FestivalBuzz Pages

Monday, June 20, 2011

Solstice in Times Square - Yoga on Broadway

There's yoga in a lot of parks this year (Union Square and Riverside Park, for instance), but the big kahuna of outdoor yoga is in Times Square. There are still spots available for the 12:30 PM free yoga class. Yoga-themed musical acts will entertain those who aren't into public displays of yoga.

When: June 21, 2011
Where: Times Square
Website: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice.html

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Come Out And Play

This string of fun  and games, to be played throughout Manhattan, is part flash mob, part cacophony, part giggly childish fun. Part of the River to River Festival, it deserves its own entry.

When: June 19 - July 16, 2011
Where: sites throughout Lower Manhattan

River to River Spreads Through Downtown Manhattan Again

Kicking off Sunday is the 10th annual River to River. Stretching out over a month and hitting venues all over lower Manhattan, this year's festival is pared down from last year but features a maddening breadth of acts, with a little theater, dance, an open artists weekend, and more thrown in.

When: June 19-July 16, 2011
Where: All Over Downtown Manhattan
Website: http://www.rivertorivernyc.com

Friday, June 17, 2011

Queens Art Express

Queens' multi-neighborhood art expo returns for another year. Use the interactive map to highlight venues in specific neighborhoods, then visit galleries, municipal beautification projects, museums and theaters.

When: June 16-21, 2011
Where: 7 neighborhoods throughout Queens
Website: http://www.queensartexpress.com

BAM CInemafest Starts This Weekend

BAM hosts its annual CinemaFest at its historic building near the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn.  25 features curated by the incredibly smart people at BAM, which curate some awesome retrospectives year round.

When: June 16-26, 2011
Where: BAM Rose Cinemas on Fulton St off Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Website: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1193

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Family Arts Festival at Riverside Theatre

Free (but RSVP to make sur you get a seat) and geared for families, the Family Arts Festival makes diversity accessible by presenting an eclectic selection of culturally themed arts & musical acts.

When: June 11-26, 2011 (weekends)
Where: Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave, New York, NY

The 14th Annual Black Box New Play Festival « The Gallery Players

We're in the middle of The Gallery Players Black Box New Play Festival - featuring 2 full length plays and 3 programs of short plays. The Gallery Players was the home to many well known actors - Harvey Fierstein for one - and continues to do 8 productions a year from their 99 seat theater in the Park Slope/Gowanus region of Brooklyn. Easy to reach on the R train from Manhattan, this is an affordable way to see some quality theater.

When: June 4-26, 2011

Where: Gallery Players Theater, 14th Street between 4th & 5th Avenues (Brooklyn)

Website: The 14th Annual Black Box New Play Festival « The Gallery Players

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chelsea Art Festival - Variations on a Theme

Franz Liszt is the theme for this year's Chelsea Music Festival. From Tuesday through Saturday, each night's performance will feature music composed and inspired by Liszt, as well as original compositions from classical and jazz musicians.

When: June 14-18, 2011
Where: Various arts spaces around Chelsea
Website: http://www.chelseamusicfestival.org

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Governor's Ball Music Festival

The Governors Ball Music Festival features headliners Girl Talk, Empire of the Sun and Pretty Lights, as well as many others. Check their website to see interviews with some of the headliners and sample their music.  In addition there will be many activities including beach volleyball and basketball, plus food and craft vendors.

When: June 18
Where: Governors Island
Website: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

Friday, June 10, 2011

SketchFest NYC 2011! June 8th-11th

SketchFest NYC will run from June 8 – 11, 2011 at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.  Troupes come from around the country and range from well-known acts to little-known gems. Be prepared to laugh.
When: June 8-11, 2011
Where: 145 W. 30th Street, 4th Floor | New York City, NY 10001
Website: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/schedule/