On any typical week in New York City there's an amazing about of entertainment happenings to choose from but in the summer months that number expands to an almost overwhelmingly number of choices due to all the additional summer only NYC concerts/festivals/events that are typically outdoors during the hot New York summer months. [Note: this week the temps are hitting 90 degrees or more everyday]. In this 39th New York State of Mind (NYSOM) Amoeblog I will give a rough guide to some of the many events happening for the week ahead, including the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and the Latin Alternative Music Conference, in the Big Apple. The above photo is of the Downtown Boathouse at Manhattan's Pier 40 where you can go kayaking for free. More info here on this wonderful summer resource that I will fully feature with interview in next week's NYSOM.
This evening (Weds July 10th) at 6pm in Central Park Panama by way of Oakland duo Los Rakas (who I interviewed for the Amoeblog in a previous visit they made East) will perform for free at the Central Park SummerStage on a bill along with NYC rapper Fat Joe, and Cuarto Poder from Venezuela. The concert is one of the many during the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) that began yesterday and runs through the weekend. Other LAMC concerts include Mima at Joe's Pub tomorrow, and Astro, Helado Negro, and American Royalty all at SOB's on Sunday (July 14). For more information on the concerts and the actual conference and panels visit the LAMC website.