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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fourth Annual North River Historic Ship Festival

Advance tour tickets to participating boats have already sold out for this festival, but the free first-come first-served tours on Friday 3-6PM, Saturday 12-5PM and circus performances (tickets required) on Sunday still have space. 

In addition, more than 100 boat-trip tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the North River Historic Ship Society tent on Pier 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30. Tickets for all trips are expected to go quickly, so come early if you want to be assured of a ride.  Those who do not get tickets can sign up for a standby list.  Unclaimed boarding passes will be handed out at the North River Historic Ship Society tent beginning 10 minutes before each ride. 

When: June 28-30, 2012
Where: Piers off North Moore Street in Hudson River, Tribeca
Website: http://www.nrhss.org

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Improv and Other Amazing Feats

The Improv crowd is a pretty wacky, hard-working while hard-partying crowd, as FestBuzz found out earlier this year in an introductory intensive. But this weekend the gloves REALLY come off as the Upright Citizens Brigade Del Close Memorial Improv Marathon goes off at 6 different venues in Chelsea and the East Village.

You can literally see improv all night. The larger venues - SVA theaters and FIT Haft auditorium, play host to long-running favorites as well as teams of alums who have gone on to fame and fortune on TV. A weekend pass is only $30. Un-freaking-believable. I miss these guys so much... can't wait to go back.

When: June 29-July 1, 2012
Where: Venues throughout Manhattan
Website: http://www.delclosemarathon.com/dcm14/schedule

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hells Kitchen ArtiST Studio Tour 2012

A free event where dozens of artists open their homes, galleries, and studios for a self guided tour. Participating artists include individuals with well established and honored careers, as well as emerging artists, and all mediums will be represented: including painting, sculpture, photography, theater, dance, and much more.

Information and tour maps will be available online a few days in advance of the event at www.artistsinthekitchen.org. Before the festival, printed versions will be available at participating artists studios and businesses.

When: June 24-26
Where: Hells Kitchen
Website: http://artistsinthekitchen.org/hk-studio-tour-june-24-26-2011/

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival

150 craft beers will be available for tasting at the summer Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival.  Approximately 75 breweries are slated to attend. Food trucks will also be on hand to sell their wares (separately). The setting for this is a grand tasting tent pitched on the East River and providing lovely views as the sun goes down. 21 and over policy strictly enforced - no kids will be allowed on site. The tasting is set up in two different sessions - afternoon and evening - with VIP ticket holders allowed extra time to taste.  

When: June 16, 2012 (afternoon and evening sessions separate)
Where: 5 North 11th Street , Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Website: http://bkbeerfest.com/

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Taste of Times Square

We had a rocking good time last year at this evening-long festival. Show up, buy a bunch of tickets, then walk around and trade them for whatever strikes your fancy. Go hungry. It will be your dinner. Seriously.

When: June 11, 2012
Where: Times Square west of Seventh Ave
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Belmont Festival Week

Did you know that an entire week of events was held to celebrate the Belmont Stakes?  FB did not, so we're making sure everyone else does now! Some of the events include a a parade (Elmont, sadly it was last Saturday), a film festival (Elmont), an outdoor fair (Floral Park and Garden City), exhibits, benefits and even a human  run that ends at the Belmont finish line.  FB might just be in the Grandstand next Saturday, but next year we're keeping an even closer eye on what's going on the week before.

When: June 2-9, 2012
Where: various sites in Belmont, Elmont, Garden City & Floral Park, Queens
Website: http://www.belmontstakes.com/experience/events.aspx

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tastes for LAB

A few great tastes events are coming up - this one, like Taste of Tribeca, is for a local school called LAB. Housed in the picturesque Meatpacking District, it's a great way (and fairly cheap way, given the restaurants that show up) to have some great food.  Afterwards, walk it all off on the High Line - the Gansevoort entrance is just a couple blocks away.

When: June 2, 2012
Where: Gansevoort Plaza, Meatpacking District
Website: http://tastesnyc.org/index.html