Thursday and Friday Events

The movie Danielle is being filmed on campus. It will be in movie theatres in a year. Last month a commercial for Mineral Water was filmed.
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Thursday, July 19:
Last day to drop a course with a “WD” grade for Summer II.

BAM R&B Festival: Jupiter & Okwess, 12 pm. They’re a Congolese band whose music is a unique combination of Afropop, traditional Congolese rhythms, funk, and rock, with lyrics that often carry political or social messages. MetroTech Commons, Myrtle Avenue between Bridge and Lawrence Streets.
Michael Blume, 6 pm. The soul pop singer performs beneath the Manhattan Bridge. With an art exhibit from Emily Jean Ulrich. The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place.
The Fence Walking Tour, 6:30 pm. Take a guided tour of the photo exhibit that stretches the length of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Reception to follow. Jane’s Carousel, Old Dock Street, between Water Street and the water.
Dollylujah, 8 pm, $10. A celebration of Dolly Parton, featuring the cover band Doll Parts, burlesque performer Darlinda Just Darlinda, and more. Industry City, 220 36th Street between Second and Third Avenues.
Beneath a Ruthless Sun, 6:30 pm, $5. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King presents his latest historical mystery. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street.
Sylvia Cuenca Organ Quartet, 7-9 pm, Pier 84 at W 44 St, Manhattan.
Friday, July 20:
First day to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade for Summer II.

Anoushka Shankar, 7:30 pm. The sitar master melds Indian classical raga with electronica beats. My Brightest Diamond opens. Part of the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street.
Jazzy Jazz Festival 2018, 7 pm. A nine-week series of outdoor Friday night performances paying tribute.
Sonic Arts Union, 8 pm, Saturday, 6 pm, $25. A two-day series observing the legacy of the ’60s experimental music collective. Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Pl. at Livingston Street.


Tuesday and Wednesday Events

If you have a Brooklyn Public Library card and probably NY public library card you can get into some museums free once a year. Go to
The college gate entrance by the new theater opened Monday.

Tuesday, July 17:
VOE submission for Summer II.

Study Abroad 1.0 – Information Session, 1-2 pm, 1108 Boylan Hall. Learn about opportunities to study and research abroad, how financial aid can apply to your international experience, and how credits abroad can apply to your degree requirements with this general information session. The study abroad adviser will be available to answer your questions. Held every Tuesday at 1 pm, Office of International Education & Global Engagement.
On a Good Run (oldies music), 7 pm, Shore Road Park, 7420 Shore Road, Bay Ridge.
Salsa on the Sunset, 6:30-7:15 pm, beginner Lessons, Open Dance, 7:15-9 pm. Join instructor Talia Castro-Pozo for a Latin dance party at the western end of Pier 45, Manhattan. Learn salsa techniques in a beginner lesson, then stay for open dance to show off your moves. Pier 45 at Christopher St, Manhattan.

Wednesday, July 18:
Graduate Admissions WebChat,
1-2 pm. Chat live with an adviser from the graduate admissions office and other prospective students. Find out about the application process, admissions requirements and much more. To attend click the link.
Sundance Short Films, 8 pm, A free screening of weird, wild shorts from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park.
Free swing dance lessons at the Grand Army Plaza Library Courtyeard (Central Branch). Lessons 6:30 pm, Band at 7 pm on Wednesdays.
Oldie concert in Marine Park, 7 pm. London Fogg Band a British invasion cover band. Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway.
How Did This Get Made? 7 pm and 10 pm, $35–$65. The comedy podcast about bad movies, hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas, records two live shows, examining a different bad movie (to be announced) at each. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street.
When Harry Met Sally, 6 pm. SummerScreen is Brooklyn’s longest running film and music series. Now in its 13th year, SummerScreen brings crowds to Williamsburg’s McCarren Park on Wednesdays in July and August to enjoy a lineup of cult classic movies, live music, and food and drink from local vendors. McCarren Park, Berry St. and N 12th St.
The Big Sick (R), 8:30 pm (or dusk). Come see this romantic comedy with a couple thousand of your closest friends. There’s free popcorn. Pier 63 Lawn at W 23 St, Manhattan.

Weekend Events

Pier 3 opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Movies under the stars, Coco, Big Fish, The Lego Movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more.
Water Day in Marine Park for a day of rowing and kayaking, harbor tours, races, and more as they celebrate NYC’s 520 miles of waterfront.
Open Garden Day NYC.
Chill at a cool pool.
Historic houses.

