Friday, May 21, 2010

A New York Event

Hey again bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And this blog seems as if it wants to turn into an events blog lately with all of these events it finds posted on it. I know it has been an event blog lately because I have posted a lot of events on this blog the past week or so. And so this following is yet another one of those weekly Jeff Stark Nonsense NYC list emails that I have somehow subscribed to and find myself receiving in that email inbox each week with a list of those cool, hip and seemingly underground parties and happenings in the area of New York City:

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3rd Ward's Annual Birthday Barbecue

3rd Ward turns four this May. To celebrate we're flooding our space, inside and out, with live music, cheap barbecue and summer drinks, art, crafts, screen-printing (bring your tees), free workshops, and synchronized biking.

Featuring live music from Pink Noise, Stumblebum Brass Band, Hank and Cupcakes, Naked Hearts, DJ Drew Heffron, and DJ Sirlinda, and a VJ battle from Moviehouse. Also, enjoy bike blended libations from the Band of Bicycles, and more.

Plus, this marks the first anniversary of our Free Bikes program. Local bike organizations will join us with treats, tune-ups and competitions.

195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn
2p; $free
RSVP events

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Hudson River Pageant

An ecological parade and performance art event to restore the Hudson River species and habitats and address climate change in New York City. The Hudson River Pageant is an ecological parade and performance art event featuring a magnificent parade of giant 15-foot puppets, spectacular river species costumes, and 13 site specific performances. Music, dance, performances, songs, and poetry, including an oyster planting, live fish release, river cleansing, and a boat dance , highlight the river, and its' species, habitats, and issues. Performances are presented at the various piers and significant sites along the parade route.

Check website for complete details.

Downtown section of the Hudson River Park between the World Financial Center and Gansevoort, Manhattan
1-5p; $free

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Welling Court Mural Project

The community is hosting an authentic NYC street party for the event. If you plan on joining the celebration, come on down with your favorite food, beverage, or street party fixings to share.

Welling Court Artists include: Alice Mizrachi, Beast, Chris Mendoza, Chris Stain, Celso, Cern, Cey Adams, CR, Cycle, Dan Witz, Darkclouds, Daryll Peirce, Don Leicht, Ellis G, Free5, Gaia, Garrison and Alison Buxton, Greg Lamarche, JMR, John Fekner, Lady Pink, Leon Reid, Matt Siren, M-City, Michael De Feo, Mr. Kiji, Pablo Power, Peripheral Media Projects, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Remi/Rough, Ron English, Royce Bannon, Sofia Maldonado, Stormie Mills, Sweet Toof, Swoon, TooFly, Tristan Eaton, and Veng RWK.

The project represents a great pairing of individuals and groups interested in making their communities and the world a more engaged and creative place. Members of the Welling Court neighborhood in Queens wanted to beautify their neighborhood walls and enliven their surroundings and Brooklyn's Ad Hoc Art, an arts organization known for supporting and expanding the accessibility of street art to the masses in NYC and throughout the world, was an perfect fit.

Ad Hoc's vision was to showcase the diverse and rich history of artists driven by their passion for expression and dreams for a better world. The project's roster represents over 50 years of the expansive and diverse history of street art, bringing together artists whose productivity spans from pre/graffiti legends to the latest movers and shakers. While a strong New York City contingency represents the city's legacy as a bubbling brew of public expression, international players reflect the global impact of the movement that burst from the Big Apple.

The project begins at the intersection of Welling Court, 30th Avenue and 12th Street and extends north along 30th Avenue and then east along Main Avenue, across the street from the Two Coves Community Garden. The street of Welling Court is a beautiful reminder to the rich diversity that exists within New York City. The block is a melting pot representing people of African American, Greek, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Mexican, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Indian, and Italian origin, to name a few.

Welling Court Mural Project
11-98 Welling Court, Queens
N,W trains to 30th Avenue station and walk 10 blocks
4-10p; $free

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New York City's Annual Dance Parade

Dance down Broadway with 6478 Dancers, 164 Dance Organizations, 65 Unique Styles. This Saturday, May 22, 2010 thousands dancers will converge on the streets of New York City showcasing 65 forms of dance in a free outdoor dance parade and festival.

We will boogie our way down Broadway, hula, swing and Irish step our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wiggling as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. At DanceFest we will come together and celebrate watching free dance performances, be able to take free dance lessons and enjoy a Dance Party.

Our mission is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunity to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of dance.

Followed by Dance Fest in Tompkins Square Park and a variety of after-parties.

Parade starts at 21st Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan
1p; $free

And the list goes on and on.....
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