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Summer Events 2008
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  • FREE ACCESSto all the museums along the mile
  • 23 car-free blocks5th Avenue between 82nd
    105th
  • Live bands
  • Entertainment
  • Art-in-the streetactivities for kids

One day a year, for the past 29 years, nine of
the country's finest museums, all ones that call
Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors
for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a
mile-long block party and visual art celebration.
This traffic-free, music- and art-filled
celebration fills the street and sidewalks of
Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th street, the mile
now officially designated as Museum Mile. Over
50,000 visitors attend the festival
annually. This year's 30th annual festival kicks
off at Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum with
an opening ceremony, at 545pm, on the steps of
its landmark building on Fifth Avenue _at_ 91st
Street. Plus, follow the mile with street
muralist De La Vega grab a piece of chalk and
make your mark!
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2008 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
  • June
  • MON 16
  • Dr. No
  • 500pm The Lawn
  • MON 23
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • 500pm The Lawn
  • MON 30
  • Hud
  • 500pm The Lawn

July MON 7 The Man Who Came to Dinner 500pm
The Lawn MON 14 Fail Safe 500pm The Lawn MON
21 Arsenic and Old Lace 500pm The Lawn MON
28 The Apartment 500pm The Lawn
August MON 4 Lifeboat 500pm The Lawn MON
11 The Candidate 500pm The Lawn MON18 Superman
500pm The Lawn
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Good Morning America Concert Series
  • June
  • FRI 6
  • GMA Concert - Ashanti with special guest
  • 700am900am Upper Terrace
  • FRI 13
  • GMA Concert - Cyndi Lauper
  • 700am900am Upper Terrace
  • FRI 20
  • GMA Concert - Boyz II Men
  • 700am900am Upper Terrace
  • FRI 27
  • GMA Concert - Maroon 5
  • 700am900am Upper Terrace

July FRI 4 GMA Concert - Chaka Kahn 700am900am
Upper Terrace FRI 11 GMA Concert - Artist
TBA 700am900am Upper Terrace FRI 18 GMA
Concert - Miley Cyrus 700am900am Upper
Terrace FRI 25 GMA Concert - Feist 700am900am
Upper Terrace
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Good Morning America Concert Series
August FRI 1 GMA Concert - Cast of Broadway's
Rent 700am900am Upper Terrace FRI 8 GMA
Concert - The Jonas Brothers 700am900am
Upper Terrace FRI15 GMA Concert - Artist
TBA 700am900am Upper Terrace FRI 22 GMA
Concert - Artist TBA 700am900am Upper
Terrace
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Hudson River RocksHot Bands at an Amazing
Waterfront Venue. HUDSON RIVER PARKS PIER
54West 14th Street and the Hudson River -
Meatpacking District600 1000 PM Staged on
the waterfront right next to New York Citys
electrifying Meatpacking District, Hudson River
Parks signature concert series is the place to
be this summer with top level performers and the
surroundings to match!
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Hudson River Rocks
Thursday  July 10th Latin Celebración present by
Bud Light Lime Headliners - Yerba Buena and
Si-Se Back by popular demand both Yerba Buena
and Si-Se return to Pier 54. Known as New Yorks
Latin-Groove Funk Collective Yerba Buena has
received critical acclaim and a Grammy Award
nomination. Together with Si-Ses mix of
electronic,jazz, and Latin grooves both bands
will create a RiverRocks Celebración not to be
missed. Also featured is D.J. Nicodemus.
Thursday July 31st   Old World Celtic meets
Modern Day Punk Rock!!!!!!! Headliner Flogging
Molly With boundless enthusiasm Flogging Molly
brings an infectious energy to its performances
and a supreme devotion to their fans. Flogging
Molly is joined by opener Brooklyns ODeath.
Thursday August 14th        Indie Delivers!
Headliner Blonde Redhead New Yorks own
Blonde Redhead returns to its roots! Emerging
from the underground music scene, Blond Redhead
has established itself as a force in indie
rock. Front woman Kazu Makinos voice both stands
out and blends melodically with the guitar and
drums of Amedeo and Simone Pace giving rise to a
distinctive and incredible sound.
