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The Ultimate Summer Calendar

2006 Summer Guide: Week of July 24-July 30

Week of July 24-July 30

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  • classical
  • July 25 / Tue

    The Naumburg Orchestra
    Sarah Iannides conducts a program of Stravinsky, Mozart, and Beethoven, with Scott Hartman as trombone soloist.
    • Time: 7:30pm
    • Place: Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, between 70th and 71st Sts.; 212-310-6600
    • Cost: Free

  • July 25 / Tue

    Washington Square Chamber Ensemble
    An all-Mozart performance with the exception of the New York premiere of Sir George Martin's Three American Sketches.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Washington Square Park, Fifth Ave. at Waverly Pl.; 212-252-3621
    • Cost: Free

  • concerts
  • July 24, 25, 26 / Mon, Tue, Wed

    Melissa Etheridge
    The commanding, husky-voiced singer, and one of the most popular recording artists of the nineties, plays a rare New York show.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Place: Madison Square Garden, 4 Penn Plz., between 31st and 33rd Sts.; 212-465-6741
    • Cost: $39.50-$104.50


  • July 26 / Wed

    Fiona Apple, Damien Rice with David Garza
    The darling of the music-critic set plays a piano-driven concert with fellow singer-songwriter Damien Rice.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: $50
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • July 27 / Thu

    The Hold Steady
    The hard-rocking Brooklyn foursome brings its quirky signature sound to downtown Manhattan.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Castle Clinton, 26 Wall St., near Nassau St.; 212-835-2789
    • Cost: Free

  • The Spinners
    Enjoy soul in the sun with seventies funksters the Spinners, at Metrotech as part of the bam Rhythm & Blues Festival.
    • Time: noon
    • Place: 30 Lafayette Ave., between Ashland Pl. and St. Felix St.; 718-636-4100
    • Cost: Free

  • July 28 / Fri

    Leela James
    After opening for the likes of Macy Gray and the Black Eyed Peas, the mistress of funk seizes headliner status with BFE Sound System (a.k.a. the Brooklyn Funk Essentials).
    • 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 29 / Sat

    Bloc Party
    The wildly-popular British dance punkers play an unusual outdoor show in Greenpoint's abandoned, city-block-sized McCarren Park Pool.
    • Time: 5pm
    • Place: McCarren Park Pool; Lorimer St., between Driggs Ave. and Bayard St; www.blocparty.com
    • Cost: $34

  • Bon Jovi
    Why should you go see Jon Bon Jovi at the Meadowlands? For starters, he’s seen a million faces. And he’s rocked them all.
    • Time: 7pm
    • Place: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
    • Cost: $37.50-$125


  • July 30 / Sun

    Lady Sovereign, Pete Rock, and Jean Grae
    Rap from both sides of the pond benefit from the beats of D.J. Rekha, a regular feature at S.O.B.'s long-standing Basement Bhangra party.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park; enter the park at 69th St. and Fifth Ave.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete SummerStage schedule

  • festivals
  • July 28-30 / Fri-Sun

    Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow
    Over a hundred crews from the U.S. and Canada race fiberglass and teak wood boats—decorated with an ornate dragon’s head prow and gold tail—across Meadow Lake to the beat of their on-board drummers.
    • Time: Times vary
    • Place: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pky., between 73rd Rd. and 74th Ave., Glen Oaks; 718-347-3276
    • Cost: Free

  • July 29 / Sat

    Boricua Festival
    This all-day celebration of Puerto Rican culture features Joe Bataan, Sonora Ponceña, Grupo Latin Vibe, and The Camacho Brothers.
    • Time: 2pm-9pm
    • Place: Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. at Prospect Park West; 718-855-7882
    • Cost: $3 suggested donation
    See complete CelebrateBrooklyn! schedule

  • July 30 / Sun

    Boricua Parade of New York Festival
    Williamsburg's second annual Boricua Parade along Graham Ave. culminates in a street fair with live bands playing reggaeton, bachata, and salsa into the evening.
    • Time: noon
    • Place: Lorimer St. at Montrose Ave.; 718-455-3907
    • Cost: Free

  • Hudson River Blues & Barbecue Festival
    Watermelon Slim works the slide guitar and Mississippi’s Nora Jean Bruso belts the Delta blues at this 7th annual food and music fete along the banks of the Hudson.
    • Time: 2pm
    • Place: Pier 54 at Hudson River Park, West St., at 14th St.; 212-627-2020
    • Cost: Free

  • Queens Jazz Festival
    Jon Faddis and his ensemble headline this outdoor showcase hosted on the Queens College Quad.
    • Time: 3pm
    • Place: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., at the Long Island Expressway, Flushing; 718-997-5593
    • Cost: Free

  • movies
  • July 24 / Mon

    High Noon
    In this landmark Western, a retiring sheriff (Gary Cooper) and his soon-to-be bride (Grace Kelly) are about to leave town when a vengeful outlaw returns.
    • 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 26 / Wed

    Jaws
    The classic seventies shark movie that made everyone think twice about going into the water.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 54, West St. at 14th St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule

  • July 27 / Thu

    Pee Wee's Big Adventure
    The big kid in the bow tie embarks on a cross-country journey to find his missing bike and meets a colorful cast of characters along the way.
    • 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


  • Dracula with Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet
    The Kronos Quartet gives a live performance of the acclaimed minimalist composer's score for the 1931 vampire movie.
    • 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 28 / Fri

    Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
    The first of the screen-adapted series based on J.K. Rowling's worldwide popular fantasy books.
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Place: Pier 46, West St. at Christopher St.
    • Cost: Free
    See complete RiverFlicks schedule


  • Miami Vice
    Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx team up in Michael Mann's remake of the popular eighties cop drama.
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  • Scoop
    Guess who’s back? Woody’s back! Auteur Allen fulfills his one-movie-a-year mandate with Scoop.
    Get showtimes

  • July 29 / Sat

    Plan 9 From Outer Space
    In Ed Wood's low-budget sci-fi thriller, evil aliens invade Earth and resurrect the dead in order to take over the world. A live burlesque show precedes the screening.
    • 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 25 / Tue

    Asssscat 10th Anniversary
    Chortle furiously as Amy Poehler and friends mark the tenth anniversary of the Upright Citizens Brigade with a live performance of Asssscat 3000 at Irving Plaza.
    • Time: 9pm
    • Place: 17 Irving Pl., at 15th St.; 212-777-6800
    • Cost: $15

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


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