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MetFridays—English Renaissance Consort Songs

Friday, July 28, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
The Cloisters (99 Margaret Corbin Drive)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25/adults, free/kids under 12)

Soprano Ruth Cunningham and cellist James Waldo perform English Renaissance consort songs by Dowland and others in a magical medieval hall.

Heidi Latsky: ON DISPLAY

Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art (99 Gansevoort Street)

On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Whitney and the High Line celebrate access and inclusion for all with a performance of ON DISPLAY by Heidi Latsky Dance, which incorporates dancers with and without disabilities. Walk through a human sculpture court on the Museum’s outdoor galleries and across the way on the High Line.

Loiza Fest

Friday, July 28, 11:00 am–8:00 pm
Loiza Street Festival (East 109th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Festival Santiago Apóstol De Loiza En El Barrio celebrates the African influence of Loiza, Puerto Rico in New York City’s East Harlem neighborhood. The community pay homage to the traditions of the homeland left behind with traditional food and craft vendors, live performances of Bomba, Plena + Salsa, a host of kids activities and other surprises. Create child-friendly arts and crafts and listen and dance to live beats with an alcapurria or a bacalaito in hand.

Also on Sunday.

Amplified Sundays

Friday, July 28, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Pier I (Riverside & 70th Street)

Listen to danceable live music accompanied by sunsets over the Hudson River.

MetFridays: Beyond Boundaries

Friday, July 28, 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free with museum admission (Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under)

The Met hosts art making, artist talks, and discussions that explore symbolism, language, and other ways to build understanding between artists and appreciators. Explore the overlaps between the drawn image and the written word in the Ancient Near Eastern Art galleries during drop-in drawing. Follow your nose and discover works of art in new ways. Choose a favorite fragrance and use it to guide your search through the galleries.

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limon Dance accompanied by live drumming.

Madeline: Storytime and Crafts

Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Strand (12th Street & Broadway)

Enjoy a storytime and craft with beloved Parisian orphan Madeline.

Also on Sunday.

Kids Rock! Family Day at Rockefeller Plaza

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Rockefeller Center (45 Rockefeller Plaza)

Enjoy a variety of activities including face painting, giant foosball and Connect 4® games, a popsicle stand, mini LEGO® build stations, a photo booth, and live music throughout the iconic Rockefeller Plaza.

Make It Rooted!

Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
High Line 14th Street Passage (Tenth Avenue & West 14th Street)

Explore different traditions and ecosystems, the roots of local communities, through dance, art, music, and storytelling. Presented by the High Line in collaboration with Abya Yala Arte y Cultura; portions of this program will be in English and Spanish. Part of a monthly series.

The Great Pie Robbery ... Or, We Really Knead the Dough

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
The Elektra Theatre (300 West 43rd Street off 8th Avenue)

Crusted Custard! The pies are missin’! In Skunk Valley, Ma and Pa Baker’s livelihood is threatened when the evil Vincent Von Villenueva plots to take over the town starting with their pie shop. This spoof of turn-of-the-century melodramas—complete with a dashing hero, a mustache-twirling villain and a slew of wacky characters-encourages audience members to get involved in the action by cheering or booing the characters during entrances and exits, while a live piano emphasizes all the dramatic moments.

Also at 3 pm.

Bryant Park Reading Room Kids: Happy Hooping with Amy Rogers

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Try Happy Hooping with Amy Rogers, Hula Hoop Mover & Shaker, followed by a 1 pm storytime with Cali Co Cat and her carousel pals. Be sure to catch a spin on the charming Le Carrousel ($3).

Colonial Ice Cream Family Day

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace)
Free with museum admission ($5, Free/ages 12 and under)

Learn about the history of ice cream during the 1700’s, and the many different unusual flavors colonists enjoyed. Then make a colonial flavored ice cream, such as lavender, or a classic flavor, like vanilla. Advanced registration recommended. Register by emailing [email protected]

The Dark Crystal

Saturday, July 29, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) )
Free with museum admission ($12/adults, $9/students & seniors, $6/ages 3-12, free/2 and under)

See Jim Henson’s beloved fantasy film on a big screen. On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking. In conjunction with exhibition Jim Henson’s World.

Also Sunday 4:30 pm.

Ragtag Theatre's Cinderella

Saturday, July 29, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
McGinn/Cazale Theatre (WP Theater) (2162 Broadway at 76th Street)

Follow a poor troupe of “Italian” actors as they present a hilarious musical romp through the well-known fairy tale Cinderella, with daffy llamas, roller skating fairy godmothers, selfie taking step sisters, Carol Channing, and furry kicks standing in for the traditional glass slippers. Performed in the interactive street theater style known as Commedia dell’arte with larger-than-life characters, colorful song and dance numbers, tons of pop culture references and a great message on self-worth. Fun for all ages.

Sundays through August 27

39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow

Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Parkway)
$10, $5/ages 12 & under

New York City’s oldest and largest powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions and a large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food. A spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds.

Also on Sunday.

Bargemusic Family Concert

Saturday, July 29, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park (334 Furman Street)

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. Includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Graffiti Workshops

Saturday, July 29, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pen + Brush (29 East 22nd Street)

Artist Michela Martello teaches a workshop for age 5 & up on the graffiti alphabet. Artist Josephine Barreiro leads a workshop for ages 9 & up on creating street art through the quiet magic of sticker art; handmade slaps and postals. Both artists currently have murals on view in a space dedicated to showcasing the work of female artists and writers.

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Family Weekend: Double Dutch

Saturday, July 29, 10:30 am–5:00 pm
Lincoln Center (65th Street & Broadway)

Celebrate double dutch and the women of color who’ve contributed to the cultural fabric of NYC through this competitive sport turned art form. Features demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition.

NYC Children's Poetry Festival

Saturday, July 29, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Governors Island (Governors Island)

As part of the New York City Poetry Festival, little poets can share their own original poetry on the kids-only stage, listen to book readings, play writing games, explore a Poetree Forest (a land of balloons that children can write poems on and add illustrations to) and walk through a handmade teepee village.

Also on Sunday.

Riverside Clay Tennis Association Concerts

Saturday, July 29, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Riverside Clay Tennis Association Courts (Riverside Park & West 96th Street)

Enjoy the sunset over the Hudson while listening to a diverse line-up including bluegrass, jazz, samba and a Middle-Eastern band with a belly dancer. Bring a picnic blanket (and a picnic dinner if you wish). If the weather is iffy, call 212-978-0277 to see whether a concert has been postponed.

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