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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of August 14-August 20

Week of August 14-August 20


  • concerts
  • August 16 / Wed

    Papo Vazquez Pirates Troubadours
    Composer and trumpeter Papo Vazquez plays Afro-Puerto Rican jazz with his septet, Pirates Troubadours.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Battery Park, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Pl. at Broadway; 212-945-0505
    • Cost: Free

  • August 17 / Thu

    Iron and Wine
    A stripped-down, unmissable display of Sam Beam's songwriting prowess under the stars.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: McCarren Park Pool, Lorimer St. between Driggs Ave. and Bayard St.
    • Cost: $32.50

  • classical
  • August 20 / Sun

    Joshua Bell and Friends
    With the Miró Quartet and pianist Frederic Chiu, the dashing violin superstar presents a Mozart piano quartet and premieres a new work by Edgar Meyer.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plz., between 62nd and 63rd Sts.; 212-875-5900
    • Cost: $38-$65

  • dance
  • August 14 / Mon

    Smuin Ballet
    Alt-country fans and dance obsessives converge at the Joyce, where San Francisco’s Smuin Ballet presents the New York premiere of Bluegrass/Slyde.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: 175 Eighth Ave., at 19th St.; 212-242-0800
    • Cost: $42

  • August 17, 18, 19 / Thu, Fri, Sat

    Mozart Dances
    A trio of dances set to two concertos and one sonata choreographed by Mark Morris and accompanied by pianist Emanuel Ax.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. at 63rd St.; 212-875-5766
    • Cost: $25-$75

  • festivals
  • August 19 / Sat

    Uptown Saturday Nite
    Harlem Week closes out its 32nd anniversary with a blowout weekend of music, fashion, and entertainment.
    • Time: 11am
    • Place: W. 135th, between St. Nicholas and Lenox Aves.; 212-862-7200
    • Cost: Free

  • August 20 / Sun

    Harlem Day
    Uptown couture from the "Flava of New York" runway, an Upper Manhattan Auto Show, and open-air screenings of independent films on the African Diaspora at this day-long series of events.
    • Time: 11am
    • Place: W. 135th, between St. Nicholas and Fifth Aves.; 212-862-7200
    • Cost: Free

  • movies
  • August 14 / Mon

    In this romantic thriller, Cary Grant protects Audrey Hepburn during a search for her late husband's lost fortune.
    • Time: Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset
    • Place: Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Bryant Park schedule

  • August 16 / Wed

    Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci make their way up the mob chain in Martin Scorsese's 1990 crime drama.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • August 17 / Thu

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) searches for the Ark of the Covenant and battles the Nazis.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, 26 New Dock St., at Water St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Movies with a View schedule

  • August 18 / Fri

    Snakes on a Plane
    Embrace the Zeitgeist! Give in and see Samuel L. Jackson’s hissploitation flick.
    Get showtimes

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    Before Johnny Depp, Gene Wilder played Roald Dahl's candy man who invites a group of naughty children (Charlie excluded) to tour his factory.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 46, West St. at Christopher St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • August 19 / Sat

    The Unknown
    This silent film features Lon Chaney as an armless sideshow perfomer who goes to extreme lengths to win the affection of a touchy Joan Crawford.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and W. 12th St.
    • Cost: $5
    See complete Coney Island schedule

  • nightlife

  • August 18, 19 / Fri, Sat

    Paul van Dyk
    Superstar (and super cute) DJ Paul van Dyk's Central Park show is a summer staple for fans of trance music and outdoor dancing.
    • Time: 4:30pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: $40

  • sports
  • August 17 / Thu

    Entertainers Basketball Classic Men’s Championship Game
    This legendary playground tournament culminates with a final game that draws a huge crowd and plenty of celebrities: Bill Clinton, Denzel Washington, and NBA commissioner David Stern have attended in the past.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Holcombe Rucker Memorial Park, 155th St. at Eighth Ave.; 212-862-2323
    • Cost: Free

  • August 17-20 / Thu-Sun

    Pro Beach Volleyball Brooklyn Open
    More than 150 of the world's top players compete in this four-day AVP tournament.
    • Time: Times vary
    • Place: Coney Island, Brooklyn; 201-635-3304
    • Cost: $18-$375

  • August 19 / Sat

    1986 World Champion Mets Celebration
    Prior to the game against the Rockies, the Mets celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Amazin's World Series comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox.
    • Time: Ceremony takes place prior to 7:10 pm game
    • Place: Shea Stadium, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., near 126th St.; 718-507-6387
    • Cost: $16-$60

  • theater
  • August 14-27 / Daily

    New York International Fringe Festival
    To celebrate its 10th anniversary, off-off-Broadway's super-festival brings back previous hits like Americana Absurdum, The Bicycle Men, and The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett as Found in an Envelope.
    • Time: Weekdays, 2pm-midnight; weekends, noon-midnight
    • Place: locations vary
    • Cost: $15

  • August 15-September 3 / Tue-Sun

    Shakespeare in the Park: Mother Courage and Her Children
    Meryl Streep headlines this revival of Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece in a new translation by Tony Kushner; George C. Wolfe directs.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: The Delacorte Theater, Central Park; use the 79th Street and Fifth Ave. entrance and follow the footpath; 212-539-8750
    • Cost: Free

  • Compiled by Leaya Lee and E. J. Samson
    Contributors: Sara Cardace, Elizabeth Cline, Joe DeLessio, Kaija Helmetag, and Nitasha Tiku.

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