Every “Single” Weekend: Things to Do in NYC August 4th- 5th
The first weekend in August includes everything from a Hip Hop Block Party, to a Hong Kong Boat show. This weekend also includes a free concert with the one and only Theophilus London, a comedy show with the best new comics, the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. Also the 5th Annual Summer Streets Event shuts down streets from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park so you could Run, Play, Walk, Bike and more. Check it out!
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Saturday August 4, 2012
What: Run, Play, Walk, and Bike, at the 5th annual Summer Streets event. The streets are closed so you could enjoy a zip line, 20 ft rock climbing wall. Ride your bike and roller blades or rent some. There is also a free helmet giveaway, martial arts classes and more.
Where: From Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park
When: 7am – 1pm Cost: FREE
For more information: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml
What: MoCADA presents SOUL of BK BLOCK PARTY! Produced by Afro Punk, DJs & Performances. Also enjoy food tastings, special store discounts, raffles, art workshops, face painting and more!
Where: Fulton Street Between Lafayette and Carlton Street, Brooklyn
Cost: FREE Admission
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/339831562768525/
What: Check out the Blues guitar driven pop melodies of Amadou & Mariam, the Urban electro pop phenomenon Theophilus London, and the sounds of the “super-nerdy African electronic music/art collective,” Just a Band at Summerstage.
Where: Central Park
When: 3pm- 7pm
For more information: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/amadou-mariam-theophilus-london/
What: Hip Hop Generation Next Block Party. Seven hours of dance, music, and fun activities with a focus on African and Latin influences on Hip Hop. Check out a Mambo dance class, a Salsa set, and dance performances including the Ghanaian Azonto dance group K5.
When: 2pm – 9pm
Where: Simpson Street (between 163rd St. & Barretto St.), the Bronx. Rain location: Casita Maria
For more information: http://www.dancinginthestreets.org/programs-2/hunts-point-the-bronx/
What: The “If You Build It” Comedy show brings you some of the best up and coming comedians who have been featured on MTV, Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, and more.
Where: 153 East 3rd St. New York, NY 10009
For more information:http://east.ucbtheatre.com/shows/view/2835
Sunday August 5, 2012
What: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence. Listen to the killer reggae tunes of Deadly Dragon Sound, DJ Preservation, Dubbel Dutch, and Matt Shadetek. Plus food, courtesy of Nick Hook.
Where: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at 96th Street
For more information: http://meanredproductions.com/6522
What: Mad Decent Block Party features performances from Major Lazer, Erol Alkan, Bonde do Role, and more.
When: 12pm – 10pm
Where: Williamsburg Park
Cost: FREE RSVP Required
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/Maddecentblockparty
What: Listen to Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones discuss their new film Hope Springs
Where: Apple Store, SoHo
For more information: http://www.apple.com/retail/soho/
What: Summerstage presents Bishop Hezekiah Walker, VaShawn Mitchell, and Charles Jenkins performing live!
When: 4pm- 8pm
Where: Central Park
What: The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the first to showcase emerging filmmakers who are Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and/or Brooklyn-centric.
Where: Screenings at St. Francis College. 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn
For tickets and schedules of films: http://www.aobff.org/#!home/mainPage
What: The 21st ANNUAL HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK – “A multi-cultural celebration and sporting event.” This much anticipated world-class, multi cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances and an ethnic food court.
When: 9am to 5pm
Where: Meadows Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens NY
Cost: FREE Admission
For more information: http://www.hkdbf-ny.org/home.php?choice=festival
When I’m in a relationship at some point my weekends became “our” weekends. At some point when that guy decides he wants his weekends back or I’m between relationships my weekends become 48 hours of Netflix and take out on my beloved couch. So a while ago I started a website called Every “Single” Weekend (ESW) to make sure that I spent at least 24 hours (not cumulatively) doing anything other than sitting on my couch. Now I’m making it a section here on Say Waugh?! and I’m sharing some of the events I may be checking out this weekend and every weekend until I choose to be on my couch in a Netflix induced coma because there’s a fine guy to enjoy it with. Even if I do acquire a steady man friend “me time” is mandatory.
Every Friday lookout for a listing of some of the coolest events in NYC including events that keep you fit, fed, fantastically buzzed (shout out to my fellow winos), and fundamentally inspired. I’m a fan of day trips outside of the city, so if I happen to be going away for the weekend I’ll post some cool stuff that’s happening abroad too.