July 2, 2012

Around the Corner: Free Summer in the City

I just spent the morning looking for fun and free things to do in the City this month and here are my picks:

Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell
Throughout the summer, this venerable concert series offers a wide variety of different musical and theatrical events such as, Sweet Honey and the Rock, The Muppet Movie Sing-A-Long, and Lyle Lovett. Most importantly, you can hang out with our Etsy New York Team Members at our fabulous gift shop at the bandshell.
Telekinetic Alien vs. Cupcake by LiPeony
E.T.: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier One Harbor View Lawn, July 5th
SyFy Movies with a View is sponsoring a free movie series on Thursday evenings in Brooklyn Bridge Park. E.T. kicks off this summer program. In my quest to introduce my child to now classic movies (and yes Back to the Future is on that list), we will definitely attend this event.

Roller Derby T-Shirt by SkateLove
Xanadu: Piper Theater at the Old Stone House in Park Slope
Olympian muses, roller skates, disco what's not to love! This outdoor production runs from July 5th to the 20th at 8 p.m. Also, the Old Stone House is the site of the Battle of Brooklyn, the battle that almost put an end to George Washington. I find it fascinating that one of the most important battle grounds of the Revolutionary War is right next to Staples.

NYC Music and Drama Pendant by Citybitz

12th Night: New York Classical Theatre, Battery Park in front of Castle Clinton through July 22th
I love the fact that this is a walkabout production of the play. Hopefully it will make for an exciting introduction to the Bard for the 10-year old video game addict who will have to come along to this event.

So what are recommendations for free summer events?

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