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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of July 3-July 9

Week of July 3-July 9

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  • art
  • July 6 / Thu

    Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
    The Whitney unearths rarely seen screen tests featuring icons such as Susan Sontag and Taylor Mead as shot by Andy Warhol in the sixties.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: 945 Madison Avenue, at 75th St.; 800-944-8639
    • Cost: $8

  • concerts

  • July 4 / Tue

    Belle and Sebastian
    With their recent album, The Life Pursuit, this Scottish act proved that they're far more than easy-listening pop.
    • Time: 3:30pm
    • Place: Battery Park, Battery Pl. at Broadway; 212-344-3491
    • Cost: Free

  • July 5 / Wed

    Summer Jazz Party
    Groove along with Finnish jazz guitarist Raoul Björkenheim as part of the Scandinavia House’s totally not oxymoronic Jazz House Summer Nights series featuring Nordic musicians.
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Place: 58 Park Ave., between 37th and 38th Sts.; 212-879-9779
    • Cost: $2-$3

  • July 6 / Thu

    Broken Social Scene
    Toronto's finest play a sure-to-be-packed concert, so get there early.
    • Time: 6pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $30

  • Mates of State
    Synth-pop, chorus-belting lovebirds Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have been dubbed one of the best bands you've never heard.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park; 212-835-2789
    • Cost: Free


  • July 7 / Fri

    Barrington Levy, Patrick Junior
    A must-see for diehard dancehall reggae fans, the king of the genre riffs with Brooklyn's own Patrick Junior.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • July 8 / Sat

    Hakim
    International Arabic music star Hakim incorporates his signature electric guitar and synthesizer into the music of Egypt's working class.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule


  • Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely
    A favorite of Elvis Costello, the singer-songwriter gets a harmonic boost when mom (and Sweet Honey in the Rock matriarch) Dr. Bernice Johnston Reagon joins in.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule


  • July 9 / Sun

    Ralph's World, Ezra Jack Keats reading with Rita Houston
    Kids rocker Ralph Covert plays indie rock for tots; WFUV personality Rita Houston reads stories by Caldecott Medal winner Ezra Jack Keats.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • dance
  • July 7 / Fri

    Noche Flamenca, Roxanne Butterfly's Worldbeats
    This critically acclaimed Spanish flamenco dance troupe performs alongside a teacher of Savion Glover.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • festivals
  • July 4 / Tue

    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
    It's just not the Fourth without it. More than 35,000 dazzling explosions light up the sky while millions of New Yorkers catch the show from rooftops, in parks, along the river, at the Promenade, on boats, and on NBC.
    • Time: 9pm
    • Place: East River
    • Cost: Free

  • movies
  • July 3 / Mon

    M*A*S*H
    Robert Altman's comedy about a team of medics (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, and Robert Duvall) who use humor to get through the Korean War.
    • Time: Lawn opens at 5pm; film begins at sunset
    • Place: Bryant Park, 42nd St. at Sixth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Bryant Park schedule

  • July 5 / Wed

    Mean Girls
    Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks begins its Wednesday-night "One Mean Summer" series with the Tina Fey teen comedy that catapulted Lindsay Lohan to It-Girl status.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • July 6 / Thu

    The Wizard of Oz
    This year, the theme for Movies with a View is "Movies in Motion"; to start it off, Judy Garland gets swept away by a tornado.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, 26 New Dock St., at Water St.; 718-858-4708
    • Cost: Free
    See complete Movies with a View schedule


  • July 7 / Fri

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley all return for the continuing adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow.
    Get showtimes

  • A Scanner Darkly
    Based on Philip K. Dick's futuristic novel of paranoia, Richard Linklater's latest film (starring Keanu Reeves) is overlaid with animation a la Waking Life.
    Get showtimes

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    RiverFlicks' familial Friday night series opens with the claymation British hit that won this year's Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 46, West St. at Charles St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • July 8 / Sat

    Taxi Driver
    This 1970s paean to New York's underbelly was a career peak for Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, and screenwriter Paul Schrader.
    • 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
  • July 1 / Sat

    Warm Up
    The 10-year-reunion of Body & Soul reunites Danny Krivit, François K., and Joe Claussell, and marks opening night for P.S. 1's popular summer music series.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave., at Forty-Sixth Ave.; 718-784-2084
    • Cost: $10

  • sports
  • July 4 / Tue

    Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest
    The competitive food-eating world is abuzz about the upcoming showdown between four-time defending champ Takeru Kobayashi and recent American record-breaker Joey Chestnut who downed 50 dogs in 12 minutes.
    • Time: noon
    • Place: Nathan's, 1310 Surf Ave., at Stillwell Ave.; 718-946-2202
    • Cost: Free

  • July 6 / Thu

    New York Liberty vs. Sacramento Monarchs
    Celebrating their 10th season of play, the Liberty take on the defending WNBA champion Sacramento Monarchs.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6073
    • Cost: $10-$229.50

  • theater
  • July 3, 5-9 / Mon, Wed-Sun

    Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth
    Moisés Kaufman (I Am My Own Wife) directs Liev Schreiber in Shakespeare's political thriller. The final performance is Friday.
    • 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, and Kaija Helmetag


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