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The Date-Night Dossier


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A summer calendar of free, couple-friendly diversions.

River Readings
Each Books Beneath the Bridge event is curated by a local bookstore—up next is Colum McCann, presented by powerHouse Books, on July 22.
Pier 1, Dumbo; Through August 12, 7 p.m.

Cinema on the Canal
Take in double features in Lavender Lake’s Adirondack-chair-strewn backyard.
383 Carroll St., nr. Nevins St., Gowanus; 347-799-2154. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through October, dusk.

Rollerblading After Dark
Join a pack of in-line skaters and swan through the city until 10 p.m.
Union Square South; Through October, 7:45 p.m.

Salsa at Lincoln Center
Dance to international performers, thanks to Target’s Free Thursdays.
David Rubenstein Atrium, 61 W. 62 St., nr. Broadway; Through August 29, 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks on Coney
Nothing says TGIF like a fireworks show on the beach.
Coney Island Beach; Through August 30, 9:30 p.m.

Walking Through the Streets
The city’s Summer Streets program allows you to roam parts of Manhattan, free of cars, including the Park Avenue Tunnel.
From 72nd St. and Park Ave. to Foley Sq. August 3, 10, and 17, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shakespeare in a Harlem Park
Catch a calypso version of The Taming of the Shrew.
Riverbank State Park Amphitheatre, 679 Riverside Dr., at 145th St.; 212-695-1596. Through August 4, 8 p.m.

Reporting by Alexis Swerdloff and Emily Ferber


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