Saturday, July 14:

Kronos Quartet with Malian super group Trio Da Kali, 7:30 pm. Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street.
Queensboro Dance Festival.
Rollerblading Party at Orchard Beach, family session at 4:30 p.m. or come to the adult session at 7 pm. Rent skates for free or BYO skates.
Happy Family Night Market, 1:30 pm, $18. A celebration of Asian American heritage through the lens of food, art, films, and panels. 99 Scott Ave. at Randolph Street.
Summer Thunder, 2 pm. Live music and drink specials. Union Pool, 484 Union Ave. at Meeker Avenue.
Swing It Out, 8 pm. Professor Cunningham & his Old School swing band performs as part of the Hot Summer Nights concert series. Lighthouse Bandshell at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street.
Block Party Opening Reception, 5-8 pm, $15. A group exhibition inspired by neighborhood block parties with music by DJ April Hunt and BBQ by Chef Omar Tate. Jenkins Johnson Projects, 207 Ocean Ave. between Parkside Avenue and Lincoln Road.
Grateful Dead Night, 5 pm, $15. MCU Park, Coney Island.

Saturday, Sunday: Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix, 11 am, $30–$80. 10 teams and 20 drivers in electric vehicles will race along the waterfront. Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, 72 Bowne St.

Sunday, July 15:

World Cup Final in the Dumbo Archway.
Gangs of Gowanus, 3 pm. Historian Joseph Alexiou discusses the neighborhood’s history of organized crime. Parklife, 636 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth Avenues.

Lustgarten Walk, 8 am, $50 (kids $15). A short walk to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. The route is handicap and stroller accessible. Carmine Carro Community Center
3000 Fillmore Ave. between Madison Place and Marine Parkway.
Register in advance via website or in person.

Fridays events

Manhattanhenge lasts for only a few minutes at sunset. During that time, thousands of people gather in NYC’s streets and parks to witness it. In these moments, the sun kisses the grid’s horizon and the sun’s golden rays stream directly through Manhattan’s major cross streets from west to east.
Free concert with Andy Montanez and Tito Rojas. Salsa the night away at the Ford Amphitheater starting at 7 pm.
Baby Soda Jazz Band, 7-9 pm. Bring your dancing shoes and swing your way into the weekend at Pier 45 at Christopher St, Manhattan.
Moana (PG film), 8:30 pm (or dusk). Watch this extremely popular hit-film on the turf field with your friends and family – and there’s free popcorn. Pier 46 at Charles St, Manhattan.
Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks, 9:30-10 pm at Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street, Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk.
Ongoing on the Weekend: Governors Island, Kayaking, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, Ocean Wonders – Sharks!, Farmer’s Market, Environmental Ed Center Open, Mummenschanz, Bargemusic, Yoga Sole’s Free Yoga in Prospect Park.

Several Days this Weekend: Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix, Saturday, Sunday, 11 am, $30-$80. 10 teams and 20 drivers in electric vehicles will race along the waterfront. Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, 72 Bowne St.

Weekday Events, updated on Wednesday event

Selective Fridays the library is open. The new theater is near opening as it may have gotten their Certificate of Occupancy. The college used the theater to have graduations for high schools and other schools and lost that revenue this year. New couch chairs have been added to James hall lobbies. Hunter College is full of them.
Tuesday, July 10:
World Cup Semi Final,
2 pm. Watch the World Cup Semi Final in the Dumbo Archway. Feel free to bring picnics, blankets, and chairs — but no alcohol or vuvuzelas. Food and drinks will be for sale. Archway Under Manhattan Bridge, Water Street between Anchorage Place and Adams Street.
Voting Rights, 6:30 pm, $5. Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman discusses redistricting, race, and voting rights ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street.
For the Love of Bolaño Poetry Class, 7:30 pm, $300. A five-week poetry workshop inspired by novelist and poet Roberto Bolaño. Berl’s Poetry Shop, 141 Front St. between Pearl and Jay Streets.
Sunset Salsa, Tuesdays at Pier 45 IN Greenwich Village at a Glance till August 28. Things heat up when the sun goes down in Hudson River Park with Sunset Salsa, featuring Talia! Join us every Tuesday night July 10 – August 28 for salsa dancing with some of NYC’s best DJs! Beginner Salsa dance lessons from 6:30-7:15pm, DJs start the party at 7:15 pm. Restroom at Pier 45 Comfort Stations.
Wednesday, July 11:
Composers at the Piano, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 133 Roosevelt Hall, BC. Piano students of Prof. Hyun-Kyung Lee, featuring original works composed and performed by Emily Adames, Julia Veinblat, Avery James, Kyle Henry, Josu? Barbot, and Ying Jess.
SummerFest 2018, 7:30 pm, $22 ($18 in advance). Triskelion Arts presents a festival of short, movement-based work, followed by a reception in the outdoor courtyard. Triskelion Arts, 106 Calyer St. between Banker Street and Clifford Place. Who (update) Framed Roger Rabbit (movie): When a cartoon rabbit is framed for murder, a no-nonsense detective dives into the toon-world to solve the case. Seating at 6:30 pm, film at dusk (~8:30 pm) Pier I @ 70th St, Riverside Park South, Manhattan.