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MoonDanceDance the Night Away Under the
Stars HUDSON RIVER PARKS PIER 54West 14th
Street and the Hudson River Meatpacking
District Sundays 630 1000 PM Dance the
night away under the stars with music from New
Yorks hottest dance bands on Sunday evenings on
Hudson River Parks Pier 54 no experience
necessary. Featured styles include swing, tango
and salsa. Free dance lessons begin at 630pm
courtesy of Dance Manhattan. Live bands go on at
7pm! July 13th David Berger and the Sultans of
Swing (Swing)July 20th Los Hermanos Colon
(Salsa)July 27th Eternal Tango (Tango)August
3rd Nu Guajiro (Salsa)August 10th George Gees
Jump, Jivin Wailers (Swing)
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RiverFlicks for Adults Theme Summer of
Music Set yourself-up to humming catchy tunes
all summer long with Hudson River Parks
RiverFlicks Summer of Music. This all star
line-up of movies satisfies all your music needs
including fake heavy metal wannabes, Broadway
hits and classic music themed movies from the
70s and 80s.
Hudson River Parks Pier 54 West 14th Street
and the Hudson River Meatpacking
District Wednesdays, Movies begin at dusk
(generally around 830pm.) July 9th August
20th  Movies are rated PG, PG-13 and R
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July 9th      La Bamba Ritchie Valens was
awesome and this movie proves it! Rated PG-13
                        July 16th     Almost
Famous Cameron Crow brings you into the world
of 1970s rockers and the writers that covered
them. Still Water runs deep! This movie is
presented by Nike Running. Rated R July 23rd
     Purple Rain Purify yourself in the waters
of Lake Minnetonka. Purple Rain, Purple Rain!
need we say more? Rated R                       
            July 30th       Dream Girls They
are your Dream Girls and they have two Oscars
Rated PG-13            August 6th         
Saturday Night Fever Tight polyester pants, a
wacky lit up dance floor and 1970s Bay Ridge,
Brooklyn What more could you ask for?
Rated RAugust 13th        Rock Star Who would
have thought that being a heavy metal wannabe
groupie pseudo singer guy could turn into a job
and net you Jennifer Anniston as a girlfriend?
Rated R August 20th        The Blues Brothers
Jake and Elwood Blues are on a mission from God
and are being helped by Aretha Franklin, James
Brown and Ray Charles toname a few. Rated R
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RiverFlicks for Kids Theme Big AdventuresLife
is an adventure enjoy it along with the
characters from these movies that are fun for the
whole family. Series features family oriented
movies suitable for all ages. Hudson River Parks
Pier 46 Charles Street (just north of
Christopher Street) and the Hudson River
Greenwich Village, Fridays, Movies begin at
dusk (generally around 830pm.) July 11th
August 22nd  Movies rated G and PG
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July 11th     The Wizard of OZ Join Dorothy
and friends in this all time classic adventure
while trying to explain what black and white film
is to your perplexed children. Rated G July
18th      Bee Movie King of observational
humor, Jerry Seinfeld, takes on the role of a Bee
in this love story. Rated PG July 25th     
E.T. The Extraterrestrial Learn what it was
like to phone home when cell phones were the size
of briefcases and product placement was something
new. Rated PG August 1st  The Iron Giant
Set in the 1950s, a boy named Hogarth meets a
super cool giant alien robot that likes to eat
cars. Fortunately, gas was only 20 cents a gallon
back then. Rated PG August 8th The Goonies
Pirates, skeletons, caves and hidden treasure
everything for the makings of a fantastic
adventure.Rated PG August 15th   5th Annual
Showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
1971 Original Version (Guaranteed
Non-Creepy)Rated G August 22nd  Shrek The
first and arguably the best in the Shrek
Trilogy.Rated PG
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WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 50TH
SEASON WITH FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS The
Washington Square Music Festival, under the
auspices of the Washington Square Association,
Inc., presents its 50th season of free concerts
June and July in the Square. Cellist Lutz Rath
is Music Director of this annual series, which
was founded by famed violinist Alexander
Schneider, member of the Budapest String
Quartet.Concerts take place in the southeast
quadrant of the park, near the statue of
Garibaldi.  Seating is first-come, first-served. 
