Things To Do This Weekend In New York City & Roosevelt Island- Philharmonic in Park, Bruce Cruise, City Of Water Day & Nations Beat Brazil Dance
Looking for fun or interesting things to do on Roosevelt Island or in some other part of New York City this weekend? Here are some ideas:
Later tonight, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing on Central Park's Great Lawn starting at 8 PM followed by fireworks. You can't beat that unless you would rather be Rockin The River and cruising New York City's waterfront with:
Bruce in the USA:On Saturday, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) Presents City of Water Day at Governors Island:
Tribute to Bruce Springsteen
Friday, July 17th @ 8 pm
Bruce in the USA is much more than just another Bruce Springsteen tribute. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen show led by Matt Ryan's jaw-dropping portrayal of the Boss.
A FREE day of entertainment, education & adventure for the whole family celebrating the potential of our waterfront!Roosevelt Live will also be presenting Dance Live Brazil: Nation's Beat, on Roosevelt Island's Riverwalk Commons starting at 4 PM:
On July 18th thousands from the Tri-State region will float, ferry, paddle, row, splash, canoe, and kayak their way to beautiful Governors Island for the 2nd Annual City of Water Day Festival.
From the upper Hudson to Raritan Bay, we are a City of Water—yet too many of us are cut off from this tremendous resource. Help us revitalize the waterfront with a festival for the entire family.
At the heart of Nation Beat's Legends of the Preacher lies a totally original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Appalachian-inspired bluegrass music, funk, rock, and country-blues. Their explosive live show -- which is frequently known to burst into crowd-wide Carnaval-style drumming and singing -- is attracting music fans from a wide demographic: bluegrass and country music fans, Brazilian music lovers, outdoor festival-goers, and pretty much anyone who loves to dance and loves great music.On Sunday, the Spare Times For Children suggests a visit the the Children's Museum of Manhattan for:
AMUSEMENT PARK SCIENCE’ (Friday through Sunday, and Tuesday through Thursday) Most children probably don’t contemplate Newton’s laws of motion while riding a roller coaster — experience them, yes, but not reflect on them. While this new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan captures some of the fun of carnival rides, it also highlights the physics that make them possible....The Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series continues on Sunday evening with the showing of 50 First Dates at Firefighters Field.
Also on Roosevelt Island this weekend, in addition to the Dance Live Brazil featuring Nations Beat from Roosevelt Live on Saturday, the Farmers Market is open as usual as is Gallery RIVAA, the Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association which is exhibiting the show titled Holocaust - Never Forget, Never Again.
Another suggestion - RIOC has produced a great self guided tour map (PDF File) of Roosevelt Island for any visitor or resident looking to stroll the Island and learn something more about it. There will also be Light Jazz performed outside of The Trellis restaurant on Friday and Saturday evening, weather permitting.
The MTA is reporting no Roosevelt Island F Train subway advisories this weekend and neither is RIOC with Tram advisories.
Check out some other ideas on what to do in New York City this weekend from the NY Times Urban Eye and Spare Times, Free NYC, NY Post Weekend Calendar and Newyorkology.
Have a good weekend everybody!