Hey Reisenbach Friends!
Today is our fourth addition in our “Fun in the Sun” Friday Posts series! For our newcomers, it’s an installment of fun activities and volunteer opportunities as a part of our Summer in a Safe City (#NYCSafeSummer) campaign. This week, we have a lot of exciting activities including.
We hope that we are keeping your week packed with plenty of great suggestions. Have anything you think other people may be interested in? Email me with recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brewin in my apartment,
P.S. Don’t forget to donate to our campaign!
Saturday, June 25th:
— Guys, guys, guys, there is going to be a cheese invitational–like a literal competition for cheese in Long Island City. The Cheesemonger Invitational is a competition for cheesemongers. You can buy tickets and quite literally just eat all the cheese you’ve ever wanted from over 20 different competitors. Tickets are a steep $75, but like y’all, do you know the price for good cheese? Like truly fantastic-can’t-find-anywhere-else cheese? It’s expensive so this is actually more bang for your buck. The event is only for those who are 21 and older. Click here to buy a ticket: http://bit.ly/1S4drpU
— The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is having a Free Family Day between 1 PM – 4 PM. This event has a kid-friendly, engaging tour, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts. Click here to find out more: http://on.nyc.gov/260GrIM.
Sunday, June 26th:
— SummerStage is coming to Queens! “Only in Queens” Summer Festival will have a wide range of activities for people of all ages, including: guided tours of the New York State Pavilion’s Tent of Tomorrow, cultural performances, face painting, a Delta Lines (hey Delta!) sponsored Scavenger Hunt, and much, much more (including an appearance by Mr. Met!). Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/1sF0qhS.
— Think that is the only event planned by SummerStage that day? SummerStage is also hosting a concert to “Only in Queens” event! And y’all they got music from on my 90s playlist. Performances by Kid N’ Play, Ginuwine, singer/actor Tristan “Mack” Wilds (of “The Wire” and the CW’s “90210”), and tunes from Queens native, DJ Camilo, of Hot 97. Concert starts at 4:30! Click here for more details: http://bit.ly/1sF0qhS.
— The Copa America Cenetario is happening at MetLife Stadium. It’s the first time it’s been hosted outside of South America since it began 100 years ago. My money is on either Argentina v. Brazil or Argentina v. Ecuador making it to the final match (sorry team USA!). Click here for tickets: http://bit.ly/1oQBtxw.
— Since I mostly attend food-related events in the city, I gotta head over to Smorgasburg in Prospect Park. With a 100 vendors to choose from and a rain or shine guarantee, it’s too hard to pass.
— This Sunday is going to be New York City’s Pride Festival. While it is certainly is going to be a lot of fun and serve as a celebration of how far LGBT rights have come, there will be a moment of remembrance for the lives lost at Orlando.
Monday, June 27th:
— OK, so the New York Yankees are playing the Texas Rangers on the 27th, the 28th, & the 29th. I guess I’m team Rangers since most people I know are anti-Yankees (I feel like I’m betraying New York somehow). However, it’s bound to be super fun and nothing beats eating concession snacks at a stadium! Click here for tickets: http://atmlb.com/1S4m7wC.
— The Prospect Park Alliance will present a public exhibition of sculptures by Carol Eisner. You can check out here work here: http://bit.ly/1sFcYWE.
— It makes me sad to say that the Schomburg’s Director, Khalil Gibran Muhammad will be living for a tenured position as Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Panelist Bill Moyers will be interviewing (or “having an in-depth conversation”) Dr. Muhammad as they reflect upon the work of the Schomburg and its future. Register here: http://bit.ly/1qLzueX.
Tuesday, June 28th:
— This Tuesday is New York’s Congressional Primary election! Remember to go out and vote for the candidate you see fit to lead. Remember, change can only happen by participating in your local city and state elections.
— Take some time during the day or after work to go fishing at Harlem Meer. You don’t have to bring your own fishing pole — you can borrow one at the Charles A. Discovery Center. Remember it’s a “catch-and-release” basis only!
— Check out tthe PSYCHO BARN exhibition at the Met Rooftop Garden. “The large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker is inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture”. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the reveal party of this work and it’s amazing. Even if it wasn’t, being at the Met Rooftop Garden is just wonderful–the view of central park is beautiful.
Wednesday, June 29th:
— Participate in the Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Central Park! For three hours, you get a little mixture of a giant board game and the Amazing Race. More details here: http://bit.ly/1U7o7qa.
— Join a workout class based off African dance. You don’t have to be super fit or an expert dancer. I took an African dance class junior year and absolutely loved it. Unfortunately I was not able to finish it because of a damaged tendon in my foot due to my “pancake feet” (Podiatrist’s words, not mine). However, I promise that you will enjoy it and feel great (especially if you have even .01 of an inch more than me)! Click here for more info: http://on.nyc.gov/28To2pt.
Thursday, June 30th:
— Learn the art of Argentine tango music and dancing at the Summer on the Hudson event in West Harlem Piers Park. People of all levels are able to attend! As someone with two left feet, this is definitely great news to hear. Maybe my new path in life will be a professional tango dancer. Click here for more information: http://on.nyc.gov/1VY3GR6.
— Enjoy a free live performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Plaza Theatrical productions. This performance will be held at Buddy Monument in Forest Park, Queens.
Friday, July 1st:
— The New York Mets are playing the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field in Flushing, NY. Come for the sports, stay for the experience. And then when the game is done, go and eat amazing Chinese food in Flushing or any type of cuisine! It’s Flushing–it has everything!