel information and more!! BOOK YOUR STAY: FOLLOW US:

Ten Years Of Stories The Strangers Project

Monday, August 26 at 1:00pm — Fountain House Gallery Hell's Kitchen / Midtown — 702 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

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This free story experience opens Monday, August 26th and will remain open through Sunday September 8th. 1PM-9PM daily. JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL RECEPTION: Thursday, Aug 29th: 6:30PM-9:30PM | Join founder Brandon Doman and the wonderful Strangers Project community for a night of stories, refreshments, and more!

Brooklyn Gives Back To School Music Festival

Friday, August 30 at 12:00pm — Willoughby Playground Bushwick and Williamsburg — 130 Vernon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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Black Beauty On Film, A Collaboration With The Flaherty

Wednesday, August 28 at 8:00pm — West Village — 10th Avenue And 30th Street, On The Spur, New York, NY 10014

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This two-day film series collaboration with the Flaherty celebrates the trailblazing Simone Leigh’s Brick House. The two nights feature short works by primarily women filmmakers from around the world. With Leigh’s focus on Black female beauty and empowerment in mind, curators Jon-Sesrie Goff and Claire Diao selected films and videos that represent the range and complexity of Black female-identified creativity.

Mister Dips Cinema Presents: 'Heathers'

Wednesday, August 28 at 7:30pm — The William Vale Williamsburg — 111 North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Veronica hates the girls in her popular clique. Enter mysterious newcomer J.D., who offers her the perfect solution to end their social tyranny. Over 30 years later, Heathers (1989), still shocks, and seen today, it is celebrated as an early, scathing critique of a culture that celebrates mediocrity and is indifferent to suffering. Join us in Vale Park, Wednesday, August 28th. The show starts at sundown but arrive early to get prime seating.

AGBC News Episode 62: The Statue of Liberty Reopens and the Stonewall Anniversary

AGBC News Episode 61: America's First Roller Coaster and the Case of the Hollow Nickel

Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels April 28th NYC Flyover Honors Coronavirus Workers

AGBC News Episode 60: Times Square, Bob Dylan, and the ASPCA

AGBC News Episode 59: A Bleecker Street Getaway and Ground-Breaking for the Subway

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