City Pulse

By Allison Warenik-Queenan

Looks like it’s going to be another scorching weekend. Fortunately for those of you who’ll be stuck in town like me (and don’t want to even think about fighting for a spot in the sand in some overcrowded city beach), there will be plenty of events going on to take your mind off the heat.

First off, the Queens County Farm Museum will be hosting its 32nd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Pow Wow, kicking off on Friday, July 23rd. There will be three days of intertribal dance competitions, featuring over 40 Indian tribes, as well as Native American food and crafts for purchase. This event is spectacular for people of all ages, young and old, and should not be missed. Admission prices are $9 for Adults and $4 for Children under age 12. All weekend passes are available as well at $15 for Adults and $5 for Children under age 12.

Performance Times:

Friday, July 23rd: 7pm-10pm (gates at 6pm)
Saturday, July 24th: 12pm-5pm and 7pm-10pm (gates at 10am)
Sunday, July 25th: 12pm-5pm (gates at 10am)

The Queens County Museum is located at:
73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, New York 11004
(718) 347-3276

The festivities will take place in the Apple Orchard on the farm grounds.

Next up, the Lower East Side BID will be hosting the last of its series of Stanton Street Summer Sundays events, this Sunday, July 25th, beginning at noon. Another all ages event, this weekend’s festivities are going to include:

Food tastings from The Meatball Shop
Gourmet Popsicle tastings from La NewYorkina
Greek pie tasting from Boubouki
Belly Dancing performance and lessons from Belly Queen Kaeshi Chai
Skateboard lessons from SHUT Skates
Acoustic Music
Face Painting with MakeUpMania
Kids corner by Educational Alliance
A resident artist “paint off”, with original works being created on-site
A Lower East Side gallery tour

These activities will be taking place on, where else, Stanton Street, between Allen and Ludlow, from noon to 5pm.

AND for those of you who prefer to just relax indoors and soak in the cold A/C, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will be presenting a weeklong classic film series, beginning on Friday night, July 23rd, featuring scream gems starring the legendary Cary Grant.

Show times:

An Affair To Remember
Friday, July 23rd, 4:30pm, 6:50pm and 9:15pm

Alice In Wonderland (the original Hollywood 1933 version)
Saturday, July 24th at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm

Notorious (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and Co-Starring Ingrid Bergman)
Sunday, July 25th at 4:40pm, 6:50pm and 9:15pm

This Is The Night
Monday, July 26th at 6:50pm and 9:15pm

Wedding Present
Tuesday, July 27th at 6:50pm and 9:15pm

Monkey Business (with Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe)
Wednesday, July 28th at 6:50pm and 9:15pm

Arsenic and Old Lace
Thursday, July 29th at 4:30pm, 6:50pm and 9:15pm

This is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your Golden Age Hollywood films and marvel at the glamour and sophistication of this bygone era. BAM is located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.


Originally published July 2010
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