Welcome to the July edition of Inbox Concierge! Enjoy our list of carefully curated events and activities to take part in all month long. Please let me know if you attend any of the events and what you thought of them. Have a great month and please let me know if you need any assistance with your real estate needs.
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In the Green
This musical tells the story of Hildegard von Bingen as a little girl locked in a cell, long before she became a Medieval philosopher, healer, writer, composer, and finally, a saint. See the powerful Lincoln Center production at Claire Tow Theater.
Join Mindful Astoria at Socrates Sculpture Park for a sunset meditation session. The practice will include mindful breathing and walking exercises, followed by a guided meditation. The session is open to all, regardless of your experience level.
A pillar of the New York City country western scene, Zephaniah OHora will take you back to 1960s Nashville with his performance on the Great Lawn at Wave Hill.
July 4th Cruise
Have an unforgettable Fourth of July aboard a luxury yacht. Choose from several cruise options, each with all-inclusive dinner, open bar, and unbeatable views of the fireworks.
International African Arts Festival
The four-day International African Arts Festival will take place at Commodore Barry Park, featuring live cultural entertainment,
workshops, and shopping opportunities.
Visit Queens Farm for a selection of farm-fresh produce, including over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The farmstand is open Wednesday-Friday until November.
Nobody Promised You Tomorrow
Experience works by 28 LGBTQ+ artists in this Brooklyn Museum exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
Books Beneath the Bridge
Head to Brooklyn Bridge Park for author-led readings and discussions, representing six of Brooklyn’s best independent bookstores.
French Restaurant Week
You know about Restaurant Week, but what about French Restaurant Week? Enjoy nearly two weeks of specially priced prix-fixe menus at some of the city’s best French eateries.
See The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s take on The Bacchae
, an ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides. It tells the tale of Dionysus as he returns to Thebes to clear his mother’s name and prove that he is a god.
Jazz at Socrates
Spend a summer evening listening to jazz by the T. K. Quintet at Socrates Sculpture Park. Presented in partnership with The Jazz Foundation, the series features world-class musicians throughout the summer.
A Night at Niblo’s Garden
Fire eaters, contortionists, musicians, and more will perform at this Victorian extravaganza on the grounds of Green-Wood Cemetery. Bring a picnic for dinner under the stars or enjoy the on-site refreshments.
Shop the wares of over 50 of the best makers and designers in the region at FAD Market’s Summer Market. You’ll find a curated collection of jewelry, apparel, home furnishings, and tableware.
Bastille Day Celebration
Whether or not you have any connections to France, you’ll enjoy this festive Bastille Day Celebration, featuring French cuisine, champagne tastings, shopping booths, live performances, and more.
The Big Gay StorySlam
Part theatrical performance and part competition, this SoHo Playhouse event will celebrate LGBTQ+ (and straight allies’) voices through enthralling storytelling as well as drag and cabaret performances.
Journey back to the Revolutionary War at the New-York Historical Society, where there will be an outdoor replica of a Continental Army encampment as well as a collection of 18th century artifacts and documents.
NYC Brewer’s Choice
Taste beers from 20 small-batch brewers in the region while you enjoy food, live music, and beautiful sunset views.
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The Life I Deserve
Gina Beavers’ visceral paintings transform social media images into layered compositions that border on sculpture.
Summer Sounds at OSH
Hear the sweet jazz, blues, and western swing sounds of Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers. The performance is part of OSH’s Summer Sounds concert series sponsored by the Saghir Lewis Team.
The Harlem Book Fair
Discover new books to add to your library at the Harlem Book Fair, the country’s largest African American book fair. Along with book sales, there will be panel discussions, workshops, and exhibition booths.
Down to Earth Farmers Market
A trip to the farmers market is the perfect Sunday activity, so head over to McGolrick Park to pick up fresh produce and other goods from regional farms and small food businesses.
Ellie Ga: The Fortunetellers
Through live storytelling, recordings, photos, videos, and travel logs, Ellie Ga tells the story of her five-month expedition near the North Pole in this narrative-based performance at The Whitney.
The Rolling Stone
Set in Uganda, The Rolling Stone
is an explosive family drama about two brothers: one who is gay and in a secret relationship, and the other, a conservative church pastor.
Trans Identity & Deborah Sampson
Author Alex Myers will speak about modern trans identity as well as Deborah Sampson, a woman who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War.
During the 1960s, many artists used newly available acrylic paint to create bold, saturated, and even hallucinatory paintings. This Whitney exhibition explores the ways these colors activate our perception, not just visually, but also politically.
Moby-Dick, In Concert
Experience a unique and immersive performance underneath the whale at the Museum of Natural History. A reimagined musical adaptation of Henry Melville’s Moby-Dick
will include a live orchestra accompanying excerpts from the novel.
The NYC Poetry Festival
Surrounded by lush greenery and Victorian homes, the annual New York City Poetry Festival will take place on Governors Island over the course of two days. Join 14,000 others to mingle, share, discover new poetry, and meet the city’s poet community.
Made in NYC 2.0
Made in NYC 2.0 will present a lineup of dancers and musicians inspired by both foreign cultures and New York’s soundscape. Performers will include the Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York and Redobles de Cultura, a Nuyorican bomba group.
E. V. Day: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
This gravity-defying Children’s Museum of the Arts installation features suspended trajectories in the ceiling and images of shattered glass to encourage kids to break through their own invisible barriers.
Harlem Week 2019
Though it’s called Harlem Week, the 45th annual neighborhood showcase will span nearly a month between July and August. Join millions of other New Yorkers and visitors at over 100 events celebrating the unique culture, fellowship, and history of Harlem.
Pier 1 Picture Show
Settle in for movie night on the pier, as part of the season’s Pier 1 Picture Show at Riverside Park. Little Miss Sunshine
will be playing on this evening, so be ready for plenty of laughter and positivity.