2004 Belmont Stakes
Saturday, June 5, 12:30 p.m.
Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike,
Elmont, New York
City husbands with a tip on a sure thing no longer have
to play hooky at the track thanks to OTB, but New York's
biggest racing day still packs 'em in their weekend
finest, especially with Kentucky Derby and Preakness
Stakes winner Smarty Jones poised to take the Triple
Museum Mile Festival
Tuesday, June 8, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Fifth Ave. from 82nd to 105th Sts.
Artfully dodge from one knockout museum to the next
at this annual Fifth Avenue festival featuring free
admission to nine institutions spanning 23 gloriously
car-free blocks. The catch: You have but three hours
to do it.
Wednesday, June 16, 8 p.m.
The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South
The sidesplitting storytelling collective, a mix of
talented nobodies and somebodies (and not always of
the literary kind), pull out their mindful microscopes
for "Blinded by Science! Stories of the Ologies."
Brewtopia Craft Beer Festival New York
Saturday, June 19, 12:30 p.m.
and 6 p.m.
Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 W. 18th St.
An icy cold beer on a hot summer's day is one of life's
great pleasures, and at Brewtopia, you can sample more
than 100 microbrews from breweries such as Malt River
and Three Floyds.
Summer Restaurant Week
Monday, June 21 through Friday,
June 25; Monday, June 28 through Friday, July 2
Restaurants to be announced
Check your calendar and pick a date: The city's top
restaurants are serving three-course lunches for $20.12
and three-course dinners for $30.12. Just don't wait
to the last minute to make a reservation. We gave you
'Much Ado About Nothing'
Tuesday, June 22, 8 p.m., through
Delacorte Theater, Central Park
It's time to grab a book and a beach chair and head
tono, not the Hamptons, silly!that ridiculously
long line snaking up Lafayette Street for Shakespeare
in the Park tickets. This Bard go-round's got the usual
list of high-wattage actors, including Kristen Johnston
and Jimmy Smits.
Friday, June 25
Director Michael Moore's award-winning and controversial
new film hits the city courtesy of the Weinsteins
and no thanks to Disney. See it and discuss it over
The Mets Vs. The Yankees
Friday, June 25, 7:05 p.m.; Saturday,
June 26, 1:05 p.m.; Sunday, June 27, 8:05 p.m.
The Red Sox Vs. The Yankees
Tuesday, June 29 through Thursday,
July 1, 7:05 p.m.
Yankee Stadium, 161st St. and River Ave.,
It's a week of showdowns at Yankee Stadium when the
Bronx Bombers battle it out with those other hometown
heroes, the New York Mets, not to mention the team we
love to hate, the Boston Red Sox.
|Sea-Town: The Mermaid Parade.
The Mermaid Parade
Saturday, June 26, 2 p.m.
The Boardwalk, at Astroland, Coney Island, Brooklyn
The city's artists need no good reason to don starfish
pasties and rock lobster outfits, as the annual Mermaid
Parade attests. This year, techno star Moby presides over
the acquatically themed pageantry as King Neptune.
35th Annual Pride March
Sunday, June 27, noon
Fifth Ave. and 52nd St.
It's time to cheer on the queer masses at the annual Pride
March, the spectacular culmination of a month of parties,
parties, and, well, more parties. Its wild diversity and
uninhibited energy will remind you why you live here.
The Yankees Vs. The Mets
Friday, July 2, 7:10 p.m.; Saturday,
July 3, 1:20 p.m.; Sunday, July 4, 1:20 p.m.
Shea Stadium, 123-01
Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, Queens
World Championships can be soyaawwnboring,
as fans of the perennial underdog Mets know. A victory here over the boys from the Bronx would be sweet.
|View Masters: Rooftop Films.
Un-American Film Festival
Sunday, July 4, 8:30 p.m.
River Project, Pier 26, North Moore St. and the Hudson
This independent short-film series (centered around themes
like "Rural Routes" and "High Concept/Low
Budget") screens flicks by the river or on a Brooklyn
rooftop, so you're never wanting for visual stimuli. The
"Un-American" festival features entries examining
America from even further flung localesand points
Tuesday, July 6, 8 p.m., through July
Vivian Beaumont Theater, West 65th St. between Broadway
and Amsterdam Ave.
This year's Lincoln Center Festival program is splashed
with bold-faced names like Elvis Costello and Nathan Lane,
who freely adapts the Aristophanes comedy in The Frogs,
with new songs penned by Stephen Sonheim.
New York Philharmonic
Wednesday, July 14, 8 p.m.
The Great Lawn, Central Park
David Robertson conducts works by Ives and Schuman, Barber,
and John Adams in this starry night of music on the Great
Lawn, in which fireworks compete with the explosive onstage
Siren Music Festival
Saturday, July 17, noon to 8 p.m.
Surf Ave. and 10th St., Coney Island, Brooklyn
The indie rock event of the summer features greasy-haired
guys galore, including the heady discombobulation of talented
locals TV on the Radio, gay-bar-going Electric Six, glammy
rockers the Fever, sad saps Death Cab for Cutie, as well
as And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Mission
of Burma, Blonde Redhead, Har Mar Superstar, and more.
Monday, August 16 and Tuesdsay,
August 17, 2 p.m.
THE LOLLAPALOOZA TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELED. This year's Lollapalooza
lineup is its strongest in years, thanks to a Pixies reunion
(the teenage musical discovery of the naughtsmaking
you and I officially old), not to mention Morrissey, Modest
Mouse, PJ Harvey, Le Tigre, the Flaming Lips, the Von
Bondies, and more.
|Downtown Soldiers: The Howl
Tuesday, August 17 through Tuesday,
The second annual celebration of the East Village avant
garde turns heads with Wigstock, the Charlie Parker Jazz
Festival, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Festival, and a slew
of events in the neighborhood's great free-thinking tradition.
'The Big Sleep'
Monday, August 23, dusk
The Bogie and Bacall noir sizzler wraps up the Bryant
Park film festival, proving there's nothing like rye whiskey
and horse racing to get you in the mood.
Sunday, August 29
Bloomberg's promise that "most people won't even notice
[the RNC is] in town" is probably the only thing guaranteed
to go unnoticed on August 29. Write your lawyer's number
on your arm and bring your ID.
2004 US Open Championships
Monday, August 30 through Sunday,
Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing, Queens
It's time to shlep out to Queens for some hot court
action and $9 lemonades. Or you can always check out
the free qualifying tournament starting August 24.
West Indian Day Parade
Monday, September 6, 11 a.m.
Eastern Pkwy. between Utica Ave. and Grand Army Plz.
Calypso and calaloo come to the Eastern Parkway compliments
of this massive carnival celebrating Caribbean culture.