City Pulse

By Mrinalini Kamath

A variety of events are taking place this weekend, throughout Manhattan and the Boroughs. You’re sure to find something fun to do, whatever your interests.

Improv Everywhere’s 8th Annual MP3 Experiment

If you’ve ever longed to be part of an art experiment, go to
and download the MP3 onto your phone or MP3 player. There is also a list of instructions on the site of what to bring and wear to a certain location in Manhattan at a certain time on Saturday, July 16. Once there, at a specified time, everyone plays the MP3 and follows the directions, whatever they may be. Improv Everywhere’s past experiments and missions include a Carousel Horse Race, the Star Wars Subway Car, and many more. Take a chance, enjoy the mystery and create something!


Jim Henson’s Fantastic World

If you want to wallow in nostalgia or introduce your children to the furry darlings of your youth, visit the Museum of the Moving Image this weekend and check out the exhibit Jim Henson’s Fantastic World. Featuring over 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, fifteen well-known muppets (including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Rowlf and Bert and Ernie), art and films dating back to Henson’s college days, this is truly a showing that can be enjoyed by muppet fans of all ages.


7th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF)

Hip-Hop fans can get their groove on this weekend at the 7th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Headlined by Q-Tip, there are dozens of musicians, including Marley Marl, GrandWizzard Theodore Camp Lo, Homeboy Sandman, J-Live, Mista Sinista (X-ecutioners), DJ Boogie Blind, Eternia and Lords of the Underground.


Food Truck Rally

On the 3rd Sunday of every month, between now and October, foodies unite at Prospect Park to sample cuisines, running the gamut from seafood to pizza and cupcakes to ice cream. This Sunday’s trucks include: Bistro Truck, Coolhaus, Cupcake Stop, Joyride, Kelvin Natural Slush Co., Kimchi Taco, Mud Truck, The Red Hook Lobster Pound, Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, Souvlaki GR, Taà¯m Mobile, The Eddie’s Pizza Truck, The Treats Truck, and Vanleeuwen Ice Cream.


City of Water Day Festival

The Municipal Water Alliance presents City of Water Day on Governor’s Island. A free event, families are encouraged to take part in water sports like kayaking, canoeing and fishing, participate in games and arts and crafts, and enjoy music and food. The event run from 10 – 4 on Saturday, July 16.


Originally published July 2011
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