THIS WEEK’S TOP EVENTS | 6/18 – 6/25 | NEW YORK
Rad Upcoming NY Events
eighth blackbird with Special Guest Will Oldham / Bill Frisell & Sam Amidon
THU. 06/18 | 7:30PM @ PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL
EIGHTH BLACKBIRD is an impeccable sextet that team up with revered singer-songwriter WILL OLDHAM. This set will include Frederic Rzewski’s powerful spoken word piece “Coming Together,” as well as arrangements of Oldham’s songs.
FRI. 06/19 | 8:00PM @ BEARSVILLE THEATER
Beirut is the only band I still follow to see if they’re touring, the only band that can pull me out of the depths of my couch to see perform live, the only heart-throb posters on my wall. And after a two-year “bottom out,” Zach Condon is emotionally and physically well enough to set out on tour.
Jungle / Ibeyi
SAT. 06/20 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM @ CENTRAL PARK
Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are the daughters of the late Cuban percussionist Anga Diaz. Naomi plays percussive instruments, the Cajon and the Batas, while Lisa plays piano. Together the twins have learned the songs of their father’s culture, Yoruba.
Make Music New York LES Exclusive
SUN. 06/21 | 8:00AM – 6:00PM @ ALDO’S PIZZERIA
Open air event taking place in the Lower East Side near the corner of Delancey St. & Columbia St. Hosted by G-Immortal Brandz’ Patrick “2Geez” Johnson with writer lounge exclusives: streaming live to FATT TRAXX RADIO hosted by RomeE & DJ Steve-o and a Bar-B-Que in the park hosted by K. LaRue of Pot La Rue’s Gourmet Chocolate Barbeque Sauce.
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Ghostbusters
MON. 06/22 | 7:00PM @ BRYANT PARK
Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.
The lawn opens at 5:00PM for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset, between 8-9.
River to River Festival: Olga Bell, Krai
TUE. 06/23 | 8:30PM @ SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
Krai is an audio-visual performance concerned with the rest of the Russian map: the wilderness, the towns, the inhabitants and their stories. From the Cossack melodies of Krasnodar Krai in the West to the Chukchi drumming of Kamchatka Krai in the Russian Far East, Krai is a forty-minute journey across the Eurasian landmass.
Judy Torres / Tony Touch
WED. 06/24 | 7:00PM @ CROTONA PARK
The former 80’s B-Boy Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. An icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre, Tony Touch is a true innovator who has revolutionized the DJ game time and again.
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