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Monday, May 28, 2012

2012 World Science Festival

 Now in its fifth year, the 2012 Festival brings together many of the world's leading scientific minds with renowned artists and influential thinkers for a five-day celebration that, through discourse and debate, conversation and performance, allows everyone—kids and adults, novice and enthusiast—to experience science in a unique and thrilling way.

Saturday's free event is Innovation Square. It’s an afternoon of demos, challenges, and interactive activities, suitable for tech enthusiasts of all ages.

Sunday's free event is the Street Fair in Washington Square. Interactive exhibits, experiments, games and shows. Also free is a presentation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding particle physics and their use to authenticate masterpieces of previous centuries. 

When: May 30 to June 3
Where:  Venues throughout New York; Innovation Square at MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Website: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New York Indian Film Festival

The festival highlights films from all over the world based on cultural Indian themes. Directors hail from all over the world - New York, Vancouver, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and more. Many films have been selections to other prominent film festivals such as SXSW and Montreal, as well as the Oscar Winning short documentary film Saving Face. Find a window into contemporary Indian culture as it is experienced and disseminated around the world.

When: May 23-27, 2012
Where: Paris Theatre: 4 West 58th St, NYC (between 5th & 6th Ave).
Tribeca Cinema Theatre: 54 Varick St, NYC (at Laight St, 1 block west of Canal).
Skirball Center: 566 La Guardia Place, NYC (corner of La Guardia Place & Washington Square South).
Michelson Theatre: NYU Tisch Department of Cinema Studies, 6th Floor, 71 Broadway, New York City.
Website:  http://www.iaac.us/NYIFF2012/schedule.htm

Dance Parade/DanceFest

DanceFest Lineup in Tompkins Square Park featuring Amazing Performances, Teaching Area and Social Dancing!

Tompkins Square Park, the destination of the parade at Avenue A and Saint Marks Place, comes alive with choreographed performances, workshops and social dance–all free to the public. For 2012, there will be 3 stages: A Performance Stage, Family Friendly Stage and Teaching Stage. A social dance / party area will rock out in the Northeast Corner of the Park!
Our Main Stage will include performances by:
  • Elisa Monte Dance
  • Boston Community Dance Project
  • Latin Dance Connection
  • Asha Dance Company
  • Dance Manhattan
  • The Pink Tutu Ballet Company
  • Xianix Barrera & Sabor Flamenco
  • Korean Traditional Music
  • Dance Institute of New York
  • Neville Dance Theatre
  • Grand Marshal Bill Shannon
  • Nimbus Dance Works
  • Philippine Dance Company of Rochester
  • The UnOfficial Dancers of the NY Giants
  • Kathakas
  • Fusha Dance Company
  • Zouk Nation
  • Broadway Dance Center
  • Rise Dance Company
  • OUTSalsa NYC
  • Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company
  • VueLA
  • Anthony Rodriguez
  • The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory
  • NYU Steinhardt Kaleidescope Dancers
  • Vaydra's Zumba Fusion
  • Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company
Click here for the full lineup and schedule

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where:  21st Street and Broadway to Tompkins Square Park for DanceFest
Website: http://www.danceparade.org

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Westchester Square Arts Festival (Bronx)

This three-day arts festival will feature the work of musicians, theatre companies and visual artists from the Bronx, all around NYC and beyond.

 With local bands & delicious local eats, this festival is a celebration of the Westchester Square community, the Bronx and the arts.

Buy tickets or come to the free outdoor arts festival on Saturday. Tickets to some performances at Foster Hall are free but require reservations.

When: May 18-20, 2012
Where: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Website:   http://westchestersquareartsfestival.org/


Monday, May 14, 2012

Internet Week Starts Today

Celebrating New York City's newly minted status as #2 for tech in the US, Internet Week is a "crowdsourced" festival, meaning many different companies, groups and other entities entered ideas for events to be included. Some are free, some are $500, but all have to do with Internet and technology. It's too late to buy an HQ pass, but check out the website and maybe catch something near you, or streamed live, if available.

When: May 14-21, 2012
Where:  Throughout New York, HQ at 82 Mercer Street
Website: http://www.internetweekny.com

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bike Expo New York

Starting tomorrow, the first ever Bike Expo New York  will precede this year's 5 boro bike tour. This event is refreshingly FREE and located along the New York green way - the bike path that runs along the East River - making it accessible to bike riders, of course.

Exhibitors will showcase bikes and biking gear, and you can be sure that lots of information about biking as a green and healthy transportation alternative will abound as well. This might just finally inspire FB to get her bike out of storage, fixed and into circulation!

When: May 3-5, 2012
Where: Basketball City (Pier 36 on Hudson River)
Website: http://www.bikeexponewyork.org

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Taste of Tribeca 2012

IT's back.  Though typically sold out by the date of the event, Taste of Tribeca sometimes has tickets available at the gate. Try to avoid this by planning and buying ahead though, as some of the city's highest-rated restaurants participate.

When: May 19, 2012
Where: Hudson & Duane Street, Tribeca
Website: http://www.tasteoftribeca.com/