Thursday, July 12:
First day of classes for Summer II.

David Blaine, Thursday and Saturday, 8 pm, $29–$125. The death-defying magician brings his act to Brooklyn. Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave. between Beverly Road and Tilden Avenue.
BAM R&B Festival: Amalgarhythm with Kris Davis and Terri Lyne Carrington, 12 pm. Pianist/composer Kris Davis was named 2017 Rising Star Pianist by Downbeat magazine and one of jazz’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 New York Times article, “New Pilots at the Keyboard.” Three-time Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington is perhaps the most acclaimed female drummer in the world, and in 2013 became the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. MetroTech Commons, Myrtle Avenue between Bridge and Lawrence Streets.
Natural Perfume Workshop, 5 pm, $20. Create custom, all natural fragrances. All materials will be provided. Many kids will attend. Earth Speaks, 139 Atlantic Ave. between Henry and Clinton Streets.
Brown Rice Family, 6 pm, $16 suggested admission. A blend of reggae, hip-hop, afro beat, jazz, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk music. With an art exhibit from artist and poet Samuel Jablon. The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place.
Radical Bodies in Performance, 7 pm, daily, Friday, Saturday, $40. New and recent work by contemporary Latinx artists as they respond to themes in the exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985.” Featuring performance, visual art, literature, and music. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. at Washington Avenue.
A Night at Niblo’s Garden, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents a night of 19th-century showmanship, with fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, performers on floats, and much more. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.
Friday, July 13,
Tito Rojas and Andy Montañez,
7 pm. Ford Ampitheater, 3052 W 21st St.
Mala Rodriguea, 7 pm, with Ana Tijoux and Girl Ultra. Part of the Bric Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
Prospect Park Band Shell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street.
Wendy Darling and Peter Pan, Thursdays – Saturdays, 8 pm until Saturday, July 21. An adaption inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, featuring sword-wielding pirates, brave flowermen, chuckle-headed lost boys, and malicious mermaids. The Old Stone House, 336 Third St. between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.

Saturday, July 14: Last day to add a class for Summer II.

(update) Sunday Events

(update) Monday, July 9,Conversion Day. Classes follow a Wednesday schedule, it does not mean you have to convert.

The Woman of Color had a BBQ at Riis Park on July Fourth. There was food, music and lively talk.
All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.
Sunday, July 8:
SummerStage: Barrington Levy/
Third World, Kabaka Pyramid, DJ Gravy and Federation Sound, 6 pm. 3052 W 21st Street. Five of Jamaica’s most acclaimed groups join together for a night of dance hall and reggae.Ford Ampitheater, 3052 W 21st St, Coney Island.

Geocaching Scavenger Hunt, 1-2:30 pm. Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Use your smartphone’s GPS and camera to search for special “Natural Treasure” caches hidden by the park rangers. Grand Army Plaza Arch in Grand Army Plaza. Grand Army Plaza Arch in Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West and Eastern Parkway.

Amazing Michael’s Juggling Show, 2-4 pm. Michael Karas presents a world-class juggling show full of jaw-dropping stunts, exciting audience participation, and hilarious physical comedy. From balls, clubs, and rings to puppets, knives, and spinning plates, Michael will dazzle you with his incredible array of circus talents. Fantasy Forest Amusement Park, 111th St. and United Nations Ave. South. Queens on the edge of Flushing Meadow Park.

National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, Sundays – Thursdays, 10 am to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 10 pm until Tuesday, July 31, $39.50 adults ($32.50 kids under 12). Through ground-breaking technology, audiences will go on a digital “underwater” dive and come face-to-face with life-size photo-real versions of some of the largest and most interesting creatures of the sea at this one-of-a-kind immersive entertainment experience. This is a walk-through experience and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Times Square, 226 West 44th Street.

Yoga at The Battery, 11:30 am–12:30 pm. This event repeats every week on Sunday till 9/30, now Wednesday open. Tejal Patel will lead open level yoga practice on the Woodland Lawn overlooking the Fountain, the blooming Bosque, and majestic Lady Liberty. Sundays: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Wednesdays: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours while supplies last, first come first served. RSVP. Woodland Lawn in The Battery, Manhattan.