Our good friends at the Carmichael Gallery are pleased to present a showcase of new canvases, site-specific gallery installation and outdoor mural project by Polish artist M-City. There will be an opening reception for the exhibition on Saturday, July 10 from 7 to 9pm with the artist in attendance. The exhibition will run through August 7, 2010.
If you’re looking for a good way to spend some time at the beach and check out some awesome free bands, head on over to The Siren Music Festival at Coney Island on July 17th. This year, the all day event will feature fourteen bands including Matt & Kim, Surfer Blood, and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists.
Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City’s longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979 as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn! has been an anchor in the park’s revitalization and has become one of the city’s foremost summer cultural attractions. Over its history, Celebrate Brooklyn! has presented over 1,700 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough’s diversity, ranging from internationally acclaimed performers to emerging, cutting-edge artists. All Celebrate Brooklyn! performances are free! The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer. Celebrate Brooklyn! has a well developed membership program with over 500 seasonal members. Benefits of membership include express entry, reserved seating, pre-concert receptions and more.
On July 1, as part of their Centennial Celebration, The Brooklyn Heights Association will collaborate with ISSUE Project Room for a special outdoor performance, “I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn”. This free event will channel the psychedelic spirit of poet, journalist, humanist and Brooklynite, Walt Whitman, set against the stunning waterfront backdrop on the Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park.
To me, there are few better ways to spend time than going to the movies. To make things more exciting, HBO and Bryant Park are hosting a summer-long free movie series, every Monday until August 23rd. They have a great set of movies lined up for the summer, with classics from Goldfinger to 12 Angry Men. So grab your friends and head over to Bryant Park on Monday nights this summer!
Live at the Gantries is a series of free, outdoor performances featuring some of the borough’s most celebrated entertainers, from site specific modern dance to Afro-Peruvian pop, from traditional Chinese theater to anarchic street brass marchers, there is something for people of all ages.
In the midst of the 2010 World Cup, Puma City is hosting a series of free, outdoor soccer games in their pop-up soccer city located at South Street Seaport. The games are split up into 20-minute increments every day between 2pm-3pm and 6pm-7pm, so bring your friends and head on down to Puma City for a little game of soccer!