Rainspace for the July concerts is New York
Universitys Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th
Street.  Public information number is
212-2523621. Programs are subject to
change       The Washington Square Music
Festival was founded in 1953 by violinist
Alexander Schneider and the Washington Square
Association. It is the second oldest free
outdoor summer classical music series in New
York. The diverse and adventurous programs
feature examples from the 18th, 19th and 20th
centuries, contemporary works for chamber
orchestra, classic jazz and salsa. Peggy
Friedman is Executive Director Jean Lyman Goetz
is Festival Manager and Suzette Jacobs is
Associate Music Director
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WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL
  • Saturday, June 21, 5 pm -- A Salute to Folk
    Concerts in the Square with Make Music New York
    Rainspace Judson Church, 229 Thompson Street
  • Tuesday, July 8, 8 pm -- Festival Ensemble,
    Gerald Ranck, harpsichord soloist
  • Johann Sebastian Bach  Concerto for
    harpsichord and strings in D major Tigran
    Mansurian The Orator for harpsichord, flute,
    violin and bass
  • Joseph Lanner Die Mozartisten Walzer
  • Jan Zelenka Sonata for 2 oboes and strings
    in F major
  • Manuel de Falla Concerto for
    harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, cello

  • Tuesday, July 15, 8 pm -- Festival
    Ensemble Lutz Rath, cello soloist  Jules
    Massenet Meditation for solo cello, harp and
    orchestra Georg Christoph Wagenseil Concerto
    for harp, 2 violins and cello
  • Works for soprano and chamber ensemble
  • Tuesday, July 22, 8 pm -- Festival Ensemble,
    David Oei piano soloist Ernö Dohnányi Sextet
    in C for piano, strings and winds, op. 37
  • Eric Satie Sports et Divertissements
    for winds and narrator Lou Harrison Double
    Concerto for violin, cello and gamelan orchestra
    with
  • Gamelan Son of Lion
  • Tuesday, July 29, 8 pm Charles Mingus Orchestra
    performing Music by the Master
  • Original compositions by the late,
    great, Charles Mingus

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Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
Admission to the New York Philharmonic Concerts
in the Parks presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer
is FREE and no ticket is required. Followed by
Fireworks. Concerts held at The Great Lawn,
Central Park, Manhattan.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 8 PM Bramwell Tovey,
Conductor Shostakovich Festive Overture
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, Italian
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Sousa Selected
Marches
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 8 PM Alan Gilbert,
Conductor Lang Lang, Piano Tchaikovsky Piano
Concerto No. 1 Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Sibelius Finlandia
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Shakespeare in the Park
HAMLETBy WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREDirected by OSKAR
EUSTISMay 27 - June 29Added perf June 16 and
June 23No perf June 18 and June 24Perf on June
19 starts at 830PMLimited ticket distribution
on June 4, June 23,No distribution/Stand-by
line only on June 17
Pick up your FREE tickets to Shakespeare in the
Park on the day of the performance beginning at
1PM at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The
closest entrances to the Delacorte are at 81st
Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and
Fifth Avenue. There is a limit of 2 tickets per
person.  
HAIR THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICALBook
and lyrics by GEROME RAGNI JAMES RADOMusic by
GALT MACDERMOTDirected by DIANE PAULUSJuly 22
- August 17No distribution/Stand-by line only
on  August 7Limited ticket distribution on
July 30,  August 8, August 12
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Check the website for more information
http//www.riversideparkfund.org/calendar/
Riverside Park Summer Events
Shakespeare in the Park Much Ado
About Nothing North Patio of Soldiers' Sailors'
Monument Much Ado About Nothing was written
sometime between 1598 and 1599, and is the first
of three comedies, that represent Shakespeares
comic genius at its height. Is Heros reputation
lost forever? Will Beatrice and Benedick finally
admit their love to each other? Will justice be
served? Join Hudson Warehouse in Riverside Park
for their production of this classic Shakespeare
comedy
Pilates - Mat Class The Plaza at 66th Street This
total body workout is a great way to develop
superior core muscle power and tone, all with a
beautiful view of the Hudson! Please wear loose,
comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
Riverside Park South is located on the Hudson
River between 62nd and 72nd Streets. This event
is FREE. Weather Permitting.
Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun The Plaza at
66th Street End your day with relaxing Hatha Yoga
in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all
fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable
clothing and bring your own mat. Riverside Park
South is located on the Hudson River between 62nd
and 72nd Streets. This event is FREE. Weather
Permitting.
Let's Dance! 70th Street Pier Plaza Learn to
dance like a pro at these salsa, swing and hustle
lessons and group dances led by top instructors
from Soho Dance Studio. Riverside Park South is
located on the Hudson River between 62nd and 72nd
Streets. This event is FREE. Weather Permitting.
Kayaking on the Hudson 72nd Street at the Hudson
River Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute
instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson
River first hand. Participants are required to
wear a bathing suit, or shorts and a t-shirt, and
you must know how to swim. Downtown Boathouse
volunteers will supply life jackets, kayaks,
paddles, and some tips on paddling. Weather
permitting only. For daily weather status (646)
613-0740.
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Harlem Meer Performance Festival
The Harlem Meer Performance Festival returns to
the lakefront plaza at the Charles A Dana
Discovery Center in Central Park for another
season of sumptuous Sunday music performances.
