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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of June 19-June 25

Week of June 19-June 25

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  • concerts
  • June 20 / Tue

    Big Band Tuesdays
    Midsummer Night Swing begins with the Peggy Lee-style vocalist Hilary Alexander, accompanied by the Jonathan Stout Orchestra.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5766
    • Cost: $15


  • Son Volt
    Jay Farrar, the founder of Uncle Tupelo, is back with his revamped, alt-country foursome.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: World Financial Center; West St. at Vesey St.; 212-945-0505
    • Cost: Free

  • June 21 / Wed

    Martha Wash
    Just in time for Gay Pride, the former Weather Girl ("It's Raining Men") is joined by singer Ari Gold and DJ Brenda Black for a night of disco, funk, and soul.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5766
    • Cost: $15


  • June 22 / Thu

    Los Lonely Boys, James Hunter
    Soulful Brit Hunter opens for the Grammy-winning trio known for its supercharged Latin beats, Texan guitar riffs, and melodious vocals.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule


  • Bruce Springsteen
    Backed by a boisterous jam band, Bruce promotes his 24th album, a tribute to Pete Seeger.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz. , between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6741
    • Cost: $59.50-$89.50

  • June 23 / Fri

    The Refugee All Stars of Sierra Leone
    This sextet formed in the refugee camps of Guinea perform a mix of hip-hop, reggae, and Sierra Leonean goombay prior to a screening of the documentary film chronicling their story.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • Natalie MacMaster's Cape Breton
    Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster is joined by fellow Canadians Donnell Leahy, Natalie Haas, Susan McKeown, and Jimmy Rankin.
    • 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 24 / Sat

    Savion Glover & Friends, Robert Glasper
    The tap virtuoso (Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk) takes the stage with the jazz band The Otherz after pianist Glasper opens the set.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • Salsa Saturdays
    The Afro-Cuban beats of the Machito Orchestra kick off this Latin-flavored weekly component of Midsummer Night Swing.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5766
    • Cost: $15

  • Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
    Rappers Big Daddy Kane and Lupe Fiasco headline this all-day, outdoor festival, now in its second year.
    • Time: noon
    • Place: The Tobacco Warehouse, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, 26 New Dock St., at Water St.
    • Cost: Free

  • June 25 / Sun

    Canada Day!
    A musical tribute to the maple leaf with singer Feist, blues/country/hip-hop artist Buck 65, and Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • dance
  • June 24 / Sat

    Dancing for Kids: Ballroom and Swing
    Pierre Dulaine (the inspiration for Take the Lead) and Yvonne Marceau (American Ballroom Theater) offer a dance workshop for youngsters.
    • Time: 11am-12:30pm
    • Place: Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave., between 62nd and 65th Sts.; 212-875-5766
    • Cost: $5, kids under 5 are free

  • festivals
  • June 24 / Sat

    Mermaid Parade
    Scantily-clad mermaids, scrappy-looking dragons, bawdy pirates, and a super-secret celebrity king and queen saunter down Surf Avenue at this wacky, nautical-themed pageant.
    • Time: 2pm
    • Place: Coney Island; parade begins on the Boardwalk at Astroland
    • Cost: Free

  • June 25 / Sun

    LGBT Pride Parade: The Fight For Love & Life
    At the 37th annual LGBT Pride March in Manhattan, festivity reigns for the drag queens, dykes on bikes, and shirtless men while a moment of silence at 2 p.m. recognizes those who have died of AIDS.
    • Time: noon
    • Place: From Fifth Ave. at 52nd St. to Christopher St. at Greenwich St.
    • Cost: Free

  • movies
  • June 19 / Mon

    The Birds
    Bryant Park opens the HBO Summer Film Festival with Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor.
    • Time: Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset
    • Place: Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Bryant Park schedule


  • June 23 / Fri

    Click
    Funnyman Adam Sandler reteams with Waterboy director Frank Coraci in this comedy about a workaholic who has the power to fast-forward and rewind his life. Kate Beckinsale and Christopher Walken co-star.
    Get showtimes

  • nightlife
  • June 24 / Sat

    Club Shelter's 15th Anniversary Dance Party
    DJ Timmy Regisford and DJ-producer Sting International spin danceable beats at this dance party, which has bounced from club to club since 1991.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: $15 suggested donation
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • Mermaid Parade Ball
    After Coney Island's Mermaid Parade, the outrageousness continues with burlesque acts and sideshow entertainers at the official after-party.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: Club Velocity, 3015 Stillwell Avenue, between Surf Ave. and the Bowery.
    • Cost: $10-$50

  • readings
  • June 21 / Wed

    Any One Of Us: Words From Prison
    Girls Behind Bars: Rosie O'Donnell, Phylicia Rashad, and Swoozie Kurtz give voice to female prisoners at this ACLU-backed event.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1941 Broadway, between 65th and 66th Sts.; 212-875-5788
    • Cost: $15

  • sports
  • June 20, 21, 22 / Tue, Wed, Thu

    Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees
    See the minor league version of the Subway Series as these local farm teams for the Mets and the Yankees go head-to-head.
    • Time: 6/20 and 6/22 at 7pm
    • Place: KeySpan Park, 1904 Surf Ave., between W. 17th and W. 19th Sts., Brooklyn; 718-449-8497
    • Cost: $6-$13
    • Time: 6/21 at 7:10pm
    • Place: Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, 75 Richmond Terrace, at Wall St., Staten Island; 718-720-9265
    • Cost: $5-$11

  • June 24 / Sat

    Yankees Old-Timers' Day
    Yogi, Whitey, the Scooter and dozens more Pinstripe greats are welcomed home to the House that Ruth Built for this annual event.
    • Time: Ceremony begins prior to 4:05pm game
    • Place: Yankee Stadium, River Ave. at 161st St.; 718-293-4300
    • Cost: $12-$115

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


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