New York State of Mind Amoeblog #91: Photo Edition + Concert Guide

Posted by Billyjam, July 30, 2014 01:40pm | Post a Comment

For this week's installment of the New York State of Mind Amoeblog I have included a bunch of photos (above/left/below)  that I took all round town (mostly Manhattan and mostly over the past week or two - but some other times/boroughs too including the one in the Bronx above) and if you drag the mouse icon on top of each image you will see embedded text that accompanies the respective images.  Meanwhile some of the events and happenings in NYC in the week ahead include later today (July 30th) Lisette Melendez, George Lamond, and Coro who are masters of the hip-hop/disco born genre known as freestyle: the synth-based dance music which combines the influence of Afrika Bambaataa’s electro-funk flavor (note that Bambaataa is presenting this concert today) with Latin rhythms, and European Hi-NRG vocals.  Free. All ages. 7pm to 9pm sharp. At Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island. Part of the NYC Summerstage series. Free ferry ride from lower Manhattan to Staten Island takes about half hour including wait for boat, followed by short bus ride. More info

On Saturday afternoon in the same Summerstage series will be a killer free show in Central Park at 3pm with Dr John & The Night Trippers. Opening for the New Orleans legend will be the New Orleans influenced Hurray for the Riff Raff which is the creation of frontwoman Alynda lee Segarra, a 26-year-old Bronx native who traveled to New Orleans to hone her musical chops. This is a free show but arrive an hour or more before the official 3pm opening time to ensure admission. More info.

The Tools of War Park Jam this week (tomorrow Thursday July 31st) at Crotona Park will be the final one at the Bronx park location (next month the summer park jam series moves down to St Nicholas Park in Harlem) and it is a goodie with a lineup of legendary hip-hop deejays GrandWizzard Theodore and DJ Jazzy Jay  plus "forever" host GrandMaster Caz. 4pm - 8pm. Free, All Ages. Crotona Park Amphitheatre: enter at Charlotte St & Crotona Park More info.  

The weekly free Syfy Movies With A View series continues this week at the Brooklyn Bridge Park (under the famous bridge on the Brooklyn side) when tomorrow Thursday July 31st they screen Beetlejuice at sundown. Preceding the Tim Burton directed main feature will be a screening of the short film Passer Passer by Louis Morton and a music set by DJ Ripley. Event starts at 6pm. Free. All ages. More info.

Then this evening (Wed July 30) at the same location will be tour/lecture with NYC historian John Kriskiewiczon on the Brooklyn Bridge and on the numerous other NYC area bridges and tunnels that will, "unravel the tangled histories and structures of all the bridges, tunnels and highways that keep NY moving."  More info here.

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