All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Monday, July 18: Old School, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shante, Kool Moe Dee Concert at Wingate Field, 600 Kingston Ave, entrances on Brooklyn Avenue (Rutland Road and Winthrop Street). Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the beach at West 10th Street and the boardwalk. Pre- show festivities begin at 7:30 pm and films start at dusk, 1001 Boardwalk West, 8 pm. Piano in Bryant Park, 12:30 pm–2:30 pm. This event repeats till 9/30 for ragtime, stride, and jazz. The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe. Upper Terrace in Bryant Park Accessible, 42 Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, Manhattan.
Tuesday, July 19: The Prose Bowl: a semi-competitive, open mic, flash fiction reading series. Authors perform a full story in less than 900 words before a panel of comedians and literary fellows, 7 pm, Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St. at Richardson Street, Williamsburg. Purple Rain film on the Red Hook waterfront has views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, 8:30 pm, Valentino Pier, Coffey Street at Ferris Street.
Wednesday, July 20: Plaza Swing Series: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band, 7-9 pm,
Central Library, Plaza. Marcy Plaza Farmers’ Market, join the more than 1,500 Bedford-Stuyvesant residents who peruse and purchase healthy food and products from local producer, Wednesdays, 10 am-5 pm until Tuesday, Nov. 1, Fulton Street and Marcy Avenue. The Fast and The Furious film with live music before the screening starts, 6 pm, McCaren Park, N. 12th St. between Bedford and Berry Avenues.
(updated) Singer/poet Patti Smith, 7:30 pm, in Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, Manhattan. I think it is free.
Thursday, July 21: Thursday Nights at the Brooklyn Museum, free admission to the many exhibits and galleries, 6-10 pm. Billy Ocean with special guest Yuna Concert at the Ford Amphitheatre, Coney Island, 7:30 pm, free. Tickets distributed an hour before at the box office at the Coney Island Boardwalk, 2113 W 21st St. Take the Q, N, D or F train to Stillwell Avenue/Coney Island, walk down Stillwell Avenue towards the beach and boardwalk, on the boardwalk turn right and walk along the boardwalk to the Amphitheater which is one block past the historic parachute jump. Black Girl: Linguistic Play, Brandee Younger at the Prospect Park Band Shell. Choreographer Camille A. Brown showcases her evening-length piece that explores black female identity. The event begins with by a jazz set, 7:30 pm, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street. Purple Rain film as you get a view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park while you spread a blanket and watch the film. Movies begin at sunset but it says 6 pm, Pier 1, Furman Street at Old Fulton Street. Drink and DrawBots and create machines that draw and paint. All supplies provided, and an open bar, 7:30 pm, $20, Open Source Gallery, 306 17th St. at Sixth Avenue. Learn to build your business website from the experts at WIX.com, hosted by CAMBA Small Business Services, 6pm, 2244 Church Ave, 4th Floor, (between Bedford Ave. & Flatbush Ave.) Feel free to bring your laptop to follow along. Registration is required, call 718-226-0436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 22: Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Foundation Farmers’ Market as you peruse and purchase healthy food and products from local producers, Fridays, Noon-5 pm until Tuesday, Nov. 1, Rockaway Avenue and Sutter Avenue. Steeplechase Friday Night Acoustic Music for a weekly performance from a different artist, Steeplechase Beer Garden, 1904 Surf Ave. at W. 17th Street, 5 pm until Sept. 9. Friday Night Fireworks, 9:30 pm until Saturday, Aug. 27, Luna Park, West 10th St. and the Boardwalk, Coney Island. (updated) Jazzy Jazz Festival at Medgar Evers College, drummer George Gray, in a tribute to jazz legend Max Roach, 7-10 pm, no building listed, (718) 270-5140, email@example.com.