Adults and children of all ages can enjoy modern
dance and the sounds of blues, jazz, Latin and
gospel music during the waterfront performances,
which take place every Sunday afternoon (except
10 June) throughout the summer, between Memorial
Day and Labor Day. Performances highlight the
rich culture and history of the communities
surrounding Central Park and are all free.
Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and
picnics so they can relax and enjoy the day.
Admission Free Hours 4pm-6pm27 May - 30 Sep
2007 Sun only Address Charles A. Dana
Discovery Center, Central Park, At 110th St and
Lenox Ave 10026New York City, USA
Schedule May 27 Sadiki Conde (African)June 3
Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch (Jazz)June 17 Los
Soneros de Oriente (Cuban Son)June 24 Harlem
Blues Jazz Band (Blues Jazz)July 1 James
Carter Quartet (Jazz)July 8 McCollough's Sons
of Thunder (Gospel)July 15 Max Pollak
Rumbatap (Afro-Cuban)July 22 Casym Steel
Orchestra (Calypso)July 29 Pablo Mayor -
Folklore Urbano (Modern Colombian)August 5
Howard Johnson Gravity (Jazz)August 12 David
Oquendo Havana Tres (Cuban)August 19 Roberta
Piket Trio (Jazz)August 26 New Amsterdam
Musical Association (Jazz)September 2 Jimmy
Delgado's Salsa con Dulzura Orchestra
(Salsa)September 9 I.S. 143 Performance
Ensemble (Salsa)September 16 Conservatory
Garden Anniversary CelebrationSeptember 23 Bob
Cunningham's Quartet (Jazz)September 30 One
Voice (Gospel)
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NBC Concert Series
Friday May 23 - Alanis Morissette Monday May 26 -
B-52s Friday May 30 - Donna Summer Friday June 6
Chris Brown Tuesday June 10- Adele Friday June
13 Kenney Chesney Tuesday June 17 Clique
Girls Friday June 20 Rihanna Tuesday June 2
Alejandro Escavedo Friday June 27
Coldplay Friday July 4 Ashlee Simpson Friday
July 11 Rascal Flatts Friday July 18 Natasha
Bedingfield Friday July 25 Miley Cirus Friday
August 1 Sheryl Crow Friday August 29 - Paula
Abdul
All Concerts begin at 700 a.m. in Rockefeller
Plaza
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Admission to all free performances is on a
first-come, first-served basis, no tickets
required. Gates for all free programs open 60
minutes prior to performances. At Benefit
concerts, gates open 90 minutes prior to listed
starting times.
Central Park SummerStage is located at Rumsey
Playfield in Central Park. Enter the park at 69th
Street and 5th Avenue on the east side or at 72nd
Street and Central Park West on the west side.
To find out about upcoming performances go to
http//www.summerstage.org
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Naumburg Orchestral Concerts
The Naumburg Bandshell is located on the Concert
Ground in Central Park south of the 72nd Street
cross-drive. The concerts are all on Tuesday
evenings at 730 PM. Admission is free. There are
NO rain dates.
Tuesday, June 24 Brooklyn Philharmonic George
Garrett Keast, conductor Tim Fain, violin
Tuesday, July 8 Jupiter Symphony Chamber
Players Ani Aznavoorian, Cello Heinrich Hofmann
- Serenade Max Bruch - Octet Joseph Haydn -
Cello Concerto Ani Aznavoorian, soloist
Wednesday, August 5 Naumburg Orchestra - Maxim
Eshkenazy, Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni -
conductor Ashu, Saxophone Bartok - Rumanian
Folk Dances Dvorak - Serenade Op.22 Ibert -
Concertino da Camera Piazzolla (arr.Ashu) - Two
Tangos Tanti Anni Prima Liber Tango
Demersseman (orch.Ashu) - Fantaisie sur un theme
original
Wednesday, July 22 Sandra Rivera - Flamenco
Sandra Rivera and Flamenco San Juan will perform
traditional flamenco songs and dances including
Caña, Alegrias, Fandangos and Sevillanas.
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Piano in the Park
Daily, 1200pm 200pm Bryant Park at the
Fountain terrace
Some of the best pianists from all over New York
come to Bryant Park to play on the Piano in the
Park. Tap your toes to the music of Scott Joplin,
the Gershwins, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller,
Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, and more every
weekday. The custom-made piano and series has
been created by Bryant Park in partnership with
Local 802 of the American Federation of
Musicians, the Music Performance Fund, and Sam
Ash Music Stores.
http//www.bryantpark.org/calendar/piano.php
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