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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of June 12-June 18

Week of June 12-June 18

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  • art
  • June 13 / Tue

    Museum Mile Festival
    Every institution from The Met to El Museo del Barrio offers free evening admission while musical acts and circus performers entertain you as you travel down the traffic-free street.
    • Time: 6pm
    • Place: Fifth Ave., between 82nd St. and 105th St.
    • Cost: Free

  • classical
  • June 13 / Tue

    Trinity String Quartet
    This string ensemble deepens the dusk with music by Henry Purcell, Philip Glass, and Alexander Borodin.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Hudson River Park, Pier 96, 56th St. at West Side Hwy.; 212-533-7275
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Take Me to the River schedule


  • Stars of Tomorrow
    Future Yo-Yo Mas and Itzhak Perlmans perform classical and jazz compositions along with their faculty from the Manhattan School of Music.
    • Time: 6pm
    • 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

  • concerts
  • The Eels
    Quirky pop-rock from the veteran alternative band fronted by Mark Oliver Everett (who composed the acclaimed sountrack for the film, Levity).
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: World Financial Center; West St. at Vesey St.; 212-945-0505
    • Cost: Free

  • Sonic Youth
    The emissaries of post-punk, having just released their aptly titled album, Rather Ripped, kick off a summer tour with a CBGBs gig.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: CBGB, 315 Bowery, at Bleecker St.; 212-982-4052
    • Cost: TBD

  • June 13, 14 / Tue, Wed

    Radiohead
    The universally popular Euroband plays just weeks before the release of lead singer Thom Yorke's solo album.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6741
    • Cost: $54.50


  • June 15 / Thu

    Maceo Parker
    The famed saxophonist—and former accompanist for Prince and James Brown—kicks off Celebrate Brooklyn!'s opening night with his signature funk.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • June 16 / Fri

    Prince featuring Tamar
    If you didn't get a golden ticket with your copy of 3121, here's a chance to see the legend —albeit amidst hundreds of GMA fans.
    • Time: 7am
    • Place: Bryant Park Upper Terrace, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free

  • Nu Jazz Today!
    Guitarist Charlie Hunter, drummer/electric percussionist Bobby Previte, and guitarist/composer Elliot Sharp offer innovative jazz at the opening night of SummerStage.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.; 212-360-2777
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule


  • Tiempo Libre, Javier García, Cuban Cowboys
    A night of hot Latin rhythms: tropical jazz from Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre, edgy nueva musica with Javier García, and urban rock from the Cuban Cowboys.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • June 17 / Sat

    Rhett Miller, Teddy Thompson, Ollabelle
    Former Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller teams up with singer Teddy Thompson for a night of American folk, blues, and devotional music with Ollabelle.
    • Time: 4pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.; 212-360-2777
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule


  • Laurie Anderson, Chirgilchin
    The multimedia maven is accompanied by musicians Skuli Sverrisson and Peter Scherer for an evening of music and stories. The program starts with the mystical sounds of the Tuvan throat singers of Chirgilchin.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • June 18 / Sun

    Chris Takfarinas, Berry & Panjea, Turntables on the Hudson
    Traditional Algerian folk music, French pop, flamenco, reggae, and funk...and that's just Takfarinas.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.; 212-360-2777
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • festivals
  • June 18 / Sun

    Park Slope 7th Heaven Street Fair
    More than a mile of local vendors and boutiques peddle their wares amidst live music, kiddie rides, and restaurant outposts.
    • Time: 11am
    • Place: Seventh Ave., between Flatbush Ave. and 16th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-789-4100
    • Cost: Free

  • food
  • June 13 / Tue

    Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
    Over 25 top-notch Brooklyn restaurants—such as Blue Ribbon Sushi, iCi, Patois, and Superfine—participate in this fundraiser to fight global hunger.
    • Time: 7pm-10pm
    • Place: Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 26 New Dock St., at Water St.; 877-268-2783
    • Cost: $75

  • movies
  • June 16 / Fri

    The Lake House
    Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock team up again without the runaway bus. This time around, the two exchange love letters, only to realize that they live two years apart.
    Get showtimes

  • June 17 / Sat

    Smithereens
    This 1980s B-movie stars Susan Berman as a young woman trying to make a name for herself in Greenwich Village. Little Brooklyn, Miss Saturn, and Dottie Lux give burlesque performances before the screening.
    • Time: 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 film schedule

  • readings
  • June 12 / Mon

    Necessary Targets
    This feminist fund-raising reading of Eve Ensler's play about women and war is stock full of Oscar-winners: Kathy Bates, Jane Fonda and Marcia Gay Harden.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., between Broadway and Eighth Ave.; 212-719-1300
    • Cost: $15-$500

  • sports

  • June 16, 17, 18 / Fri, Sat, Sun

    Chelsea Challenge Hockey Tournament
    Now in its sixth year, this open tournament hosted by the New York City Gay Hockey Association features competitors from all over North America.
    • Time: Game times vary; registration begins at 9am
    • Place: Chelsea Piers, Sky Rink, Pier 61 at 23rd St.; 212-252-4351
    • Cost: $90 for players; $35 for guests; free for spectators

  • June 17 / Sat

    NYPD vs. FDNY Baseball Game
    The Finest take on the Bravest at the seventh annual charity game, with entertainment from the Brooklyn Sym-phony band and appearances by celebrities both in and out of the world of sports.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Ave., between W. 17th and W. 19th Sts.; 718-449-8497
    • Cost: $10

  • theater
  • June 13-July 9 / Tue-Sun

    Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth
    Moisés Kaufman (I am My Own Wife) directs Liev Schreiber in Shakespeare's political thriller. Previews begin this week.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: The Delacorte Theater, Central Park (use the 81st St. and Central Park West 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, and Kaija Helmetag


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