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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of June 5-June 11

Week of June 5-June 11

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  • concerts

  • June 7 / Wed

    Jimmy Delgado
    Live salsa from the noted Latin percussionist who's played with the likes of Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Battery Park, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Pl. at Broadway; 212-945-0505
    • Cost: Free

  • June 9 / Fri

    Sunset on the Hudson
    David Ippolito, "That Guitar Man from Central Park," is now singing his folk tunes in another stretch of greenery.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Hudson River Park, Pier 45, 10th St. at West Side Hwy.; 212-533-7275
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Take Me to the River schedule

  • FESTIVALS
  • June 10 / Sat

    Brooklyn Pride Festival & Parade
    During the day, it's gay-friendly street vendors, live music, and info booths for local organizations like Dyke TV. At night, you won't find much leather and exposed skin at the low-key evening parade along Park Slope's Seventh Ave.
    • Time: noon; parade begins at 8pm
    • Place: Prospect Park West, between 9th and 15th Sts., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-670-3337
    • Cost: Free

  • food
  • June 7 / Wed

    Taste of Summer
    Jean-Georges Vongerichten hosts the 11th annual benefit for the Central Park Conservancy. Thirty-five chefs from restaurants like Tavern on the Green and Lever House cook up gourmet grub as deep-pocketed guests bid on Knicks tickets, exotic vacations, and designer duds.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Central Park Bandshell, at 72nd St.; 212-310-6691
    • Cost: $350 in advance; $400 at the door

  • June 10, 11 / Sat, Sun

    Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
    Arguably the food event of the summer with award-winning pitmasters from Texas, North Carolina, and Missouri joining local heroes Ken Callaghan (Blue Smoke) and Paul Kirk (RUB BBQ).
    • Time: noon-6pm
    • Place: Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. at 23rd St.; 212-228-3585
    • Cost: $7 per plate of food and side; seminars, $10-$35

  • movies
  • June 6 / Tue

    The Omen
    In John Moore's take on the 1970s horror classic, Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles realize their five-year-old son is the Antichrist.
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  • June 9 / Fri

    A Prairie Home Companion
    Robert Altman's latest film, with a star-studded cast that includes Meryl Streep, John C. Reilly, and Lindsay Lohan.
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  • Cars
    Pixar's latest animated feature focuses on a race car (voiced by Owen Wilson) who gives life in the slow lane a try.
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  • June 10 / Sat

    Troma Night!
    Lloyd Kaufman, president of indie film company Troma Studios, gives a crash course on filmmaking, followed by a screening of his B-movie classic, Troma's War.
    • Time: Class: 6:30pm; film: 8:30pm
    • Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and W. 12th St.; 718-372-5159
    • Cost: $5
    See complete Coney Island Saturday Night Film Series schedule

  • sports
  • June 5, 6, 7, 8 / Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

    New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
    Johnny D. and A-Rod take on Manny and Ortiz. The Sox don't return to the Bronx until mid-September when the American League East pennant could be on the line.
    • Time: 7:05pm
    • Place: Yankee Stadium, 161st St. and River Ave., Bronx; 718-293-6000
    • Cost: $12-$115

  • June 10 / Sat

    Belmont Stakes
    Though Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's painful loss in the Preakness Stakes means horse racing's Triple Crown won't be awarded this year, the third jewel has lost none of its luster.
    • Time: 6:35pm
    • Place: Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., at Locustwood Blvd., Elmont, N.Y.; 516-488-6000
    • Cost: $5-$300

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


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