2006 Summer Guide: Week of June 5-June 11


June 7 / WedJimmy Delgado
Live salsa from the noted Latin percussionist who’s played with the likes of Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente.
• Time: 7pm
• Place: Battery Park, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Pl. at Broadway; 212-945-0505
• Cost: Free

June 9 / FriSunset on the Hudson
David Ippolito, “That Guitar Man from Central Park,” is now singing his folk tunes in another stretch of greenery.
• Time: 7pm
• Place: Hudson River Park, Pier 45, 10th St. at West Side Hwy.; 212-533-7275
• Cost: Free
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FESTIVALSJune 10 / SatBrooklyn Pride Festival & Parade
During the day, it’s gay-friendly street vendors, live music, and info booths for local organizations like Dyke TV. At night, you won’t find much leather and exposed skin at the low-key evening parade along Park Slope’s Seventh Ave.
• Time: noon; parade begins at 8pm
• Place: Prospect Park West, between 9th and 15th Sts., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-670-3337
• Cost: Free

foodJune 7 / WedTaste of Summer
Jean-Georges Vongerichten hosts the 11th annual benefit for the Central Park Conservancy. Thirty-five chefs from restaurants like Tavern on the Green and Lever House cook up gourmet grub as deep-pocketed guests bid on Knicks tickets, exotic vacations, and designer duds.
• Time: 7pm
• Place: Central Park Bandshell, at 72nd St.; 212-310-6691
• Cost: $350 in advance; $400 at the door

June 10, 11 / Sat, SunBig Apple Barbecue Block Party
Arguably the food event of the summer with award-winning pitmasters from Texas, North Carolina, and Missouri joining local heroes Ken Callaghan (Blue Smoke) and Paul Kirk (RUB BBQ).
• Time: noon-6pm
• Place: Madison Square Park, Madison Ave. at 23rd St.; 212-228-3585
• Cost: $7 per plate of food and side; seminars, $10-$35

moviesJune 6 / TueThe Omen
In John Moore’s take on the 1970s horror classic, Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles realize their five-year-old son is the Antichrist.
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June 9 / FriA Prairie Home Companion
Robert Altman’s latest film, with a star-studded cast that includes Meryl Streep, John C. Reilly, and Lindsay Lohan.
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Pixar’s latest animated feature focuses on a race car (voiced by Owen Wilson) who gives life in the slow lane a try.
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June 10 / SatTroma Night!
Lloyd Kaufman, president of indie film company Troma Studios, gives a crash course on filmmaking, followed by a screening of his B-movie classic, Troma’s War.
• Time: Class: 6:30pm; film: 8:30pm
• Place: Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., between Stillwell Ave. and W. 12th St.; 718-372-5159
• Cost: $5
See complete Coney Island Saturday Night Film Series schedule

sportsJune 5, 6, 7, 8 / Mon, Tue, Wed, ThuNew York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
Johnny D. and A-Rod take on Manny and Ortiz. The Sox don’t return to the Bronx until mid-September when the American League East pennant could be on the line.
• Time: 7:05pm
• Place: Yankee Stadium, 161st St. and River Ave., Bronx; 718-293-6000
• Cost: $12-$115

June 10 / SatBelmont Stakes
Though Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro’s painful loss in the Preakness Stakes means horse racing’s Triple Crown won’t be awarded this year, the third jewel has lost none of its luster.
• Time: 6:35pm
• Place: Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., at Locustwood Blvd., Elmont, N.Y.; 516-488-6000
• Cost: $5-$300

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

2006 Summer Guide: Week of June 5-June 11